Reminder: Three Days Left!

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that April ends soon and with it, the posting access. As a member of the community you CAN post your reviews, thoughts, quirks, loves and/or hates about the book/s you read in April DIRECTLY to the community!

There's also three days left to pick next month's book! So, please go to the post below to vote for whichever book/s you'd like the community to read.

I'll announce the next two books on the first day of May (Friday).

Vote: May's Fiction Book

Below are five to choose from for the month of May. The top two highest will be chosen and then people can pick which of the two (or both) they wish to read. Click the image of the book and it will take you to the goodreads page for a description. You CAN vote for more than one book!

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Poll #2009019 Vote for May's Book!

Which book/s should we read in May?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
3(27.3%)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
1(9.1%)
Cinder
3(27.3%)
Obsidian
2(18.2%)
The Shadow Revolution
2(18.2%)

The Selection Thoughts

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Below are my actual thoughts on the book. I'm curious to see other people's. I am still finishing up The First Fifteen Years of Henry August, so that one I might post closer to the end of the month...

My personal thoughts on The Selection – Considering this book is the first one in the series, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the interactions between the characters and they rarely felt forced. I enjoyed that Mer is strong, but she can also admit her weaknesses. And I did like the whole ‘princess diaries’ feel to it… she doesn’t really belong at first but once she sets her mind to something, she realizes she kicks ass at this.

The only thing I wish the author had done is explain a bit more about how the world got to be the way it is. She hints at it when they do the history lesson, but she doesn’t really go into depth about why the society was split up as it was, etc. Also, I felt like the ending was a tad rushed, and the abruptness of it left me confused. I had to flip back a few pages and ahead again just to make sure I hadn’t skipped a whole chapter or two … it just kind of leaves you hanging, which I hate (but do sort of understand since she has others in the series). I just wish the ending had been a bit cleaner. I also got ‘creeper’ vibe from the prince in the beginning … which I don’t know if that is what she was going for (if it was, bravo) … but eventually he loses the creeper vibe lol, but it was definitely ‘ew’ in the beginning.

Also, I find the ‘bad’ people in the book quite tame. While you read about the attacks on the palace, they really don’t do much except disturb the day and make all the girls … girly. I kind of didn’t like that. Also, the ‘girl fights’ were very tame and almost boring, I was kind of hoping if you were going to put that in the book at least make it truly wretched :D lol I wanted to really HATE someone in this book, but there wasn’t anyone really worth hating. I think a book should really bring that out in the reader, all the emotions.

Otherwise, it was a good start and I'm giving this a four out of five :D Will definitely check out the others.

Recommendations

Hello everyone! I hope you're all enjoying this month's book selections... I know I am (finished one and on the second!). :D

I am actually here looking for book recommendations to read next month. It looks like we might be more of a fiction group, so if you could comment with some books you think the community might enjoy, I'd appreciate it. It can be something you have read yourself or you really want to read and this would be a great opportunity.

I think I'll do the same thing for May ... top TWO books will be selected as the books of the month. Thanks in advance and happy reading!

[Mod Post] Nonfiction Book for April

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I don't think we'll get anymore votes, so I'm announcing April's nonfiction book now.

Please feel free to discus the book in comments on this post throughout the month. It would be nice if folks didn't post huge spoilers in comments, but I will forewarn now ... there MIGHT be spoilers so proceed into comments with that knowledge.

Member posting will open up on the 20th so people can write their own reviews, thoughts, complaints, loves, hates, etc.

Happy reading!!

[Mod Post] Fiction Book/s For April

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I don't think we'll get anymore votes, so I'm announcing April's fiction book/s now. Letting the top two books go for this month. This way, if people have read one, they can read the other or people can read both if they would like.

Please feel free to discus either book in comments on this post throughout the month. It would be nice if folks didn't post huge spoilers in comments, but I will forewarn now ... there MIGHT be spoilers so proceed into comments with that knowledge.

Member posting will open up on the 20th so people can write their own reviews, thoughts, complaints, loves, hates, etc.

Happy reading!!