Monthly Archives: November 2013

DIVERGENT – Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For… Read more »

WWW Wednesdays – November 27, 2013

It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  This week may be just a little bit boring… because I’ve fallen down a Veronica Roth… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’m Thankful For

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a seasonal feature since it’s Thanksgiving for those lucky bastards folks south of the border. So TBatB wants to know ten things we bloggers are thankful for. They said it could be bookish or not, but I mean really. Who do they think they’re talking to?? 1. The… Read more »

THE NATURALS – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. What… Read more »

Just One More Chapter Before Bed….

So I’m reading Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. I’m definitely suffering from this today. I have a feeling I will be until I’ve finished the series. But it’s totally worth it. //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>

WWW Wednesdays – November 19, 2013

Rain City Reads   November 19, 2013   Comments Off on WWW Wednesdays – November 19, 2013

It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  This week may be just a little bit boring… because I’ve fallen down a Veronica Roth… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend to a Young Adult Newbie

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is sort of a choose-your-own-adventure. I get to pick ten books I’d recommend to a particular person or type of person. Given that I’ve been reading a lot of Young Adult books this year, I figured it was a good place to start.  Ao here goes,   ten YA books… Read more »

THE SURVIVAL GIRLS – Ming Holden

Rain City Reads   November 17, 2013   Comments Off on THE SURVIVAL GIRLS – Ming Holden

In the summer of 2011, writer, artist, and development worker Ming Holden journeyed to Kenya with the goal of creating a performance with refugee girls for World Refugee Day. At the end of her seven weeks there, she had founded the Survival Girls, a theater group comprised of six Congolese refugee women ages 18-23 living in a Nairobi slum. The… Read more »

CUPCAKES, TRINKETS, AND OTHER DEADLY MAGIC – Meghan Ciana Doidge

  If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in… Read more »