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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: Hunger

A weekly event on my blog where I post about books (not necessarily pre-release or new) that I've just added to my wishlist, along with a little blurb on why I want to read it.
(hosted by Book Chick City & Breaking the Spine)

Horsemen of the Apocalypse #1:
by Jackie Morse Kessler
release date: 18 October 2010
"Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world."
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?

Why it's on my wishlist
I love unconventional narrators, and the juxtaposition of anorexia (self-starvation) vs. famine (forced starvation) sounds really interesting. I do hope this is more character-centric than philosophy-heavy though, but a balance of the two would be perfect.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In My Mailbox 2010/04/25

Each week I will post a list of the books I've borrowed, received, or bought. I will keep a weekly tally in each post, as well as a yearly one on the sidebar. All books with PoC themes/authors will be listed for the "New Crayons" meme.
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
(hosted weekly by The Story Siren / The Printed Page; New Crayons by Color Online)

Tally for 2010/04/25
Borrowed: 0
Received: 5
Bought: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

review: Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens
created by Rachelle Rogers Knight

Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them.

non-fiction { genre
PG for teens { rating
September 1, 2008 { first released
Sourcebooks paperback (352 pages) { review edition
received from publicist { acquisition ; ; IndieBound ; Book Depository { purchase links

Why I Read This
Expressed my interest in another blogger's review and was contacted by the publicist.

Overall Rating

A very organized, detailed and pretty checklist+journal for award-winning and "notable" young adult book recommendations. I definitely recommend this journal for people who like reading challenges, collecting/recording reading recommendations, and/or would like to read some good books published in the past that they may not have heard of. Though it doesn't have the limitless storage capacity of the internet, it could be a great companion on laptop-less holiday trips too.

review posted to, Book Depository, goodreads, LibraryThing, Shelfari


Sorry for not posting recently, it is exam season and I really don't have time to type up posts when I've got essay topics and psychological terms floating around my head. I'm also quite behind on my rss reader so I haven't got anything to contribute for teasers or wishlists either. I will officially be done by April 27, and I'm preparing some reviews right now. I've put an announcement at the top bar saying that I'm on mini-hiatus, but I will be back by May with weekly memes and more reviews!

Also, welcome new followers! Please don't give up on me yet lol. I haven't forgotten the 100 followers contest, and I will have a poll up soon for deciding the potential prizes. I know I said I will make it a specific book this time, but I personally prefer reader's choice giveaways so I might make it another choose-your-prize contest.

Thanks for bearing with me!