Friday, February 4, 2011

Blogger Hop (3)

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs that are posted in the Linky list below!!

"What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"
 I am actually reading several books right now :)  I'm a multi-tasker like that.....

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.  So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini.  In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails.  As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile.  But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater.  Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion.  His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

I'm reading this as a group read for one of my groups on Goodreads.  It is a true story. 

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight — she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme, and in her case horrifying, skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace — or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away... a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

I've heard so many good things about this book.  I figured that it was time to read it for myself. 


Mirielle said...

I've heard good things about Graceling!

Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through!
Graceling rocks - I am sure you will enjoy it!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Jessica said...

New to that one!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Alison said...

Hopping through. Two great books! I loved Graceling and Hillebrand is a great author.
My Hop

Booksnob said...

Love your header! Stopping by for the hop and returning the follow. Hope you have a great weekend.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I loved Unbroken. Hope you do, too!

Here's my post:

Rachel said...

Stopping by via the hop. Just thought I'd say hello! Great blog you have here.

I loved Graceling! Enjoy.

And the plot thickens...

readandriot said...

Just hopping back to you. Sorry, I know it's late.
I've been debating adding The Graceling to my TBR list. What do you think of it?
New blog follower! :D

Terri @ readandriot