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2013 2013 2013 <b>Real Life:</b><br />Honestly I'm so glad that August is over. It felt like the month <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6OGVCdov8">that never ends</a>. Plus it has been absolutely sweltering here in an area that is not used to that kind of heat. I expect it to be quite warm and summery throughout September. Saying that, this past week was pretty great. I hosted a game night with some of my friends and we had a hilarious time playing "Apples to Apples." I also completed a big project at work and am diving into one more next week in addition to my usual workload. There was no softball this week but we've got a game coming up and I'm hoping for a great turnout again.<br /><br /><b>Bookworm1858 Recommends:</b><br />If you're ever curious about what I'm reading, you can friend me on <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2807605-bookworm1858">Goodreads</a> or check out my <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/p/2013-stats.html">2013 Reading</a> page which spotlights my favorite books read (in pink.) But I also wanted to share four recent favorites with you so you can scoop them up!<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/prep-school-confidential.html"><i>Prep School Confidential</i></a> by Kara Taylor, released July 30; this title features a sassy, wise-cracking heroine with a strong commitment to justice. I'm looking forward to more of her adventures in sequels to come.<i>&nbsp;</i><br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/07/arc-review-bitter-kingdom.html"><i>The Bitter Kingdom</i></a> by Rae Carson, released August 27; this is the conclusion to the Fire and Thorns trilogy and boy does it end with a flourish. There's adventure, magic, and romance all mingled together in an absolutely enchanting way-one of the best third books I've read!<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/arc-review-wounded-name.html"><i>A Wounded Name</i></a> by Dot Hutchison, released September 1; I realize this may prove to be less popular than some of my other recommendations but I found its writing to be beautiful and challenging. For people who like different takes on Shakespeare (this is a contemporary retelling of "Hamlet.")<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/arc-review-this-song-will-save-your-life.html"><i>This Song Will Save Your Life</i></a> by Leila Sales, releases September 17; I saved the best for last and I really want to make sure it gets on your radar. This has been one of my favorite books of the year and I feel that its themes of not fitting in and exploring your passion will resonate with a lot of people.<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-29a9JLLKBfk/UgeJL9c5SXI/AAAAAAAAEpc/gNIyD1i72m0/s1600/This+Song+Will+Save+Your+Life.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-29a9JLLKBfk/UgeJL9c5SXI/AAAAAAAAEpc/gNIyD1i72m0/s320/This+Song+Will+Save+Your+Life.jpg" width="213" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">READ ME!</td></tr></tbody></table><b>Week to Come:</b><br />Just because it's Labor Day tomorrow doesn't mean I don't have a review prepared; it's for Natalie Standiford's <i>The Boy on the Bridge</i>, historical fiction set in 1980s USSR, possibly a new trendy setting for YA. Then we're going back to contemporary with <i>Leap of Faith</i> by Jamie Blair, returning to historical in the form of Elizabeth Wein's highly anticipated <i>Rose Under Fire</i>, the companion novel to my favorite read of 2012 <i>Code Name Verity</i> (have you read this yet? If not, definitely give it a shot!)<br /><br />We're ending the week strong in contemporary: Rainbow Rowell's <i>Fangirl</i>, my first introduction to Simone Elkeles in her latest <i>Wild Cards</i>, and then Robyn Schneider's <i>The Beginning of Everything</i>, which I have been anticipating since it used to be called the much more evocative <i>Severed Heads, Broken Hearts</i>. <br /><br />How is your reading going on this lovely Labor Day weekend? Is anyone traveling or doing something fun?<br /><br />Check back later for the latest installment in my quest to read <i>War and Peace</i>-we only have four more months to go!<br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><b>Real Life:</b><br />Honestly I'm so glad that August is over. It felt like the month <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6OGVCdov8">that never ends</a>. Plus it has been absolutely sweltering here in an area that is not used to that kind of heat. I expect it to be quite warm and summery throughout September. Saying that, this past week was pretty great. I hosted a game night with some of my friends and we had a hilarious time playing "Apples to Apples." I also completed a big project at work and am diving into one more next week in addition to my usual workload. There was no softball this week but we've got a game coming up and I'm hoping for a great turnout again.<br /><br /><b>Bookworm1858 Recommends:</b><br />If you're ever curious about what I'm reading, you can friend me on <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2807605-bookworm1858">Goodreads</a> or check out my <a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/p/2013-stats.html">2013 Reading</a> page which spotlights my favorite books read (in pink.) But I also wanted to share four recent favorites with you so you can scoop them up!<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/prep-school-confidential.html"><i>Prep School Confidential</i></a> by Kara Taylor, released July 30; this title features a sassy, wise-cracking heroine with a strong commitment to justice. I'm looking forward to more of her adventures in sequels to come.<i>&nbsp;</i><br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/07/arc-review-bitter-kingdom.html"><i>The Bitter Kingdom</i></a> by Rae Carson, released August 27; this is the conclusion to the Fire and Thorns trilogy and boy does it end with a flourish. There's adventure, magic, and romance all mingled together in an absolutely enchanting way-one of the best third books I've read!<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/arc-review-wounded-name.html"><i>A Wounded Name</i></a> by Dot Hutchison, released September 1; I realize this may prove to be less popular than some of my other recommendations but I found its writing to be beautiful and challenging. For people who like different takes on Shakespeare (this is a contemporary retelling of "Hamlet.")<br /><br /><a href="http://bookworm1858.blogspot.com/2013/08/arc-review-this-song-will-save-your-life.html"><i>This Song Will Save Your Life</i></a> by Leila Sales, releases September 17; I saved the best for last and I really want to make sure it gets on your radar. This has been one of my favorite books of the year and I feel that its themes of not fitting in and exploring your passion will resonate with a lot of people.<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-29a9JLLKBfk/UgeJL9c5SXI/AAAAAAAAEpc/gNIyD1i72m0/s1600/This+Song+Will+Save+Your+Life.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-29a9JLLKBfk/UgeJL9c5SXI/AAAAAAAAEpc/gNIyD1i72m0/s320/This+Song+Will+Save+Your+Life.jpg" width="213" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">READ ME!</td></tr></tbody></table><b>Week to Come:</b><br />Just because it's Labor Day tomorrow doesn't mean I don't have a review prepared; it's for Natalie Standiford's <i>The Boy on the Bridge</i>, historical fiction set in 1980s USSR, possibly a new trendy setting for YA. Then we're going back to contemporary with <i>Leap of Faith</i> by Jamie Blair, returning to historical in the form of Elizabeth Wein's highly anticipated <i>Rose Under Fire</i>, the companion novel to my favorite read of 2012 <i>Code Name Verity</i> (have you read this yet? If not, definitely give it a shot!)<br /><br />We're ending the week strong in contemporary: Rainbow Rowell's <i>Fangirl</i>, my first introduction to Simone Elkeles in her latest <i>Wild Cards</i>, and then Robyn Schneider's <i>The Beginning of Everything</i>, which I have been anticipating since it used to be called the much more evocative <i>Severed Heads, Broken Hearts</i>. <br /><br />How is your reading going on this lovely Labor Day weekend? Is anyone traveling or doing something fun?<br /><br />Check back later for the latest installment in my quest to read <i>War and Peace</i>-we only have four more months to go!<br /><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/234/065C594705B1BA09B2F57FA519E42A69.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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