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This weekly meme is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. This week's question comes from Ellie who blogs at Musings of a Bookshop Girl:


"If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

Well, I know I would certainly buy The Forest of Hands and Teeth and Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. But if we're pretending we can buy books that are about to be published, then I would add the third book in the series, along with The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. I discovered the book trailer for The Forest of Hands and Teeth and became captivated. I didn't know much about the books up until this point, but now I want to read them. I showed the trailer to my students, and now everyone in the class wants to read the book. Ah, the power of media. I think I would also pick up a few more copies of The Westing Gameby Ellen Raskin and Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson. I love these books.














This weekly meme is hosted by parajunkee and features (this week) Ashley from Bookaholic Does Blogging. This week's question is: Just like Ashley said (love it) "Ashley the girl..." who are You the Boy/Girl, instead of You the Blogger?


  Behind "The Flashlight Reader" I am Alanna, a 28 year old mother of two boys (8 and 3), and an English and Reading teacher at an Urban middle school. I teach grades 6th - 8th. I've been married to my husband for almost 10 years. We hope to celebrate the decade in Alaska next summer. (Cross your fingers.) Our family is also made up of two stray dogs that we rescued, Roscoe and Lilly. Roscoe is a chihuahua that literally walked into our garage one day and never left. Lilly was found floundering in a marsh near my uncle's house. We instantly took her in as well. I think the dogs are just as spoiled as the kids. They even get to go spend the night with the grandparents when the kids go!
  When I'm not working (which is rare), I enjoy reading and doing crafty things. I also like traveling and camping. Oh,  I am also obsessed with all things Disney. I would spend all of my extra weekends at the Magic Kingdom if I could afford it. The place just brings back fond childhood memories, I guess.

Comments

  1. Found you through the hop! The Westing Games is awesome and you really should put it on your wish list!

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  2. Hi, just hopping on by! I LOVED The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I have the Dead Tossed Waves in my to-read pile next to me. Twisted by Anderson was also amazing. I hope you get your hands on these books soon!

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

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  3. Hi!
    I'm hopping by via the hop :)
    To be honest, I didn't really enjoy The Forest of Hands and Teeth, it was kind of annoying. But some people seemed to enjoy it, it seems to be a hit and a miss type of book.

    Anyways, have a great weekend and feel free to check out my blog themoodyteenager.blogspot.com

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  4. I am reading The Goddess very soon! Check out my choices of books to read at http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com

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  5. Hopping through. I hope you get to go to Alaska. I spent a week in Fairbanks ten years ago and thought it was beautiful.
    My Hop

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  6. Hi, I'm a new follower from the blog hop! You've got such a cute blog. Great picks for the $80 list, by the way. I simply adored The Forest of Hands and Teeth + The Dead Tossed Waves. I'm hopefully getting a copy of the third book in the mail any day now, too, so I'm unbelievably excited. Carrie Ryan is just fantastic. You can see my blog hop post over here if you're interested. I'd love it if you'd check out my blog! :)

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  7. Hi Alanna

    I enjoyed reading the story about your dogs, I love dogs and I think it's a sweet story.

    I'm a new follower^^

    Stop by my blog if you have time:-)
    Mysteriousbooks

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  8. Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost anything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.

    http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/

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The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Basically how it works is you follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. So looking forward to making new blogging friends & following blogs!


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