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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A is for...You Can't Hide & Xenocide

26 letters and 52 weeks. You'll always know what letter because week 1 is letter "A" and so is week 27 :-) Find a book that you find interesting who's title starts with this week's letter. If you've reviewed it, give us a link, but it isn't necessary.

Y is for...

You Can't Hide
by Karen Rose

Grand Central Publishing
April 2006
Mass Market Paperback


From amazon.com:

Psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli has spent her entire career trying to help people, and now, just as her patients are making headway and her practice is thriving, everything is about to come crashing down. Someone is using her patients' deepest, darkest secrets against them, pushing them to commit suicide, and framing Tess in the process.

Police detective Aidan Reagan has a long and unpleasant history with Tess. Now that they're forced to work together to uncover the mastermind's identity, they must slowly learn how to trust one another. But when the killer targets Tess, can Aidan save her in time?


This has been on my TBR shelf forever and I still don't know when I'll get to it!



and....because I missed last week.....

X is for...

Xenocide
Ender book 3
by Orson Scott Card

Tor
August 1992
Mass Market Paperback


From hatrack.com (OSC's website):
The millennia-long saga of Andrew Wiggin called Ender, called The Speaker For the Dead called The Xenocide continues ....

On the world Lusitania there are now three sapient races-the Pequeninos, who evolved there; Humans, who came to colonize; and a Hive Queen and her children brought by Ender long years ago. But on Lusitania there is also the descolada, a virus deadly to human beings which would spread like wildfire throughout the Stairways Congress should it ever escape the planet.

The Starways Congress decided that The descolada should be wiped out once and for all, and sent a fleet, armed with a planet-destroying weapon, to do it. A fourth intelligence, loyal to Ender and Lusitania caused that fleet to disappear.

On a distant world called Path live a people whose culture owes much to that of ancient China on Earth. They have evolved a caste known as the godspoken, people of superior intellectual abilities who pay a terrible price for their gifts. The godspoken of Path have given their loyalty and service to the Starways Congress. Among the god spoken is a young girl named, in The language of her people, Gloriously Bright. It is to her that the Starways Congress turn with the mystery of the disappearance of the Lusitania Fleet. There is no doubt that Gloriously Bright will discover the answer to the puzzle. The question is, what will she do with the information


This one is on my "read again list" for this year and at 608 pages, should qualify for a "chunkster" challenge ;-) This really isn't a good book to start with there's too much background you need to know to understand what's happening.
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1 comment:

naida said...

Those both sound intense!

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