The basic gist of this activity is to have others help decide on which book out of three I'm selecting from my TBR pile I should read for the month via votes. Posts for voting, the winning book, and the final book review will go up on Saturdays.
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First of all, I have done something I should have done a long time ago: I have disabled the Facebook comments section on my blog. When I realized that I wasn't getting notifications whenever people commented through Facebook, I started googling and reading FAQs and discussions around BL and FB and finally found out that there's some sort of problem with the Facebook comments plugin... or something and that it is currently a work in progress.
If anyone else has any ideas, feel free to let me know. Thanks in advance.
For anyone who is not a BL member and prefers commenting through the Facebook comments plugin, I apologize. I just like to be able to know when someone comments on my posts so that I don't look like I'm deliberately ignoring people. I found a comment from a blog post from months ago and felt kind of bad that I never saw it.
Anyway... moving along to the actual reason for this post now!
I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone with this month's My TBR List meme. The three books I'm selecting will be books I intend to read this year anyway, but I couldn't quite decide which book to pick; and I also wanted to continue participating in the My TBR List meme each month. It looks like it'd be quite a bit of fun if I decided to stick with it, and, again, it'll also help me satisfy my Bonus Blogging Goal for my 2016 Bookish Resolutions.
This month's My TBR List will be a March 2016 Reading Assignment edition; I've already my first three books to read for March for this challenge and need a fourth one, so I decided to have everyone help me choose from three other books I would like to read from my 2016 Reading Assignment list. Because my own personal book draw revealed that I'm still indecisive as heck, I decided it might be a good idea to let someone else to choose one of these books for me.
Don't worry, either way, I will be reading all of these books at some time this year. It's just a matter of when, and I'm at a standstill on which one I want to get to first.
Thank you in advance to everyone voting!
Again, I also went ahead and put in a personal vote for one of these books, so I'll get to see how majority turns out in comparison to my own personal vote. Exciting! :D
Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell
As a child, Laurel Swann barely knew her father. Always an enigma, intriguing and inscrutable, he was an elusive shadow flitting in and out of her life. Even now, years later, he remains a stranger to her. Still, when a mysterious parcel arrives containing a priceless Fabergé egg, Laurel is certain it came from him. But she doesn't realize that her father's gift has brought death and terror into her world...
Against her will, Laurel is being dragged down into a swirling vortex of betrayal and violence. And there's nowhere to turn for help--except to Cruz Rowan, an ex-FBI agent and her father's sworn enemy. A strong, secretive, and dangerous man, Cruz has his own agenda and is spinning his own webs.
And he is her last and only hope...
Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
What is Un Lun Dun?
It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.
When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.
The Carriage House by Carla Neggers
Fun and a little hard work. That's all Tess Haviland has in mind when Ike Grantham pays her for her graphic design work on the run-down nineteenth-century carriage house on Boston's North Shore.
Then Ike disappears and Tess finds herself with much more than a simple weekend project to get her out of the city. It's not just the rumors that the carriage house is haunted—it's the neighbors: six-year-old Dolly Thorne, her reclusive babysitter, Harley Beckett…and especially Dolly's father, Andrew Thorne, who has his own ideas about why Tess has turned up next door.
But when Tess discovers a human skeleton in her dirt cellar, she begins to ask questions about the history of the carriage house, the untimely death of Andrew's wife…and Ike's disappearance. Questions a desperate killer wants to silence before the truth reveals that someone got away with murder.
For Booklikes members reading this in dashboard view, I don't know why the voting thingy doesn't show on dashboard view... at least it doesn't for me. If you see it, then go ahead and put in your vote, otherwise, my voting form appears in blog view just fine... So for everyone else reading this post, just ignore this little tangent. >.<
Or I guess you could click here to generate the voting box on a different page.