Archive for February 2012

Most Wanted: Week Ending February 26

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

5. The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Krickitt Carpenter, Kim Carpenter

6. One True Love (A Regency Romance) by Lisa Follett

7. Beautiful Beings (Beautiful Beings #1) by Kailin Gow

8. Sleeping Beauty (A Romantic Comedy*) by Elle Lothlorien

9. Bound by Law: Men of Honor, Book 2 by SE Jakes

10. Chosen (The Seeker Saga, #1) by Sarah Swan

11. Before She Dies by Mary Burton

12. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

13. The Lesson Plan (Lords of Lancashire) by Jackie Barbosa

14. A Second Chance by Ellen Wolf

15. Fallen (Fallen (Delacourte Hardcover)) by Lauren Kate

16. The Sweetest Thing by Barbara Freethy

17. Sleeping with Paris by Juliette Sobanet

18. Death By Sarcasm by Dani Amore

19. SWEET DREAMS (The Justice of Revenge) (A Mark Appleton Thriller) by Aaron Patterson

20. Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves by Robin O’Bryant

21. Hush by Anne Frasier

22. The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

23. Scent Of Passion (Rutledge Werewolves, Book One) by Elizabeth Lapthorne

24. DUTCH AND GINA: AFTER THE FALL (The President’s Girlfriend Series) by Mallory Monroe

25. Jailbird by Heather Huffman

Free Classics: The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn’s recommendations at her blog, ClassicKindle.com, a guide to the best free and inexpensive classic literature for the Kindle. You can also get Marilyn’s blog on Kindle and I recommend that you “Like” the Classic Kindle Facebook page as well so you don’t miss anything. Here’s Marilyn’s post:

The Four Feathers is a 1902 novel by A.E.W. Mason. It is surprising there are no reviews on Amazon, because this is a popular book that has been made into a movie numerous times. I read it sometime ago with great enjoyment.

It seemed incredible and mere camp rumour, but the rumour grew. If it was whispered at the Alma, it was spoken aloud at Inkermann, it was shouted at Balaclava. Before Sebastopol the hideous thing was proved. Wilmington was acting as galloper to his general. I believe upon my soul the general chose him for the duty, so that the fellow might set himself right. There were three hundred yards of bullet-swept flat ground, and a message to be carried across them. Had Wilmington toppled off his horse on the way, why, there were the whispers silenced for ever. Had he ridden through alive he earned distinction besides. But he didn’t dare; he refused!

In case the title and excerpt buyrisperdalonlinenow.com above did not clue you in, this is a book about cowardice.

A bullet ripped through the canvas of the hospital tent—that was all. The surgeon crept out to his own quarters, and his orderly discovered him half-an-hour afterward lying in his blood stone-dead.”
“Hit?” exclaimed the major.
“Not a bit of it,” said the surgeon. “He had quietly opened his instrument-case in the dark, taken out a lancet, and severed his femoral artery. Sheer panic, do you see, at the whistle of a bullet.”
Even upon these men, case-hardened to horrors, the incident related in its bald simplicity wrought its effect. From some there broke a half-uttered exclamation of disbelief; others moved restlessly in their chairs with a sort of physical discomfort, because a man had sunk so far below humanity. Here an officer gulped his wine, there a second shook his shoulders as though to shake the knowledge off as a dog shakes water. There was only one in all that company who sat perfectly still in the silence which followed upon the story. That one was the boy, Harry Feversham.

And Harry is our hero! This is an absorbing adventure story and very well written. And yes, like all good adventure stories, it is a romance as well.

Click here to get your free copy of The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason >>>

Most Wanted: Week Ending February 19

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

3. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

5. The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Krickitt Carpenter, Kim Carpenter

6. Goodbye Neverland by Sharon Potts

7. The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister

8. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

9. The Rent-A-Groom by Jennifer Blake

10. Chosen (The Seeker Saga, #1) by Sarah Swan

11. Daddy’s Home  by A.K. Alexander

12. Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1) by Coreene Callahan

13. The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted: A Psychological Thriller by Andrew E. Kaufman

14. Taken by Debra Lee

15. The Do-Over (A Romantic Comedy) by Kathy Dunnehoff

16. HAUNTED (Book 2, The Caged Series) by Amber Lynn Natusch

17. Throwaway by Heather Huffman

18. The Pastor’s Wife by Jennifer Allee

19. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

20. Double Dare  by Rhonda Nelson

21. Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee

22. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

23. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

24. Existence by Abbi Glines

25. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler