Weekly Recap 4/3/11

The YA Challenge is over!  YAY!!!!!  It was great.  I read a lot of books I’ve had sitting on my shelf that had never bubbled up to the top of my reading choices.  But I have a bunch of books I have wanted to read, but they weren’t worth a lot of points and Competitive Me would only read things that were worth a lot of points. Heh.  So now I have a few swap books to read, then I am wide open to read what I want!  Double YAY!!!!! :)

Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell – This was okay.  It wasn’t terrible, but I didn’t love it.  I found Gen and most of the other kids at the camp really annoying, but I think that might have been partly because they were really young.  There were parts that didn’t make sense (like having a cell signal in the middle of nowhere).  I kept waiting for Gen’s family to get better at some part of camp life.

The White Cat (The Curse Workers, Bk 1) by Holly Black – I liked this.  I found the world pretty interesting, though occasionally confusing.  I liked Cassel and his school friends.  The book was interesting and different and I’m interested to see where it goes in the next book.

The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson – I liked this overall.  A couple of the essays didn’t hold my attention, but most of them were interesting and thought provoking. The essay The Politics of Mockingjay should have been more about the politics of Mockingjay and less about the politics of George W. Bush and how super smart and special the author of that essay is.  Reading this made me want to reread the series!

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