IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge after survey opens on May 3, 2019. Reflections open on May 6.


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.

Ankita Shukla said...

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

vaishali sabnani said...

Great books ! The challenge is interesting .

Jeremy Hawkins 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 Braley 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

Megan Whitson Lee 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!

Donna H 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 Burris 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.

Aaliya Thahseen 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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Kathleen Valentine 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

Me Otherwise 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/

Em-Musing 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!

Pam Margolis said...

Thanks! You as well.

Pam Margolis said...

Do let me know what you think.

Pam Margolis said...

hope you enjoy!

Pam Margolis said...

Books ARE Best!

Pam Margolis said...

You may have BOTH! Happy Challenging!

Pam Margolis said...

you should totally read it. its sweet.

Pam Margolis said...

just about any book in audio is excellent.

Pam Margolis said...

Hi Patricia!

Pam Margolis said...

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

Pam Margolis said...

ummmmm Bubbles?

Pam Margolis said...

Tower? How about a planet?

Pam Margolis said...

nothing like a book over the holidays, right?

Pam Margolis said...

How are you enjoying that?

Pam Margolis said...

Agreed. there's never enough time to read.

Pam Margolis said...

so true. but without reading my heart does something .

Pam Margolis said...

good summer read!

Pam Margolis said...

FEEL NO SHAME!!!

Pam Margolis said...

Do let me know what you think.

Pam Margolis said...

its better than celery.

Pam Margolis said...

so sad but true.

Pam Margolis said...

it is and BOTH are delightful.

Pam Margolis said...

never too many books, no?

Pam Margolis said...

isn't the girl adorable?

Pam Margolis said...

you're so welcome.

Pam Margolis said...

its a quick read. try it.

Pam Margolis said...

Summer vacation!

Pam Margolis said...

that would be sad if your list got shorter.

Pam Margolis said...

books are better than just about anything right Claire?

Pam Margolis said...

I hear ya Joy.

Joy said...

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

Kathryn McKendry 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

Deborah R. Hawkins 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 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.

Jeff 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!

Kalpanaa M 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 Miles 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!

Rosemarie Gonzales said...

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

Aditya Sinha 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.

Georgia Koch 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