Archive | October 2015

Books read for Deweys 24 Hr Readathon

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The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2)
Hardcover
 304 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Scholastic
Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.

It’s not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.

Call escapes to the Magisterium — but things only intensify there. The Alkahest — a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic — has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes — and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.

As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy’s conflict — and a whole world’s fate.

My Thoughts:
This book was a little slow for me but, overall I enjoyed this installment. I really don’t see the similarities to Harry Potter while reading the book. Once I am done and it is pointed out I can see it but that can be said about a lot of books. I feel that this story stands on its own merit and not some sort of twisted retelling. It’s hard to write a book now a days with a magic system and not be compared to Harry Potter. I think this book has it own unique story and characters. I am looking forward to continuing on with this very fun and fascinating story.
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine, #1-5)

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine)

(Illustrations), Matt Wilson
(Colorist), Clayton Cowles
Paperback
144 pages
Published November 12th 2014 by Image Comics
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
My Thoughts:
Great art but very weird book. I only rated it 3 stars because of the art. I will not be continuing with this series.
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Missed the Pre post to Deweys 24 Hr Readathon

I missed the pre-part post but I thought it would still be fun to answers the question.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Eastern part of  the U.S.  (Michigan to be Exact)

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Dorothy Must Die  by Danielle Paige

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I think its my  Hot Chocolate and Reeses Sticks

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love to read.  I have 3 children and two dogs.  I am always running around for my family and I am always desperate to get in a little reading through out the day.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Make a schedule for myself.  Last year I was busy with family thing and I lost out on a lot of reading time.  This time my mom has had surgery and I will be back and forth to the hospital.  So, I got audio books and e-books  in order to read while waiting.  She is in ICU so she is out if.  So I am basically getting updates and checking in on her.  So I will have my audio at the hospital while siting with her and my e-book with me while waiting around for updates.  So a schedule this time is very important so that I can do what I need for my mom and still get my reading in.

Deweys 2 Hour Mini Challenge

Readathon Mini Challenge: Cover Escape

The Challenge

Dig through your shelves and share a book cover  you would like to escape into!

My book is the one I am reading right know and that is  The Cooper Gauntlet  By Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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I love the book and series so far.  It is full of magic and it gives the same  feel of  the Harry Potter series.  Definitely a place I would love to visit.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Finally! It’s that time  for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.  It will be taking place on October 17th in your time zone.   In Michigan the start time is 8am.  For all of you on eastern standard time you will be starting with me I do believe.   You can check your time zone on the Dewey’s 24 hour website if you do not know what time to start.   I am looking forward to another readathon and I am hoping to do some damage to my TBR pile.  I hope all of  you guys will join me.

My overly ambitious TBR as of right now:

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke