Saturday, April 2, 2016

Day 2 and the Party is Just Starting to Heat Up! #AtoZChallenge




Welcome to Letter B! B is the best letter because it's the beginning of some very great words like 
BOOK! And that's what I, as your Challenge Librarian will be bringing you. Books, books, and more books! I've got a book for everyone!


Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman


Brotherhood in Death 

Both are murder mystery books to get your heart racing.


Brookly, by Colm Toibin
A lovely little book about a young woman who travels from Ireland to New York City in search of a better life. 


Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

A discussion by a surgeon on why and how medicine can improve lives.


Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A little girl, books, and the Holocaust. 

So there you have it. Something for everyone! After you've visited all the blogs and made new friends, take a moment to celebrate by (eating cake) and settling down with a good book. You've had a busy two days. 

Rest up, the next letter isn't until Monday.










86 comments:

shortybear said...

enjoy your weekend.

Our Story said...

Excellent books! I am gonna read "A Book Thief" very soon.

vaishali sabnani said...

Great books ! The challenge is interesting .

Jeremy [Retro] said...

BOOKS that are BEST and we are just getting started... O)

Welcome in the letter "B"... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Hi Pam! Books are good, more books are better! Oh, and before I forget, can I have brownies i/o cake? :p

LuAnn (approx #369 on the list) @ Back Porchervations.
(and one of co-host AJ Lauer's #wHooligans)

Nilanjana Bose said...

A book and one's beverage of choice - best way to spend the weekend. Love Colm Toibin, though haven't read Brooklyn. Thanks for the other recos too.

Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

Unknown said...

I am desperate to read Brooklyn. That looks like an amazing read. I am going to put it on my list for summer. Too many others to read at the moment. My Kindle is cluttered with purchases I have yet to read. I think I am going to get the audio book of The Book Thief. Everyone says that is a life-changing book.

Pat Garcia said...

Thanks for your book selections. They interest me.
Shalom,
Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

Susan Scott said...

Thanks Pam! No time to read books! You gotta be kidding!

Girl Who Reads said...

I'm sure with a name like Girl Who Reads, you can guess what my B post is about.

kaykuala said...

Hank's B post is here:

http://imagery77.blogspot.my/2016/04/they-were-adept-with-twist-and-turns.html


Hank

Jen Chandler said...

Oooh, new books to add to my TBR pile! Pile, heck! Mine is more like a TOWER. A leaning tower. Great post. And I'll take your suggestion for cake and books :D Happy Challenge!

Ida Thought said...

oh true Susan... I've become 'an only on holidays book reader'... but read i do (If i could like the comment I would).

Ida Thought said...

When it comes to for me to read again I'm going to remember this post and choose one of the last three. Thanks Pam
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Ida Thought said...

to =time :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Today I get to catch up on comments. First time I've really been able to do that in the past four Challenges.

Monika said...


here is the post, off to check others now

http://www.sinamontales.com/best-ever-whole-wheat-banana-bread

Mary B said...

I'll be spending my weekend catching up on comments, finding more blogs to comment on, and scheduling social media posts. Fun times!

Mary
Twitter: @KnottyMarie
Literary Gold
Jingle Jangle Jungle

Anonymous said...

Books, books, books. Too many books. Not enough books. Too little time to read all the books!
Have a great day off. CU on C-Day ;-)

Claudia with www.claowuepotpourri.wordpress.com

Ann Bennett said...

I can't rest too much. I've the bulk of posts to write. Good intentions often go astray.

cleemckenzie said...

I still haven't read The Book Thief! That just has to happen this summer.

Unknown said...

A friend of mine had gifted 'The Book Thief' to me about three years ago, I still haven't read it (deeply ashamed).

betty said...

I wrote down several of these books to read after the challenge :)

betty

Heather M. Gardner said...

Reading? I remember doing that!

Heather M. Gardner / @hmgardner
Co-Host, Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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Unknown said...

Loved THE BOOK THIEF! So many books, so little time!!!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Wasn't Brooklyn recently turned into a movie? I heard my students talking about it... Sounds interesting :)

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
The Multicolored Diary
MopDog

Ramya Abhinand said...

HAan! books books and more books. Must lay my hands on a copy of these!

http://meotherwise.com/2016/04/02/beaches-and-taste-buds-atozchallenge/

Karen Baldwin said...

Read the book, The Book Thief, and saw the movie. Both excellent.

Shaivi said...

New additions to my "to read"list. Thanks for sharing!

Sunday Visitor said...

I loved the Book Thief. Have heard a lot about Brooklyn

Melissa Sugar said...

I can't believe I haven't read The Book Thief. I really need make time for it and Brooklyn

cflathers said...

Ahh books, that is the theme of my A-Z challenge. The Book Thief is on my to read list. Sadly that list keeps getting longer, not shorter.
Here is the link to my post for the day.
https://cflathers.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/the-best-yes/

Claire Annette said...

Awesome choices - I love books!

J.L. Campbell said...

Loads of good books, but no time to read this month. The TBR pile is the place right now. Thanks for the info!

pamlovesbooks said...

Thanks! You as well.

pamlovesbooks said...

Do let me know what you think.

pamlovesbooks said...

hope you enjoy!

pamlovesbooks said...

Books ARE Best!

pamlovesbooks said...

You may have BOTH! Happy Challenging!

pamlovesbooks said...

you should totally read it. its sweet.

pamlovesbooks said...

just about any book in audio is excellent.

pamlovesbooks said...

Hi Patricia!

pamlovesbooks said...

oh well see, I dont have children at home and i dont watch much TV. so there, lots of time for reading!

pamlovesbooks said...

ummmmm Bubbles?

pamlovesbooks said...

Tower? How about a planet?

pamlovesbooks said...

nothing like a book over the holidays, right?

pamlovesbooks said...

How are you enjoying that?

pamlovesbooks said...

Agreed. there's never enough time to read.

pamlovesbooks said...

so true. but without reading my heart does something .

pamlovesbooks said...

good summer read!

pamlovesbooks said...

FEEL NO SHAME!!!

pamlovesbooks said...

Do let me know what you think.

pamlovesbooks said...

its better than celery.

pamlovesbooks said...

so sad but true.

pamlovesbooks said...

it is and BOTH are delightful.

pamlovesbooks said...

never too many books, no?

pamlovesbooks said...

isn't the girl adorable?

pamlovesbooks said...

you're so welcome.

pamlovesbooks said...

its a quick read. try it.

pamlovesbooks said...

Summer vacation!

pamlovesbooks said...

that would be sad if your list got shorter.

pamlovesbooks said...

books are better than just about anything right Claire?

pamlovesbooks said...

I hear ya Joy.

The Joyous Living said...

This one is from the heart. A short story "Breaking Dishes" about empowering rape victims. Breaking Dishes
- Joy (The Joyous Living)

kjmckendry said...

I thought Being Mortal was an excellent book that everyone should read as a lot of it deals with how to approach the end for both ourselves and the ones we love.

MckTchr said...

My reading list is going to get really long this month

MckTchr said...

My reading list is going to get really long this month

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I don't read murder mysteries often, but the ones I have have been good. I like the covers of these.

Li said...

"Being Mortal" has been on my TBR list for a while - seeing it here reminds me that I've got to carve out some reading time soon. (But not this month.) As far as the challenge, I've read some really fascinating blogs, as usual. They've added to my vocabulary, given me some tips about animals and DIY projects, and I've read some fine stories. The A to Z seems to be off to a great start!

John Holton said...

I really like Jonathan Kellerman. I haven't read any of his in a while.

L.G. Keltner said...

My reading list is already a mile long, and I fear it will only get longer.

Anonymous said...

Loved the Book Thief. I should take a look at the Brooklyn! Seems interesting. Thanks very much, Pam! Happy AtoZ! :)

Michelle Wallace said...

The Book Thief is AMAZING!!
I LOVE the story.

Cynthia Heart Books said...

I loved The Book Thief but I haven't seen the movie yet. The cover you posted reminds me I should check out the movie sometime.

Bushman said...

I did see the Book Thief as a movie. I didn't realize it was a book. Most likely because I didn't pay attention. I would have to put that on my reading list anyways!

Kalpana said...

B is for Books - how brilliant. I'd really like to read Brooklyn. Have a restful weekend. Mine is almost over and the challenge continueth :)

Janet said...

Great post! Thanks for the tips. Gonna be taking notes and adding to my to read list.

Donna L Martin said...

Hi there!

I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. What a good collection of books and some I think I need to add to my "to read" list...;~)

I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com) . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

Donna L Martin

HappySurfer said...

Congratulations, another new record! How interesting that the total count stands at 2016 in this year of 2016!

A Reading Writer said...

So love the Book Thief! :D And here's my letter B: https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/bilin-a-bop/

Aditya said...

That's great.
And here are my Take from B
http://facetsofadienglish.blogspot.in/2016/04/b-for-beauty-surreal.html
http://facetsofadishortstories.blogspot.in/2016/04/b-for-buddha-purnima-basant-panchmi.html

Ally Bean said...

I've not read any of those books, but then I've been too busy lately trying to get it together for this challenge! ;-) However, once I accomplish this challenge, which is its own kind of reading list, I'll get back to reading for pleasure. Thanks for putting this blogging adventure together.

Nancy Hill said...

The book thief makes me cry just thinking about it. Brooklyn is a movie, right? I haven't seen it, but maybe I will read, or listen to it. Being mortal also yells at me that I should read it. My B was also about books, books and boxes, archival boxes for books. http://womenslegacyproject.com/a-legacy-tools-2/

Kelly said...

Why not have a link up for everyone's posts each day? It would be so much easier to find other bloggers to connect with.

Unknown said...

I must agree with Kelly, it would have been much easier if there'd been a link up app. Nice post though ... and here's my contribution for the A to Z challenge - letter "b" ... https://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/namowripo-a-to-z-challenge-b-april-2-2016/ Cheers, Bastet