Sunday, February 06, 2011

Week in Review (5)

Random Thoughts

It was a quiet week for me on both the blogging and reading in general. I have several books started, but between things going on and my general mood I didn't seem to find much reading time this week. My to do list just for today is nuts, but I am determined to get this post written. For those that are wondering what books I have started this week they are: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (buddy read with Amanda/Reading Swap list for Ana), Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (buddy read with Melissa/Reading Swap list for Rhinoa), Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Chris tells me I have to read it), and Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason (ARC/buddy read with Amy). I am liking all of them, but started too many books because I couldn't make up my mind and now just can't seem to read anything.

Challenge News

As you can see I have lots of books on the go that work for challenges, but didn't accomplish finishing much. I did read Judgment in Death, though, which I counted for the Sci-fi Experience.

Weekly Reads

27. Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb (Review forth-coming)

And... that's it! That's sad! I did really like it, though.

Weekly Posts

Review: The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson by Roger Landridge & Company
Review: The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion by Roger Landridge & Company
Review: Witness in Death by J.D. Robb

New Additons

Kraken by China Mievelle (Book Credit)
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett (Gift Card)

(I forgot this section last week, so I will list everything I have out from the library)

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (Currently Reading)
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Wise Children by Angela Carter
A Fine & Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
We Wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families by Philip Gourevitch
The Muppet Show Comic Book: Muppet Mash by Roger Landridge & Company
The Spirtualist by Megan Chance
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
Mirabilis by Susann Cokal
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin
Pod by Stephen Wallenfels
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Nothing this week

Nothing this week


  1. I finished my second book of the week this morning. It's been a slow week for me too.

  2. It's been a slow for me too though I think it has to do with the ridiculous amount of time I've been online. :-) Fingers crossed that next week is better for us.

  3. I loved Something Wicked This Way Comes. I keep meaning to see the movie. You've got to let me know if Blackberry Wine is any good. I loved Chocolat and I've been thinking of re-reading it lately.

  4. My eldest son and I were just talking about Norwegian Wood, a few days ago. I bought a copy and he promptly made off with it. He still hasn't read it, but I still haven't read the Philip K. Dick book he loaned me, so we're even. LOL Can't wait to see what you think of it. I've yet to get all the way through a Murakami.

  5. I remember seeing The Spiritualist on your blog so yesterday when I was trying to find a book to buy for my Kindle this seemed like the perfect story. It's really good so far!

    And, I agree with Chris, you must read Norwegian Wood. It's so good!

  6. I hope you enjoy North and South. I like it very much in retrospect. I really need to reread it.

  7. Can not wait to hear about North & South from both you and Amanda.

  8. I've heard lots of good things about North & South -- I hope you enjoy it!

  9. ames: It was a depressing reading week!

    Vasilly: I don't even spend that much time online. Life is just busy, I guess.

    Tink: I need to read some Harris one of these days.

    Bookfool: Norwegian Wood was good!

    Iliana: I was really engrossed in The Spiritualist, but then it slowed down a bit...

    Rebecca: Yeah, I didn't. One day I will try again.

    christina: It was not my favourite book ever...

    Kim: I didn't! lol


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