Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week in Review

Random Thoughts

Note to self, do not get really excited about reading weeks! The next week generally turns out to be rather bad after that... I have only finished three books this week. Count them, THREE! How depressing is that! It means several books are going to have to go back to the library unread, though, and that makes me sad!

I am still coughing from when I was sick. I get like this every year, but with the swine flu worries I feel like everyone thinks I am going to die! I really do get a bad cough every year... I mean, just ask the charming comedian! For our first date we went to the movies and I coughed for the first half and he kept asking me if I was okay. I was really regretting saying no to the drink, but he gave me gum and I managed to make it through the rest of the movie cough-free! That is probably why he just is my mini-pharmacy and doesn't complain... It is also why I am now required to have a drink at all movie viewings.

November Reading Challenge

I don't think there are any new reviews for my unofficial reading challenge, but if there are feel free to leave the URL in the comments and I will post about it next week! I hope to read at least one more book for the challenge, but I wouldn't hold my breath...

Virtual Advent

Can you believe that this starts in just over a week? I am so excited! There has been an amazing turnout of sign-ups and I can't wait to read all the posts! There is still plenty of time to sign-up and there will be a post soon with last-minute details. To sign-up, just head over to the blog! There are still some people I was hoping would sign-up that haven't... Hint, hint!

Dewey Reading Challenge

In December there will be a mini-challenge as a bit of a wrap-up to the challenge! It's all about doing things in Dewey's memory, so I hope that people will sign-up. There will be an official place to post your links in December, but for now you can read all the details on this post.

Other Challenges/Events

I have a big post scheduled for Thursday to talk about all the challenges I am planning to sign-up for so far in 2010, so be sure to check it out! In the meantime, I am hosting a read-along in 2010 to read The Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle. There has been a decent amount of interest so far, so I hope others will join in. I was just posting to see if there is any interest. Since there is, should I put up a place to offically sign-up or something?

Also, don't forget about The Alphabet in Historical Fiction that is being hosted by Historical Tapestry. The letter is 'A'. You still have another week to post for it. I know what my post is going to be, but I seem to have forgotten to post it. I will have to try and squeeze it in this week somewhere.

Weekly Reads

I read Peter & Max by Bill Willingham. I am reviewing this with Heather, so my review will be up on Tuesday! Then, I read Avalon High Coronation - Volume 2: Homecoming by Meg Cabot. This is manga series. Apparently there is a novel that they spin-off of and I have it from the library now, too. Lastly, I finished Ash by Malinda Lo. If you are doing the GLBT challenge next year this is a good book for it! It's supposed to be a fairy tale retelling, but it is not what you would generally expect...

It's not like I don't have good books on the go! I am reading Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, and Flappers by Joshua Zeitz. I just need to settle down, read, and finish something! That's the plan, anyway! Instead, I am thinking about all the books I want to be reading...

Weekly Posts

Music Munday - Guest Post: SoundRelief
Review: The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
Dewey Reading Challenge: A Mini-Challenge
Random and Some Reminders
The Time Quartet Read-Along

Library Loot

Avalon High Coronation - Volume 2: Homecoming by Meg Cabot (read)
Day After Night by Anita Diamant (like the author)
Truckers by Terry Pratchett (Terry Pratchett Challenge)
Ash by Malinda Lo (read)
Avalon High by Meg Cabot (carry on with series)
The Passion by Donna Boyd (someone said I should try it...)
Flapper by Joshua Zeitz (Maybe Women Unbound...)
Princess in Pink (carry on with with series)


  1. Oh, I hope you recover fully. This is a kind of sickly season; quite a few of my friends were sniffling or feverish, though we live in much warmer climes.

  2. I think you should make an official signup page for the readalong.

    I hope you can get settled reading soon. :)

  3. I had swine (as you know) and I was better 2 weeks ago but I also still have this annoying cough. But then again, like you, I have one every year so no real cause for concern. But I know what you mean if I cough in public now people seem to notice.

    In the new year I totally have to get in on some reading challanges!

  4. Great library loot. I'm going to read Avalon High for a reading challenge and I can't wait. I love every book I read by Meg Cabot so I'm sure I will love this series too :)

  5. I hate it when I can't stop coughing...gum always seems to work. Your week has been filled with many things and I can't believe how many books you're juggling right now!!! I want to read the Kingsolver book!!

  6. Psht! I WISH I was reading 3 books a week :p

  7. I will make a mental note to chew on gums when I get coughs. Thanks for the tips! Your comedian is so sweet. :)


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