Monday, September 7, 2009

Critter Update and some great reading




Critter is having some great fun in Texas. He even got to cozy up next to a copy of Catching Fire before I did. Check out PJ Hoover's blog to see what Critter is up to. Also, it looks like Critter will start looking for a new place to visit this Wednesday, so be sure to visit PJ's blog for a chance to have Critter come visit you.

Please take note that on my side bar I'm going to follow Critter's blog locations as he travels.

I was so jealous of Critter and his elbow rubbings with Catching Fire, that I had to go out and get my own copy. And let me tell you, it's a fabulous sequal to The Hunger Games. If you haven't read it yet, you should.

I've been on a great reading kick. Some other good book's I've read are:
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
~ it's a charming book and way better than the movie

Dreadlocks by Neal Shusterman
~ a dark fusion of Goldie Locks and the 3 bears and Greek Mythology. Sounds strange? yes. But Neal makes it work. A very clever and enjoyable read. Also a short, easy read.

When You Reach me by Rebecca Stead
This is a sci-fi book, but it doesn't feel like it until the end. I think this time-travel book, in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, will touch lovers of all genre's, not just sci-fi fans. This is also a short and easy read.

Currently, I'm reading Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey, the sequel to Skin Hunger. I just started it today. It's a thick book, and may take me longer to read, but I'm already hooked!

Hope you had a great Labor Day! Happy Reading!

14 comments:

MG Higgins said...

I'm still hoping to get Critter in redwood country so I'm off to PJ Hoover's blog. I'm reading When you Reach Me right now and had to shield my eyes from your post!

Kelly said...

Can you believe I haven't read the Hunger Games yet? On my to read list. I was reading three books at once, but finished one so am only reading two at once now! :) (Inkheart and Lemonade Mouth)

C.R. Evers said...

Hi MG! I hope you'll get a visit from critter! I'd love to see that!!!!!


Kelly, I promise you, when you start Hunger Games, you won't want to put it down. Even my hubby read it and he doesn't usually have any interest in YA books. He's just started reading Catching Fire now that I've finished it. This is a definate Must Read for those who love books.

PJ Hoover said...

Critter loved CATCHING FIRE. I read it aloud to him...in my mind.
Yes, Critter is way excited to see where he goes next. Wednesday look for my post!

C.R. Evers said...

LOL, PJ. "reading outloud in your mind" sounds like something out of one of your books. :0)

Corey Schwartz said...

Love the Critter updates. Thanks!

Shelli said...

hey critter!

Kit said...

Great Critter Fun

Solvang Sherrie said...

I loved City of Ember the book, but greatly disliked the movie. There are very few movies I like as much as the book.

Vijaya said...

Thanks for the great recommendations. I'm curious about anything that's in the same vein as L'Engle's books.

Kelly H-Y said...

Yes, Critter definitely looked like he was having a great time on PJ's blog! Love it!!! Great book recommendations!

adrienne said...

I'm a little jealous of Critter. He's having too much fun!

beth said...

Dreadlocks sounds very good...I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for telling me about it!

(PS: Ordered my own copy of Catching Fire this weekend)

edithspage said...

I got my copy of Sacred Scars and When You Reach Me. Can't wait to devour, then we can discuss! ;)