Archive for October, 2015

 

October 5, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

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Here is another Too Much TBR, but it’s the October edition!

For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.

October is another month I have a lot of review copies I need to get through. Will I make it out alive with all the books read? Who knows. (I certainly hope I do!)

Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!

BACK IN SEPTEMBER

This was my September TBR, and I read all but one of my priority reads (and the one I didn’t read was The Martian). They were all wonderful, which surprised me because I was sure I would not like some of the books as much as I do. And I only read one from my possible September reads, and that book was Fates and Furies, which absolutely consumed me (it comes highly recommended, especially if you like reading about married couples who are kind of like Gone Girl but nicer).

I’ve read other books not on my TBR pile like a few comics and romances, but I was still on top of things. (Though, I still need write reviews for them. Whoops.)

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October 3, 2015 • Cee • Letters

Dear Michael Grant and Front Lines,

Did you say World War II, but with female soldiers?

Perfect for fans of The Book Thief and Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes an epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that reimagines World War II with girl soldiers fighting on the front lines.

World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

Three girls sign up to fight. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. Each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For the first time they leave behind their homes and families—to go to war.

These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, they will discover the roles that define them on the front lines. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known.Goodreads

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October 1, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

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Everybody has that book (or books) that they’ve read again and again until the pages are tattered or falling out like hair, the edges worn down, the spine cracked, death looming around the corner. I always find those types of books to be: 1. ones you’ve reread a lot and 2. ones that you’ve own for many many years. It’s a tell-tale sign that the book is well-loved. Those books are our precious.

The only book I can think of that I still own and has been worn down so much that it’s a shell of its former self: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

I know, I know. I am in pain too that this beloved book had been broken into halves. I really wore it down. :P It’s not that I didn’t take good care of the book; it’s just the result of owning this book for around 15 years and constant rereading it when I was a pre-teen. It takes a toll on the book. But you know what? I look fondly at it and think, “it’s wearing its wounds with pride.” It really is a compliment to the book (even if it’s falling at the seams).

What do you think about those worn books? What books have you read so much that you’ve worn it down? Like hardcovers that have split in two or paperbacks that have been tattered? Show me those beloved books! 
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