Saturday, August 5, 2017

My TBR List August 2017 - Let's Vote

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School is starting in most of the Southeast states within the first two weeks of August. I feel bad for these kids now-a-days. They get out of school later in the year and go back to school earlier and earlier combined with the 3 to 4 hours of homework daily it sucks to be a kid. And let me say this, these kids can go to school year around and it wouldn't make a difference. It isn't about how much schooling they get but the quality of the education. That's a different topic.

Anyway, since school is starting I thought I would read a book that is or has been on a high school reading list. Help me choose. Which should I read?


The Contestants


Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.




A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.




Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...





Like to join the fun? Here's how it works.

Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Because Reading post. Click here to go to this month sign up

Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next.

The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book.

On the last Saturday of the month post a review (with an optional giveaway, Michelle at Because Reading does this sometimes just for fun but you don’t have to).


The Rules

Ex. Lets say its September…
The first Saturday is the 6th – your post will go up with the 3 books you choose (as stated above these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and then link it to the linky on Because Reading blog.
     Her post will go up at 5am est. Make sure your link your post back to it in order to have your followers        visit other people’s blogs to help vote if they want.

     You can do the Polling however you would like. Survey Monkey, it has a good one and it’s free (here is        an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). You can set it up and say whatever you would like – it’s totally up to        you. All this is asked is that you link back to Because Reading.

The second Saturday is the 13th – this is the day you announce which book won and whatever else you would like.
     (here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). Her post will have a linky, so we can all easily see what                everyone will be reading.

The third Saturday is the 20th– you don’t have to post anything

The fourth (and/or last) Saturday is the 27th– this is when your review will go up regardless of how you liked the book.
     Please note even if you didn’t finished it just write a small post about how you felt about the book.                Michelle don’t write DNF reviews, but she does for this feature so followers can see what she thought          about the book they picked.

Some months have 4 weeks and some have five so a post always has to go up the First and Second Saturday and the last Saturday of the month

The final review post will also have a linky on it so you can link up your reviews and we can see what you thought of the book that was picked. This will draw some views to your blog and maybe find some new friends along the way.

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16 comments:

  1. I confess I have never had an interest in reading Life of Pi. I have read the other two though and liked them quite a bit. I chose The Handmaid's Tale though since that's the one I read recently and remember most. I hope you like whichever wins!

    My daughter's school year doesn't begin until the last week in August, so we still have time. It'll go fast, I'm sure. I know what you mean about the quality of education being what is most important and not the quantity . . .

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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    1. I will definitely read The Handmaid's Tale at some point. I hadn't had an interest in Life of Pi until I saw the movie now I'm wondering how good the book is.

      You have a wonderful rest of the weekend as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I voted Life of Pi because I've always been curious about that one, but all three look like good reads.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and voting. :)

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  3. oh my that was a tough choice, I went with To Kill A Mockingbird because its the one I haven't read yet.

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    1. I'm glad I posted a good list this time. I read in back in school but that's been awhile ago and since it was for school I really wasn't paying attention to it.

      Thanks for voting.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm going to visit your blog right now :)

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  5. I voted for To Kill a Mockingbird. Hope you enjoy the winner!

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  6. I do too :) Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and voting!

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  7. I was going to vote for To Kill a Mockingbird because it's great and so a classic. But then I saw the Handmaiden's tale and that's one I'm really curious about, so if you read it first and like it... see how my mind works? LOL! Hope you enjoy whatever wins :)

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    1. lol I see. I will probably end up reading The Handmaid's Tale some time this month or the next. So a review will be coming.

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  8. It was a tough choice, but I chose To Kill a Mockingbird. I love that book :D

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    1. Thanks for voting. I haven't read a classic in awhile. I'm hoping that it won't feel like I'm back in school if it wins.

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  9. I went with To Kill a Mockingbird! :) I hope you love which ever one is picked!

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    1. Thanks for voting. I figured it would be the winner

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