August Reading Challenge Update

This is the first book challenge I’ve completed. The August Reading Challenge, hosted by Pizza’s Book Discussion. Was hoping to be able to finish six books during August, but only managed to read five. Not very many books compared to others, but pretty good for me. This was a fun challenge, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ll probably enter similiar challenges in the future! Thanks Pizza! My list:1. Strain 2. Across the Pond3. …

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Book Review: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

Hardcover: 400 pagesPublisher: Eos (July 21, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0061714305ISBN-13: 978-0061714306 Rating 4/5Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers Book Blurb:Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you’re James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles. Now Stark’s back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles …

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Book Review: Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Reading level: Young AdultPaperback: 304 pagesPublisher: Mirrorstone (August 11, 2009)ISBN-10: 0786952563ISBN-13: 978-0786952564 Rating: 4/5Source: Library Book blurb:Mina Hamilton’s parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They’re vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina’s more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she’s being forced to …

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Book Review: My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

Paperback: 384 pagesReading level: Young AdultPublisher: Harlequin (August 1, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0373210035ISBN-13: 978-0373210039Rating 4/5Source: contest win Book Blurb:She doesn’t see dead people, but… She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash …

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Book Review: Across the Pond by Storyheart

Paperback: 120 pagesReading level: Young AdultPublisher: Xlibris Corporation; 1st edition (September 25, 2008)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1436371767ISBN-13: 978-1436371766 Rating: 3/5 Source: Bostick email offer from author Book Blurb Finding himself packed off to friends in the USA, fifteen-year-old English-born Fred is not happy. Then he meets Brittany. Struggling with his feelings for Brit and the language, Fred is further confused when he meets Brit’s friend Angel. Escaping from a confrontation with Steve Harris, the neighborhood bully, Brit …

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Book Review: The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan

Hardcover: 416 pagesPublisher: William Morrow (June 2, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0061558230ISBN-13: 978-0061558238 Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb:A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response …

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August Reading Challenge

I decided to join yet another book challenge. This one is called the “August Reading Challenge.” At the start of August, there will be a contest to see who can read the most books. I doubt I will even be in the top 10% of finishers, but am hoping it will give me the motivation to read more books! The winner will receive an award to put on the side of their blog, which will …

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