Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some Books

It's time for a post about books. Here's what I have for you today:

You can read "Something Rotten"by Alan Gratz for free until November 30th here. I've read this modern day retelling of Hamlet and thoroughly enjoyed it. Perfect for the Shakespeare-shy or Shakespeare-superfan.

The National Book Award Finalists have been announced and you can find which young adult books have the honor this year at Bookshelves of Doom. If you want to know which adult fiction and non-fiction books are in the running, you can find out here.

Out of the YA books, 3 are not even available yet (grrr) but will be in bookstores and hopefully libraries within the next 30 days. I enjoyed reading "The Underneath" which turned out to be quite a beautiful story after some dark and emotional chapters. (Probably wouldn't read it to my kids though) "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks" was just fun and fired up my righteous indignation.

Here are the titles of the stack of books waiting to be read. I will have to read them in the order they are due back at the library or in the order I can renew them.

The Cabinet of Wonders: The Kronos Chronicles Book 1, by Marie Rutkoski

The Missing Girl, by Norma Fox Mazer (honestly this book creeps me out a little and I might not read it.)

A Thousand Never Evers, by Shana Burg

Paper Towns, by John Green

A Curse as Dark as Gold, by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier

Dragon Heir, by Cinda Chima Wiliams (yay! I finally got it!)

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (been waiting for this one forever!)

The Possibilities of Sainthood, by Donna Freitas

My One Hundred Adventures, by Polly Horvath

We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro Baseball League, by Nelson Kadir

Borrower of the Night: The first Vicky Bliss Mystery, by Elizabeth Peters

So, that should keep me busy for a while. All are young adult and juvenile fiction, except for "We are the Ship" which is juvenile non-fiction and Borrower of the Night, which is adult fiction. I'll let you know how it all goes when I'm done...maybe.


Erika and Ryan said...

Wow, so many books, so little time!! I've been wanting to read The Hunger Games ever since Stephenie Meyer raved about it. After I finish Katherine, which I am totally loving (it's all I can think about), I'm going to start on the Lymond Chronicles. I'm craving something Scottish!!! (Jamie, I miss you terribly!)

Angela Hunter said...

and you'll have these all finished by Friday?

Afton said...

I love books that take over my every thought like that. I'm going to add Katherine to my list and I do think it's about time for a nice Scot in my book, so Lymond Chronicles will go on the list too! (now I've checked Diana Gabaldon's website to find out when Echo in the Bone will be published and available. After a very thorough explanation, she says Fall of 2009. She should be finished writing it in December. Also, there are excerpts from Echo which answer these questions!!

Is it mostly about Jamie and Claire
Will we see more of William
Will we see more of Young Ian
Are Roger, Brianna and the kids gone for good?

Now, back to the website to read the excerpts!!!!

Senia said...

Sigh... some day I'll read for pleasure again!

How do I add a Friends list/list of blogs on to my page?

Allyson said...

Thanks for the great list. I'm off to reserve them from the library website.

I'm giving 4 stars to Dragon Heir. I hope you enjoy it too!

Heather said...

I am speechless! You are truly an amazing, dedicated reader & it really inspires me to get reading. :)

Debbie said...

Cool! Thanks for the list! It'll be interesting to see what I can find here in Sing.

Is Paper Towns by the same John Green of the video blog you like? I might be remembering his name wrong or of course their could be more than one John Green...

Marah said...

Myles is reading Dragon Heir as I type....