Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Finds

I have been so busy lately with trying to juggle home-life and also reading. Our Book Club has a great challenge and it has me reading into the wee hours. It has also introduced me to some great books that I would never have thought of reading before. So here are a few of the books for my Friday Finds.

The Giver By Lois Lowry

In the "ideal" world into which Jonas was born, everybody has sensibly agreed that well-matched married couples will raise exactly two offspring, one boy and one girl. These children's adolescent sexual impulses will be stifled with specially prescribed drugs; at age 12 they will receive an appropriate career assignment, sensibly chosen by the community's Elders. 

Terrier - By Tamora Pierce

BEKA COOPER IS a rookie with the Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat, but Beka can hear the voices of the dead on the wings of pigeons, and Beka's birds clue her in to two major murderers on the loose. The rest of the Guard is busy investigating the fire opal killer, so it's up to Beka to nab the Shadow Snake.

The Glass Rainbow By James Lee Burke

in his superlative 18th novel featuring Iberia, La., deputy sheriff Dave Robicheaux (after Swan Peak). Robicheaux finds himself dealing with adopted daughter Alafair's attraction to novelist Kermit Abelard of the degenerate Abelard clan (who echo Faulkner's Snopses), as well as trying to avenge the sadistic murders of two young women, aided by best friend Clete Purcel. Evil comes in many forms, from the psychotic interloper Vidor Perkins to Robert Weingart, a convict turned author, whom Kermit has championed.

 My Blood Approves By Amanda Hocking

Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires.

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Happy Friday everyone and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hopping through. The Giver is my favorite book from junior high.
    My Hop

  2. One day I think I will get to The Giver.

    My Finds

  3. The giver is really beautiful!!!

    My Finds

  4. Hi Emma! I'm just popping in via the hop to say hi:) It looks like you're reading Diana Gabaldon, I've heard great things about her books but haven't tried them yet. I'll look forward to your review! Glad to be a new follower:)

  5. Hi Emma! I'm stopping by from the blog hop, and I'm a new follower. I love the look of your blog and that you're from South Africa! I was born in Pretoria, though I live in the states now. I'll be back in SA this Feb :)

    I look forward to reading your blog in the future! :)

  6. Thanks so much for following my blog! I am now following you too because it looks like we have the same taste in books :) I will be posting a review of Henry VIII sometime in the next year when I finish it haha. I have been wanting to read The Giver for some time now, can't wait to see what you think of it!

    Danielle @

  7. The Giver is such a good book! I loved it!

  8. Just stopping by on the blog hop. The Giver is on my TBR list at the moment. I've heard such great things about it. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

    Pages of my Life

  9. Hi Emma! I love your Friday finds--i'm a big fan of lois lowry and tamora pierce. Thanks for stopping by our blog. It's great to find new bloggy friends from around the world. I'm a new follower of your too :)

    Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  10. Hi! Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!!

    Happy reading!
    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

  11. Hoppin' by from FF to say hello. --Oooh, The Giver is on my list coming up soon.

    I do follow for follow...come by and visit me some time.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  12. Hello, hello! Stopping by via FF! I am a new follower! Looks like you have some cool books here.

  13. Happy belated Follow Friday! Hope you will also stop by my blog! My new meme to help hopeful authors is starting today!

    Emma Michaels

  14. Hi Emma! Thanks for stopping by my blog on Friday :) I'm a new follower.