Weekly Recap 7/4/10

Books Read:

Crazy Love by Francis Chan – Really interesting and challenging read!  I recommend it.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer – I’m not a huge Twilight fan, but I saw the movie Thursday night with friends.  Reading this was a nice refresher before seeing the movie, which was the best of the movies so far.

My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison – Cute read, but almost all of the characters were a little unlikable. I did like how the fairy tales were incorporated into the story.

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten – An interesting book.  It ended up being pretty predictable and I didn’t love any of the characters.

Books Received: 8

  • Kiss It by Erin Downing (PBS FIFO)
  • The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart (PBS FIFO)
  • Runaway (Airhead, Bk 3) by Meg Cabot (PBS Game)
  • Sapphique (Incarceron, Bk 2) by Catherine Fisher (Amazon UK)
  • Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Manga Edition (Amazon)
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd (Amazon)
  • Poison Study (Study, Bk 1) by Maria V. Snyder (Amazon)
  • Magic Study (Study, Bk 2) by Maria V. Snyder (Amazon)

Books Mailed: 11

Books Read in April

I’ve been a terrible blogger recently!  I was kind of in a reading funk.  For a while, I wasn’t really reading much at all, then I just wasn’t in the mood to write about what I was reading.  I’m still kind of not in the mood, but I hate neglecting my blog!  I have been keeping up with the pages across the top and my GoodReads profile.  Anyway, I thought I’d just put together a list of the books I’ve read since I stopped blogging with a few thoughts.

Chicks Dig Time Lords edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea – Really fun read if you like Doctor Who.  There were parts that were too nostalgic for the old series for me, being a New Who fan.  But it was cool to read about the fandom that existed then and the new fandom.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – Kind of Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls.  I was pretty captivated while reading the book – I ended up staying up until 3 AM finishing it, but in the end, it left me a little empty and frustrated.  Don’t want to spoil anything, but it didn’t end the way I wanted it to.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin – Apparently not super memorable because I am having trouble coming up with something to say about it.  I remember liking it but not really loving it.

Deadly Little Secret (Touch, Bk 1) by Laurie Faria Stolarz – I liked this series, especially this first book.  It was a bit Twilight-y, but I liked the main characters.

Teaser Tuesday 3/16/10

I haven’t done a Teaser in forever!  Bad me. :)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title and author, too, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they want

My teaser:

I’m talking about sex a lot.  That means I’ll start writing soon.

~Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale (The Final Chapter) by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, page 101

Rather random, huh?  This book is long, but I’ve enjoyed it.  I’ve made it my goal to finish it before I leave for Florida on Friday.  (Braves Spring Training, woo!) I have about 150 pages left – that’s doable, though I am busy tonight and tomorrow and need to pack on Thursday.  I’m ready to move on to books that don’t make my shoulder hurt when I carry them around in my purse.