10.14.2009

Blogger Book Fair: Dianna of Whatever Dee Dee Wants

Well, we are back from Seattle and had the most amazing time! My husband and I just loved it there and made so many great memories that we are already looking back on and smiling about. We took over 400 photos (wha?!) so I am in the process of weeding through them and putting together a few posts about the highlights.

Until then, it's Wednesday which means it's time for another Blogger Book Fair! Today we have lovely Dianna of the blog Whatever Dee Dee Wants. Dianna loves to read, and even hosts a book club at her house-check out one of the cute set-ups here.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Mississippi, 1962, three very different women come together to write a book. It is a risky project that could put them all in danger. This book is about the undefined lines that are forced upon “the help” by the white women that employ them.

Water for elephants by Sara Gruen

Stripped of everything after his parents' death, twenty-three-year old Jacob Jankowski has failed to sit for his veterinary exams. Left with no home and no future, he hops a train that happens to belong to the circus. There Jacob learns about love, life and surviving.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of lives alternate of her own. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer, Vida exposes the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Life in District 12 isn't easy for Katniss and her family. Ever since her father died she has spent her time saving her mother and little sister Prim from starvation by hunting on forbidden land. Life couldn’t get much worse, and then came Reaping Day. A competition held once a year where the government chooses two children from each of the twelve districts to compete against one another in a live and televised reality show. Twenty-four kids enter and only one survives. Soon Katniss finds herself in a frightful situation.

Thanks for stopping by Dianna!

5 comments:

  1. WELCOME back! Can't wait to hear about it! Good book selections (esp. 13th Tale, which is a personal fave!)

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  2. i'm hearing a lot about that water for elephants book...i may need to check it out.

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  3. I read Water for Elephants and loved it so much that I insisted that my boyfriend read it again with me. He loved it too! We couldn't put it down.

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  4. I've read "Water for Elephants," and "the Help," is on my to-read list, but haven't heard of the others. Must add!

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  5. Loved the Help & and looking for the Hunger Games! Thanks for the book suggestions!
    ps - totally loving the bright thoughts! thanks.

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