Monday, July 15, 2013

Mid-July Updates: Golem, Broken Hearts, and NaNoWriMo!

Currently Reading

The Golem and the Jinni

Title: The Golem and the Jinni
Author: Helene Wecker
Summary: Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.
Thoughts so far: Absolutely captivating! If you were ever interested in Jewish or Islamic lore, I highly recommend this. Wecker is a wonderful story-teller.

Sky on Fire (Monument 14, #2)

Title: Monument 14: Sky on Fire
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Summary: A group of survivors, originally trapped together in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, has split in two -- one group heading to Denver airport on a repaired school bus, the other remaining in the Sanctuary trying to rebuild the community they lost. But the world outside is dark and filled with dangerous chemicals that turn people into bloodthirsty monsters.
Thoughts so far: Frightening and intense balanced by the perfect amount of wry humor. Love it.

Latest Reviews

The Book of Broken Hearts

Title: The Rules for Disappearing
Author: Ashley Elston
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary: High school student "Meg" has changed identities so often that she hardly knows who she is anymore, and her family is falling apart, but she knows that two of the rules of witness protection are be forgettable and do not make friends--but in her new home in Louisiana a boy named Ethan is making that difficult.

Title: The Book of Broken Hearts
Author: Sarah Ockler
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Summary: Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong.

Lynne Loves

"Dead Come to Life (feat. Charmaine)" by Jonathan Thulin (David Thulin Remix) 
This song rocks. I've been using it as my running warm-up.

General Updates

I'm now officially a Camp NaNoWriMo participant :)
It's legit because I've got the badge.
My Progress: 46,855/60,000+ Almost there!

Happy Reading and DFTBA!
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