Friday, August 13, 2010


Need an excuse to devour a bunch of books this weekend? Here it is!

Head over to the Bibliophilic Book Blog and sign yourself up for the Readathon. You could win some prizes, and who doesn't love that, am I right? Sure, I've got revisions that need revising, but I think I need a little time to collect my thoughts about some recent crits before I go barreling over the falls, so to speak. I've got lots of books on my nook and haven't had enough time to read them.

Without further ado, here are the books I'm going to cuddle up with this weekend (in nook format, of course, which is not especially cuddly, but my nook cover has a picture of Max on it, so at least it's cute):

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore. I've been too busy to read more than twenty pages of this book in a sitting, and now I'm down to the last 70. Yes! It took me about thirty pages to really get into this, and now I'm loving it, the characters, the world, the emotions. It really reminds me of the Mercedes Lackey novels I liked when I was younger. I read Fire earlier this year, and so far I like Fire better than Graceling, but we'll see.

The next book I'll be reading is The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. I've been waiting for this to be available on my nook. I almost ordered it off of amazon yesterday and then I checked the B&N page again and it was there in e-form! Wahoo!

It's already won a ton of awards and I've heard many people say what a good read it is. From the small sample I read, the voice feels very authentic, so that's always a plus. I haven't read any YA that really made me think since Catching Fire or Specials, and I hear this should fit the bill.

Can't wait!

Hopefully Jenna Fox will be UNPUTDOWN-ABLE, and I'll finish it by Saturday night, because for my final trick, I'll be reading:

Devil's Kiss, by Sarwat Chadda. I've had it on my nook for a while, but promised myself I needed to finish Graceling first. Of course, my excitement about Jenna Fox bumped Billi Sangreal down to third, but I think she'll be okay with that. She's tough.

Her father has been training her to follow in his footsteps as a Templar Knight, sworn to protect mankind against the evils it doesn't even know exist. Of course, Billi has her own ideas about what she wants from life, and they're not the same as her dad's. So psyched to read this!

If anyone else has read any of these books, I'd love to hear what you think. And if you want to join the Readathon for yourself, just click here and sign up.

And have a productive weekend, just like me. ;)


Brooke Reviews said...

Great books, I loved Graceling! Happy Reading! :)

Bahnree said...

Good luck! I loved Fire too.

T. Anne said...

Sadly I am SO wooed by the Jenna Fox cover I might run out and get it just for the cover alone.

Monica said...

Great books! Thanks for joining in!


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Whoa, three books in a weekend. You will be a-swim in words, but at least they're good ones. I read two out of three and adored (!)Jenna Fox and Graceling.

Jade said...

Graceling and Jenna Fox are AWESOME! I remember reading the latter and not being able to put it down because I. Had. To. Know. What. Was. Going. On.


Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Good luck to you; if judging by the covers, those will be some awesome books!

Candace said...

Graceling is good and Jenna Fox is FAST! Enjoy your books and good luck getting through all of them! I just finished my first one.

Lydia said...

How are you doing? You have some fun books there!

Tere Kirkland said...

Finished Graceling Friday, Jenna Fox Saturday, and I'm halfway through Devil's Kiss.

In my opinion, they're all good, and Devil's Kiss is great so far!

JEM said...

I am so friggin impressed with your reading speed. Did you finish Devil's Kiss?