Sunday, October 30, 2011

Week in Review (39)

Random Thoughts

I am going to pretend that I posted this on Sunday, but it is actually Monday. We had a Nor'Easter yesterday and we lost power for most of the afternoon. I ended up driving to my mother's to watch the new TV show Once Upon a Time. Have you seen that show? I am in love! It is almost a retelling of Fables. It is totally the best new show of the year if they can keep it up. If you haven't seen it, I am sure it is available online. Watch it! Today (as in Monday) we are going to the cc's parents house because his father is having surgery. I might be gone for a few days, or we might come back home to sleep. We haven't entirely made up our mind yet. The thing is they live in a dead zone, so I won't have internet and my cellphone won't work to check my email.

Challenge News

This illustrates just how far behind I am with things. Monday marks the end of the R.I.P. Challenge and it is the end of the month. That means a wrap-up post about R.I.P. and a monthly wrap-up. I need to find time to do both. I was actually hoping to stock-pile posts over the weekend, but the cc severely hurt his toe and didn't go to work. That means I didn't get most of what I wanted to get done accomplished. If you want to see everything I have read for the R.I.P. Challenge, though, I have been keeping track of it on my original sign-up post.

Weekly Reads

228. The Lord of the Rings - Book 2: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (Completed October 28, 2011)
229. Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn (Completed October 28, 2011)
230. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (Completed October 29, 2011)
231. Affinity by Sarah Waters (Completed October 29, 2011)
232. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Completed October 29, 2011)

Weekly Posts

New Additions

Nothing this week...

(The whole pile... There are too many, but I haven't gone through and returned a few to make it smaller yet.)
Insatiable Cabot, Meg.
Under the poppy : a novel Koja, Kathe.
Raising Orion Choyce, Lesley
Stories about storytellers : publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and others Gibson, Douglas.
Yes, my darling daughter Leroy, Margaret.
Flying with Amelia DeGrace, Anne.
Faerie winter Simner, Janni Lee.
Love walked in : a novel De los Santos, Marisa
The highest frontier Slonczewski, Joan.
The list Fletcher, Martin,
George Harrison : living in the material world Harrison, Olivia
Life on Mars : tales from the new frontier : an original science fiction anthology Strahan, Jonathan.
Scribbling women : true tales from astonishing lives Jocelyn, Marthe.
A good man Vanderhaeghe, Guy,
Monoceros : a novel Mayr, Suzette.
White is for witching Oyeyemi, Helen
The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks : a novel Lockhart, E.
The return of Captain John Emmett Speller, Elizabeth.
Red glove Black, Holly.
Curse of the blue tattoo [sound recording] : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.),
Spell hunter Anderson, R. J. (Rebecca J.)
Blackberry wine Harris, Joanne,
Blameless : the Parasol Protectorate, book the third Carriger, Gail

Nothing this week...

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead
Falling Backwards by Jann Arden
And another book that is in my car at the moment...


  1. wow, that's a lot of borrowed books! :-) Love Walked In is a book that people were raving about when I started blogging - I bought it, but it's still on the shelf...

  2. I can't wait to read your thoughts on Love Walked In! It's a great book. I finally caught Once Upon a Time yesterday. What a great show! it really does remind me of Fables especially with the gorgeous sheriff. Take care of yourself.

  3. Goodness, just on Saturday you read some amazing books.
    The storm missed us or at least only dropped an inch of snow. I actually like that the yucky weather tends to stay north of I-95 but saying that might wake up the snowgods. oh well. We have had our share to the white stuff. Last winter was the coldest we'd seen, I think. Anywho, the whole losing power thing sucks.
    Btw, what does cc stand for? Hope the toe is better.

  4. **joanna: I am not sure if I will get a chance to read it. It is not the first time I have had it out from the library!

    **Vasilly: I love Once Upon a Time so far! And, yes, the gorgeous sheriff is a plus. :)

    **Care: Well, finished up some amazing books. :)

    We didn't have snow ourselves, but they did a bit away from us. That's where we were when suddenly I was in the midst of the white stuff.

    It stands for the charming comedian. lol I wanted to be different. :)


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