Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday News (6)


Announcements:

First of all, I'm hosting a 600 followers giveaway (INT). You can enter here!
Second of all, I'm hosting a giveaway (INT) for The Black Shard. You can enter here!

I'm planning to host a read-along in August. Vote for which book you'd like to read with me here.



Books Received:


For Review: Giving up the Ghost by Eric Nuzum (Thank you LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Random House!)

Currently Reading:
The Stand by Stephen King - What is wrong with these people? Can't you see that those weirdos you have doubts about are going to GO OVER TO THE DARK SIDE! (Also, why is it that people who disagree with the main characters have to be "evil" and on the verge of turning to the dark man. Just saying. Good people disagree all the time.) Just shows you that people living in a post-plague world that got rid of 99% of the population still don't become smarter and more observant, despite the fact that they need to survive. Side note: I love some of the relationship pairings in here. :)

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline - Maybe it's just me, and since I read The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, I may be more informed about this, but if you see someone who looks suspiciously like your ADOPTED son on a "missing persons" card, you should maybe do more than go "hmm....strange." You should, like, call the police or something. I mean, it's a sticky situation, but I was going for a stronger reaction from the main character. Only 20 pages in, though. I hope her intelligence level rises. :/

The Canterbury Tales (Modern Library edition) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by Burton Raffell - This is one of the most beautiful, readable translations I have yet to see of The Canterbury Tales. Seriously. The poetry is phenomenal and best of all -- I can understand it without spending hours deciphering and guessing! Already in love.

Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook - This is only okay so far. For those who don't know the story, it's a typical middle-aged woman divorced her husband, tries dating, and "finds herself" story. I like it better when there's more humor involved in these types of stories, but I don't dislike it, so that's something.

Upcoming Posts:

Monday - International giveaway of for a paperback copy of a historical fiction novel, The Lieutenant's Whistle by Fred Stemme
Tuesday - Book review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Wednesday - Waiting on Wednesday - Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Thursday - Audiobook review of Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
Friday - Audiobook review of Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook
Saturday - My spotlight on some awesome giveaways going on in the blog world