Hi, everyone! I decided that for my first "real" post I would participate in a meme involving books. This meme, called Stacking the Shelves, is hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews. Bloggers have to discuss the books that have they have bought, borrowed, received as a gift or won. I don't buy books often, but I do visit the library and borrow books at least every week. In the past week, I have borrowed six books from both the town library and the school library. Here they are, with a picture of the cover. Speaking of covers, book covers are the only non-original/public domain pictures that I will use on this blog because posting book covers is actually publicity for the author, and authors like publicity.
Miss Spitfire By Sarah Miller
I actually finished this book already and it was absolutely amazing. It tells Helen Keller's story from the point of view of Anne Sullivan, her teacher. I love how effectively Sarah Miller evokes Anne's personality; her determination and strong spirit really shine through.
Blink By Malcolm Gladwell
I read Outliers, another book by Malcolm Gladwell and I loved it because it made me look at success in a completely different way. I decided to give Blink a shot, and so far, it is proving to be as interesting as Outliers. This time, however, it is making me see decisions in a whole new way.
Cinder By Marissa Meyer
I am so excited to read this book! For those of you who might not know (who doesn't?), it's a sci-fi retelling of Cinderella and it takes place in China. I just love reading fractured fairy tales.
The Book Thief By Markus Zusak
Where do I begin? I have heard amazing things about this book and have read many rave reviews. Also, a movie was made from the book, which must mean something. The cover is awesome too and that's a mark in my book. Even though some people say that "you shouldn't judge a book by its cover", a cover can make or break a book.
Chasing Jupiter By Rachel Coker
You don't know how feverishly I have been looking for this book! Rachel Coker is only 18 and yet, she has already written and published two books. I was so surprised when I found out that Chasing Jupiter was actually at the school library. Now I have to convince the librarian to get her first book, Interrupted.
The Prophet of Yonwood By Jeanne DuPrau
I read the first and second books in the series, The City of Ember and The People of Sparks and liked them. So, I decided to finish the series. I still have to read The Prophet of Yonwood and The Diamond of Darkhold.
What books have you recently bought, checked out from the library, received as a gift or won? What are your opinions on the books above?