High Summer Read a Thon!
Yet another reason to read! And after last week’s reading debacle I am completely looking forward to this week, and since it is a full week, although more laid back than other read a thons, I am going to spend quite a bit of time reading!
- Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
- Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger
- Frozen by Mary Casanova
- A Small Town Near Auschwitz by Mary Fulbrook(Arc received by Oxford University Press)
- The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Quite the list there I know. I have Patient Zero just staring at me waiting to be read, plus my hubby has been pushing me to read that and The Gunslinger. Although I’m a Stephen King fan I have not read any of that series, so it’s an ongoing debate with myself. I started Soulless and have been loving it! On page 100 and plan to finish that before I pick anything else up! And of course 50 Shades of Grey. Yet another trilogy that I have not taken the time to read, I am going to finally do it!
And now onto the stuff that is even better than reading… GIVE AWAYS! ** Open to International residents also! **
*** Open until the end of the High Summer RaT ***
Based on Page 99 Test! Haven’t heard of it? It’s a simple test to pick up the book you’re interested in, turn to page 99 and read what is there. Do you now want to turn to 100 or would you rather put the book down?
The Mini challenge is going to be a twist on this test. Instead of asking ourselves if we want to buy the book, especially since most of us already own the books we’re reading for the Summer Read a Thon, we’re going to:
- Pick a book that you have on your to read list this week.
- Turn to page 99.
- Read page 99!
- Now, from that page post in comments or link back to your updates on what you think of the book. Would you continue reading based only on the page 99 test?
Post your link in comments to your blog or wherever you’re doing your updates so we can all enjoy! And better yet, tell us about your page 99! But don’t forget to finish the form below if you want in on the Giveaway! Choose the book you’re interested in and the top person for each book (selected by random.org) will be notified at the end of the RaT! Good luck guys!
My page 99 for Patient Zero by Jonahon Maberry:
Freaking amazing! I have been putting off this book, for well, months actually MONTHS. And here is this simple test I could have done ages ago to see if I actually would turn to page 100 and you know what, I totally would! My favorite paragraph of page 99:
I did not and do not want my life tied up in cloak-and-dagger bullshit, dead guy, or pissing contents with either the testosterone crowd in there or some prissy-assed Earl Grey-drinking, scone-munching major who isn’t even my freaking boss. I dont’ know you and I don’t give a rat’s ass if you trust me.– Page 99 of Patient Zero
About the books:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. — Goodreads
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto — Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her? — Goodreads
Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander — Set in the lush countryside of Normandy, France, this new novel of suspense featuring Lady Emily Hargreaves is filled with intrigue, romance, mysterious deaths, and madness.
Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law’s beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl’s wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.
Pursuing a trail of clues and victims to the beautiful medieval city of Rouen and a crumbling chateau in the country, Emily begins to worry about her own sanity: she hears the cries of a little girl she cannot find and discovers blue ribbons left in the child’s wake. As Emily is forced to match wits with a brilliant and manipulative killer, only her courage, keen instincts and formidable will to win can help her escape becoming his next victim. — Goodreads
*** All books were read once and are still in fantastic shape! ***