Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga’s Reviews. Make sure you stop by her blog to check it out and add your name to the linky!
I’d been eying this book on everyone else’s shelves for some time. I’ve seen the reviews and the 4 and 5 star “ZOMG, I HEART THIS BOOK SO MUCH I WANT TO HAVE BOOK BABIES WITH IT!” ratings. Dammit, I want a book to love that much. It’s been
awhile about thirty seconds since I lurved one that much. I actually won this from EpicReads.com, HarperTeen’s social site.
DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine
A huge thank you to EpicReads (aka Harper) this week! Have I told you lately that I love you?
I hope everyone else had a great week as well!
Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
This week is a special collaborative effort brought together by Kristin of Growing Up YA. She asked,
“If you could have dinner with any 7 famous people (dead or alive) who would you choose and where would you sit?”
So this is tough. I answered a question like this at work just a week ago (you have to make things interesting working for a bank, otherwise…just kidding just kidding…my boss might be reading this). So I’m going to go with those answers and add a few more.
- Justin Cronin, author of The Passage. The Passage was a unique novel, in that it took some real world situations, mixed it up with speculative fiction and gave us phenomenal – and scary – possibilities. Cronin made me wonder if things like that could actually happen. And I want to pick his brain.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald wrote my favorite classic, The Great Gatsby. I would love to sit and talk with him about the 1920s (a decade of which I am obsessed), and the political and socio-economic climate of that time. Besides a few details, is it really any different now?
- Karen Marie Moning, author of the best-selling Fever and Highlander series. Moning is hands-down my favorite author. She makes magic with her words and I want to know more about the worlds she created – and I want to know more about her. Plus, you know, Barrons.
- Abraham Lincoln. What would he think of where we are today? And was he REALLY a vampire-hunter? Okay just kidding on that last part. Sort of. Maybe.
- Princess Diana. Her philanthropic work was nothing short of saintly. The world misses her.
- Steve Jobs. Innovator, creator, and just inspirational.
- Jesus. I’m not overly religious, but he continues to be one of the most influential men in history. Wars are fought over him, people are brought together through him.
What inspires you this week?
*Blogspiration photosource: tumblr.com*Disclaimer: All photosources are via Goodreads.com unless otherwise noted or it’s obvious I took them.
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