Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday #3 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Series: The Ender Quintet #1
Pages: 324
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: 1985
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Gifted (paperback) & Purchased (Kindle edition)

Synopsis (from Goodreads)In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Let's Discuss - Super Repetitive Tropes

     The other day as I was taking a shower, I suddenly thought about the fact that a good chunk of the books I've read so far in 2015 have been sort of repetitive. Why I was thinking about this in the shower, I couldn't tell you. Probably because it's the one place I can't take my laptop/phone/kindle/book. BUT ANYWAY, about these  repeating tropes. I've read quite a few books this year featuring a main character who finds out she has magical powers that she has to learn how to use, often learning along the way that everything she thought she understood about her life was either a cover-up or an outright lie. I know, this is a time-honored story line (think Harry Potter, just to start), but I still think the current YA market is overrun with this particular trope.

Waiting On Wednesday: The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

     Happy Wednesday, party people! This is my first time joining the WoW fun! So very exciting for me! :) So for my first ever WoW, I am shining the spotlight on The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Here's the Goodreads synopsis:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is a wicked awesome meme brought to us all by the clever ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.

     This happens to be a running list that I always have going in the back of my mind... those books that I read in ye olden days that I just loved to pieces and want to add to my shelves. I even have a wishlist on Amazon devoted to these books, which was helpful in coming up with this list. And this week I only have eight, since a lot of my childhood and teen favorites (Ella Enchanted, Ender's Game, Anne of Green Gables, Song of the Lioness Quartet, Protector of the Small series) are books that I continue to re-read somewhat regularly to this day and don't necessarily need to be rediscovered or whatever.

Back to Blogging

Last 20 books I've read according to my Goodreads challenge page.

      Sooo.... In case you hadn't noticed, I sort of took an impromptu break from blogging. It snuck up on me, really; one day I was posting about my blogging and reading goals for 2015, and then all of a sudden we are at the end of March with nary a post in the meantime. But now I am back and feeling refreshed and somewhat more goal-oriented than before.