TBR Intervention Challenge (4)

 TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by  April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray




The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday. 

Here are the rules:
1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one). 
2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.
3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.
4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below, grab the button and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers. 
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THE BOOK I COMMITTED TO READ:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
by N. K. Jemisin
in my pile since March 2010

Barely, barely finished it in time for this week's TBRIC post. I haven't read any book except this one this week, because I've been reading a lot of fanfiction - specifically Inuyasha fanfiction featuring Sesshoumaru/Kagome pairing. I love, love the pairing and some of the stories I read were awesome.

Okay, as usual, I won't be able to post my review of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms today but I will put it up by Monday or so. Uhm... I quite liked the book but I did not jump around like usual when I really, really like it and such.


THE BOOK I COMMIT TO READ THIS WEEK:

Voices of Dragons
by Carrie Vaughn
in my pile since March 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads:

On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons. 
Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them. 
But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war? 
I've only read one book of Carrie Vaughn before and that was Steel (see my review here). I really liked her storytelling and of course the fact that the heroine of the book was someone who can kick butts plus it was a story where a girl went to another time and had the adventure of a lifetime which is what I've been daydreaming for most of my life.  Now, here in Voices of Dragons, it is not a case of another time and space, but a case of the modern existing alongside the fantastic.  *sigh* Why does it not happen in reality?





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6 comments:

  1. Reading Inuyasha's fanfiction? I love do it, too. I understand you weren't able to read much more. I hope you like Voices of Dragons, I heard is pretty good.
    Have a nice day!!

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  2. Hi! Oh, so sorry for the linky tool. Please link-up with the new one. I'll try to renew this week. I'll see which linky is better.

    Anyway, I'm not done with Nightshade yet.. been busy this past week. I hope we can finish all our books this week. Good luck to us!

    xoxo, april

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  3. Congrats for finishing The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms! I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I'm just really having a hard time finding time to read! Good luck on Voices of Dragons... that one sounds REALLY interesting :)

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  4. Glad to hear that you finished your book. "Barely finished" still counts. Thank you for being a host.

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  5. Glad you finished your book. I haven't heard of either book and look forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

    My TBR is at http://rantsnscribbles.blogspot.com/2011/11/tbr-intervention-week-3.html

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  6. Oh... I completely understand the Fanfiction Issue. I can get sucked into my favorite pairings and never emerge again... So I try my best to keep away, but I never manage.

    Anyway! I hadn't heard of any of those books, but the first cover looks great and the second blurb looks promising. I hope you'll enjoy it! Will come back to check and prod you towards success!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

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