Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekend Reads

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This weekend I'll be reading:



Title:  Broken
Author: A.E. Rought
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Expected Publication: January 2013

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Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together.

Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.

The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

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Katertot's weekend pick:



Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author: Washington Irving,
Adapter, Illustrator:  Will Moses
Publisher:  Philomel
Published: September 12, 1995

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When Ichabod Crane becomes the new schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he quickly and happily adjusts to the local ways. He delights in the bountiful dinners he's served when visiting the prosperous farms of the region; he enjoys the local yarns and scary legends that fill the firelit evenings of autumn; and he comes to love the idea of marrying Katrina Van Tassel and of one day owning her father's wealth and lands.

There's one problem with his plans, though: Brom Bones, the local hero, who decided long ago to wed Katrina himself. And now, to his annoyance, this pasty-faced bookworm named Ichabod is making a serious bid. This droll tale of romantic rivalry climaxes with the appearance of the Headless Horseman. The spirited narration by Glenn Close, radiant illustrations by Robert Van Nutt, and original music by Tim Story capture all the wit, fun, and shivers of this early American tale. In 1988 the audio was honored with a Grammy nomination in the category of best recording for children.

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What book are you planning on curling up with?
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
We'll see you Monday!

13 comments:

  1. Nice, I stayed up till 430am reading the last Nora Roberts book in the Boosboro Inn trilogy and am reading an urban fantasy now called the Shadow Reader

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    1. I love books that make me forgo sleep! Happy Reading, Kimba! ;D

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  2. I love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Broken also sounds fascinating. I am reading a few books right now. I usually only read one at a time, but somehow I am reading three! I better get reading. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm trying to read more than one at the moment, too. Not going so well, though. ;) Good luck and Happy Reading, Jess!

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  3. Some great reads. I am interested to see what you think of Broken, it's one at the top of my list. Can't wait to see your review for it.

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! Hope you have a great book-filled weekend :D

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  4. I love how you’re both reading ghostish stories!! and I LOVE the banner! you’re both amazing!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, sweetie pie! It has been a snuggly-scary-reads kind of weekend. We're loving it! Wish you were here <3

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  5. I'm reading Greata and the Goblin King and it's really good, so far! I have Broken on my tbr pile and that cover for Sleepy Hollow is great! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Oh, I've been hearing fabulous things about Greta and the Goblin King! Hope you love it! Have a fabulous weekend :D

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  6. I haven't read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in so long! Actually I think I had it read to me. I'm super excited to see what you'll make of Broken, Michele. I'm reading it in a few weeks!

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    1. Same here, Sam! It's been fun re-visiting it this weekend! Oh, Yay! We can compare notes then! Happy Reading :D

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  7. I can't believe I've never read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, though have watched movies. I am sure the book is much better. Broken sounds like it will be really good.

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