Saturday, October 15, 2011

TBR Intervention Challenge [#1]

Ok, so I totally meant to put this post up earlier but I haven't been feeling well today so I decided to relax for a little bit. On the bright side, I'm feeling much better (besides the fact I've lost my voice a little). So here we go.

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by Dani@RefractedLight, Anayami@Whatever You Can Still Betray & April@Books4Juliet.

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday. 

Here are the rules: 

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one). 

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers. 

So This Week I'm Committing To Read: 
The Host 
Author: Stephenie Meyer

Summary From Goodreads:  
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

This book has been on my shelf for I really don't know how long. I think at least a year and a half. So it's been feeling really neglected and lonely. I know many people really like this book so I'm hoping I finish this book this week. I think I can do it. :) 


  1. I know a lot of people have conflicting views on this book. I've noticed that most say they can't get past the first 80 pages or so. I know that the beginning is a little slow, but I urge you to keep with it. The Host is really a great book with such cool sci-fi elements (and I'm not normally a sci-fi person), struggles of surviving, dystopian influences and a really sweet love story. It's one of my favorites so I really hope you enjoy it!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. Oh, that's too funny. My book for TBRIC is Twilight. :D I haven't read The Host, but I'm seeing a pattern here. It seems that Stefenie has trouble with early book pacing. But her stuff seems to get interesting as it moves on. Anyway, looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it.

  3. The Host is an amazing book! I cried many times when I read it... I hope you'll be able to love this book as much as I did. I like Stephenie's style of writing.. I love the characters and the story is deep and very promising. I had to re-read some of the parts at the beginning, it's true that it was a bit confusing at the start, but when you get into it, it's really gripping and exciting and emotional too! I believe that there's a second book which is The Soul, and I'm excited for it. Good luck on your reading this week! I hope you'll enjoy it =) Thank you for joining TBRIC, I'm glad to have you in the event. =)

    xoxo, april

  4. The Host is an interesting one. I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Twilight, but I thought the universe was really interesting. I recently saw she's adding two more books to this book, so I'll be interested to see where she takes the story.

    My TBR Intervention

  5. I'm not really attracted to sci-fi so I shied away from The Host. However, I hope you enjoy reading and thank you for joining TBRIC.


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