Sunday, April 21, 2013
The New York Times TOP 15 Best Sellers for the week ending April 21st, 2013!
Welcome! To another week of GREAT books!
I have to tell you this 'almost' did NOT get posted! You'll notice the time stamp and it's quite LATE! Well, now it's into Sunday morning!
Posted EVERY Sunday by NOON!
I got a NEW computer this week! YEAH!!! It's a Windows 8 Touch Screen! No! I did NOT realized the capabilities of the Touch Screen until my son was over today/tonight and he got a hold of it! WOW!!!!! Is all I have to say! I had NO CLUE how much control "I" have over moving the screen with my fingers ON THE SCREEN! It feels SO strange! Wow!!!
My other computer had been on the fritz, and finally one day I accidentally pulled the plug, KNEW it was a battery problem, and we took it in to buy a battery! Lo and behold, we left the store with a NEW computer! Yes, we had been planning and saving to buy a new one anyway. You almost HAVE to have one computer per person in the house. When my little Acer Netbook broke, I took over my husband's Sony! That was last summer! Wow! Hard to believe it was that long ago! Time FLIES!
So now it's about time we just 'did it'! So we 'did it'! I am LOVING IT!
So, without further adieu, here are the books!
1. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken - Independent Author who has Self Published and bought out by a publisher! Congratulations, Rachel!
Print Book NOT available - This link is to the ebook
2. Daddy's Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
Print Book: $15.79
3. Unintended Consequences (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods
Print Books: $18.06
4. Six Years by Harlan Coben
Print Book: $16.99
5. Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
Print Book: $15.98
6. Damaged (Volume 1) by H M Ward
Print Book: $13.49
Ebook: $ .99
7.Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Print Book: $15.99
Ebook: $ 7.49
8. A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, Book 14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Print Book: $22.47
Ebook: $ 7.49
9. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Independent Author - Self-Published!
Print Book: $9.42
10. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Print Book: $15.97
11. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Print Book: $15.46
12. Fever (The Breathless Trilogy) by Maya Banks
Print Book: $9.39
13. Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson
Print Book: $18.93
Ebook: $ 7.49
14. The Wanderer (Thunder Point) by Robyn Carr
Print Book: $5.17
15. Walking Disaster: A Novel by Jamie McGuire
Print Book: $8.50
There we go! There are our books! Wow! It sure took me a LOT longer with this Touch-Screen than the traditional way! I kept forgetting to TOUCH IT! LOL! Anyway, I'll get the hang of it!
To see the rest of the books, from 16 to 35, Click HERE!
The other day, when we went and picked up this computer, we went and picked up the books to hand out for WORLD BOOK NIGHT this TUESDAY April 23rd, 2013! I can't wait! I wish we got MORE books than just the 20 books because they go SO FAST! There is nothing MORE satisfying than to see someone's face brighten up, too, when they get a really good book, and FOR FREE!
One thing that surprised me is I think I'm the ONLY person in my area who is doing this! I went to Barnes and Noble to pick up my books, hubby took me. They had signs through the store about how they support World Book Night, but NOTHING was planned! NOTHING!!! Any ordinary person walking through the store would NOT KNOW what World Book Night is. There were no signs explaining it, etc.
Next year I will call the Library and see if I can get MORE people to interested in doing this! The library can do the work, so I don't have to, plus they will know who has a book blog, etc.! They can contact the people they might think are interested! It would be super nice to have more people do this and get more books out in my area where I live here! The economy here has NOT recovered yet, and it's a poorer area to begin with. There are a LOT of people who are still out of work.
Oh! What book did I get? I LOVE IT!!! One of my FAVORITES! "The Language of Flowers" by +Vanessa Diffenbaugh ! I remember the book almost word for word! It was one of my FAVORITES of last year! Quite a book, and I suggest everyone read it! The author is trying to help 18 year olds who get emancipated from the Foster Care System. Believe me, when they get emancipated, if they are 18 during the school year, they are out on their own! Most likely they end up NOT graduating, and HOMELESS! NOT KIDDING! How would YOU like to have your 18th birthday, have someone come and get you, ONLY have the clothes on your back, and get dropped off just anywhere? That IS what happens! The book was heartbreaking at times. Unforgetable! (MY word!)
If I physically could do more, I would, but I can't. My husband works Afternoons. BUMMER!!! Life does NOT exist when you can't drive, and your husband works Afternoons! Plus I need him in case my disease acts up and I can't do it anymore. If I get muscle spasms, it's OVER! But, the world according to life, there is NONE! NO LIFE, when someone in your house works Afternoons! Usually it doesn't bother me too much, as I can get out of a lot of family stuff! LOL!!! Bummer part is life with a disease that causes muscle spasms is not a life that allows you to plan anything and be dependable. You are a ticking time-bomb!
Anyway, I am contacting The Center for Independent Living to find out what is up in the Disability World on Tuesday! I KNOW that there are people like ME out there who are stuck at home with diseases that make life impossible without a significant other to help them out. I'm hoping there is some type of get-together that we can drop in on!
(Yes! My husband has been volunteered for this! LOL!) Serves him right - he ONLY allowed me ONE roll up and down the center aisle of Barnes and Noble, and ONLY halfway down!!!! WHAT???? Come on!!!! This is my WORLD! BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS EVERYWHERE! He wanted OUT! He was tired, had to get to work, we had just picked up this computer, and he was READY TO GET HOME! Sometimes I don't think he thinks about me, STUCK AT HOME FOREVER!!!!!! I know it can get boring pushing me around, stopping here, stopping there. I can barely see over the tables, etc., etc. . . . I DO like to SEE the books sometimes! All I EVER get to see are the books online. It's nice to see a REAL BOOK! LOL!
Can you tell I don't get to get out much! LOL!
I'll tell you, if I did NOT have this Book Blog to do, (thank you to ALL my Followers! You make my world!) I would be NUTS by now! LOL! I'm serious! This IS my therapy!!! Or, I could hang out with my elderly neighbors across the street who are in their 70's, where it's 180 degrees inside their house! LOL! No, I DO love them to pieces, but . . . not my idea of spending a day! I 'do' go over to visit, but only for a few hours. There is no just stopping in and leaving! (I'm lucky in that they have a wheelchair ramp right IN to their house, but they ask me to do things I cannot do, unless I want to suffer from muscle spasms. See, they must rely on other people, so they don't think anything of asking anyone to do things for them. I guess I have to learn to put my foot down.
We do have a back-up plan IF the Disability World does not work out, we are going to the mall in the Food Court at around 11:30am and will look for people in scooters/wheelchairs/cains/walkers, and target them! I am determined to help the people with disabilities. I tried last year, but no one was home who had a ramp. (We have a lot of disabled people who live in this complex.) Actually, I heard some people who may have been home, but I don't think they wanted to, or could not get to the door. I have my many days where I cannot do it, too, so I understand. I only went to the houses with ramps, which made it nice and a necessity for me. Yes, hubby was with me just in case! My luck "I" would have ended up in muscle spasms! I 'do' ALWAYS have to keep that in consideration with the Stiff Person Syndrome neuro muscle disease I have.
It's still pretty cold here, too. We have some nice days in the 50's, and some flirt with the 60's, but when you are out, I need a blanket to cover and keep my legs warm.
So, I'll let you know what we end up doing next week!
Get ready for LOTS of reviews this week! I'm ready to GO with this new computer! I have a Lot of books I've read, too, that are just waiting for reviews to be done, too!
Enjoy your week! Enjoy reading!
Let us know what you are reading, or what you are doing for World Book Night, or whatever you may be doing that relates to reading in the COMMENTS BELOW! I always LOVE to hear from you!
Posted by Laurie Carlson at 8:59 AM