Wishlist Wednesday #3 – November 16th

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper in which you can list a book that you really want to read or keep meaning to get.

What do you need to do to join in?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it’s on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Here’s my choice for this week…

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love. [GR]

As soon as I found out about this book, I thought that it was an amazing idea… A world where feelings – love – are seen as a disease… this concept really got me hooked. And I’ve read so many good reviews… I just wish I wasn’t broke! LOL

Wishlist Wednesday #2 – November 9th

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper in which you can list a book that you really want to read or keep meaning to get.

What do you need to do to join in?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it’s on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Here’s my choice for this week…

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.

Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.

Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out. [GR]

As soon as I read the synopsis of this book I was intrigued. I love time travel stories, and the idea of these two friends figuring out Facebook and all the things we kind of take for granted seems so cool. I think it will be a fun read! 🙂

Wishlist Wednesday #1 – November 2nd

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper in which you can list a book that you really want to read or keep meaning to get.

What do you need to do to join in?

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it’s on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Here’s my choice for this week…

 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

I read some excerpts from this book and I loved it at the first sight! It’s funny, ironic and unbelievablly spot-on on so many things!

I know Mindy Kaling from watching The Office but I didn’t know she wrote a book until a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, I know I have no hope to read this book in my native language (Italian) so I’ll have to wait for a while…