May 20, 2017 by elnadesbookchat
It has been a pretty quiet week. The weather has finally turned and it is beginning to feel like Spring around here. I hadn’t realized how much I missed the sun until it came back.
Nothing bookish to report this week, except that I have been thinking about how blessed I am to live in an area that has so many authors and has so many author events. Lately it seems to be almost every week that I get an e-mail from a publisher or a local indie store wanting me to help promote an author event. I do what I can, and I go when I can, but I sometimes feel like it isn’t enough. Cory Doctorow was here this week, I didn’t go to his presentation but I remembered something that he wrote in one of his newsletters recently. The best way to support an author is to buy their book soon after it is published. This signals to the publisher that there is interest in that book and author and helps them the next time they have a book to publish. So go forth and buy more books and help an author!
I found this quote by Terry Pratchett a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to share. This is the type of librarian I aspire to be. If you have never read any of his Disc World books I highly recommend them.
There will definitely be three reviews this week, possibly four. Depends on how quickly I can get through Defy the Stars.
Monday: Blacklist by Alyson Noel. A little slow moving but still a really good read.
Tuesday: Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas. Interesting read, but a little disjointed.
Thursday: Depending on if I finish Defy the Stars or something else, maybe a book tag or book covers again.
Friday: Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Second book in the Chronicles of Nick series.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. I’m only about half way through this 500 pager, but I’m enjoying it. Interesting take on AI. This cover makes more sense when you read the book, but I still really like it.
Siren Sisters by Dana Langer. I recently joined the Goodreads Mock Newbery Award discussion group. This is one of the reads for this month. Sounds promising, but I have seen a couple of negative remarks on the discussion thread. I won’t start this until after I’m done with Defy the Stars but it is only 250 pages and a fast read.
The Possible by Tara Altebrando. I really liked this author’s book from last year, The Leaving, so I have high hopes that this will be just as good. Also, how cool is that cover?
Audiobooks for the week: I’ll probably be done with the third Chronicles of Nick book by the time this posts, so I will be moving on to book four. Then I think I will take a break to listen to something different.
That’s all the confessions for this week. I hope you all have a great week.