Weekly Recap 11/7/10

I missed two weeks in a row!  Oops. :)  In my defense, it’s been a busy couple weeks with the end of baseball season, a couple football games, Halloween, and my grandmother’s birthday thrown in.  I haven’t been in front of the computer much recently!

I am excited that I have been mailing out a lot more books than I am getting in!  I’m trying to not buy books right now because I have so many to read that I really want to read.  It’s hard because there’s always good stuff coming out, but I am learning to be more patient.  Now I just need to get out of my reading semi-funk and read more!

Books Read:

The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel – This didn’t really work for me.  I have a big family and am still stuck at the Kid Table despite being close to 30 so I thought I would relate, but I didn’t.  The family wasn’t very likable and didn’t seem to like each other all that much.  The sections of the book were weird, like an issue comes up, then it’s resolved… the next issue comes up, then it is resolved.

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Bk 1) by Rick Riordan – I LOVED this!  I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series and I liked that this was back in that world with new characters.  I really liked all three of the main characters.  I am sad that we have to wait another year for the next installment!

Eleventh Grade Burns (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Bk 4) by Heather Brewer – Still loving this series.  I really like Vlad and his friends and family.  This book was really good!  I’m a little sad that I am so close to the end of the series!

Jane by April Lindner – This was really good!  It wasn’t as good as Jane Eyre, but it was a good modernization.  There were times I really liked Jane, but I was really frustrated with her for the 3rd 4th of the book.

Feed by M.T. Anderson – This was good.  Weird, but good.  The language took a bit to get in to.  The concept was really really interesting and it made me keep reading because I just wanted to find out what would happen next.

Twelfth Grade Kills (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Bk 5) by Heather Brewer – I am kind of sad that this series is over!  I really liked Vlad.  The last book was really good – lots of action and twists.

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Books Received:

  • My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day (PBS Game)
  • Jane by April Lindner (PBS Game)
  • Annexed by Sharon Dogar (Borders)
  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (Borders)
  • Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green (PBS FIFO)

Books Mailed:

  • Intertwined by Gena Showalter (PBS FIFO)
  • Hemingway in Love and War by Agnes Von Kurowsky (PBS FIFO)
  • The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez (PBS FIFO)
  • Saving Maddie by Varian Johnson (PBS FIFO)
  • Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer (PBS FIFO)
  • Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill (PBS FIFO)
  • Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb (PBS FIFO)
  • Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb (PBS FIFO)
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (PBS FIFO)
  • Six Rules of Maybe by Deb Caletti (PBS FIFO)
  • Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer (PBS FIFO)
  • Jane by April Lindner (PBS Game)
  • Swim the Fly by Don Calame (PBS FIFO)
  • Halo by Alexandra Adornetto (PBS FIFO)
  • The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel (PBS FIFO)
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson (PBS Game)
  • Shadowland by Alyson Noel (PBS FIFO)
  • Switch by Carol Snow (PBS FIFO)
  • Close Quarters by Emma Harrison (PBS FIFO)