As a blogger who reads and reviews (discusses) books and a writer who is constantly submitting her books for review, I can’t tell you the number of times the expression, “So many books, so little time!” has come up in my correspondence with other bloggers and reviewers.
Well, I’m here today to announce that I’ve found a way to fit more books into my life. The best part is that I’ve discovered how to do this without adding any extra strain on my eyes, needing extra time in my day, and even better, losing weight while I do so.
Wait—why am I telling you this? I should sell this idea…
Okay, seriously, this post falls under the What’s On My Bookshelf category, but I wanted to have a little fun with it. The truth is, I am currently reading two books.
The first book, Perfection Unleashed, by Jade Kerron, is on my iPad. I’m about 20% of the way through and thoroughly enjoying it. I’m also happy to announce that I’ll posting a review and hosting Jade Kerron in my blog on Dec. 17th as part of the Book Tour for her Double Helix series. I can’t wait. Here’s the description of her book from Amazon:
What would you do if you came face-to-face with perfection, and it looked just like you?
Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it.
Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted–a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.
When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives–the in vitros, clones, and mutants–collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab’s search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.
Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.
The second book I’m reading is Divergent, by Veronica Roth. However, I’m not so much reading it, as listening to it. I’m sure many of you wise readers have already guessed this, but I’m listening to Divergent on my iPhone. I finally subscribed to Audible.com (audio books), and am reaping the benefits of listening to a wonderful book while walking my dog. In fact, if a chapter is especially good, I walk further so I can keep listening. You get the picture….
The more books I read/listen to—the better I look!
Here’s the description of Divergent from Amazon:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
I’m not sure how long it will take me to read/listen to Divergent, but expect a posting under Book Discussions sometime in the near future.