Monday, May 23, 2011

Week in Review (20)

Random Thoughts

This was the week of good intentions, but not much progress. I think I have read too many good books lately. I am having a hard time finding something to read that will grab my attention. I bought the new Patrick Ness book, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I thought I should read Monsters of Men. It is still not my favourite trilogy ever, but I did really like the first book. It will be nice to finish a trilogy. I have also been picking away at The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons. It is a HUGE book and is not drawing me in as quickly as the previous two books in the trilogy. I could be further into it, but my reading is just moody this week. I am excited that when I finish it I will have finished a trilogy and completed a book for the Reading Swap challenge that I have been neglecting. Then, there are a couple other books I have started and not made much progress in. I am not sure what I am in the mood for, but hopefully I find something soon!

Challenge News

If I finish the Patrick Ness this week it will count for Darren's challenge of 2011. Actually, the Paullina Simons will, too. One of the categories is to finish a trilogy or series and that is the case with both of these books. The Paullina Simons book is also a book that was assigned to me by Marg to read for the Reading Swap.

I forgot, also, that last week I read The Beauty Chorus, which will count for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. That is also the case for The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley. I read such great books last week and then I read that book and loved it, so I think that is why I am having a hard time finding something great to read! The Paullina Simons, set after the World War, would also count for the challenge.

This week, though, I only read three books and two of them counted for the Once Upon a Time Challenge. In a way the Kearsley could count, too. But, the other two books were Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon and The Orphan's Tale: In the Cities of Coins and Spice by Catherynne Valente (I bought her new book, so had to read what was on my TBR pile.)

I hopefully will get my groove back this week.

Weekly Reads

107. The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (Completed May 15, 2011)
108. Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon (Completed May 18, 2011)
109. The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente (Completed May 20, 2011)

(I read three books. Two were from my TBR pile.)

Weekly Posts

This was a slow posting week. Even this post is a day late...

Carl and I will be catching up on our buddy read on Wednesday. We were both a little slow this week and he was away last week.

New Additions

This will have to wait. I didn't buy anything that actually arrived this week, but I did go to the library. The catalogue is down for maintenance, though, so I will include this weeks books in next weeks post.


  1. I think my reading 'get up and go' got up and went this month too. A really slow reading month and I have no idea why. Best of luck finding your groove again. :-)

  2. I want to read The Rose Garden!

  3. Hooray for Monsters of Men!! I'm reading the new Julie Anne Peters and it's really good!


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