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TELL ME TuEsDaY is a feature cooked up by my BBBB (Best Blogging Buddy, Bittersweet) from PLEASE FEED the BOOKWORM and I, after having our brains mashed by a Twitter party. It is a weekly, or bi-weekly feature (depending on your personal reading schedule), where we ask you what you are reading now, and why, and what you will be picking next from your TBR pile, and why. We are always curious to know why people read what they read.
*Doctor Who, David Tennant, gifs in honor of a new season of The Doctor starting this weekend, and my favorite regeneration actor.
I am reading Dash by Kirby Larsen as my current ARC August Challenge (see button on side bar) read. It is a Middle Grade about the US Japanese internment camps during WWII. I really like this book because it is written like Middle Grades used to be written (if that makes any sense to you), think of Little House on the Prarie style. It is very calming and comforting in a way. I love the idea of the story imparting a history lesson as it goes along. I haven't read much of it because I was feeling headachey-weird yesterday, and now today I have a full on cold (or flu), so I have not been reading. I hope after a couple of cups of hot tea I will be able to use this sick time to my reading advantage. Also, thank-you to Celeste Pewter who sent me her ARC copy of Dash when she heard my Netgalley request had been sitting in limbo for a couple of months.
The other book I am reading off and on is The Galian Spear. It is by an Irish indie author. She sent me a mobi file quite awhile ago because she is planning a re-write, re-issue and wanted my thoughts. The file wouldn't download to my Kindle for some reason even though I have the app for that, and my son was supposed to figure it out for me, but you know how that goes, so when I saw it was on Amazon Unlimited, I signed up for the 30 day free trial. I love the parts about the children, but the history of the Galians is a little long; something easily remedied in a re-write. I definitely think a new cover is in order for the re-issue.
As far as my next ARC August read goes, I have no clue. I have several eARCs pending on both Netgalley and Edelweiss, and that new stupid Penguin Publishers site (Has anyone gotten approved for any books on the PP site yet?). I would love to read Atlantia. I am getting a copy of The Body Electric by Beth Revis (Across the Universe), but I don't think it is shipping until the end of the month.
* UPDDATE: I was turned down for this book on EW by Dutton Children's Books. They said "sorry", but all of our available eARCs have been distributed. I find that hard to believe because I requested it with in minutes of it going up on the boards.
Once I am finished with Dash I will be at my outside number for the ARC challege, six, so I am going to take an ARC break and read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.
I was sooooo excited whe I saw it on Amazon Unlimited because our libraries' copies all have a loooooong waiting lists. I have read one of her other stand-alones, Elsewhere, and two of her "chocolate" books (I need to read the third book, I feel really awful about it). I just adore her writing style.
I also saw that all of the Giver series is on there, and although I would love to re-read the first books, I might not even get to The Son, which I haven't read, by the time my free 30 days is up.
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