Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (13) + Follow Friday

It's finally the weekend, which means time for another hop! Hosted by the lovely Crazy-For-Books.

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

This week's question:

Let's talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles. If you can't find any, feel free to find one on the internet!

Wow, what a great challenge! I actually found 3 books out of my personal collection that I think meet the requirements...

1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Gemma Doyle isn't like other girls. Girls with impeccable manners, who speak when spoken to, who remember their station, and who will lie back and think of England when it's required of them.
No, sixteen-year-old Gemma is an island unto herself, sent to the Spence Academy in London after tragedy strikes her family in India. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma finds a chilly reception. But she's not completely alone... she's been followed by a mysterious young man, who warns her to close her mind against the visions.
For it's at Spence that Gemma's power to attract the supernatural unfolds; there she becomes entangled with the school's most powerful girls and discovers her mother's connection to a shadowy group called the Order. It's there that her destiny awaits... if only she can believe in it.

2. A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell

Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt trapped in her small town. Her parents are increasingly over-protective, and even her best friend, Rachel, has begun to slip away.
So Cora seeks solace in art, drawing elaborate maps and envisioning herself in exotic locales. Then Cora's maps lead her to some place unexpected: to Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died. Cora forms a tentative bond with Damian--himself an artist--who reveals to her the truth about who her brother really was. As Cora begins to piece together the fragments of her life, she finds herself falling for Damian. But will she have the courage to follow the chart of her heart?

3. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought back more with him than war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in post-war Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him... until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.

Q: How have your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen, what new genres are you in love with currently?

In my earlier teenage years, I definitely did not appreciate books as much as I do now. Especially the classics. Maybe it was because I didn't understand the centuries-old diction. But now I can see these books for what they truly are: treasures of literature that have stood the test of time.

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Happy Friday!


The Library Page said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm following you right back. :)

Those are some pretty cool titles you picked out for the Book Blogger Hop. I only knew about the one by Libba Bray, but now I'm on the lookout for those other two!

Lex Write said...

I love the design of your blog. It is gorgeous! I loved A Great and Terrible Beauty. It is one of my favorites.
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Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there,
Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Jenna and Ashley said...

Like the treasured theme...since you like YA historical fiction, you should check out my friend Sonia Gensler's book, The Revenant, just released in June 2011. It is also paranormal romance. I'm following you as part of the hop! Here's my blog:

Gina said...

Love Great and Terrible Beauty, now that I think of it it is kind of a funny title. Love your blog. New follower. Here's my hop:
Happy reading and have a great weekend!

Untouchable Treasure said...

Library: You're so welcome! :) All these books are really great reads!

Lex: Thank you so much! :) AGATB is such a good book! Thanks for stopping by.

Phooka: Thanks for stopping by and following! I appreciate it. :)

Jenna: Wow, I will definitely have to check that out! Thanks for following!

Gina: As I was scanning my bookshelf for unusual titles, I noticed AGATB was kind of an unusual title, even though I had never though of it in that way! Thanks for stopping by and following! :)


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