This week’s list is all in eBook format, so no swanky picture at the top of this post. My library is in and out of operation these days since they’re (finally) moving into temporary space so they can renovate the old space. My tax dollars are at work. Thank heavens they have eBooks to cover the gap.
In other news, the ARC’s (advance reader copies) of Broken Fate have gone out to reviewers. It’s a real, honest to gosh book and now it’s getting to the point where the rubber meets the road. People are actually going to be reading it! And having thoughts about whether it’s good or not. I’m having a little trouble adjusting to this new reality. But on to the reading list…
- Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh. This one is actually a reread. I don’t reread many books (because I’m drowning in new stuff to read), but this one was hilarious and I’ve been in need of some cheer this week so I borrowed it again. Still funny, even the second time around. If you have any interest in dogs or depression and the silly sides of both, this is your book. (If you want a taste of her work without buying the book, the author has a blog. It hasn’t been updated lately, but it’s still funny.)
The Last Apprentice (Revenge of the Witch), by Joseph Delaney. The man responsible for ridding the local villages of evil spirits is retiring and seeking an apprentice to train to take over the job. Of course, learning never goes smoothly and the main character ends up releasing a Big Bad Witch. Then the adventure is on to put things right. It’s light horror for younger readers.
- The 100, by Kass Morgan. Somehow I never noticed that this book/TV show existed until Amazon put the show on a lightning deal over the holidays. On the DVD cover, it said, “Based on the novel…” So, of course, I had to check it out. (I didn’t buy the DVD, figuring I’d read the books first, so I have no idea whether the show is actually good or not.) It’s about a hundred human juvenile delinquents who are sent back to Earth to see if the planet has recovered from nuclear war and is safe for habitation. (All of the surviving humans have been living on spaceships since the war.) They’ll either be heroes or die.