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url 2018-01-24 15:42
Best Nonfiction Books of 2017 (per overdrive for library ebooks)
Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science - Peter Watson
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain - Lisa Feldman Barrett
Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes - Amy Sutherland
Dying: A Memoir - Cory Taylor
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation - Randall Fuller
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are - Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

I just linked a few, no particular order or topic.  See the link for full list.  Lots of political ones.  And book pages have more suggested reads on them ... I think I will be going down the rabbithole of my library wishlists ...

Source: lfpl.overdrive.com/collection/109107
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url 2017-05-30 19:45
68 New Releases in series today
Nighthawk (The NUMA Files) - Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
White Hot - Ilona Andrews
A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown
Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Dark Zone - George Galdorisi,Jeff Rovin
Dying Breath: A Heart-Stopping Novel of Paranormal Romantic Suspense (Krewe of Hunters) - Heather Graham
Fairy Tail 60 - Hiro Mashima
Beyond Reason (The Texas Trilogy) - Kat Martin
Spectacle - Rachel Vincent
Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel) - Christine Feehan
New York, Actually: A Romance Novel (From Manhattan With Love) - Sarah Morgan

See https://www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar for full list and more thorough series details.

Source: www.fictfact.com/BookReleaseCalendar
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url 2017-04-05 18:11
This month's giveaways (Early Reviewers) are up at LibraryThing
The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures - Carla D. Hayden,Library of Congress
Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel - Phoef Sutton,Janet Evanovich
The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House - Daniel Mark Epstein
A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown

There's more than the ones I show above, those just caught my eye.


The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress sounds a particulalry quirky find:

"Description: The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye—this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of b..."



Source: www.librarything.com/er/list
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review 2015-09-11 10:31
Dying Embers
Dying Embers - Betty Adams

o say Dying Embers is confusing is an understatement. I found this book extremely difficult to follow from the beginning. Some of the characters had two names which made getting a grasp on any one of them impossible, this meant that I was never able to connect.

The concept of the story is good, the idea of shape shifting aliens living among us, is a concept that I love. Sadly in this instance I was unable to establish who exactly they really where, what the looked like, where they came from etc.

There are parts of the story that are sad and heart-wrenching, specifically about the embers themselves, but that wasn’t really enough to make the story good.

Overall, I can’t honestly say that I would be able to recommend this book to anyone. Sorry.

NB I Reveived this book free for an honest review

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url 2015-08-04 15:37
Seven Books, Seven Days (BookTubeAThon TBR)

It's BookTubeAThon week (https://twitter.com/BookTubeAThon). Seven books, seven days, seven challenges that are hosted on different channels (yesterday was from Ariel Bissett about Book Dominoes; day 2/today is Scene Reenactment from Raeleen at Padfootandprongs). I'm probably not going to have time to participate in the video challenges and do all this reading... so I've chosen to prioritize the reading. Big surprise, huh?


So what books am I planning on reading?

Well, we'll see how far I actually get but...

1. Venetia by Georgette Heyer

After reading Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix, I saw in the acknowledgements / author's note that he was inspired by Jane Austen and... Georgette Heyer, who was apparently the founder of Regency Romance novels. What! I read a bunch of historical romances, several of which are Regency romances, and I had never heard of her. Wow, clearly I was behind. Then NPR wrote an article about 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances. You guessed it: Venetia is on that list, and I decided why not.

2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

This book was actually going to be one of the books selected for discussion with my book club but then complications arose... but hey, I was going to read this regardless. It was recently made into a film adaptation, and it's been compared to The Fault in Our Stars. So when it was at BEA, I grabbed it. It's got a very distinct teenage male voice. I've been listening to it on the way to work and just yesterday, there was a line about terrorists and hummus and I was kind of offended until I realized oh, hey, everyone probably gets offended at least once while reading this book. It's just so frank, and that frankness is refreshing. Plus some parts of the book have been really funny.

3. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

This I got from audiobooksync, which I extolled quite extensively here on the blog. Love audiobooksync! Less a fan of this book so far. It's been hailed as a classic, and I'm pretty sure (?) it's on Gutenberg, but even though I'm about 60% into the audiobook, my thoughts align with this review a lot. The Englishman looking down on all the peoples in the countries he's visited... ugh.

4. The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove

I absolutely loved The Glass Sentence (my review & I listed Sophia as one of my favorite heroines). I pre-ordered The Golden Specific (I asked about it at BEA, too, & listed it in my books I want to read in 2015 video). The Glass Sentence is like everything you could ever want in an MG fantasy adventure, and I can't wait to dive back into S.E. Grove's world and learn more about the Great Disruption and all the different cultures and their different time periods and Sophia and Theo and Shadrack and oooooooooh.

5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This book has been chosen by my book club for our title this month, so aha! Maybe this challenge will help me to get ahead and read it much in advance of our meeting. I'm pretty sure this is going to be a BIG fall book: look, it already has over 2,000 ratings and it hasn't even been released yet. Also, everyone seems to be talking about it, and it's gotten plenty of rave reviews. I've read about 20 or so pages and it's got an easy to read writing style. Can't wait to read more!

6. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

This book was so good when I started it two months ago but then it became one of those books that I was leisurely reading and put aside for something else, I don't even know what anymore, and then I was like, "oh yeah, I'll totally get back to it." It's been two months people. It was good and it was entertaining me. Don't let this become another book that was good and that gets shelved for no reason whatsoever except that I apparently have a short attention span and/or bad memory. I WILL USE THIS CHALLENGE FOR GOOD.

7. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott or The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Not sure which of these two books to choose from for the last title to read! I sincerely doubt I'll be able to get through all seven books in seven days, but hey! Let's be more optimistic! Which book do you think that I should read? I'm excited for both, of course, and I'm an indecisive person, so help a girl out and choose for me, haha :).

So that's what I'm insanely planning to read in a week. This week. Haahaha, well, since I sort of have a head start on some of these books, maybe I'll actually have some progress...???

Even if you're not a BookTuber, I'd highly recommend checking out the video challenges. I spoke recently about lacking motivation for reading / blogging / booktubing. Watching the video made me laugh and feel all hyped again. It's always a treat to see someone else's enthusiasm for reading and books, so hey, if you need a cheer, there you have it.

What are you going to be reading this week or just this month? Have you read any of the books I've listed above? Which should be my seventh book? Let me know what you're reading and up to!

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