Thursday, September 1, 2011

TBR Thursday

To be Read Thursday meme is hosted by Drea which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by BreakingTheSpine

TBR Thursday highlights all those book that are already about (whether you own them or not) that you're dying to ready but haven't had the chance yet. This can some old books, some new books, and some that are in between but they have to be books that you want/hope to read and review!

Here's my TBR Thursday this week:

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When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe's father's unfortunate debts.

When the truth became known to the young Abraham Lincoln, he wrote in his journal: henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become learned in all things—a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose."

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time—all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War, and uncovering the massive role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
When I saw it on the book stand I was curious but my attention then was obtaining copies of the disappearing Starfleet Academy books (you can check my labels out for them) and when I did come back to find more about the book above, a week later, it was gone! I guess I have to wait for the bookstore to restock. I'm also surprised that a movie is already on the works. I don't know much of the cast tho. I'll check out the trailer soon. 

On the side note, I'm surprised when I checked the Starfleet Academy books list, the The Assassin was taken of. I remember it was tentatively set for a September release. Is there a way to ask Simon Schuster about it? I hope the book series will continue. 


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