Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week in Review (3)

Random Thoughts

This week was a bit quiet because it took me longer than I expected to read Jane Eyre for my buddy review with Amanda. I am so happy that I finally read it! I was updating my GoodReads over the last week or so and I have discovered that while I didn't read very many classics over the last few years, I really liked the ones I did read. I haven't given very many books a 5 star rating yet, but Rebecca and The Moonstone were two of the few. I loved those books. I can't wait to read more Collins in 2011 and I really need to buy my own copy of Rebecca.

Challenge News

I didn't get very much accomplished this week. I had hoped to read more than I did, but like I said, I got caught up with Bronte. Unfortunately, while I finally finished the book it doesn't count for any of the challenges I have joined. The only book I read for a challenge was Nightschool: The Weirn Books - Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova for the Manga Challenge that I only officially joined yesterday. I read Dramacon by Chmakova in 2009 and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading book 2 in this series very soon!

Weekly Reads

15. Dear Enemy by Jean Webster (Sequel to Daddy-Long Legs)
16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
17. Nightschool: The Weirn Books - Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova
18. Muppet Peter Pan by Grace Randolph & Company
19. Muppet King Arthur by Paul Benjamin, Patrick Storck, & Company
20. The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson by Roger Landridge & Company
21. The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion by Roger Landridge

Favourite Read: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Reason for Reading all the Comics: Trying to keep my library pile down to a decent number.

Weekly Posts

New Additions

When Demons Walk by Patricia Briggs (Gift Card)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Gift Card)
Passion by Jude Morgan (Gift Card)

Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles, Mystery & Mayhem by Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles Errant by Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles, Mutants, & Microbes by Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles in Love by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
On Basilisk Station by David Weber
The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason (from NetGalley)
The Screwed-up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson (from Chris)

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (ebook)
The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion (Read)
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
A Venetian Affair by Andrea Di Robilant
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot (carry on with the series...)
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson (read)
Muppet King Arthur (read)
Muppet Peter Pan (read)
Nightschool: The Weirn Books - Volume 1 by Svetlana Chmakova (read)


  1. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed Jane Eyre so much. It's a book that I want to read at some point soon. I'm just about to begin Wuthering Heights but I'm a bit nervous to read it. Hope you have another great week of reading!

  2. Yay you read Jane Eyre! I need to re-read that. Have a great reading week!

  3. I started Jane Eyre..I really need to finish it one of these days. Looks like you added a ton of books to the piles!!

  4. I reread Jane Eyre two years ago and enjoyed it even more than the first time I read it. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Kailana!!

    I'm thrilled to see Young Miles on your pile, I just picked that up too! seeing the new Patricia Briggs - drool! and Passion by Jude Morgan - I can only get the latter from the library, but it was in HC and I already had 11 books in my hands, so I just couldn't carry it. I really want to read it though.

    Some lovely titles there, Kailana! I hope you get time to read this week :-)

  5. Ooooh...I did not know that The Vampire Voss was available on NetGalley but I just requested it!!! Yay :D You've got me back into reading on my ereader...I had slacked for a little while.

  6. Sounds like you had a great but very busy week! I really enjoy classics as well and somehow kind of forget about them from time to time. I'd love to re-read Jane Eyre this year--it's been too long!

  7. samantha: I am really happy I enjoyed it so much, too! Wuthering Heights is another one I really should read, but haven't yet!

    Iliana: I know! I was so proud of myself. :)

    Staci: I had started Jane Eyre a couple times. I was happy to finally finish it!

    Susan: My library didn't have Passion, but I lucked into a bargain copy. Very strange since it is technically out of print!

    Chris: I am looking forward to reading Vampire Voss!

    Trish: I never manage to reread anything. There is too much I want to read for the first time!


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