First off, we have the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books.
"Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"
I haven't been on the edge of my seat waiting for any particular book; I'm too busy trying to get through the ones I already have. I went over to the Barnes & Noble website and flipped through the "Coming Soon" selection and picked the one that sounded interesting to me.
Does this pique your interest at all? Which release are you excited for?
Next up is Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question is:
Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on parajunkee.com, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?
Oh my word. This is going to be hard. At first I thought, "definitely the Hunger Games series!" But could you imagine how depressing that series would be when it's raining bombs outside and all that's surviving is the Twinkie factory? So I scratched that. Here's what I came up with.
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez -I haven't read this one either, but it's on my TR list, so why not?
4-6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Price, and Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling -I exhibited SOME restraint. I only picked the last three since I've read and re-read the first four so many times. I read the last three only once each, so I don't memorize each line by heart like I do the others. Plus, they're a lot longer, so that should keep me occupied for a while.
7. The Black Swan by Nassin Nicholas Taleb -No, I'm not talking about the movie with Natalie Portman. This is a non-fiction book about the disproportionately large impact of a highly improbable event. I need some science books to keep me sane and make sure I don't go off to Hogwarts in my head -though that actually wouldn't be that bad...
8. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde -I haven't read this, but I've read other works by Wilde and I need his wit and wisdom to get through this.
10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy -I'm stuck in a bomb shelter. I've finished all the other books I brought with me. I'm still somehow alive. And sane. Is there any better circumstance that would force me to read a book that I am extremely intimidated by? I think not.
So there you have it!
Love and (a book) light,