Monday, November 14, 2011

Must Read Monday #5 and Marina's Tales Giveaway Winner

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!!!!!

I have had a busy weekend with classes ending soon and everything but I'm back in action!!!
Fans of Fiction
Must read Monday is hosted by Fans of Fiction.
The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.
Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?
On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).
When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.
It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

This week's category is: A book so powerful it changed you in some way
Okay so I legitimately think that Jenna and Ashley are choosing categories that will make me think really hard ON PURPOSE! Such a hard decision because I think that every book tends to change me somehow. Its like when I read, I am lost, and when I get done, I sigh as if i have just run a marathon (literally), come back down to my body and try to incorporate the message or book into my life somehow. I guess if there was a book that really changed me in some way it could be Crank by (once again)  Ellen Hopkins. I chose her book Burned last week and now I'm feeling like her books are all amazing or something (which admittedly they are). I will admit though, that although they were amazing, I would never ever read them again! I don't feel that way because the books were bad or anything, like I said they're amazing, but because I just don't want to go through the emotions the book puts me through again. The fact that it was written in verse and the way it's written brings you right into the story and makes you feel exactly like the character. When I say exactly, I mean it.

This particular book, showed me that just because I have it all together right now and everything is "perfect," certain things can happen and pull me down and there's nobody to right my life but me. (I hope that makes sense) Anywho, on to the acroustic:

Crystal Meth is Bree's new Friend
Reckless alter ego Bree who consumes Kristina
After a taste of the Monster
Normal is overrated, and
Kristina's life, her plans, everything, is beginning to fail.

Trust me. If you havent read this book yet, read it. It is so surprising how much you can get into this book. I thought I'd hate it when I first read it, but it's absolutely great albeit disturbing.

We also have the winner for the Marina's Tales Giveaway.

Ms Lan Chan of The Write Obsession (again) has won my giveaway!!! (It helps that she had like all additional entries possible. Ha!) I am happy for her and the author should be contacting her shortly. Happy Reading Lan!


The Happy Booker said...

Brilliant acrostic! That, and your explanation about how the book affected you really makes me want to read it. I have it sitting here on my shelf so I really have no excuse.
I completely get what you mean about having things together now, but circumstances can always change. Its difficult, unless you are faced with similar circumstances, to understand what decisions someone could be faced with that could make turning to drugs an acceptable option. I understand this and try very hard not to be judgmental.
You have a compelling argument for at least attempting to read the print version of the book despite being unsure about a book written in verse, but I still may decide to grab the audio instead. Either way, this is still a must read!
Thanks for stopping by my Must Read Monday!

Getting Your Read On said...

I think this is my favorite week so far with everyone's acrostics. Maybe it's because these are books we are all so passionate about. Great acrostic!

Lan said...

I don't know how you come up with these great poems each and every time! Especially with all the other stuff you've got going on! I'm not sure if I could handle reading a book like Crank. I'm such a fluffy reader. But you make a very convincing case.

And yay for me for winning the Marina's Tales comp!! I can't wait to read them. They'll be the first books I try with a mermaid theme.

Sherre said...

Lan: They were my first mermaid books too! I too am a bit of a fluffy reader (at times) but I was told I NEEDED to read it so I did, and I think I loved it.

Alison Can Read said...

Love your acroustic. I didn't realize that's what those were called. Yours explains the book well. I keep meaning to read Ellen Hopkins' books.

Jenna and Ashley said...

Crank is such an excellent book! It got me addicted to Ellen Hopkins, quite literally. I was so sad for the author when I learned that Bree is based in part on her own daughter.
Great pic, Sherre!
-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

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