Good morning! Yes this is the Morning Meandering…. yes I am still sitting here with coffee, not guns… sleep pants, not holsters…. I just thought it would be fun to try a new pic for the Hit List.
If you remember last week I had a morning where I shared all the books I had come across that I was looking to read myself. I liked doing that and at this time plan to continue during one morning a week to share what I have discovered while bouncing around the blogosphere. I have fellow bloggers to thank for many of the books I read – many I had not heard of or would never have considered if not for someones raving about it or reading an amazing review.
Take the Hunger Games books for instance. Reading the synopsis of this first book I would have never read it. Kids in a ring – fighting to the death? No thank you. Yet review after review told of something more…. powerful…. and once I read the first book I couldn’t wait to read the second – and the third, well – you can see more about what I felt about that later today. 🙂
So this week Hit List is brought to you by Folger’s Coffee…. LOL (Sorry….. its early… I am still groggy) 😆
Amanda at The Zen Leaf has a read-a-long happening August 25 – October 7. It is the Bleak House by Charles Dickens and it is a MONSTER. 900 pages…. and I am drawn to this like a moth to the flame…. I mentioned recently as fall comes in to play I start to crave larger books….
Check out Amanda’s post – she has the reading broke down to take place so much per week….
At Bookworm With A View, the review of The House On Oyster Creek and the cover (man I do like this cover!) caused me to pull this one on to my lovely library reserve list. Stop by Bookworm with a View to read more about this book and what it is about.
Over at There’s A Book Arson has been reviewed and I remember seeing this book a while back and wondering what this one would be like. This is a YA read and after reading the raving review, I had to add this to the hit list.
I had to add this – The Book Maven is having a great Mocking Jay Giveaway – for tweeting the Friday hash tag you can possibly win a $50 gift card tot he book store of your choice. You will need to pop over to The Book Maven to read the post – but I for one never turn down a chance to win a gift card for books 😀 In order to do the giveaway they have requested that there are 500 tweets – so please take a moment and tweet tweet!
I think it is fair of me to say that Nicole’s reviews at Linus’s Blanket are dangerous to me. I think I find something I want to read almost every time I visit. 😀 This book is about the lives of three couples that center around an adoption. Stop by Linus’s Blanket and read the full review.
That’s what I have discovered this week. I haven’t been around much as I was out-of-town until Tuesday evening, and I have had my nose in Mockingjay since then… I was thrilled to find out that we are not going to the cabin this weekend which may seem like a bummer – but it isn’t. I can use the break and have plenty to do around my own home. AND next weekend we will be at the cabin from Friday until Monday so I will have plenty of time then to hang with friends and enjoy.
What books did you add to the TBR this week?