“Waiting On” Wednesday: Landline

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Landline 
By Rainbow Rowell 

Publication Date: July 8 2014 

From Goodreads: 

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.
Maybe that was always besides the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

What’s your “waiting on” pick this week? 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read

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October 15: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read (either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club) — doesn’t necessarily have to be a BAD thing. Could be required reading, yes, but also book club, or just super enthusiastic friends “making” you read something! 

  1. Old Yeller 
  2. Holes by Louis Sachar 
  3. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 
  4. Maus by Art Spiegelman 
  5. The Whipping Boy by  Sid Fleischman
  6. Black Creek Crossing by John Saul -given to me by a friend 
  7. Hana’s Suitcase by Karin Levine 

Fall Reading Challenge Week Five

Week Five (Oct.14-Oct.20):

Books:

Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Plan of Action:
Monday: Start Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King read 225 pages
Tuesday: Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King read 220 pages
Wednesday: Finish Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King (247 pages)
Thursday: Start In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters read 226 pages
Friday: Finish In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (161 pages) and Start The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon read 67 pages
Saturday: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon read 223 pages
Sunday: Finish The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (196 pages)

Progress & Updates:
Monday: Finished reading The Devil In Pew Number Seven.
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Update & Challenge

Update: I’ve been reading on and off since 10pm its now 3am. I have read about 70 pages of Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo. I cant say im enjoying it very much and feel like it has a slow starting and hope it gets better soon. I’m reading slower because of this. I taking a break to blog for an hour and then will get back to reading maybe until 6 or 7 and plan on having some breakfast and doing some more blogging before I go to sleep. 

Challenge:  The Geeky Bloggers Book Blog: I am asking you to setup your audiobook dream date! Super simple: Pick a book and assign who would be your dream narrator!

Answer: Narrator: Alex Pettyfer Book: Joyland by Stephen King

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Where Have I Been & Challenge

Where Have I Been?
Well not reading unfortunately but im back and starting at 10pm I will be participating in the read a thon until hopefully 8 am when it finishes. I will be reading Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo.

Mini-Challenge: Best of Your Reading Year:

Best Book of Your Reading Year -Night Film by Marisha Pessl 

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year -Entwined With You by Slyvia Day 

Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year -Summer In The City by Candace Bushnell

Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year -Look Again by Lisa Scottoline 

Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year -Si-cology 1 by Si Robertson 

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year  -Heaven Eyes by David Almond (More middle grade maybe) 

Best Fiction Book of Your Reading Year -Between Here and April by Deborah Copaken Kogan

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year – Scott McGrath from Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Best Author of Your Reading Year -Marisha Pessl 

Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year -Adele Cassidy from Between Here and April by Deborah Copaken Kogan

Best Cover of Your Reading Year -Joyland by Stephen King 

Best Setting of Your Reading Year -The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year -Night Film by Marisha Pessl 

– See more at: http://www.lisasworldofbooks.net/2013/read-thon-mini-challenge-hour-13-best-reading-year#sthash.DjJd505L.dpuf

Now Lets Get Reading!!! 

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Date: Oct. 12-13 2013

Books I Want to Read:

  • Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  • Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Reading Plan for Hour: (R2P=read to page)

Hour 1 8am: Start Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 25
Hour 2 9am: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 50
Hour 3 10am: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 74
Hour 4 11am: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 99
Hour 5 12pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 128
Hour 6 1pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 152
Hour 7 2pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 177
Hour 8 3pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 206
Hour 9 4pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 230
Hour 10 5pm: Devil In Pew Number Seven R2P 255
Hour 11 6pm: Finish Devil In Pew Number Seven
Hour 12 7pm: Start Dolores Claiborne R2P 25
Hour 13 8pm: Dolores Claiborne R2P 50
Hour 14 9pm: Dolores Claiborne R2P 75
Hour 15 10pm: Dolores Claiborne R2P 100
Hour 16 11pm: Dolores Claiborne R2P 125
Hour 17 12am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 150
Hour 18 1am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 175
Hour 19 2am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 200
Hour 20 3am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 225
Hour 21 4am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 250
Hour 22 5am: Dolores Claiborne R2P 275
Hour 23 6am: Finish Dolores Claiborne
Hour 24 7am: Catch Up Hour, cause I probably will need it!

Update: This was a fail I read from 10pm – 5am. Only read about 100 pages. Probably wont do this again. 

“Waiting On” Wednesday: What I Had Before I Had You

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

What I Had Before I Had You 
By Sarah Cornwell 

Publication Date: Jan. 7 2014 

From Goodreads: 

In What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell, a woman must face the truth about her past in this luminous, evocative literary novel of parents and children, guilt and forgiveness, memory and magical thinking, set in the faded, gritty world of the New Jersey Shore.
Olivia was only fifteen the summer she left her hometown of Ocean Vista. Two decades later, on a visit with her children, her nine-year-old son Daniel, recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, disappears. Olivia’s search for him sparks tender and painful memories of her past—of her fiercely loving and secretive mother, Myla, an erratic and beautiful psychic, and the discovery of heartbreaking secrets that shattered her world.

What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?