Monday, August 29, 2011

Bout of Books Wrap-Up

For the past week, I've been participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon hosted by On a Book Bender. And I actually read quite a lot! So thanks to Amanda for hosting this awesome read-a-thon!

Here's all that I read:

- The last 40 pages of Le Concile de Pierre by Jean-Christophe Grange
- The last 85 pages of The Briar King by Greg Keyes
- The last 100 pages of Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card
- The last 100 pages of Called Home: Two Hearts Answer by Gloria Schumann
- The last 130 pages of Second Wave by Anne McCaffrey
- Listened to 8 out of 17 hours of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- Started and finished Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot

In total, that's 6 books finished, 721 pages read, and 8 hours of listening to an audiobook. Not bad for a week!

How did everyone else do?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Giveaways Spotlight (3)

1. Bookhounds
1 ARC copy of You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark
Ends September 1 and is open internationally

Choose 1 book among 6
Ends September 10 and is open to US and Canada only

3. In Between Writing and Reading
4 books to someone from the US or Mexico and 1 book to someone international
Must be a follower or a member of The Young Adult Book Club on Goodreads to enter
Ends August 30

4. Pure Imagination
1 hardback copy of Dark Parties by Sara Grant and Possession by Elana Johnson
Open to US only
Ends September 16

5. Missy's Reads & Reviews
1 prize pack out of 6
You must be a follower to enter. Open internationally.
Ends September 4

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Future of Us

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that
spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Pre-order from the Book Depository
Authors: Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: 21 November 2011
Hardcover: 309 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. 
Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. 
Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. 
Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.


First of all, I loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why. I thought it was very well-constructed and well-written. Secondly, I'm a sucker for time travel. Any sort of time travel. Also, being someone who grew up during the time when the Internet became popular, I'm thinking that I will really connect with these characters. I already love the reference to the AOL CD in the summary. I remember getting those all the time! Seriously can't wait for this!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Follow Friday! (3)

It's that time of week again! I can't wait to discover new blogs and hop by some I already follow. :)

This week's Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

This is a tricky one! If I have to be in a book, I'd like it to be one where I can get out of my comfort zone and live a dream. So, I'd pick Harry Potter. I know a bunch of people will probably pick this, but I love those books! I can't tell you how many times I've wished for magic and Hogwarts to be real. Considering my personality, I'd probably play the role of a double agent. I know there's Snape, but I'm sure the good side could always use a second one. It'd be scary, but I think it'd fit my personality and talents.

Looking forward to reading everyone's answers! :)