Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Turn the page ... Tuesday

Happy 2016!

Let's resolve to READ!

From Amazon: "The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly cleawriting and fascinating, original characters."

From Amazon: "The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn’t long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town’s resources are limited and it isn’t long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups. When anonymous acts of vandalism push them toward violence, it’s up to Lina and Doon to discover who’s behind the vandalism and why, before it’s too late."

From Amazon: "It’s 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember, and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town’s respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly. . . .

As the people of Yonwood scramble to make sense of the woman’s mysterious utterances, Nickie explores the oddities she finds around town—her great-grandfather’s peculiar journals and papers, a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes—all while keeping an eye out for ways to help the world. Is this vision her chance? Or is it already too late to avoid a devastating war?"

From Amazon: "It’s been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.

In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth."

Yo! Adrienne says: Well. Hello, Hollywood? Why haven't you made movies out this series?! I loved all of these books. Seems like I am turning into a 'youth lit.' series junkie (Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander just to name a few). If you are looking something clean but exciting (really - a book can be both!) start this series. You'll be done in no time and will have enjoyed yourself immensely. Also, you just might be prompted to write a letter to Mr. Hollywood to get these books on film! I know I would pay money to see them.

From Amazon: "From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge."

Yo! Adrienne says: I know I am waaaayyy behind on this book. Most probably have read this like in the dark ages. I was a little slow to the gate but glad I decided to give it a go. I love WWII books and this one didn't disappoint. I cannot image being blind much less having to survive a war ravaged city. If you haven't read it I would add it to your list.

From Amazon: "From the Back Cover: Women worry a lot. We worry about our children, our friends, our careers, our families, our spouses-the list could go on and on. Yes, we want to be content and trust God with our worries, but it's a struggle to let go and free ourselves from the burden of anxiety. If you're tired of worrying about all the "what-ifs" in your life and want to experience the calm and contentment promised in Scripture, Calm My Anxious Heart is what you've been looking for. Filled with encouragement and practical help for overcoming anxiety, this book includes a twelve-week Bible study to help you discover what the Bible says about contentment and ways to apply it to your daily life. A companion journal is also available to record your thoughts as you listen to God's teaching on this subject. With Calm My Anxious Heart you can let go of your anxiety and experience the contentment that comes from trusting God."

Yo! Adrienne says: My women's group at church did this book as a 12 week study and it was soooo good. You could certainly read it on your own and benefit but I highly recommend this for a group setting. The sharing and love and just down right honesty was amazing.

Before I sign off and ask you to link up below, I wanted to share a new page I set up on Facebook - Turn the page ... Tuesday. Trying a little experiment to see if I prefer posting there (and more frequently). So far I haven't really put much on my page but head over and take a peek. Even better - like my page and leave a comment. Let's see if I can get TTPT up and running over there!


Debi said...

The Ember series sounds great... putting it on my TBR (To Be Read) list. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

Hello! Sorry I'm late. Life!! Will find you on fb...