Monday, June 9, 2014

Barnes & Noble Gift Card Giveaway + Summer Reading


Happy Monday everyone! To kick off summer, and summer reading, I thought a Barnes & Noble gift card giveaway would be the perfect thing. 

What's on your reading list?

Here's mine:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed (which I love so far): 
“How wild it was, to let it be.”

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (before I see the movie):
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck (a perfect road trip companion my sister gave me): 
"To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light-these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of 58, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years..."

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (because I can't believe I haven't read it):
 "But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.” 
(I think it's a little heavier than the Disney version).

Any other recommendations? Have you read any of these?



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12 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I've been working my way through a collection of short stories by Somerset Maugham. I love the idea of reading The Little Mermaid. You're right that the actual stories are darker than the Disney versions:)

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    1. Somerset. What an interesting name and an interesting man! I looked him up. I'm apparently all about the quotes lately and found this one by him that I like “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” :) Maybe I'll have to check out his short stories too.

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    2. It is an interesting name isn't it. No doubt you know that it's an English county, and it's in the southwest, not too far from here. And it's right next to another beautiful English county called Devon... They're quite often referred to together - Devon and Somerset.

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    3. I actually didn't know that, although I probably should. I knew there was a place in England called Devon though :) Thanks for sharing your wisdom CJ.

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  2. great giveaway! lately i'm soooo behind in reading department and i'm determined to catch up. i just finished Running Blind by Lee Child, and now i'm half way from finishing The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

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    1. The title of the second book is particularly interesting. I feel behind on reading too. I'm trying to make it a priority again.

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  3. Great list! I loved Wild and Fault so much. I just checked a few out of the library that I'm excited to read this summer: The Interestings, The Power of Habit, and Committed (by Elizabeth Gilbert). Enjoy your reads!!

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    1. Good to know you loved both of those books Allie. Your reading list sounds diverse and interesting.

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  4. Great list! I'm reading the United States of Asgard book 2- A Strange Maid...Jellybean Kisses...and my Goodreads TBR is VERY long. Also, I'll be doing a lot of editing of my own novels!

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    1. Editing of your own novels! That's so cool!!!

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  5. A nice varied reading list. The boys have a more exciting reading list than me at the moment, I've been working hard to find them lots of interesting things. I'll probably read one or two of them myself. I like to see what they're reading, although I can't read everything they do - not enough hours in the day! CJ xx

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    1. I think it's neat you read some of the books your children do. I've always loved children's literature too.

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