Sep 15, 2013

Stacking the Shelves


I ended up getting Taste Test from Netgalley a few months ago. I finally got around to picking it up and I've loved what I have read so far. I hate e-readers though, they hurt my eyes. So since the story is good so far, I knew I would want to buy a copy anyway, I decided to go ahead and get it and finish up the reading with a hardcopy.

While I was at the bookstore, I browsed the whole teen section and decided to get The Infinite Moment of Us as well. I have had my eye on it for a while and decided to spoil myself and get it too :)



Taste TestTaste Test
By: Kelly Fiore


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If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome—not to mention talented—son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora doesn’t figure out who, she could be next to get chopped for good.
 


The Infinite Moment of Us
The Infinite Moment of Us
By: Lauren Myracle


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For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

  


Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
By: Wilson Rawls


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Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs...

A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found...

An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.
 


My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend
My Dog: The Paradox
By: Matthew Inman


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In My Dog: The Paradox, Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Hilarious and heartfelt, My Dog: The Paradox eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.

We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much “because their lives aren’t lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.”
 


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That's all I got the past week! What about all of you??

3 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  2. Taste Test looks like such a cute book. It's been sitting on my want list for a while now. Can't wait to see your review on it.

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  3. Nice mix of books. Where the Red Fern Grows is a classic of course, we read that in school, and My Dog sounds like a lotta fun!

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