David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite! discussion

44 views
Buddy Reads! > Cress Buddy Read

Comments Showing 1-50 of 85 (85 new)    post a comment »
« previous 1

message 1: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
David, Karen and I are starting a buddy read for Cress, the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles on Sat. May 3rd! Everyone is welcome to join!

There are no set chapters per day, we just read at our own paces and start each post with how far along you are, i.e., Chapter #, %, using spoilers where needed. Have fun!


message 2: by Katie.g (new)

Katie.g Jenny wrote: "David, Karen and I are starting a buddy read for Cress, the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles on Sat. May 3rd! Everyone is welcome to join!

There are no set chapters per day, we just read at our o..."


I read this when it first came out. My favourite of the series so far. Enjoy reading it! :)


message 3: by Karen’s Library (last edited May 03, 2014 10:27AM) (new)

Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Yay!!!! I can finally full on read this now! ;) I have a long drive this afternoon so will get a couple of hours of audio in and will then switch to print tonight!


message 4: by Karen’s Library (last edited May 03, 2014 10:53AM) (new)

Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I'm actually on Chapter 11, about 19% in. Not bad since I've been trying NOT to listen to the audio for at least 3 or 4 weeks.

(view spoiler)

I don't have any print reading time today. I need to run a bunch of errands and then head to the other side of the Phoenix area to go get puppy therapy!! My BFF has a litter of Belgian Shepherds - Groendahls, and they're 4 weeks old now. I'm their first stranger interaction. Nothing better than to roll around with 8 puppies jumping and biting your hair and nipping your fingers, all at the same time! Guaranteed to make you giggle! ;)


message 5: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Awww so cute! I want to play with the puppies! Hoping to start Cress *coughs* from the beach *coughs* today :) (Sorry to rub it in, couldn't help myself)


message 6: by Jesse (new)

Jesse | 166 comments Aw David so cool that your on the beach

Oh Yay so excited for this read!! I'll start Cress tonight!!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
David wrote: "Awww so cute! I want to play with the puppies! Hoping to start Cress *coughs* from the beach *coughs* today :) (Sorry to rub it in, couldn't help myself)"

David... Ppppfffttt..!! ;-P You truly live in Paradise!

And puppy therapy was amazing! I'll post pics to our pet thread.


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Yay, Jesse's joining us!! :)


message 9: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
@Karen--awwwwww so cute! I love puppies :)

@David--So happy you got some beach time today!!

I'm not even jealous, I was plenty busy with my art studio today, and in my own little world of happiness! I LOVE doing spring projects like that!

@Jesse--so happy you are joining us!

Hoping to start here in a little bit, although I'll probably fall asleep while reading, I am really tired! But definitely a satisfied and accomplished kind of tired!


message 10: by Divya (new)

Divya I wanna join this too!


message 11: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Yay, Divya, we are thrilled to have you join in!!

Okay I'm at 11% and I'm ready for bed! Loving this so far...(view spoiler)


message 12: by Jesse (last edited May 04, 2014 07:00AM) (new)

Jesse | 166 comments 10% done what a great start (view spoiler)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Another epic buddy read!! So glad everyone is joining in!

I'm at 36%. And I'm writing major spoilers so don't peek! David, this means YOU! ;-) Hahahah
(view spoiler)


Rose (LittleBookOwl) (roselittlebookowl) | 1367 comments Wish I could join but I am just about ready to start Scarlet! Enjoy!!!


message 15: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "I'm actually on Chapter 11, about 19% in. Not bad since I've been trying NOT to listen to the audio for at least 3 or 4 weeks.

[spoilers removed]

I don't have any print reading time today. I n..."


I also noticed how much action this one has already. And some surprises :)


message 16: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Jenny wrote: "Yay, Divya, we are thrilled to have you join in!!

Okay I'm at 11% and I'm ready for bed! Loving this so far...[spoilers removed]"


Hahaha! That cracked me up too :)


message 17: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Jesse wrote:

@Divya so cool you are joining us :)"


Welcome to the buddy read Jesse and Divya, you guys are awesome!


message 18: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Rfuentes wrote: "Wish I could join but I am just about ready to start Scarlet! Enjoy!!!"

Aww thanks Rose! You can catch up for the 4th book since it's not out for a while :) But of course we'd love to hear your thoughts when you do have a chance to read Cress!


Rose (LittleBookOwl) (roselittlebookowl) | 1367 comments @David-thanks!! Cinder is amazing, so if Cress is anything like it I can't imagine how good it will be!!!!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Rose, post in here when you get to Cress! We'll continue to chat with you. I do that all the time! So does Jenny! Hahahahaha..! We get so busy that we can't always manage to keep up with buddy reads but when we do, we always jump in when finally getting to the read.


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Rfuentes wrote: "@David-thanks!! Cinder is amazing, so if Cress is anything like it I can't imagine how good it will be!!!!"

Cress is amazing so far!!


Rose (LittleBookOwl) (roselittlebookowl) | 1367 comments @Karen-Will do!!! I'm also going to write reviews for Cinder & Scarlet!


message 23: by Jesse (last edited May 04, 2014 07:12PM) (new)

Jesse | 166 comments @Rose Yeah be sure to post your thoughts when you start Cress

29% done its getting better and better (view spoiler)


Rose (LittleBookOwl) (roselittlebookowl) | 1367 comments @Jesse-will do! I wanted to finish Cinder so bad today but my kids had friends overnight last night & we had dance pictures today for my daughter. Hoping to finish it by tomorrow & start Scarlet!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Same here Jesse! Although, (view spoiler)

I'm at 49%, just starting Chapter 29. (view spoiler)


message 26: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Okay, this one is such a quick read! If my fam would just leave me alone lol! Tomorrow I'm planning on reading quite a bit while I'm home alone for my bday!!

I'm up to 37% and Thorne and Cress are reminding me a little of Lilah and Tarver in These Broken Stars! But cuter :) (view spoiler)


message 27: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Jesse wrote: "@Rose Yeah be sure to post your thoughts when you start Cress

29% done


I cannot believe that happened to Thorne either!


message 28: by Abigail (new)

Abigail (abbeygrace) | 3 comments Karen wrote: "Same here Jesse! Although, [spoilers removed]

I'm at 49%, just starting Chapter 29. So glad that Wolfe will survive. Sounds like Jacin will be part of Cinder's "gang" now.

And even blind, I j..."


haha I was bummed too!


message 29: by Jesse (new)

Jesse | 166 comments 50 % wow I'm so amused with the Marissa Meyer's great imagination so far loving it (view spoiler)


message 30: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Jenny wrote: "Okay, this one is such a quick read! If my fam would just leave me alone lol! Tomorrow I'm planning on reading quite a bit while I'm home alone for my bday!!

I'm up to 37% and Thorne and Cress ..."


I'm at 37% too :) I didn't expect it to go down the way I did. Very clever choices by the author to create suspense and action. Awesome so far!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
70% Marissa Meyer, you're killing me! Tell me you did not just do what I think you may have done? Way to leave off at the end of a chapter. Urgh!

I'm afraid to keep reading. ;)


message 32: by Divya (new)

Divya I am like 40% in, and I am totally loving this book!
(view spoiler)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
I had no idea that was coming, Divya! This entire book is full of surprises. I'm 75% in. (view spoiler)


message 34: by Divya (new)

Divya @Karen
(view spoiler)
If this book is so good, I am afraid how good Winter will be!


message 35: by David, Mr. Blue Eyes; He's the Best--Ain't no lie!! ;) (new)

David Estes (davidestesbooks) | 10713 comments Mod
Divya wrote: "I am like 40% in, and I am totally loving this book!
[spoilers removed]"


Oh yeah, I forgot about that happening in Graceling! Good comparison!


message 36: by Divya (new)

Divya Thanks, David :)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Divya wrote: "@Karen
[spoilers removed]
If this book is so good, I am afraid how good Winter will be!"


Good catch, Divya! I totally missed that. This is why I love buddy reads so much! :)


message 38: by Divya (new)

Divya :)


message 39: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 738 comments Can I join in? I'm also reading it right now. ;)


message 40: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Of course, Brigid, thrilled to have you!! :)


message 41: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ | 738 comments Hooray! I'm only like 12% in right now and haven't had much time for reading lately (boooo finals), but I'll have more time to read once my semester is over in three days. :D


message 42: by Jesse (new)

Jesse | 166 comments @Brigid So exciting you are joining in!! :)

68% done (view spoiler)


message 43: by Jesse (last edited May 06, 2014 08:44AM) (new)

Jesse | 166 comments @Divya Thanks for the reminder (view spoiler)


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Yay, Brigid!! So happy you're joining us!! :)


message 45: by Divya (new)

Divya Glad to have you join us, Brigid!


message 46: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
Okay I'm now up to 65 % and I LOVE this book! (view spoiler)


message 47: by Jenny, Always smiling! :-D (new)

Jenny (juliababyjen) | 12932 comments Mod
And this may be just me, but the writing in this one (I didn't really notice in the previous two) and the plot, and the way the character's relate to each other really remind me of your books, David!


message 48: by Jesse (new)

Jesse | 166 comments Yeah Jenny you got a good point they really do remind me of David's book , loving Cress !!


message 49: by Divya (new)

Divya I haven't read David's books yet, but if they are anything like Cress, I am sure I will love them!


Karen’s Library | 11320 comments Mod
Jenny wrote: "And this may be just me, but the writing in this one (I didn't really notice in the previous two) and the plot, and the way the character's relate to each other really remind me of your books, David!"

Good point, Jenny! :)


« previous 1
back to top