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Blog Hop and Follow Friday (7)

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted bycrazy-for-books. This week's question comes from Somer who blogs at A Bird's Eye Review:
"Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"
Although I have intentions of reading multiple books at once, I usually only read one book at a time. I feel like I'm cheating my book out of something if I share my reading time with another book. If I have to read a book for work, however, I will most certainly read multiples. My brain needs a break from work related reading.











Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by parajunkee's view. This week's question comes from Jess at Gone With the Words:  
How did you come up with your blog name?

This is a super easy question for me to answer. The name implies it all. I read at night with a flashlight.  know, very juvenile.  I don't have to hide under the covers when I stay up passed my bed time anymore, but the flashlight habit never died. I loose all …

Review Hunger

Hunger Jackie Morse Kessler





Synopsis from Goodreads:

“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?


Review: The story begins with Lisa’s attempted suicide. Before she can overdose on her mother’s pills, Death intercedes and appoints her as Famine. She thinks she is dreaming, until she notices a large, black horse living in her backyard and Famine’s scales sitting…

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailboxis a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
After the Blog Hop post Friday, I felt inspired to visit my friendly neighborhood used bookstore. Well, it's not exactly in the neighborhood. It was a 30 minute drive across town. (Well worth it.) I managed to score 7 copies each of  The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and Whirligigby Paul Fleischman. Both of which are going to be used and given away to my students at our lunch time book club. These should last us through the year. Although, I hope to fit in at least one more book by June. I also grabbed another copy of Lost Voices (love this book) by Sarah Porter. Not exactly sure how someone managed to trade in an ARC, but I'm not complaining. I want a whole set of this book!
Oh, I also won my ebay bid for The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves.  Yay! I'm still tingly over the book trailer.
I'm currently reading Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse) by Jackie Morse Kessler. I have to admit, I'm ha…