Exciting word-smith related news! I found out last night that I made the 3rd and final round of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge I posted about before – wahoo!! My assignment for the 2nd round was science fiction, with the Olympics and a personal trainer, and I had 3 days to write it. I’ll probably post it sometime next week if you want to read. This last round is down to just 25 people, and we have only 24 hours (this Saturday) to write our final story. I’ll find out Friday at midnight what the genre, etc. assignments are. !!!!
Ahem. Anyway, back to book club business. Trying to get ahead of the game a bit here, so the poll for the June book club pick is below. The genre for June is Paranormal. The nominations are:
- Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger. A tongue-in-cheek murder mystery about vampires, werewolves, and a soulless woman who can defy them, in Victorian England.
- Gone (Gone #1) by Michael Grant. Mysterious disappearances, a sinister creature, and strange new powers in a world without adults.
- Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Mysterious powers, ancient curses, and star-crossed love in the murky swamplands of the South.
- Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare. Magic, vampires, warlocks, angels, and more in a steampunky Victorian England.
Vote below! Voting will be open until midnight on the 23rd (Thursday next week).
Just a reminder, the Classic book for May is 1984 by George Orwell. We’ll be linking up our reviews on the 30th of this month, with a Google Hangout chat at 7pm CST that night. I hope you’ll link-up with us. Let me know if you want to join in on the chat!
For July, the theme is Fairytales, and it’s a choose-your-own month. So, pick whatever fairytale-ish book you’d like. Want to read the original Hans Christian Andersen tales? Or a sci-fi re-telling of Cinderella? Or the inspiration behind a Disney movie? Have at it!
Soulless is such a good book! I am a huge Infernal Devices/Mortal Instruments fan as well.
And congrats on making it to the final round!
Thanks!! 🙂 I’m just anxiously awaiting word of the final round results now.
Soulless was my nomination for June, so I’m hoping it wins! I’ll read it eventually regardless, of course, but book club would be a nice excuse. 🙂
That’s so exciting, congratulations! And how did I miss this blogger bookclub business? Soulless is GREAT – I definitely need to look into this as soon as my classes settle down 😀
Thank you!! I’m pretty excited, too. Though mostly nervous now awaiting final results.
I’ll be posting about the book club pretty regularly this summer, since I got promoted to co-organizer, if you feel like jumping in at all. 🙂
Suh-weet! I’ll definitely be keeping up with all of the book club-stuff this summer as best I can. For as crazy as my summer is getting off too, I’ve surprisingly found more time to read than usual.
Congratulations! That’s such a fantastic achievement. Best wishes and have fun!
Thank you!!! I find out the final competition results on June 12, so fingers crossed! 😀