Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating.

The One (The Selection #3)
by Kiera Cass
Release Date: May 6th 2014

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers' hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey... Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned. - Goodreads

Why am I Waiting?
A couple pages into the 1st book in this series, The Selection, it was like love at first sight. I knew I wanted to spend every moment in this world and with these characters. Unfortunately, the problem with starting a series where not all the books are publish is the wait...and it doesn't help that I am the most impatience person.

I love Maxon so I hope America and him end up together but I also know from the author's blog that there are people who don't like Aspen so I wonder if Cass would have America end up with him or alone for a twist. Unlikely, but nevertheless possible. I really think Aspen and Lucy should end up together. All I ask for is some more romantic tension scenes with America and Maxon. I am interested to see what transpires with the Northerns/Southerns, Maxon's father and America. 

Will America join the Northern rebellion? Will she contact the Italians for help? Will Maxon find out about Aspen and her? Aren't there cameras everywhere in the palace? Does Maxon or his father already know about Aspen and her? Should America trust Maxon?

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

This is this week's Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.

This week's topic: Top Ten Scariest Book Covers

Rachel and I don't really do scary books.  In my late teens I was into thrillers, but that was some time ago.  So we aren't going to be much help with this Top Ten.  Sorry we are kind of lame this week.  These are the scary books I remember reading when I was younger, not that they were all that scary.

Hopefully your top ten is a little better than ours.  What did you have?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Showcase #13

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea where you sow what books you've purchased, borrowed, checked out from the library, received from giveaway, etc.

I find it ironic that it is our 13th Showcase Sunday and Halloween is this week. Thirteen is my favorite number, but I know plenty of people who associate 13 with black cats and series of unfortunate events. However, this week has been a very fortunate one when it comes to picking up books. Even though I am still slacking on my reading, I was able to pick up a stack of potentially good books at Stuff Ect, a consignment store, while I was looking for some last minute items to complete my Wonder Woman costume.

At Stuff Etc, I picked up...
- The Last of the Mohicans. I loved the movie so I hope the book is just as good. Plus, I think this is something my mom would like to read when I am done with it.
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I remember adoring this book when I was a teen so I want to read it again when I have some downtime. 
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I never heard of this classic but it has great reviews on Goodreads.
- To The Lighthouse. I haven't read anything by Virginia Woolf but I always wanted to so I thought I would give this book a shot. 
- Moth Smoke. I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist by this author. His books provide an insight into Pakistanis' lives in the United States.
- Cleopatra. I find Cleopatra one of the most interesting women in history so I bet I will love reading a historical fiction book about her. 
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. My mom and both of my sisters have read books by Barbara Kingsolver. I can't remember which one is their favorite, but now that I own this book I can just pick it up when I want to give one of Kingsolver's books a try versus having to venture to the library. I am not fond of going to the library once it gets cold and snowy outside.
- Starters. I haven't heard of this book series but it has a pretty good rating on Goodreads so I am pretty excited for this young adult read. 

I got all these books for under $8.00. Now, I just need to figure out where to put them since there isn't anymore room on my bookshelf. I also received The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom in the mail from a Goodreads' giveaway last week. I have read The Five People You Met in Heaven and One More Day by him. His book are great when I need something thought provoking that will renew my outlook on life. 

Melissa purchased Allegiant by Veronica Roth which she has already finished. I am a little nervous about reading this book since Melissa wasn't very happy with this book and the ending. This weekend, another person told me not to read this book. Melissa also bought Embody and Image by Jamie Magee. 

Have you purchased or read any of these? What did you find this week?
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