Thursday, March 3, 2016

What's On My Kindle? Library Books

((Note: I didn't mean to publish this one today, but it's here... <3))

WOOHOOO!  Friday!  We made it!  That means it's time for another edition of What's On My Kindle?  I love sharing things that I have no my kindle, and hopefully inspiring you to check out some of the things I've still got to read, or have read.  Maybe some of these books are sitting on your kindle, nook, kobo or whatever e-reader you happen to use!  

This week, we are checking out what library books I've got sitting on my kindle.  I love that my local library is part of the Overdrive program, and I can actively check out e-books and audio books that aren't usually readily available in print copies at my library.  Though, there are times when there are print copies available but not the digital copies...however, y'all know that I will read it no matter what format it is in! 

Anyway, I've had pretty much all but two of my digital holds come in this week and I've got about three weeks (21 days) from when they come in to read them (though if I'm not quite done in the 21 day period I won't sync my kindle just yet).  

Without further adieu, here are the library books I currently have sitting on my Kindle....two I've finished reading and just haven't returned yet...the other three I am getting ready to start slogging through, as well as the various other book commitments I have for the month! 

Finished reading: 

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

This is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine series.  This series will definitely keep you entertained if you enjoyed Dashner's series The Maze Runner, because the action doesn't stop.  It is deals with a virtual reality world, however, things are going wrong.  People in the real world are dying and being trapped in the virtual world.  It is up to Michael and his friends to help the government and figure out just who this threat is and help stop him.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This is the debut psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins.  You will never look at people's lives the same after reading this book.  I managed to read this on in a day, maybe two.  I still have absolutely no idea what to think of this book and I am glad that I will have some time to process it before I review it.  Rachel takes the same train to work every day, sees the same things every day.  However, one day she sees something shocking.  The train moves on a minute later, however that's all it took.  Rachel offers what she knows to the police and soon becomes entwined in whatever happens next - however has she done more harm than good?  This book is Hitchcockian in it's thriller status and it will definitely leave you questioning things once you've finished reading it.  I do recommend it.

To Be Read: 

Messenger by Lois Lowry

This is the third book in the Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry.  This whole series is interesting, and I'm not entirely sure what to expect when I ultimately start reading this one.  Well, I know I will expect an interesting story, as well as well written characters.  Beyond that, it will be interesting to see how things are continuing to build, the oddities that are starting to actually impact Village, a once Utopian community that prided itself on welcoming new strangers.  Village will soon be closed to outsiders, Matty, a young boy who can traverse through Forest must deliver the message to the Seer's daughter, and convince her to return with him.  Though, Forest is now dangerous to Matty as well...which will no doubt make things all the more interesting for Matty on his quest. 

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

This book will officially take the cake as the longest book I've read this year so far.  That honor, until this hold had come through, went to The Crimson Petal and the White which is 901 pages.  The Kindle e-book version of City on Fire is a massive 944 pages, and chances are this one will take me quite a bit to read as I know a couple of people who have read it thus far and it took a bit to get through.  Apparently this manuscript was purchased for $2 million dollars...such a risk taken by the publisher.  However, from what I've heard it is well worth the purchase price.  This is the debut novel by Hallberg, whose real middle name is Risk.  The book is set in 1976 New York City.  We meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney - estranged heirs to one of the city's great fortunes.  Keith and Mercer, the men who love them.  Charlie and Samantha teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene...and many more in this cast of characters.  We will ultimately see how things go when I delve into this word that Hallberg has created. 

The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Book number thirteen in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  I have a feeling this one will have me reaching for the tissues, much like I had in the books prior to this.  I seriously am in love with this series, and each and every one of the characters within it.  The fact that this story is about two of my absolute favorite characters Trez and iAm, brothers...shadows.  Their story is a complicated one.  One I love more, I think than any other pairing in this series.  The brothers are linked, relying on each other.  Ultimately it will come upon iAm's shoulders - will he, in the name of brotherly love make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Trez doesn't loose his soul forever.  Even writing this, reading the description of this story it makes my heart ache for these two men fictional as they are. 

So, these are the books I currently have on my Kindle.  Two of them, as you saw already done, three have yet to be tapped into.  Trust me, I'll be letting you know what I think about all of them at some point in the fairly near future. 

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