Happy Sunday. I am the (book) supplier and this is my Sunday #bookstack for the week of November 11, 2012.
So It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a stack, so it’s about time for another one. I read a couple of books in the last week, but I’ll talk about those in my wrap up for November. Before I get to my stack, though, I think we have something to celebrate. The (book) supplier has broken 100 subscribers on YouTube. That’s kind of exciting. I’ve been a book tuber for about a year and a half now. I feel like this is a milestone. I’m not really someone who celebrates things, so I’m not sure what I should do outside of saying thank you for watching. I appreciate it more than I can say.
And now the stack. My Twitter friend Jen and I were talking, and she recommended a book called Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Jack Stentz. Jen said this would appeal to my superhero loving sensibilities as the writers of the novel are also the writers of X-Men First Class and Thor. Colin has just started his freshman year of high school. He has Asperger’s syndrome and because of it has difficulty reading people’s facial expressions. When a gun goes off in the cafeteria and the school bully — a guy who put Colin’s head in the toilet on the first day of school — is blamed for it. Colin investigates to clear the bully’s name. I’m excited about this one, and appreciate my Twitter friends’ recommendations.
Second in the stack this week is Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride. This is the sequel to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, which I thought was fantastic. In Necromancing the Stone, Sam has to figure out how to use all this power he has to keep himself from getting his behind kicked all the time, and find out who’s threatening his sister. I’m hoping this one will be a amusing and creepy as the last one.
Last on my YA stack this week Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, the last book in the Leviathan Trilogy. Can I just say that it’s because of this series that I want to read more steampunk? Between the Leviathan Trilogy and season 5 of The Guild on YouTube, I’m really interested in this steampunk business. Anyway, in this installment, the Leviathan picks up a new passenger who has a way of stopping the war. But no one knows what side this guy is on. Alek finally finds out that Deryn is a girl and in love with him. And I’m excited to see how this plays out.
That’s my stack for this week. You should share your stacks on Twitter with the hashtag #bookstack and check out the tag to see what other people are reading this week.
[Question of the Week]
On Tuesday last week I talked about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, and asked if you’d make friends with someone who is dying. I’ve never been in this situation before, but I’d like to think, after spending time with Hazel Grace and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars, and thinking about Esther Earl, who I never met but whose legacy lives on in the form of the This Star Won’t Go Out foundation and Nerdfighteria’s primary holiday: Esther Day.
A number of members of Reading Room 211 answered this week’s question. The neatest thing about their responses this week is they started to respond to each other. Rainbowtigerandmonkey1026 — I have no idea how this username was created — said that she wouldn’t be friends with someone was dying because she would end up being so sad. BlackMonkey5599 said she’d help out the best she could because abandoning that friend would be very wrong.
[This Week on the (book) supplier]
This week’s Book Talk Tuesday and Question of the Week is on Croak by Gina Damico and this week’s Feature Shelf was requested a few weeks ago by abluecat1 of Reading Room 211 on YouTube and is the Zombie Edition.
That’s it for today. So 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 Croak and on Thursday for the Zombie edition of Feature Shelf. I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.