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Friday, February 13, 2009

Refer A Book Friday 2/13/09!

Rules of Refer A Book Friday: To play all you have to do is recommend a book that you liked and post in the comments. Tell me why you liked the book or link to your review. I will pick a recommendation, then add it to my TBR pile and the person who recommended the book will get to win a book from this Pile of Free Books that I reviewed.
I usually post the Refer A Book Friday post at 12pm EST after I am done work. Each week I will post a new post for you to comment in.
Hint: Last week I asked for lesser known author. How about this week give me the better known authors and bestseller. FYI just in case some one is thinking JK Rowling or Stephanie
Meyer... I read all the Harry Potter and couple of the Stephanie Meyers the rest are already on my TBR pile.


Becky said...

I'd recommend the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I'm listening to it right now. It's an amazing book.

J.M. Snyder said...

A better known author ... how about Ursula K. Leguin? I really loved "The Lathe of Heaven." It's a very innovative and imaginative book.

When George dreams, what he sees while asleep comes true. He goes to a shrink to help him with the problem, but discovers the "good" doctor is using him to make changes in the world around them. These changes, while done in the interest of helping humanity, are altering reality in ways it wasn't meant to be.

This is an awesome pre/post-apocalyptic story of one man's determination to keep himself -- and others -- from playing God. I highly recommend it!

Paradox said...

If you've ever been to my blog or seen comments by me you probably know I'm completely obsessed with the idea of parallel universes. Imagine what I thought when I found out that Neil Gaiman (and Michael Reaves) had written a book about them, and a main character who could walk between them. You can't get much more well known and bestselling than Neil Gaiman, and this book, Interworld, is one of my favorites (I just wish it was part of a series.) So it's about a boy named Joey Harker who finds out he can travel between the worlds of the Altiverse (the group of all universes where Earth exists.) In fact, in these other versions of Earth there are other versions of him with the same powers, which they use to keep the forces of magic and science (some worlds are more magical or science-based than others, but each side wants to take over the other) balanced. And then there are MDLFs (multi-dimensional lifeforms) or "mudluffs", which look sort of like giant soap bubbles, one of which follows him around. This book is really fun!

Oh, and The Book Thief is good. It's narrated by Death, and he/it is surprisingly a likeable character.

Kristi said...

I absolutely loved The Road by Cormac McCarthy - my review is here: