Monday, August 01, 2011

Week in Review (26) (A Day Late)

Random Thoughts

This computer that I am on is so slow! I had just had my computer upgraded and reformatted, so I guess I was spoiled... The prognosis is that the video card went in it or the CPU overheated. It is an old computer, so not worth fixing. And, actually, if it is the video card it is so old they don't make replacements for my computer anymore. I have been debating back and forth whether I want to stick with desktops or change back to a laptop. I am thinking that desktops still seem to last longer, so probably the best plan is to stick with one.

Anyway, I am very happy with the amount of reading I have been doing lately. I read 8 books this week and enjoyed all of them. I am also reading some really good books this week. Hopefully I can manage to blog semi-regularly while I wait for my new computer. I have lots of books that I am anxious to talk about! I am all ready so far behind in reviewing, but I at least need to review review books, parts of series (because I regret it later if I don't), and books I have a lot to say about. Then, I might write mini-reviews on some of the other books. I am sad that my computer chose to break now. I was getting good at writing blog posts and visiting other bloggers.

Challenge News

I am wrong! I have been reading challenge books. I am working on the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. Lately I have read:

Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters by N. John Hall
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
Outlander (Outlander Series, Book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

Weekly Reads

150. Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff (Completed July 24, 2011)
151. Fables - Volume 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham & Company (Completed July 25, 2011)
152. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Completed July 25, 2011)
153. Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld Series, Book 12) by Kelley Armstrong (Completed July 25, 2011)
154. Correspondence: An Adventure in Letters by N. John Hall (Completed July 28, 2011)
155. The Infinity Gate (DarkGlass Mountain Trilogy, Book 3) by Sara Douglass (Completed July 28, 2011)
156. The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman (Completed July 30, 2011)
157. There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff (Completed July 30, 2011)

Weekly Posts

New Additions

Nothing this Week...

I have to go to the library today...

Nothing this week...

Nothing this week...

Oh, I was good this week! 8 books read and none in.


  1. I'm sorry you've been having computer troubles! That is so frustrating. :-(

  2. Eight books in a week? That's awesome! I'm way behind on reviews too.

  3. Hopefully your computer comes soon! I hate it too when my computer runs in slow motion.

    Eight books a week - what a feat. And no book additions too. :) My TBR is scary.

  4. Wow, good work! I have been very slow in my reading lately, mostly because of work. But hopefully that will improve next month! I got Sharon Kay Penman's new book about Richard Lionheart through LibraryThing's Early Reviewew program! pretty pumped about that.

  5. **Darla: Thanks! A new computer isn't an entirely terrible thing, I suppose...

    **Kim: I am so far behind I will never catch-up. The old computer I am on is just so slow it is making computer usage annoying!

    **Josette: My TBR will always be scary... Some months are just better than others. :)

    **Aarti: That's awesome! I hope it is as good as her previous works. It is nice to see she is writing a bit faster. :)


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