Friday, November 9, 2012

{read: World Book Night 2013} What's your favorite?

World Book Night announced its 2013 selections!

The selection seems more diverse than last year. It includes titles translated into Spanish, young adult books, memoirs, classics, and fiction. My favorite of those I've read on this list is City of Thieves by David Benioff.

What's your favorite?

You can sign up to give away books on April 23. Just go to to get the application and guidelines.

Also, a small disclaimer: {th}ink's book reviews are on hold until December, thanks to National Novel Writing Month. Need a book fix before then? Follow @think_books on Twitter.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

{crafts} Etsy Treasury List

Are you familiar with Etsy? I have created a treasury list titled First Snow. Have a look, and if you are getting your first snow, I hope you are enjoying it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

{read: end of the world} The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

I'm usually not one for post-apocalyptic novels, so I previewed the beginning of The Dog Stars first before putting it on my TBR. The language on the first page drew me in, and I was hooked.

This story of Hig (Big Hig, if you want two names), his dog (Jasper), and his neighbor (Bangley). Hig and Bangley survived the flu that killed Hig's wife and most of the rest of the country, and they live at a small, deserted airport. Hig owns a Cessna and he and his dog, Jasper, make reconnaissance runs. During one of these runs, he hears a radio transmission and wonders if there is someone else out there. The trouble is that if this transmission is real, the person is outside the point of no return, or the distance that Hig can travel and have enough fuel to return. Yet one day he decides to take the chance, knowing he may never come back.

The language is beautiful, the story is compelling, and Hig is a character that you'll root for from the first page. This is one of my favorite books of 2012.

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (Knopf, 2012)
My rating: 5 stars