- West Palm Beach, FL, USA
- member since July 21, 2009
Hi Laura I just took a look at your library and love it!!! You have read some great tittles I am trying to get into YA please give me some suggestions?? The only genre I can't get into is Sci-fi and fantasy. I am trying to give Dystopia. I try the Hunger games but did not like it that much but want to try another dystopian book!!!
I just got a copy of The Rag and Bone Shop after reading your discussion with Michael. Can't wait to read it! Cormier has been a mixed bag for me. I loved The Chocolate War and the sequel, then nothing else came close.
Have you read Playground by 50 Cent? Not sure if you know his music or not (I don't) but he is a rapper and product of his environment, he says. The book is about a boy in need of some attention, some boundaries and in need of a boost to his low self esteem. Basically, he beats up a boy at school and then becomes an habitual bully. It's the therapist he is required to see who helps him to make sense of his world and to atone in even small ways for the hurt he has caused to others. She sees the good in him and facilitates the first step to a more positive future. I applaud 50 Cent for this story, based on mistakes he made in his own life and I applaud him for using his celebrity to influence teens in such a positive way. I hope this will not be his first novel for teens. Hope you might enjoy it as much as I did!
I'm a bookaholic too! My Mum was a teacher every bit as passionate about sharing books as you seem to be, and she gave me my great love of reading, just as I am trying to do with my boys, aged 16 and nearly 12. They are both keen readers, my eldest more so, but my youngest just got glasses and already finds reading less of a chore! Yay!!!!
Hope we can be friends and share our books
It's so difficult to promote a book with no money. Grrrr. (that's me growling)
This book will take you away. Murder, romance and the paranormal.
"Madman in the Mirror" is a story about a man - Henry Johnson - who is raised by a psychopath and forced to watch - even as a baby - his father murder people on a regular basis. He is also abused and brainwashed, turning him into a sociopath. Henry stalks and murders people efficiently - he tells himself that he may be a killer, but he doesn't want people to suffer. He is haunted by hallucinations, including a specter in his mirror that talks to him.
“It held me spellbound and at attention all through the story.” “Fascinating peek in the mind of a serial killer.” “A most imaginative and brilliant book.”
You can check out the first couple of chapters FREE on Amazon ebooks.
I have published three ebooks on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, B&N, etc., and would be delighted if you would add one or more of these books to your TBR list. If you could also write a review, that would be super.
The titles and links for the books are as follows:
The Ghost Of A Flea - Murder in the Big Apple
Quarantine – A sci-fi thriller set in East Africa
The Watcher – An occult horror thriller set in New England
Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.
Have a great day.
John Brinling, author
Hello fellow Shelfari member!
I would like to cordially invite you to join my group The Gates of the Inferno. Looking at your shelf, it seems that you would (hopefully) enjoy this group, since the main topics of discussion are Agent Pendergast & the writing duo of Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston. Though the group is fairly new, I'm hoping with the help of members like yourself, we could really get this going. Please feel free to stop by (and join ;-) if you're interested.
Thanks again! ^_^
Gates of the Inferno:
P.S. I noticed you teach reading to middle schoolers. An honorable and, I'm certain, challenging profession! For my part, I visit between 30-50 schools each year to promote reading and writing. It seems to have some impact and is worth my while even if just one pair of eyes lights up. Perhaps, one day, I will have the good fortune of visiting your school.