Sunday #Bookstack No. 11: Week of 21 October 2012

I’m back after an unscheduled hiatus. Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #bookstack for the week of October 21, 2012.

So to catch you up on what I read last week: I fell into Butter by Erin Jade Lange, and I’ve decided it was disturbingly awesome. It’s been borrowed from me already, so I don’t have a copy to show you, but you can click on the red annotation on the screen and watch the trailer for this book. Go ahead. I’ll wait for you. I have a project for this book which I’ll be rolling out here in the next couple of weeks. I’m not going to talk about it until I really get started. The other book I read this week was Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant. I read somewhere that it took a lot of coercing to get these two to write together again … they wrote the Animorphs series — which I’ve never read — and apparently decided that they wouldn’t write together anymore. And then they did. I thought the concept of girl creating boy was intriguing, but I felt like the characters were a little too predictable. The story does bring up issues about medical ethics, which I find an interesting topic. I could see it paired easily with S. A. Bodeen’s The Gardener or Mary Pearson’s The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

Now for this week:

Because it’s getting toward crunch time this semester, and I have two projects to do, I’m only going to commit to reading one book this week, and it’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. It’s another one that I saw a number of #bookaday readers say they liked this summer, and I’m going to go ahead and read it, and make an attempt to not draw comparisons between this and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’ve also heard criticism about the vulgarity of one of the characters — I feel like I should read this novel with a critical multicultural lens, even though I try most of the time to keep my grad school education out of the young adult novels that I read. So we’ll see what comes of it. I’ll let you know next week.

As for this week on the channel, Book Talk Tuesday will be First Kill from the Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer in honor of the release of the second book last week, called Second Chance. This week’s Feature Shelf is “The American Indian Edition,” as requested by Buffy here on YouTube. Tune in on Tuesday and Thursday for more bookish goodness (I’m going to have to admit with that comment that I’ve started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer again — and no, the Buffy who requested the Feature Shelf is not a fictional character from the imagination of Joss Whedon. It’s a coincidence).

With that said, I’m going to sign off for the day by reminding you that if you’ve got thoughts about what I’m reading, or books in general, or if you want to request your very own Feature Shelf based on a theme or title, leave me a comment on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or if you’re not on social networks, through the “Contact” page on my website. All of that info is on the end screen and in the video description.

I hope you have a great week. I’ll see you on Tuesday for the book talk on First Kill and on Thursday for the American Indian edition of Feature Shelf. I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.

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