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B2N2Scraps
09-01-2013, 07:45 PM
I searched a long time for these books for this poll! I hope you find something that sounds interesting to you!

The poll closes late on September 7th, so make sure to vote today!

When We Were Strangers (http://www.amazon.com/When-We-Were-Strangers-Novel/dp/0062003992/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378005762&sr=8-1&keywords=when+we+were+strangers) by Pamela Schoenewaldt
"If you leave Opi, you'll die with strangers," Irma Vitale's mother always warned.

Even after her beloved mother's passing, 20-year-old Irma longs to stay in her Abruzzo mountain village, plying her needle. But too poor and plain to marry and subject to growing danger in her own home, she risks rough passage to America and workhouse servitude to achieve her dream of making dresses for gentlewomen.

In the raw immigrant quarters and with the help of an entrepreneurial Irish serving girl, ribbon-decked Polish ragman and austere Alsatian dressmaker, Irma begins to stitch together a new life . . . until her peace and self are shattered in the charred remains of the Great Chicago Fire. Enduring a painful recovery, Irma reaches deep within to find that she has even more to offer the world than her remarkable ability with a needle and thread.

Code Name Verity (http://www.amazon.com/Code-Name-Verity-Elizabeth-Wein/dp/1423152883/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378006028&sr=8-1&keywords=code+name+verity) by Elizabeth Wein
I have two weeks. Youíll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

Thatís what you do to enemy agents. Itís what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine ó and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-HauptsturmfŁhrer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And Iím going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France ó an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team

An Order of Coffee and Tears (http://www.amazon.com/An-Order-Coffee-Tears-ebook/dp/B0095B9CLS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378006571&sr=8-1&keywords=an+order+of+coffee+and+tears) by Brian Spangler

Angelaís Diner has the reputation of a safe haven where patrons find a moment of peace as they linger over coffee and tears. For one young runaway, Angelaís is more than a place to tell your tale ó itís a place where with the magic of chicken and waffles, and a little bit of trust, may just save your life.

Gabriella Santiago used to be a typical teenager who enjoyed the usual teenage things. That is until a single tragic day ended who she was and within hours she ran from home, never to look back.

Only when Gabby is cold, hungry and at her lowest, does she find Angelaís Diner. Gabby embraces her new life and the family she has found in the midst of strangers and obscurity.

Acceptance is what she craves, but before long, Gabby realizes sheís not the only one in the diner with something to hide. Her new family has a secret too, and some secrets refuse to stay buried.

Breath of Air (http://www.amazon.com/Breath-Air-Dryad-Quartet-ebook/dp/B007SYSFB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378064582&sr=1-1&keywords=breath+of+air)by Katie Jennings

Her name was Capri, and she was Air.

She was born with a gift she didnít understand. A gift so strange, so remarkable that she had kept it secret for as long as she could remember, despising that it made her different when all she wanted was to be normal, to belong. As an orphan, belonging to someone, anyone, would have been an incredible blessing, one she would have given up all that she had just to get a taste of.

But the truth was that she didnít belong in the orphanage in Virginia, or even in the United States. In fact, she didnít belong with human beings at all. Because she wasnít one of them, not really. She was something much more extraordinary.

She could shift the direction of the wind, create billowing clouds out of nothing, and charm birds into dancing on her open palm. She belonged to an elite group of beings, responsible for preserving the balance of nature and the safety of Earth from an underworld that deserved to be feared, and needed to be controlled.

And after years of being lost, she had at last been found, and now the truth of how she had ended up so far from home was becoming horribly clear to her.

But thereís someone who doesnít want her to return; someone who knows Capri was the only witness to an act of heinous treason and violent murder. And when she begins to search her memories for details of the night she was taken from her home, details that will implicate a killer, she finds herself the unwary target of an otherworldly dark force intent on silencing her by any means possible.

Please note that the prices of these books may go up after this month, so you may want to grab the book before the end of September.

BlueHeartScraps
09-02-2013, 12:58 AM
Ooh, that was a hard choice - two of them sounded incredibly good to me! :D

B2N2Scraps
09-09-2013, 12:12 AM
I'm going to open up the voting to see if we get more votes. I would love to see more than 4 people weigh in on our October book!

B2N2Scraps
09-09-2013, 12:26 AM
Oh, boo. I just realized that the last book is not in Illinois Libraries anywhere so I'm going to have to buy the book if it stays in the lead :( I don't like buying books.

wtunison
09-09-2013, 02:42 AM
Becky, I have the last book and can loan it to you through Amazon if it wins. :) I hate to buy books too! LOL

scrapjrlgcp
09-09-2013, 04:07 AM
Voted :)

B2N2Scraps
09-10-2013, 12:07 AM
If you are a library user, make sure to check if you can get Breath of Air because I stumped the librarian today because he couldn't find it anywhere! They put in a purchase request but who knows if they will buy it. So you may want to think about that before you vote!

B2N2Scraps
09-10-2013, 12:08 AM
Becky, I have the last book and can loan it to you through Amazon if it wins. :) I hate to buy books too! LOL

Thank you so much! I would really appreciate that especially if my library chooses not to purchase it.

wtunison
09-10-2013, 12:25 AM
I'm hoping for that one because our library doesn't have any of the other 3 and I'd have to buy a book to participate if that one doesn't win. LOL! I just happened to pick that last one up at some point when it was free through Amazon.

missdamsel
09-10-2013, 12:38 AM
My library doesn't have it either. It is on Amazon for $2.99 though. We shall see. I hate to buy books as well.

berniek
09-10-2013, 02:59 PM
I have to be honest and say that none of the 4 options appeal to me. I'll take a bit more time to check out the reviews and make a vote later. If I don't forget.

wtunison
09-10-2013, 05:02 PM
Speaking of free books. My friend, Ginny, has been writing this great series and the first book in the series is free today only on amazon. I know we all love a good free book so go grab it while it's free! It's called Deceiving the Duke of Kerrington (http://www.amazon.com/Deceiving-Kerrington-Ladies-Deception-ebook/dp/B00DK2U7W6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378832367&sr=1-1&keywords=deceiving+the+duke+of+kerrington). I read it in a day and am currently reading the second book in the series that just released last week.

missdamsel
09-11-2013, 02:24 AM
Thanks Wendy!! I grabbed it!

B2N2Scraps
09-11-2013, 02:53 AM
I have to be honest and say that none of the 4 options appeal to me. I'll take a bit more time to check out the reviews and make a vote later. If I don't forget.

I'm sorry to hear that. My sister has read Code Name Verity and she LOVED it! That is why I included it on the list. She told me that I MUST read it. I love to read historical fiction though and if you don't, I can understand why you wouldn't care for the first 2 books. I was hoping to find a variety of books for the poll and find ones that were somewhat inexpensive in e version. Honestly I felt very limited by trying to keep the prices under $5-none of my to read books on Goodreads are under $5 so I had to go with books that I had never heard of. Perhaps next time I set up a poll, I will worry less about keeping the cost down and more about the type of book I am picking and the accessibility of it. For the future, what genres do you prefer to read?

scrapjrlgcp
09-11-2013, 01:50 PM
I have An Order of Coffee and Tears (http://www.amazon.com/An-Order-Coffee-Tears-ebook/dp/B0095B9CLS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378006571&sr=8-1&keywords=an+order+of+coffee+and+tears) by Brian Spangler and I would be more than happy to share with all of you :) if that books wins or if you just want to read it...I think it sounds good so I will be reading it even if it does not win :)

wtunison
09-11-2013, 03:45 PM
I love historical fiction as well but will read most anything I can get my hands on. I think the only collection I have that is bigger than my digi collection is my books. LOL!

jsuarez
09-12-2013, 03:07 AM
Hello ladies! I haven't been on as much as I'd like. Life gets too busy for me to keep up with the various places that I'd like to in the digi-scrapping community! However, when I'm not scrapping, I'm reading! Currently I have an injured shoulder so I am GROUNDED from scrapping (can you imagine?!), so I am reading a lot. :)

Hopefully I will start making it to GS as often as I'd like! :D :D

Janece

jsuarez
09-12-2013, 03:08 AM
Thanks, Wendy!!

B2N2Scraps
09-12-2013, 02:51 PM
Well it looks like our book will be Breath of Air. Please plan on finding that one for the October chat. Hope you all like it!

Nani
09-12-2013, 09:28 PM
I like mysteries and crime fiction, but I do like to take occasional breaks for different fare. Every now and then I do read books that don't have cops or killers in them...sometimes. :)

But I think this month I'm going "rogue reader" and getting An Order of Coffee and Tears for my Nook's breakfast...and lunch and bedtime snack!

B2N2Scraps
09-13-2013, 01:24 AM
Let us know if it is good Nani! I was interested in that one as well!

scrapjrlgcp
09-13-2013, 02:49 AM
Me too Nani...I will be reading that one....let me know if you want me to share it with you so you do not have to buy it

Nani
09-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Jessica: Thanks, but I have it already. :)

jsuarez
09-14-2013, 03:25 AM
I love mysteries, historical mysteries even better, historical fiction and fantasy. I have no problem stepping out of my "preferred" reading choice. By mysteries, I do not mean true crime, serial killer type of stories. I like the stories that make you think, but not ones modern or dark enough so that you are afraid to walk to your car in the dark!

berniek
09-14-2013, 10:51 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. My sister has read Code Name Verity and she LOVED it! That is why I included it on the list. She told me that I MUST read it. I love to read historical fiction though and if you don't, I can understand why you wouldn't care for the first 2 books. I was hoping to find a variety of books for the poll and find ones that were somewhat inexpensive in e version. Honestly I felt very limited by trying to keep the prices under $5-none of my to read books on Goodreads are under $5 so I had to go with books that I had never heard of. Perhaps next time I set up a poll, I will worry less about keeping the cost down and more about the type of book I am picking and the accessibility of it. For the future, what genres do you prefer to read?

Oh Becky please don't feel sorry about it! I can't love everything everytime! And it might just happen that if I start reading, I'll absolutely fall in love with it. It has happened before. ;)
Lately I've been in a Young Adult mode. lol! But I like many more genres.

The price is most always gonna be a issue for me. Since I'm in the Netherlands, the price I have to pay is higher. Two out of the 4 option were over $5, Code Name Verity being $10,74 for Kindle for me! But I'll try to find a way.

DianaB
09-15-2013, 04:55 PM
Those all look great and I added them to my Goodreads 'Want to Read' list. Unfortunately my library only has one. :/

B2N2Scraps
09-15-2013, 06:20 PM
Diana-which one does your library have?

mom2triplets04
09-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Only liked the last two. Unfortunately, my library doesn't have any of them.

Like to read easy to read books. Hate ones where you have to read over and over a paragraph to figure out what the heck is going on. So I do like teen books as those are easy for me to read.

B2N2Scraps
09-26-2013, 12:43 AM
My sister just read the first one and raved about it! She rated it 5 stars! If you like historical fiction, you should pick up When We Were Strangers.

scrapjrlgcp
09-26-2013, 01:37 AM
I read An Order of Coffee and Tears and I enjoyed it...it was a quick read..a little redundant because it seemed all the women had some sort of connection due to pregnancy issues they had, but it was good.