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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday...Dec. 28

Alison Can Read
Follow Friday---
It has been a while since I've joined in the Friday hops.  Please join in the fun by taking a look around my blog, visiting the featured blog Bookworms Avenue, and then leave me a comment.  Have a wonderful day.


Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?


I love two books that I read this year that I wish everyone would read, each for different reasons:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ...touching topics of relationships and death and dying.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline... geektastic, gaming fun



Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader hosts...

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

From Prologue- "Every airplane, no matter how far it is up there, I send love to it."

Though I haven't got far in this highly reviewed book I think this opener sets me up to understand that the narrator can't talk to people in her life, so she talks to strangers 10,00 feet in the air. It is sad how isolated some people can be.

24 comments:

  1. Never read these but have heard of The Fault In Our Stars! :)

    New Follower!

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  2. I loved The Fault In Our Stars, but I'll have to check out Ready, Player One! Great choices! :D

    New follower here!

    The Readdicts Feature & Follow Friday

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  3. I have heard so much about 'The Fault in our Stars' I will have to read it very soon!!!!! I am a new follower . . my link is http://kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/x

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    1. I'm afraid that some people are avoiding The Fault in Our Stars because of all the hype, but it is really an amazing book and surprisingly funny at times (for such a serious subject.)

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  4. The Fault in Our Stars is a great choice. Haven't read Ready Player One yet. Happy New Year!

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    1. I have a whole group of kids who absolutely LOVE Ready Player One and they kind of fight over the book. If you don't have it in your library, I recommend that you get it and then try to get it in the hands of your older boys who like to read and play video games or play Magic.

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  5. TFIOS is pretty amazing. I don't think I will ever read it again, but it is a wonderful book.

    I haven't read Ready Player One. Honestly, I probably won't. :)

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  6. Next time I go to the library I'm going to borrow Ready Player One because it seems to be a great read and Ask the passenger, wow, what a beginning. It makes me want to read it :)

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  7. I can't wait to read The fault in our stars! So great pick :)

    F&F from Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  8. I have The Fault in Our Stars sitting in my TBR pile on my bookshelf. I know how it ends (spoilery friends) and I'm having a hard time picking it up!!! I know I need to though. Great picks :D New follower via GFC.

    Here's my FF post!

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  9. I have TFiOS on my kindle, just begging for me to read it!

    I'm a new GFC follower, you can find my FF post here.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. I loved The Fault in Our Stars! It was super amazing. I have yet to read Ready Player One, but I've heard really good things about it. Great choices! I'm a new follower. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I agree with you that Hunger Games would make a great choice, too.

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  11. Hi, from a new GFC follower.

    This meme is such a great way to find new blogs to follow! :)

    I haven't read those titles yet, but I'll add them to my list!

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  12. I have been curious about Ask the Passengers. I'll be eager to hear what you think about it. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. Interesting beginning...sounds like she needs to find a way to send love to folks a little closer to her.

    I have Ready Player One on my 2013 TBR list. I wanted to read it in 2012--but just didn't have time with all the books I'd already committed to challenges. It's down for a challenge now, so it will be read!

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    1. Oh, and my Friday Post. If you'd like to take a peek.

      Trying this again...thought you be more tempted to look at my Friday Post instead of my "Friday Pot"--which is how it first read. :-)

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  14. Have a happy New Year! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings and I hope you join in again in 2013!

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  15. Hi ..
    Just stopping by for the feature and follow friday hop..

    Following you, feel free to follow me as well at the link below. :-)

    BookShelves Of Dreams

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  16. Interesting book beginning! It reminds me of one of the first scenes in a book I recently read - The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim.

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  17. That sure is a strange yet intriguing book opening. I agree, it does sound a little melancholy to me also.

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  18. Rather an unusual opening! How are you enjoying this book?

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  19. Ooh, The Fault in Our Stars has been on my TBR since it was released. I'll have to get to it sooner than later. :)

    New Follower - Bookworm Brandee

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  20. Interesting introduction to Ask the Passengers! Thanks for dropping by my blog last Friday, hope you had a wonderful weekend =)

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