I hope everyone has had a really good week. I've had a lovely week even though I had to work most of Monday and Tuesday and the weather was wet, wet, wet. Wednesday I spent wrapping presents and Thursday we had a lovely, un-rushed Christmas brunch with our daughter, s-i-l and grandkids. Friday my DH actually took us shopping - a rare thing as he doesn't like the pre or post Christmas crowds. Today I did some cleaning in our RV as it looks like we will be trading it in soon. :-)
Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
I enjoyed seeing the books each of you are looking forward too. Some of them made me think of books I want to read too. One book was mentioned twice, Pirate's Alley by Suzanne Johnson, and JR Ward was mentioned twice.
The Winner from SBB #182 comments is: #9 Di who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the ARC/Review titles or Love titles - all linked near the end of the post. Please let me know your choice by completing the (new) WINNER FORM.
WEEK #183 (One Question.)
Q1. Becky asks: Of the past year, what is the greatest book you have read?
A: I saved this question 'till the end so we could pick from all the books we have read through 2014. First - I interpret this question to refer to books read in 2014 not necessarily published in 2014. Second - "Greatest" could have different meanings. I read primarily for entertainment so I don't often read what some might call "great" literature. If I define "greatest" as most important, I would have to pick The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. However, for this question, I chose to define "greatest" as "favorite". My favorite for the year was a surprise to me and the book I just finished! The Dreamer's Pool Audiobook is excellent entertainment and hard to set aside! I will post the review this coming week.
Thanks to those who are sending in Questions. DON'T BE SHY! Surely everyone has a Q or two you'd like to ask. Input suggestions in this Suggested Question Form. At the end of each month I draw from the suggestions I used during the month and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions. Thanks for sending in questions! We still have a supply of questions but from the same people so hopefully others will send more in -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify to use.
The questions in December were shared by: Rubynreba, Nikki, Elizabeth and Becky. Random.org picked #4: Becky.
Your turn to share:
Q1. Becky asks: Of the past year, what is the greatest book you have read??
SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Valentine and "Love" books or the June 2013 Newly Updated ARC/Review List. (My daughter pulled several of the Christmas titles to give with gift bags we made up for the nursing homes. I have to go back and update that list with what is left and a few new titles to add.)
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on either of the two questions above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.
I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made through Saturday January 3, 2015 at 5 PM central.
I liked The House at Brede.ReplyDelete
Congrats Di. My favorites are usually romance and historical so when I picked this book up "Still Alice by Lisa Genova" I was surprised when I found myself thinking it was the best read for me in 2014. It's a book every one should read at least once. :)ReplyDelete
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Don't Waste Your Life, by John Piper.ReplyDelete
My favorite book of the year would be a series actually by Anne Perry. The William Monk Mysteries were so much fun to read & had me eager to dive into the next & the next. Victorian England was a fabulous backdrop to the events & characters. Beautifully written.ReplyDelete
CL Wilson's The Winter King (fantasy romance)ReplyDelete
I've heard so many good things about Juliet Marillier's books - I really should give them a try.ReplyDelete
It is so hard to pick my greatest book of the year....just one? How about the latest most awesome book, The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell.
Congrats to Di!ReplyDelete
For me, I finally started the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Cinder is the start of it all so it became my favorite read of the year.
the king by JR WardReplyDelete
hum hard question really but from those read in 2014...nalini singh guild hunter series ( not one specifically teh whole series up to what i have read) and allegiance by susannah sandlin are those that top teh rest^^ReplyDelete
I actually picked a favourite book of the month as I went through the year, so I have a list. But overall, I really loved the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. It was so humourous and fun.ReplyDelete
I would have to say Barrenlands by Doranna Durgan. I usually read cozy mysteries or light romances---but this fantasy really caught my attention and drew me into the story.ReplyDelete
I read a lot of great books but the one that stands out is Then and Always by Dani Atkins, it was fabulous.ReplyDelete
Afterworlds by Scott WesterfeldReplyDelete
This is a hard question for me to answer, I have some series that I really loved reading this year. I love the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. I also loved reading the A Ladies of Lantern Street Novel series by Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz and the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries a series by Liz Mugavero.ReplyDelete