Hurricane Sandy and Book Discussions

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I am fully aware that a lot of you cannot even read this post right now due to the hurricane that passed through here earlier last week.  I wouldn't have been able to write this if I wasn't at a college campus that must have a force field around campus so it will never cancel classes, not even for the pending hurricane coming our way.  As much as I wanted them to cancel classes, our area was very lucky with this storm.  We had a few trees down but nothing too serious.  I know some of you are less lucky.  I wish you well on getting back to normal.  Hurricane Sandy wrecked a lot of lives and burned a lot of homes.  My house is still out of power and who knows when everything will go back to normal.

I just wanted to wish all of you well.  Be safe in all your travels.

But, on the bright side, with all this rainy weather, I am sure a lot of you got to read lots of books.  Me, since I still had class, I wasn't reading anything except homework.

I did get to thinking about next year because it finally hit me that we are now in November.  That's right, almost the end of the year.  So I am trying to plan how much reading I will get done over break and what I want to plan for next year.  On top of talking about the hurricane, I wanted to touch upon The Bucket List's annual book discussion.

I got it down to two books that I would really love to discuss with you.  In one corner, we have THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin and DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth.  Both of those are fantastic books and both have sequels releasing sometime in 2013.  There is a poll in the sidebar for you to vote on your favorite.

My goal is to have the annual book discussion get better with age.  I plan on getting even more book bloggers involved this year (and if you are interested in doing something for the discussion, you can contact me HERE.)  It is an automatic given that I have the book up as a giveaway during this but maybe I will make the contest even more bigger.  Every year the book discussion is going to be bigger than the last and hopefully, this year it will be even better.  If you want to check the previous year's book discussions, in 2012, The Bucket List discussed Fallen by Lauren Kate and in 2011, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare took over.

I have awesome things planned for the next few weeks and hope you stay tuned to see them all.  I apologize for the lack of posts.  A college kid does have priorities and homework always comes first.  Since the next few weeks are Thanksgiving break and Winter break, we will definitely be getting back to normal speed with posting.  I have some awesome giveaways lined up for you.

Happy reading, everyone!  And hope life gets back to normal, for those affected by the hurricane, soon!

Which book discussion would you want The Bucket List to do?

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