Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Findings of Note

So I was going to save another Findings for another day, but I've found so many exciting things this morning that I could not help myself.  Otherwise, my future post would be miles long.  Plus, I cannot wait to share these new finds.

Book Finds:
Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)
Debbie over at Debbie's Book Blog included this book in her Tuesday Teaser.  The cover intrigued me, and the description at Goodreads made me ever more excited.  I am a Pearl Harbor romantic, so anything written in WWII is a must.  Including a military nurse is just an added bonus!  This book is the second in the Wings of Glory series.  Since reading books in order is a pet peeve of mine, I can tell you that I will be getting the first book, Distant Melody, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory), hopefully very soon!

Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Jessica over at Confessions of a Bookaholic recently returned from vacation and posted her In Your Mailbox.  And boy am I glad.  Such a great set of books!  I linked to the post because I was so impressed.  But I wanted to post about some books I found especially interesting.  Siren is one of those books that had-me-at-the-cover.  It is a young adult fiction that relates to siren mythology.  Here is the Goodreads description.  But just know that I added it instantly to my to-be-read pile.

Girl v. Boy
Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout
Jessica over at Confessions of a Bookaholic also featured this in her In My Mailbox post.  It is also a young adult fiction, but I cannot wait to read it!  How my to-be-read list is growing.  I'm beginning to think that there is no way I will be finishing my Bookshelf To Read List anytime soon.  But hey, I'm increasingly excited to have a never ending pile of books to read and be excited about.

Blogs of Note:
As you may already be able to tell, I've been perusing a short number of blogs this morning.  Normally, I have several posts to read from those I follow.  However, in the beginning of my update list, I got stuck in some extra special blogs I want to point out.  Some I've featured before, but I'm excited about them, so I'll post about them again.

Jessica writes the blog Confessions of a Bookaholic.  She is a grad student who is forever challenging me to be more diligent in reading and writing (after all, she's married and going to school - and look at all she does!)  She enjoys young adult fiction, paranormal fiction, and all kinds of others.  She often reviews books, and she has her own shelf on my goodreads account in which I shelve her recommendations.

Pure Imagination
Lori writes the blog Pure  Imagination.  She was one of the first book bloggers I found, though I still read her regularly.  She continually excites me about different books, and she seems to have constant giveaways. 

This blog is my newest find - one I am ecstatic about.  Debbie writes Debbie's Book Bag.  She writes about all types of books.  Plus, she might be a kindred spirit in that she loves challenges.  I've spent several hours already this morning browsing her blog, and I've only tipped the iceberg.  She's currently holding several giveaways (I've linked to below).  Though I only found her blog  yesterday, she also has her own shelf in my goodreads account in which I've added several recommendations already.
Since I've already posted about most of these bloggers and as I hope to be reviewing most of these novels soon, I'll keep it short and sweet by linking to the giveaway and including the Goodreads description.

Darcy's Voyage Darcy's Voyage by Kara  Louise has a given away at Debbie's Book Blog.  Debbie also has a great interview with the author.

Goodreads description:
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen-s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley-s Promise. She-s prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.When Elizabeth falls ill, Darcy throws convention overboard in a plan that will bind them to each other more deeply than he ever could have imagined. But the perils of their ocean voyage pale in comparison to the harsh reality of society-s rules that threaten their chance at happiness. When they return to the lavish halls of England, will their love survive?

Mr. Darcy's Little Sister   Mr Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson is also in a giveaway at Debbie's Book Blog.  There is also a guest post by the author at the link.   As a huge Jane Austen fan, I'm excited to read both of these novels.

Goodreads Description:
Darcy and Elizabeth have found their happily ever after - now it's Georgiana Darcy's turn! Joining her brother and his new bride, Elizabeth in London is a dream come true for the shy, sweet Georgiana Darcy. Eager to learn to negotiate polite society from her graceful and composed new sister-in-law, Georgiana is ready to make her entrance into the matchmaking and intrigue filled ballrooms of London. Making her way through the sea of rogues and fortune hunters, Georgiana will make the transition from being simply Mr. Darcy's little sister to a confident young woman with her own engaging story to tell.

Low Red Moon  Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin is actually in two different giveaways: one at Confessions of a Bookaholic, which ends tomorrow (9/29), and one at Pure Imagination.

Goodreads Description:
Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.  She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.
It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents... But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?

Scars   Scars by Cheryl Rainfield is currently in a giveaway over at Confessions of a Bookaholic.  Jessica was on the blog tour, and she has also included in the linked post some artwork by Cheryl Rainfield and a great interview.  The book covers the topic of childhood abuse.  Though not on my "fun list," it sounds great; and I'm anxious to read it. 

Goodreads Description: 
Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail-- her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it's her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who's becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra's abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl's frightening path to the truth. 

 Now you can see why I decided to not wait until later to post all my amazing finds.    I hope anyone who finds their way to my blog enjoys them as much as I did.

Until next time,
Hannah Marie 

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