I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. While I am no longer offering up the giveaway incentive, I do hope you will still see the value of visiting other participants and seeing what they are reading- be warned though… this meme tends to add to your reading lists
First off – I did write last weeks post! I did! From that Little Cafe in Ely Minnesota – I wrote it and I scheduled it to go live on Sunday late afternoon…. and…. crickets. 😦 I dont know why it didnt go , but clearly it did not.
Along with last weeks post (yeah yeah… the one that wasn’t but was) I had planned a giveaway $10 Amazon Gift card…sort of a “while I am away” plan. Since no one knew about the giveaway because the post was like a bad stick of dynamite and never went off…. I would like to extend that to this week instead – AND to be entered leave a comment here and for a BONUS point, leave a comment on my adventure post I put up earlier today… my one post this week:
As for this week I do have a few things going on (YES!):
To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?
I whipped through the second book while in the boundary waters and now have dived into this book #3. The Mortal Instrument series is giving me a good Harry Potterish fix 🙂
This one, needs no introduction. 🙂 This was my “comfort listen” while I drove the 5 hours to Ely this last week and then 5 hours home I enjoyed a good listen to an awesome favorite series. A little bonus, it is on the banned book list and of last week was banned book week.
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
I am fascinated with the premise of this book… bringing back the little boy from The Shining all of these years later is BRILLIANT. I started listening to this one today. So excited!!!
That’s where I am spending my time this week. How about you? What are you reading and listening too? Please add your link below where it says “click here” to link up your own What Are You Reading post.
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