Jul 12, 2012

Booking Thru Thursday and From the Review Pile

This week's questions asks:

What book(s) have you read that you're secretly ashamed to admit? 

There is no book that I would say I'm ashamed to have read. Reading is a deeply personal thing ~ it says something about who we are. Saying you're ashamed to have read a book, to me, is like saying you are ashamed of yourself ~ not gunna fly around here :).


From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.

The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

It seems my list of books yet to be read is growing so fast, I can't possibly read fast enough to keep up. Maybe if I quit my job and stopped paying attention to my husband, but I doubt that would go over very well :). 

Here's what I pulled from my mailbox this week. CAN'T WAIT to read these lovely novels...

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police—Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect—and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, when St. Andrew was a Puritan settlement, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for eternity.

and the second in the series....

 A love triangle spanning 200 years…Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart.

New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan) praises Alma Katsu’s The Taker as, “a centuries-spanning epic that will keep you turning pages all night. This marvelous debut is a thinking person’s guilty pleasure.” And Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child) says, “The Taker is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters—desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night.”

Now Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants…no matter how high the stakes. Fans ofThe Taker can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, The Reckoning. In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair—and Jonathan. The Reckoning picks up where The Taker leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption—and creating a whole new level of suspense.

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~ 


  1. The covers for 'The Taker' and 'The reckoning' are beautiful! I completely understand why you wouldn't be ashamed of reading a book. For me it's rather asking myself why the hell I read the book than being ashamed of it XD
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  2. Same! I would never be ashamed of reading a book! :) The covers are gorgeous, I love the first one because of the mask! :) hehe! :)

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  3. In my response, I clarified that "ashamed" was not the word I would use...but cringe-worthy books, that's another thing.

    Here's MY BTT POST

  4. Anonymous7/12/2012

    I love the covers on those, I've seen the Reckoning around online before. They sound interesting too. I hope you enjoy them :)

  5. I haven't started this series yet, but it sounds amazing! And those covers are stunning! :)

    Here's my Awhile on the Pile post. Happy Thursday! :D

  6. You're right about the word ashamed.


  7. Great covers, never be ashamed of what you read.


  8. Both those books for review look great- hope you enjoy them!


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