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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:

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

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  2. Great books ! The challenge is interesting .

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  3. 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?

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  4. 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)

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    1. You may have BOTH! Happy Challenging!

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  5. 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

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    1. you should totally read it. its sweet.

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  6. 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.

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    1. just about any book in audio is excellent.

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Hank's B post is here:

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


    Hank

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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
    Reflex Reactions

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

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  14. here is the post, off to check others now

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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    1. Agreed. there's never enough time to read.

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

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    1. so true. but without reading my heart does something .

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

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

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

    betty

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

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

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  25. 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/

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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/

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    1. that would be sad if your list got shorter.

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    1. books are better than just about anything right Claire?

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

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. My reading list is going to get really long this month

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  36. My reading list is going to get really long this month

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

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  38. "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!

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

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

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

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

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  43. 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.

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  44. 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!

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  45. 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 :)

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

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  47. 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

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

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

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  50. 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

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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/

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  53. 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.

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  54. 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

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