Weekly Recap 8/22/10

This was a crazy week for me!  Not only did I have my sister’s dog for the week, but I actually had to go on a business trip in the middle.  Luckily my parents are awesome and agreed to spend the night at my place to take care of both dogs.  But because of that, I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked.

Books Read:

The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez – I LOVED this book.  I’ve been fascinated by Cuba since learning about The Bay of Pigs in 6th grade.  This book really made me feel like I was there experiencing the changes with Lucia.  There were lots of other things I wanted to know about what was going on, but obviously they would have been out of place in this book.  But it would have been interesting! :) Christina Gonzalez will be at this year’s Decatur Book Festival.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Obviously not the first time I’ve read it, but I needed to refresh my memory before Mockingjay comes out on Tuesday!  I cannot wait!

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Books Received: 11

  • Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir by Jenette Fulda (PBS Game)
  • Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Amazon)
  • The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller (Amazon)
  • Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him by Humberto Fontova (Amazon)
  • Charmed Life (Chrestomanci #1) by Diana Wynne Jones (Abebooks)
  • The Lives of Christopher Chance (Chrestomanci #2) by Diana Wynne Jones (Abebooks)
  • Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues #1) by Rick Riordan (Amazon)
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (PBS FIFO)
  • Princess in the Spotlight (Princess Diaries, Bk 2) by Meg Cabot (PBS FIFO)
  • Princess in Love (Princess Diaries, Bk 3) by Meg Cabot (PBS FIFO)
  • Princess in Waiting (Princess Diaries, Bk 4) by Meg Cabot (PBS FIFO)

Books Mailed: 5

  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (PBS FIFO)
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard (PBS FIFO) (yes, I had two copies)
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (PBS Game)
  • Sea by Heidi R. Kling (PBS Game)
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (PBS Game)

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