Friday, June 1, 2012

Follow Friday #20 and TGIF #5

                                      Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by
                              Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! 

Q: You are a matchmaker -- your goal, hook up two characters from two of your favorite books. Who would it be? How do you think it would go? 

A:Hmmm, good question... I think I would choose Cammie from the Gallagher Girls and Nick from the Chronicles of Nick. They are both really sarcastic and both fight evil. Just different kinds of evil. So it would be fun to watch them, not only as a couple, but in a fight together as well. The wit and action coming from both would have me rolling. 

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5)Infamous (Chronicles of Nick, #3)

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads  

Q: Issue Books: Which books have you found to be very rewarding when it comes to tackling tougher issues?  

A: I havn't read the books you mentioned or anything quite as tough as those. I have not attempted yet because I have such a tender heart. I cry in all book as it is. However, I have read some pretty emotional books that deal with death, those dying and the ones left behind. I have also recently read one that deals with a teenage that has to learn to cope with his grandfathers dementia. Those were really hard for me. I found them really rewarding at the end. I felt that even though there was plenty of sad and an overwhelming sense of loss, there was also healing and hope in the end. 

Here are some that really got me recently and had me crying like a baby. 

Curveball: The Year I Lost My GripSometimes, the greatest comebacks take place far away from the ball field.

Meet Peter Friedman, high school freshman. Talented photographer. Former baseball star. When a freakish injury ends his pitching career, Peter has some major things to figure out. Is there life after sports? Why has his grandfather suddenly given him thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment? And is it his imagination, or is the super-hot star of the girls' swim team flirting with him, right in front of the amazing new girl in his photography class? In his new novel, teen author Jordan Sonnenblick performs his usual miraculous feat: exploring deep themes of friendship, romance, family, and tragedy, while still managing to be hilariously funny.

The Fault in Our StarsDiagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Sisterhood Everlasting (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, #5)welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.

The Running DreamJessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.

With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.(


  1. I'm the same way with crying in books - it's so easy for me to get teary, so I tend to avoid boks with tough issues.

  2. Hello!
    I enjoy Cammie's character a lot, and I wish I knew who Nick was!
    You have a lovely blog and I'm a new follower (via GFC)


  3. I haven't read either of these! I still have such a long wishlist to get through! Old follower. My Follow

  4. I haven't read those yet. But I love sarcastic people. Probably because I'm that way. They do sound like they would make a pretty good match.

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  5. I really want to read the Chronicles of Nick!!! I really need to soon, thanks so much for sharing :D New follower via GFC!

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  6. That could be pretty cute ^_^

    Thanks for stopping by! Returning the follow via GFC ^_^

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