Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week in Review (7)

Random Thoughts

I am in a bit of a slump at the moment. I read 3 books that I didn't really like lately and I am still recovering. Most of the reading I accomplished was more from making myself read than actual enjoyment of the books, so I just hardly read at all. Hopefully next week will be better!

Challenge News

I read Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier for the Great Reading Swap. My review, with Melissa from Book Nut, will be up on Tuesday.
I read Scott Pilgrim vs The World by Bryan Lee O'Malley for the Manga Challenge hosted by Rhinoa.

Weekly Reads

42. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
43. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
44. The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason
45. Scott Pilgrim vs the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Currently Reading: I can't seem to make up mind on what to read...

Weekly Posts

Six Sentence Saturday: Review: The Guild by Felicia Day & Jim Rugg

New Additions

Nothing this Week...

Chobits Vol 6 by Clamp
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (Volume 2) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Bone Quest for the Spark (Book 1) by Tom Sniegoski
Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja

Nothing this Week...

Nothing this Week...

I thought I would share what I have on hold at the library...
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Fox Woman by Kiji Johnson
Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi
Running the Book by Avi Steinberg
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
Book Lust to Go by Nancy Pearl
Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black
Fruit Baskets Volume 5
Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 2
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
By the Time you Read this, I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
How to live safely in a science fictional universe : a novel by Charles Yu
A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness
Sweet Tooth. [Vol. 1], Out of the deep woods by Jeff Lemire
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
The life and times of $crooge McDuck by Don Rosa
Disney's hero squad. Volume 1, Ultraheroes : save the world by Riccardo Secchi
Dash & Lily's book of dares by Rachel Cohn
Angels' blood by Nalini Singh
The weird sisters by Eleanor Brown
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Out of the pocket by Bill Konigsberg
Becoming Chloe by Catherine Ryan Hyde


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your bad reading streak as well! I hope your next book is so awesome that it cancels out the bad ones.

  2. LOL--remember to take a mighty huge bag to carry home all those books from the library!

    Sorry about the slew of disappointing books, Kelly...I hope the next one you pick up is a pure delight!

  3. Sorry you read some books that dissapointed, hopefully the next ones will be better.
    I've been wanting to read Freedom also.

  4. I love reading about what others get (or are going to get) from the thanks for sharing! I'm really looking forward to reading The Vampire Voss so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it as well as your thoughts on Daughter of the Forest. Hope you snap out of your reading slump soon!

  5. Get out of that reading slump quick before it takes hold and won't let go!

  6. Meghan: I started The Three Musketeers last night and I think I might like it. Still early to say, though!

    Debi: I know! There was little chance they would come in all at once, but then I had to suspend things because of the ILL overload, so now everything is a mess. Will have to read some of the shorter books I have out so I can get the pile down!

    Naida: I had Freedom out before, but never got a chance to read it. Hopefully by the time it is my turn again I will have more time.

    Samantha: Thanks! It will be a bit for my Vampire Voss thoughts, but Daughter of Forest will be up on Tuesday.

    Tink: I know! The year was going so well, too!

  7. I know All about slumps. But I hope that I am getting out of the one I've been in for months. Also good luck with Freedom. I've read it and liked it a lot, but it wasn't a super easy read.

  8. Ugh! Three books read and you didn't like any of them? That's horrible. Was the Scott Pilgrim book one of the three you didn't enjoy? I just watched the movie and now I want to read the series. Have a good week.

  9. Three bad books in a row is enough to put you in a funk. I hope you find a magical book to read soon.

  10. I hope you enjoy Under the Poppy, whenever you get around to reading it. :P

    Also, I see some good books on your library wait list!!

  11. Ooh, based on your library hold list, hopefully your reading experience improves soon! I have heard great things about A Discovery of Witches, particularly- I bet you'll like that one!

  12. I feel for you on that reading slump. I just made it through a bad one. Nothing made me happy. That is quite some library list you have there! Enjoy your week. I hope you win out over that slump.

  13. Louise: I am not really sure if Freedom is the sort of book I should read from the library....

    Vasilly: Nope! I liked Scott Pilgrim, no worries!

    bermudaonion: Well, I liked Daughter of the Forest... But I started it earlier in the month, so it wasn't an accomplishment finishing it in the end. Same with Vampire Voss.

    Ames: I am hoping to get to Under the Poppy soon!

    Aarti: I am looking forward to A Discovery of Witches. I probably should have bought it...

    Darlene: Thanks!

  14. Wow, that is a lot of books on hold at the library! :) I loved Alison Arngrim's book - one of my favorites from last year.

  15. Hope you find a great book to get you out of your slump!! I've been in the biggest slump ever lately :/ Just can't get into anything. Even books that are GOOD! Just can't read...le sigh.

  16. I do hope your reading next week is better, Kelly! I've tried repeatedly to settle in with a book this month but it's just not happening.

  17. Alyce: Some will take forever to come in, so its not as bad as it could be... I tried to thin it down but I couldn't make up my mind!

    Chris: I am trying to get out of the slump! I hope you are soon, too! I miss you, you are so quiet lately...

    Wendy: Even the books I am finishing are books that I started at the beginning of the month or even in January... Can't get my head around anything.

  18. Wow! That's a lot of books on hold. My luck, they'd all come in over the period of a week! Hopefully, you get them nicely spaced out. If your a LHOTP fan you'll love Alison Arngrim's book. It's way better than Laura's oops *I mean Melissa Gilberts's.

  19. *Nicola: They do tend to group together no matter how far apart I request things... I get over it, though, and try not to stress!


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