Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday 6.22.13

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Second Hand Saturday 6.22.13

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, we have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete.

This Week's Question:
I'm reading a book right now called Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox.  It is slow and strange, and sometime confusing...and just plain weird, but I really like it.  I had a similar feeling when I read her Dreamhunter duology.  It's not the easiest read, and I know that it's not going to connect with a lot of people, but I still just like it a lot.  And I can tell it's one of those books that will stick with me (like Dreamhunter was).  Have you ever had that experience? 

Just comment below to be entered!

And this week's winner is...


Email me at Readingteen1(at) with your book choice. Please put "winner" in the subject line. You have one week to claim your prize!


Books Available:

Middle Grade

      YA books + (ARC=Advanced Reading Copy)

      • Flawless by Lara Chapman
      • Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
      • Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
      • The Daughters Take the Stage
      • Envy by Miles
      • Skinny by Cooner*
      • Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Oates*
      • Prodigy by Marie Lu*
      • The Farm by Emily McKay*
      • Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton*
      • Magisterium by Hirsch*
      • Notes from a Ghost Town by Ellison*
      • Futuredaze (various authors)*
      • The Wrap-up List by Arnstson
      • Sway by Turner
      • Beta by Rachel Cohn
      • Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel
      • The Rivals by Daisy Whitney
      • The Blessed by Hurley
      • What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
      • Outpost by Ann Aguirre
      • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
      • Where She Went by Gayle Foreman (hardcover)
      • Ten Things We Did and probably shouldn't have by Sara Mlynowski
      • A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
      • The List by Sioban Vivian
      • The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
      • Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
      • Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
      • Nobody's Secret by MacColl
      • Haven by Kristi Cook
      • Once in a Full Moon by Schreiber
      • Magic of the Moonlight by Schreiber
      • The Beginning of After by 
      • A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
      • The Girl Who was on Fire by various authors
      • When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
      • Guilt by Katherine Longshore
      • Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
      • Rootless by Howard 
      • Entice by Jessica Shirvington
      • Fang Girl by Keeble
      • The Dust of 100 Dogs by King
      • The Morganville Vampires volume 2 
      • Wish You Were Here by Clark
      • Hunger by Kessler
      • Pretty Bad Things by Skuse
      • The Peculiars by McQuerry
      • The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
      • You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
      • Saving June by Hannah Harrington
      • Stargazer by Claudia Gray
      • Fat Vampire by Rex
      • The Sweetest Thing by Mandelski
      • Trance by Gerber*
      • Anxious Hearts by Shaw
      • Between by Warman
      • Nicholas Dane by Burgess
      • The Carrier of the Mark by Lee Fallon ARC* (signed to Andye)
      • Mercy by Rebecca Lim ARC *
      • Bitter End ARC by Jennifer Brown*
      • Team Human ARC by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
      • Shut Out ARC by Kody Keplinger
      • Deception by Lee Nichols ARC
      • The Fox Inheritance ARC by Mary E. Pearson (signed to Andye)
      • Undercurrent ARC by Tricia Rayburn (signed to Andye)
      • END OF DAYS ARC (A Nightrunner Novel) by Max Turner
      • I Now Pronounce You Someone Else ARC by Erin McCahan
      • Numbers: Infinity ARC by Rachel Ward (book 3)
      • Dark Water ARC by Laura McNeal
      • Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (signed to Kirstyn)
      • The Lucky Kind ARC byAlyssa B. Sheinmel
      • WHEN I WAS JOE by Keren David
      • Drain You ARC by M. Beth Bloom
      • The Key: The Guardian of Time by Marianne Curley (book 3 hardcover)*
      • Destiny ARC by Gillian Shields
      • Small Town Sinners ARC by Melissa Walker
      • The Springsweet ARC by Saundra Mitchell
      • HUSH ARC by Eishes Chayil
      • I am J ARC by Cris Beam
      • Going Underground ARC by Susan Vaught
      • Grim ARC by Anna Waggener
      • Waiting ARC by Carol Lynch Williams 
      • Wondershow ARC by Hannah Barnaby
      • After the Snow ARC by S.D. Crockett
      • Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters book 2) ARC by Michelle Zink 
      • Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz Logsted
      • THE 10 P.M. QUESTION ARC by Kate de Goldi
      • YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE ARC by Sean Beaudoin
      • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
      • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
      • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
      • Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zeven
      • Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
      • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
      • Alice on Board by Naylor
      • Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer
      • Zom-B by Darren Shan
      • The Truen Meaning of Cleavage by Mariah Fredericks
      • Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
      • Torment by Lauren Kate
      • Over You by Emma McLaughlin
      • Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot
      • Andrew Janks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker
      • Marked by P.C. Cast 
      • 39 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues

        Adult and Non-Fiction



                1. I thought The Body Finder series was a bit slow and strange, but I really like it. My friends didn't like this series though; they couldn't connect with it. I will have to give Mortal Fire a shot. ;)

                  1. -meant to say The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting. ;) <3

                2. I had trouble getting into THE BOOK THIEF By Markus Zusak, but I was glad I stuck with it for all it's strangeness. It was totally worth it in the end.

                3. I had the same problem with The Next Thing I Knew by John Corwin. When I finished it I Loved it. I keep pestering John about a sequel. I can't wait for it!!!!

                4. I would have to say that Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld was at first really weird for me, but I knew I was going to end up likin it! And I really really do LOVE that series!!! It is AMAZING!!!

                5. I'm like that right now with Another Little Piece. I swear I feel like I've been reading it forever and it's really weird, but also creepy and intriguing. I really like it though.

                6. Not really. I am very impatient and I get bored easily so if I don't like a book from the start I usually abandon it. Also I read very fast, a book a day or so...

                7. While reading Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island, I felt completely and utterly out of my element. It was very creepy and confusing, but I kept thinking it HAS to get better.... but it didn't (at least not for me).

                8. For me it was The Graveminder by Melissa Marr. It was strange, creepy, and I didn't really know where it was going to go all of the time. I absolutely loved it though. It was unique, entertaining and I can't pass up anything by Melissa.

                9. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel was probably that book for me. At the time, I hadn't read almost any steampunk/alternative history, and so I found it strange, but I ate that book up! It was very good.

                10. I definitely agree with you about Dreamhunter. Such a strange book.

                11. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo took me about a third of the book into reading it before I could get into it. Then it was suspenseful and kind of disturbing at times.

                12. I dont think i have one,yet..

                13. I had a problem reading Timepiece by Myra Mcentire. I adored Hourglass but when I read Timepiece the same feelings were not there. I didn't care about some of the characters or even remember who they were. I just felt what was so original in the first was missing in the second.

                14. I would say Shadowlands by Kate Brian. I adored this book but was totally creeped out by a lot of it. Keep me on my toes. ;)

                  - Beckie

                15. off the top of my head I can't think of any like that.


                16. Patricia A McKillip's books are a lot like that. They're very poetic and sometimes hard to follow but her writing is just gorgeous and the plot always comes around and ties up in the end. She's one of my favorite writers.


                17. I can't think of any that I have read that are like that.
                  Thanks for the chance to win!

                18. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz was like that for me. It was a bit weird, but totally worth the read. I loved it, despite it's weirdness. <3

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                19. I loved The Raven Boys! I had such a book hangover after reading that book!


                20. I can't think of a particular book where I felt that way. Usually if a book is slow I don't finish it. ;)

                21. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is definitely such a read which was painful and heartbreaking and yet stayed with me :)

                22. Definitely experienced that with House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. It's slow at times, but a lot of what ends up happening in the book is super creepy and snags your attention because of how strange it is. Definitely stayed with me.

                23. For me, I would say that it was "If you find me" by Emily Murdoch. It deals with some serious issues, and is really deep. I just really loved it and couldn't put it down...

                24. The first that comes to my mind is Break by Hannah Moskowitz. It's definitely not what I typically choose to read, but I won a copy and really loved it. Also Catalyst by Laurie Halsie Anderson.

                25. I felt like that when I read The Shack. So far from a normal read for me and part of me didn't like it but the other part of me couldn't put it down

                26. I don't think I've ever read a book like that.

                27. No book pops into my mind.

                28. I can't think of any off the top of my head that I've had that problem with.

                29. I unfortunately can't remember ever having had this feeling...

                30. If He Had Been with Me by: Laura Nowlin. The blurb makes it sound so depressing, I don't think many people would want to read it. But I did and it's become one of my favorites. :)

                31. I don't think I've ever read a book like that, but i would like it.

                32. Yes, it is like in To Kill a Mockingbird and I sometimes feel like my conscience is telling me to do the right thing even when it is hard like Atticus Finch did.

                33. I'm sure this has happened to me, but I can't remember when or which book!

                34. I think The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was like that - but I really enjoyed not completely understanding what was going on. I mean, the character's mental state was so spot on that I sometimes lost track of reality. At least in the first book.

                35. I think it was on The Jellicoe Road. The first few chapters were really the "What the hell was that?" moment. The book was told in a present and past point of view so I think that's the reason I have some difficulties with it. But then god I get to finish it, because it was WORTH IT :)

                36. I don't recall ever feeling that way. I think a book like that would make for a fascinating read though.

                37. *****************
                  Yes, I've had that feeling for about twice or thrice. It was a feeling where you're reading a no-so-easy-to-read book, still you go on because, all in all, you know that it is a very good book!


                38. Oh yes, I can relate.
                  This has to be one of the oddest books I've ever read, ever: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz.
                  Teeth is a heartbreaking novel; is dark. Teeth is very, very gothic and depressing and sad. Sometimes I wondered if it was too sad, too dark, too emotive. There’s very little cheer and fun to be had in it. But it turns out it’s just the right amount of dark, sad and emotive for me because I still loved it.
                  With Teeth, you have two choices: you can either read it, or someone can hit you over the head with it. The end result will be the same: you will end up bewildered and wincing in pain.
                  It is truly impossible for me to express what this book is, what this book means, or the feelings it evokes.I struggle to put my feelings for this book into words, but it's incredible. I believe that Teeth is a special novel. The kind of special that only rarely comes into the world. Does that sound over dramatic? Maybe. But this is how I truly feel about this book. it, okay?

                39. I don't think I have ever felt that way about any book or maybe I have I just can't remember. The book sounds like a good book to read. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

                  1. If I win, my email address is: wallace71(at)mctc(dot)edu.

                40. I do not think I have had a book experience like that.

                41. I had trouble with Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. The main character was just so unbelieveably stupid that I stopped reading it for three weeks. But then I watched a video by Abookutopia where she said she always tried to get to the first 100 pages and then decided whether or not to read it. So I tried that too and now it's one of my favorite books :D


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