Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dead As A Doornail By Charlaine Harris

Poor Sookie! This waitress, who works at Merlotte's, from Bon Temps has battled vampires, weres, witches and now.......a sniper? Someone is going around and killing werewolves and werepathers and we know that in that last book Jason was turned into a werepather.  Plus, on top of that, Sookie still has her whole Eric-Bill issues. 

This chapter of Sookie life begins as she is taking Jason to HotShot to spend his first full moon with the other werepathers.  Calvin is there to meet then and Jason is off on his first transformation,

This is not Sookie's only problem, in the next few days, Calvin is shot and in critical condition and Sam is shot and cannot work. Now Sookie has to go to Eric to get a replacement, on Sam's orders.  All  Eric wants to talk about his memory lost.  Which Sookie does not want to because she does not want to tell Eric that he saved her life, that they had sex, and that she killed Debbie and Eric disposed the body.  owever, Eric agrees to send a bartender, Charles.  Sookie did not want to deal with any of this until *ding-dong* two private investigators show up and then shortly after that Alcide shows up.  (Poor Sookie).  Then, let's add to the pile, Sookie then gets shot and half of her house burns down. Now everyone is clamoring to take care of Sookie, but she just wants to be left alone.

I really liked this chapter of Sookie's life, but this girl really need a vacation!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breaking Dawn: Chapters 16 - 17

Flo here with chapters 16 and 17 in our Breaking Dawn Re-Read Along. And guys? These chapters BROKE MY HEART!!!

(As always, be alert for spoilers if you click through.)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The lucky winner of a personalized "Abandon" by Meg Cabot... chosen by is...


Congratulations Teril! We will have Meg personalize the book for you at the This Is Teen event this weekend and get it out to shortly after!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Breaking Dawn: Chapters 12 & 13

Here is the link for the Breaking Dawn read along, Chapters 12 and 13.  If you are on Team Jacob, this post is TOTALLY for you.     
As always...there are spoilers.

Friday, July 8, 2011

TGIF with Ginger @ GReads

Ginger at GReads brought up a very good question with her TGIF topic of the day.  We all enjoy discussing our favorite books and recommend them to EVERYONE we know, but what about the books we did not enjoy?  We never hear about those, so here is your opportunity to share with others the names of books you simply could not finish. 

Just because a book is mentioned in this not so favorable category does not mean that it is not a good book.  For of the books that Ginger could not finish, several of the BookNerds gave 5* to on Goodreads.  It is all a matter of personal preference.  Not everyone is going to enjoy every book they attempt to read.  For some, the pretty cover that lured them into buying the book was perhaps nothing more than a pretty cover.  Please take a minute to share with us the books you simply could not finish and why.

Jacque's List:

Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman:  There simply wasn't any continuity to the book.  Each chapter took one of Einstein's theories and tried to make a story out of it.  After three nights in a row of falling asleep in a matter of thirty minutes or less, I decided that this book just wasn't for me.  It wasn't leading anywhere, so I decided to cut my losses and returned it to the library unfinished.

Teri's List is posted on her blog. Click her to see her comments.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Breaking Dawn Read Along

It is that time of the week again

Ok Team Jacob fans the next couple weeks are when Jacob's chapters are in the spotlight! 

We are reading Chapter 9 - 11

As always the posts do contain spoilers so please click the link at you own risk

Happy Reading!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Read Alongs and the Conclusion of Greek Week

So, I hinted at the beginning of the week on Monday that the point of Greek Week was to tease our July Read Along. So, are you ready to find out what that is?! Ok then. Without further adieu, the BookNerds July Read Along is....

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini!

"How do you defy destiny? Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart." (from Goodreads)

And while I'm at it, let's announce the other two books for July! Our Friday Movie/Book read is....

On the Road by Jack Kerouac!

"On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance. Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than forty years ago." (from Goodreads)

Finally, our Sunday Mystery Corner for July is...

Next by Michael Crichton!

"Welcome to our genetic world.
Fast, furious, and out of control.
This is not the world of the future-it's the world right now.

Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction-is it worse than the disease? We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime. We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes. . . . Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions, and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect. The future is closer than you think. Get used to it." (from Goodreads)

We hope you will join us for one, two, or all three of our July reads!