Last Week in Review/ posted in: Reading
Book Posts This Week
The Shadow of the Wind – Why are all the books by a Spanish author being destroyed?
10 Reasons to Love Written in Red – Werewolves and vampires and PONIES!
Books for the End of the World – What books would you recommend to reboot civilization?
Born to Rule – Five granddaughters of Queen Victoria became queens themselves.
Learning the Secret Language of Cats – Understanding cat behavior is a key part of keeping them healthy
Around the Internet
Best Books of the Decade – I’ve only read 7 of the 100 listed and DNFed 3 more. What about you?
One of the books on the list is Emperor of All Maladies. It’s one of my favorites and now is the inspiration for a PBS documentary. Watch it here.
Reading This Week
“When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.
But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned–something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”
Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?”
Listening to This Week
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.”
Book summaries from Goodreads