Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Salon: Reading, Read, To Read #39

I can't believe another week has gone by! Can you believe September is almost gone? Anyway, whether it feels like it or not, it is Sunday, which means it's a time of reckoning. What I really need to do is have a major reckoning with challenges. But since I'm scared to even think about going there, I'll put that off. Again. I'm hoping to get some things done this week. I mean purposefully get things done. The things that I really should have tackled a couple of weeks ago if I was staying on top of things. Like reading Girl in the Arena. I can't believe the blog tour is coming up in a few weeks, and I still haven't gotten around to reading it. Usually, I'm much better about these things. But guilt doesn't make you more productive. So I'm trying to not feel guilty for not reading books I *should* have read by now. I can only do so much.

If you hurry, you can still be a part of the voting at The Classics Circuit to choose the first 'dead author' we tour.

Movies this week:

Notting Hill
George of the Jungle

What I read in a previous week, but reviewed this week:

The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview. 2009. Sourcebooks. 327 pages.
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong. 2009. HarperCollins. 357 pages.

What I read this past week and reviewed:

My Story Bible: 66 Favorite Stories by Jan Godfrey and Paola Bertolini Grudina. 2009. Tyndale. 141 pages.
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. 1912.
Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan and Isolde. Anna Elliott. 2009. Simon & Schuster. 448 pages.
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte. Syrie James. 2009. HarperCollins. 454 pages.
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. 1853. 293 pages.
Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty. 2007. 312 pages.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi. 1990. 278 pages.

What I read this past week and haven't reviewed yet:

Evermore by Alyson Noel
Confessions of A Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
The Dead of Night by John Marsden

What I've read and really, really need to review:

What I'm currently reading:

Graveyard for Lunatics by Ray Bradbury

What I'm just fooling around that I'm reading

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber
Monsters And The Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Putting the Amazing Back Into Grace by Michael Horton
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Going Bovine by Libba Bray

What I've abandoned

Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
The Highwayman's Footsteps by Nicola Morgan

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Kailana said...

You abandoned RAMPANT? How sad! I really liked it, but I can see how it isn't for everyone! Here's to a great reading week!

DesLily said...

ohhh you abandoned gils all fright diner?...not to your liking?????

Becky said...

Both Rampant and Gil's All Fright Diner were library books. Rampant wasn't moving quite fast enough for me. (Though I have every intention of giving it another go at some point because I *want* to like it.) And Gil's All Fright Diner was fun--what I read of it--but unfortunately, sadly, my library copy stunk. And I don't know about you guys, but I don't like to read books that give off funky odors. I am positive I would have finished this one if it hadn't been funky smelling.