Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday Reads - 15th Edition and Week in Review (38)

I am so far behind with things I don't even really know where to start! I could just pretend the other things don't exist for the moment and do my last post for The Lantern, but I really like my Week in Review posts, so I think I should work on a bit of catch-up. I had my Friday Reads post mostly finished, but then I forgot to post it. Then everything after that was just very far behind!

Friday Reads - 15th Edition

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton - I was going to read her newer book, but figured I should read this one first.
Affinity by Sarah Waters - It has been a while since I read a Sarah Waters book. I will be reviewing this with Marg at some point.
The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller - This book is still on-going. I finished several of my read-alongs, but I still haven't managed to dedicate a lot of time to this book yet.
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien - This is another example of being very behind on things... I think I will put my late post up tomorrow.
Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice - This is sort of a reread. I started this book years ago and almost finished it, but I didn't really love it. Currently I find it very slow going, but we will see!

What are you reading? I envy all the people that got lots of reading time this weekend. I missed out on everything!

Random Thoughts

I think tomorrow will be my post for The Two Towers and Fragile Things. Then on Wednesday I will post about The Lantern. Part of me would love to get caught up with everything today, but I know that is an overload and no one will read all that. So, I will have to break it up! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and had fun with the read-a-thon if you had a chance to join. I remember the very first read-a-thon and signing up for a cheerleader. It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of new people as a result. I am so happy that it is still so popular all this time later. Dewey made a lasting impression on the blogging world, so she may be gone, but hopefully she will never be forgotten!

I also joined Pinterest today. I am a bit obsessed with quotes, so that's what I did for a bit this morning... Looked at quotes... Let's see if it just becomes another one of those things that I use for a while and then forget about forever.

Challenge News

It is hard to believe that the R.I.P. Challenge is almost over! I am not entirely sure I will get everything I want to get done, done, but I had a lot of fun in the meantime! In this weeks reading, the following books fit the R.I.P. Challenge: The Island of Moreau by H.G. Wells, Dearly, Departed by Lisa Habel, A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore, and Dracula by Bram Stoker. That's two books that are classics. I am back to reading a few of them here and there. Helen Dunmore is Canadian and her book it Gothic in nature. I am a bit sad by how few Canadian authors I have read this year. Dearly, Departed was from NetGalley. It is good, but I am not entirely sure about the zombie romance angle. I liked it, but strange! I look forward to the sequel.

Weekly Reads

222. Dracula by Bram Stoker (Completed October 18, 2011)
223. A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (Completed October 20, 2011)
224. Smut by Alan Bennett (Completed October 21, 2011)
225. Dearly, Departed by Lisa Habel (Completed October 21, 2011)
226. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (Completed October 21, 2011)
227. Grammar Girl's: 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again by Mignon Forgarty (Completed September 22, 2011)

Weekly Posts

New Additions

Nothing this week....

My library bag is in the back seat of the car that the cc has at work, so will have to wait on this.

Nothing this week...

The Digging Crew by Nathalie Mallet


  1. Affinity! I love that book, but it's probably her saddest. Looking forward to hearing what you and Marg think.

  2. I'm reading The Tin Ticket--just started it, but extremely interesting so far. It's about the women convicts sent from Britain to Australia.

    I've got so many books to review, but really need to get the R.I.P. reads posted.

  3. Oh, I know how you feel. I have not been able to get anything done lately...thank goodness we only have one more week of band season :D

  4. Anonymous5:09 PM

    I've been avoiding zombie romances. I just can't wrap my mind around the idea.

  5. I love these post so much Kells :) Glad you wrote it!! Sorry you're not loving Interview…that's one of my favs! Curious to hear about the Alan Bennet book! I've been wanting to read more of him...

  6. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Wow, I'm a bit jealous that you can juggle so many books at once. Looks like you had a pretty productive week! :) I can't wait to read your thoughts on all those books.

  7. zombie romance?!?! hmmmm.
    CHEERS for RIP!

  8. I too am looking forward to your thoughts on Affinity. But unlike Nymeth I have not read it yet, although it is the only Waters I *haven't* read.

  9. **Ana: Affinity was really good! I am looking forward to more books by Waters.

    **jenclair: I look forward to your thoughts on that one. It sounds up my alley!

    I will never catch-up on my reviews. There are too many I haven't reviewed and not a lot of time left to get to them...

    **animewookie: Yes, there is so much I would like to accomplish and never manage to do so.

    **carolsnotebook: It was done well, but yes, strange idea.

    **thecheapreader: I finish them, though, and my TBR pile is still scary!

    **Care: It wasn't terrible... she has potential as a writer and I will read the sequel.

    **rhapsodyinbooks: Affinity was really good. I hope you get a chance to read it!

  10. I really need to get to Sarah Waters. I think I am going to make a list of must-read authors for 2012 and focus on them next year!


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