Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WWW Wednesdays: July 10, 2013 Edition

Here's the answers to this week meme's from Should Be Reading's blog. Feel free to leave your comments with the answers to these questions and be sure to check out their blog as well for other's answers.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions in the comment section or in your own blog then link it from the comments.

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I look forward to seeing your answers below!

What are you currently reading?

World War Z by Max Brooks.  My husband was lent this book from a friend, read it, now I'm reading it before I see the movie.  Chances are I won't see the movie in the theater - but I am curious as to how they're going to convert it.

Without spoiling it, World War Z is a collection of "personal accounts" of how the Zombie Apocalypse occurred, how it was initially reacted to, how they fought, how they survived and conveys grittier information - the gruesome nature of humans when faced with the worst thing possible.

I find the accounts, as transcribed by the journalist writing the book, to be interesting - more so since it's fictional.  The author doesn't take on just the personality of one person, but many as they write the book and it makes for an interesting read.

What did you recently finish reading?

Master of the Dance by T.C. Southwell, book five in The Queen's Blade Series.  I've mentioned this book in a couple of my posts.  While I was disappointed at how the book was going, it was still a good series and I still want to read the last book.

What do you think you'll read next?

Cloak and Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  This book is a part of her League series, of which I have read all the books.  I loved The League as much as I've enjoyed her Dark Hunter Series.  It releases today as a $2.99 ebook and will be out in print later this year - hopefully.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Book Bundles? Pay What You Want

I've got two book bundles to tell you about tonight, both around $10 - Humble eBook Bundle 2 and StoryBundle

So Humble Bundle - known for it's video game bundles where you pay what you want for video games - has done it's second Hunble eBook Bundle.  I purchased the last bundle last year, and we plan to buy this editions books.

Books included in the Humble eBook Bundle 2 are:
  • Little Brother by Cory Dctorow
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Shreds of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
And if you pay more than the average you get, in addition to the above:
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle 
  • Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
As of right now (the night of July 9), the average price to pay, to get the last two books is $9.49.  Not a bad price to pay to get 6 books.

Check it out here:

Now for  I heard about this site from an author that was talking about the books listed on it.  Before this week, I had never heard of StoryBundle, but I was pleasantly surprised.  It's just like Humble Bundle, but for books - and they have regular new bundles.

In this bundle, for a minimum of $10, you get all these books:
  • Hopscotch by Kevin J. Anderson
  • In Hero Years ... I'm Dead by Michael A. Stackpole
  • On My Way to Paradise by David Farland
  • Santiago by Mike Resnick
  • Swarm by B.V. Larson
  • The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • High-Opp by Frank Herbert*
  • The Stars in Shroud by Gregory Benford*
If you pay less than $10, you won't get the last two books listed.

The cool thing about this bundle, you can choose how much the site gets and how much the authors get - and you can pay as much or as little as you want - just like Humble Bundle.

Check out that bundle here:

As I see more bundles like these pop up, I'll definitely post about them.  Enjoy!