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What’s Digging Through the Stacks? This is just some of the highlights I’ve encountered while digging through my Google reader feed, YouTube, Goodreads, and Twitter. These are posts by other fellow bloggers (mostly) that you should probably check out.

Note: Unfortunately, this is the last of Digging that I’m going to do for a while. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve barely been able to keep up with my memes / posting / Twitter / reading in general.  I just feel a little overwhelmed at the moment. When I finally learn to juggle everything on my plate, I’ll probably start posting these weekly again. :)

Reviews Worth Reading

Convincing, entertaining, well-written or all of the above, these reviews are worth your time.

This review was technically published last week at Electrifying Reviews but I think this book deserves more attention that it deserves! Read Alex’s review of Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble.

I still have plans to read Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood despite Small’s highly entertaining DNF review.

This review of Fever by Lauren DeStefano at Poetry to Prose was from early March! But I finally had time to read it. Seems like I’m not going to pick this one up.

 

Read All About It: Articles & Discussion

Helpful tips and tricks & interesting bookish debates, articles, and discussion on the blogosphere.

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Added on GoodReads

What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.

The Girl is MurderTHE GIRL IS MURDER by Kathryn Miller Haines

Iris Anderson is only 15, but she’s quickly mastering the art of deception in this YA novel for fans of Veronica Mars. It’s the Fall of 1942 and Iris’s world is rapidly changing. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop’s cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There’s certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business.

I’m a sucker for a good title. I saw Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms in one of the too many emails I get from Barnes & Noble. The cover and title drew me in. I always say that I would love to read more middle grade… this seems like a cute book!

Terrific Trailers

This trailer convinced me to add the book to my TBR pile!

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You are here: Home » Memes » Digging Through the Stacks

What’s Digging Through the Stacks? This is just some of the highlights I’ve encountered while digging through my Google reader feed, YouTube, Goodreads, and Twitter. These are posts by other fellow bloggers (mostly) that you should probably check out.

Reviews Worth Reading

Convincing, entertaining, well-written or all of the above, these reviews are worth your time.

A mystery set in historic New York City? I’m sold. Bri Meets Books writes a convincing review of The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Haines.

This is how much I want to read Code Name Verity. Another gushy review – this time from one of my favorite authors, Maggie Stiefvater.

Bites lists some of the books she can unread. Full of negativity, but so much fun. One of the books she features is Wither and puts into words exactly what I did not like about the book in ways I could not have expressed myself.

 

Read All About It: Articles & Discussion

Helpful tips and tricks & interesting bookish debates, articles, and discussion on the blogosphere.

I don’t usually post about blog events but I really enjoyed Fairy Tale Fortnight last year and I’m really happy to hear that Misty at the Book Rat is co-hosting it once again!

I love reading about Julie’s thoughts on Reading in Public. I claim not to be ashamed of reading YA books or romance genres, but sometimes, I hate being seen carrying around a really girly book. Especially romances with steamy covers.

 

Added on GoodReads

What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.

Horten's Miraculous MechanismsHORTEN’S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS by Lissa Evans

Enter a wonderful world filled with real magic, mystery … and danger.
As if being small for his age and also having S. Horten as his name isn’t bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all his friends. But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart’s swept up in an extraordinary adventure: the quest to find his great-uncle Tony–a famous magician who literally disappeared off the face of the earth–and Tony’s marvelous, long-lost workshop.  Along the way, Stuart reluctantly accepts help from the annoying triplets next door… and encounters trouble from another magician who’s also desperate to get hold of Tony’s treasures.
A quirky, smart, charming page-turner, Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms will enchant young readers–as well as teachers, librarians, and parents.

I’m a sucker for a good title. I saw Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms in one of the too many emails I get from Barnes & Noble. The cover and title drew me in. I always say that I would love to read more middle grade… this seems like a cute book!

Terrific Trailers

This trailer convinced me to add the book to my TBR pile!

This is the trailer for THE CALLING, the second book in the Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong. The trailer makes me want to pick up the series!



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You are here: Home » Memes » Digging Through the Stacks

What’s Digging Through the Stacks? This is just some of the highlights I’ve encountered while digging through my Google reader feed, YouTube, Goodreads, and Twitter. These are posts by other fellow bloggers (mostly) that you should probably check out.

I slacked off last week and I didn’t finish writing up the post. It’s a shame to scrap it entirely so here’s two weeks worth of posts.

Reviews Worth Reading

Convincing, entertaining, well-written or all of the above, these reviews are worth your time.

I love this absolutely fantastic and very detailed review of Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Clair at words like silver.

Every time I read a stellar review praising Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, like the one at Turn the Page, it makes me even more excited to pick it up.

This review at Redhead Heroines of Amplified by Tara Kelly leans on the negative side, but it is so well written.

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m learning about epidemics this semester… but this review of Deadly by Julie Chibbaro at Supernatural Snark has me a little curious.

Down the Rabbit Hole prepares readers exactly what to expect in Lisa McMann’s latest, Dead to You.

 

Read All About It: Articles & Discussion

Helpful tips and tricks & interesting bookish debates, articles, and discussion on the blogosphere.

In A Very Personal Reflection of the Hunger Games, this web comic artists compares the book to the military draft.

 

Added on GoodReads

What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.

MadappleMadapple by Christina Meldrum

THE SECRETS OF the past meet the shocks of the present.
Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be.

When Aslaug’s mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother’s death. And the more her story unravels, the more questions unfold. About the nature of Aslaug’s birth. About what she should do next.

About whether divine miracles have truly happened. And whether, when all other explanations are impossible, they might still happen this very day.

Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention—and of the darkest corners of the human soul.

Madapple was recommended to me by an editor at Random House. I’ve never heard of this one before but it sounds interesting!

Terrific Trailers

This trailer convinced me to add the book to my TBR pile!

This book looks so awesome!!! And this is another case where the trailer convinced me to pick up a book that I have previously looked over.



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