Insomnia Book Club

A place for book lovers of any genre.

Welcome Our New Member!

Most of you stick to using I.B.C's (Insomnia Book Club) group on GoodReads.com and or following along with the blog. We do have a new member though, BookAddict1211, and she joined I.B.C through the forum. If any of you feel up to it be sure to give BookAddict1211 a warm welcome on the forum here! ^.^

Kenyons Minions' Secret Book Santa Signups Open

The spring edition of Secret Book Santa by the group Kenyons Minions on GoodReads.com is open for signups!

For those of you who haven't seen past posts on Secret Book Santa, Secret Book Santa is a fun reading challenge that happens 4 times a year. Once each season and the challenge runs all the way through the season until it's time for the next round. You don't have to join in every time, only when you want to. Want more info? Check out the details here. If you choose to signup be sure to do that on this topic of Kenyons Minions here. Hope to see you there! ^.^

Eighth Grave After Dark and Seveneves

On May 19th two upcoming books will be released. Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones and Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.

Eighth Grave After Dark is the 8th book in the Charley Davidson series. Mrs. Jones series is very popular amongst paranormal romance and urban fantasy genre fans. If you're interested in reading the series and or purchasing books to the series here's a tip. If you prefer physical copies of books Barnes and Noble has books from this series from time to time in their bargain bin. That's how I randomly ended up with two books from the series at different times, though still have to read the series.

Seveneves is a new stand alone. It is listed online as being in the sci-fi and dystopia genres. Make sure you're prepared to read a George R.R. Martin length book because Seveneves is 880 pages long according to Amazon.com. Don't let the amount of pages sway you away from reading the book though. While it is a huge book it does sound like it would be a good one.



Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….


Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
What would happen if the world were ending?

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .

Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in this breathtaking saga.
 

R.L. Mathewson On Double Dare

It seems a bit of disappointment settled over the fans of the Neighbor From Hell series by R.L. Mathewson due to her most recent Neighbor From Hell book, Double Dare. Due to that Mrs. Mathewson has brought the concept of the book as well as her feelings on it to attention in one of her blog posts. The blog post can be viewed here.

Happy Mother's Day, Bookworms!

To all of the Mothers and soon to be Mothers, Happy Mother's Day! May you all have a wonderful and safe day with your kid(s)!


The Sweetest Burn Snippet

Jeaniene Frost has posted a snippet of her book The Sweetest Burn, the second book in the Broken Destiny series, on her blog. ::waits for the squeals from the Frost fandom::


Here's a glimpse into that snippet on her blog....

I rolled over and stuffed the pillow in a new position under my head. Useless. The bed was comfy, the RV was quiet, and yet I’d lain here, wide awake, for hours.

“Ivy.”

My gaze flew to the door, but it was still closed. I hadn’t imagined hearing Adrian say my name, though, so I strained my ears and waited.

“Ivy, come outside.” Adrian’s voice was low but clear, and I realized that he was speaking to me through the exterior wall of the RV. “I need to show you something.”

I got up, mostly because I couldn’t stand to toss and turn anymore. I doubted something was wrong or Adrian wouldn’t be whispering. Plus, we’d parked at the edge of an old cemetery. Demons couldn’t cross onto hallowed ground, so we were safe from them. Hallowed ground wasn’t a deterrent to minions, but there’d need to be a lot of them to pose a threat with Adrian, Brutus and Costa here, not to mention me.

The thought cheered me. I wasn’t the same helpless girl I’d been when this whole thing started. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Well, I’d had lots of things try to kill me, so by extension, I had to be stronger by leaps and bounds.

Continue reading here on Jeaniene Frost's blog for the entire snippet from The Sweetest Burn.

2015 Reading Challenge: The Ruby Circle

Finally got in another book for Insomnia Book Club's 2015 Reading Challenge! For "A book published this year" I read The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. I've been in a bit of a reading rut where everything is just "blah" to me, even books that I've been dying to read. It wasn't until I watched The Ruby Circle book trailers again that it hit me. Suddenly the reading rut went away and I absorbed the last book, unfortunately on it being the last one, in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. In my opinion it was better than Silver Shadows so for those of you who are holding back from reading The Ruby Circle because of how Silver Shadows went then you might want to try giving The Ruby Circle a chance. If George R.R. Martin were to ever read this book there is one section in it that might make him proud of Richelle Mead as an author. I really hope that Richelle Mead writes another spinoff to Vampire Academy / Bloodlines in the future!


My book picks: 

A book published this year - The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
A book that's at least 500 pages long - Allegiant by Veronica Roth
A book with only one word in the title - Azagoth by Larissa Ione
The first book ever written by your favorite author - Tall, Dark & Lonely by R.L. Mathewson
A book that was made into a movie - Jaws by Peter Benchley
Re-read one of your favorite books - undertow by Cherry Adair A book that almost everyone but you have read - Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
A book that is set in your state or city (or country for those outside of the U.S.A) - This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
A book that you own and still have yet to read - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
A book with a color in the title - Blue Skies by Catherine Anderson
A book that came out the year that you were born - Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood A book that you chose just because of a nice cover - Synthetic Dreams by Kim Knox


Books read so far: 4 out of 12

May's Books of the Month

May's books of the month are A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines. Send in your confessions to IBClub@outlook.com and or join in the discussion on the GoodReads.com group.

The two polls are up to vote on which books of the month you plan on reading if any. The web poll can be visited here and the GoodReads.com poll for I.B.C can be found here.

Note: If you would like your confessions to remain anonymous be sure to mention it when sending in confessions.

S.K. Answers Readers' Questions About Nick and Acheron

On GoodReads.com some authors answer questions asked by their readers. Recently two readers asked Sherrilyn Kenyon questions in regards to Nick and Acheron from her Dark-Hunter series. One reader asked if Acheron and Nick would be friends again one day. Sherrilyn Kenyon replied, saying that they are trying to mend in the later books. Another reader asked for confirmation on Acheron not being Nick's Father. Sherrilyn Kenyon stated that it was confirmed in the book Styxx.

For the more detailed responses from Sherrilyn Kenyon on those questions from her readers among many other questions on GoodReads.com follow this link.