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The Bookclub for Bookworms on Bookmooch! : Love YA books?? Fiction?? Classics?? This is the bookclub for you!

re: Summer Books - so far

I finally got and read I am Number Four. I agree, it wasn't a great novel, but fun and entertaining enough. If the next book were to cross my path I would probably read it. I think the only thing that really bugged me was the assumed superiority of the Lorians to humans. Smarter, stronger, more powerful. And most of the great men of the past apparently half-breeds and the pyramids built with their help, that kind of thing. I always find that kind of view of aliens and ancient civilizations inherently racist. Why do the aliens have to be superior, why not just different?

Cara
3 years ago
re: "I Am Number Four"

Still waiting for it to come through at the library for me. I've read the rest of the books except for Number Four and To Kill a Mockingbird, although I've read that one more than once over the years.

Cara
3 years ago
re: "I Am Number Four"

I put all the books on hold in the library and all came in except this one, so I'm going to be behind with this one.

Cara
3 years ago
re: Summer Reading!!

I'm picking two old movies/books: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and any thing at all by Jane Austen;)

Cara
3 years ago
re: Happy Summer!!!

I'm in

Cara
3 years ago
re: Pick-It-For-Me-Challenge and The Hunger Games!

I read and enjoyed one of my "pick it for me" books: Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I have read other Neil Gaiman books before and really liked this one. It was like a kindler, gentler Neil Gaiman with lots of familiar fairy tale elements. I enjoyed it very much. The other one I tried was The House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. I'm afraid I didn't like this one as much. I have trouble with books that depend on the plot device of one character keeping information from other character(s) which if the information had been shared would have kept all kinds of problems from happening. And a man deliberately putting his children and wife in a potentially dangerous situation without telling them *really* bugs me. Hunger Games is being carried around by lots of kids in my school. I look forward to the discussion.

Cara
3 years ago
re: Pick-It-For-Me-Challenge and The Hunger Games!

Finished Hunger Games and read both pick it for me books. Although one of them I skimmed through parts, I must admit.

Cara
3 years ago
re: Pick-It-For-Me-Challenge: January Edition

Recommendations for Andrea:

I am not sure which category these all fall in, but I'll state the reason for my recommendations.

Barbara Bretton : Casting Spells Because you have Charlaine Harris on your wishlist. The first in a series, a cross between cozy mystery and paranormal romance.

Thomas Moore : Soul Mates Since you have some relationship books on your wishlist and you've mooched Care of the Soul (loved that book).

Emma Bull : Finder: A Novel of the Borderlands YA fantasy. For obvious reasons;) A bit harder to find but worth it if you can. Or
Emma Bull : War for the Oaks: A Novel if you can't find the first one, same author.

Jes Battis : Night Child First in an urban fantasy/mystery with a touch of romance series which happens to take place in an alternate universe version of my hometown.

Shanna Swendson : Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel For the "you need a break" category. Laugh out loud funny cross between chicklit and paranormal romance

Deborah Rodriguez : Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil Probably a library find and because you have some books about Islam on your wishlist.

BTW I have a well loved copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho if you would like it. I noticed it was on your wishlist.

I hope you find a couple in there to entice you, happy reading, Cara

Cara
3 years ago
re: Pick-It-For-Me Challenge!

I'm in.

Cara
3 years ago
re: Lindsay's Suggestions!!!

Hi all,
I work in an alternate school as well as privately with teens and have many nieces and nephews so I try to keep up with YA fiction. I've read Hunger Games but not the sequels and the first two of the Cassandra Clare trilogy (the third is in the TBR mountain). I've read (or at least skimmed through) most of the others. I would also recommend Holly Black's books (Tithe, Valiant and Ironside). As well as the series by Maria Snyder that starts with Storm Glass.

Cara
3 years ago