Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 3/22

Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week and anything of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.
This week I'm reading Into the Wild (Durst), The Haunted Bridge (Keene) and Lord Sunday (Nix, when I get it).  I'm still listening to The Year of the Flood (Atwood) and Wicked (Maguire) and will be for a while as they are both long books.

Since last week I've read The Whispering Statue (Keene), Going Bovine (Bray) and The Mermaid's Madness (Hines).

Other reviews posted:
Heist Society (Carter)
The Truth about My Bat Mitzvah (Baskin)
The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (Keene)

From the Library is my weekly listing of what I checked out from the library recently.  I'm doing pretty good getting through what I have checked on.

Liar - Justine Larbalestier
(I've heard good and interesting things about this book.  I've liked the other Larbalestier books I've read.)
Micah freely admits that she's a compulsive liar. And that may be the one honest thing she'll ever tell you. Over the years she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating Zach? Or was Sarah his real girlfriend? And are the stories Micah tells about inheriting a "family gene" real or are they something that only exists in her mind?
Breathtaking in its plotting, and narrated by one of the most psychologically complex young women to emerge since Sybil, Liar is a roller-coaster that will have listeners grasping for the truth. Honestly. 

Buddha Boy - Kathe Koja
(the last of my World Religion Challenge books)
Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impact Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.


  1. I can't wait to see what you think about Liar!

  2. My younger son is on a Hardy Boys kick lately - he loves those books!

    You've got a lot of books on the burners right now - how do you manage to listen to two audios at once? I bet Wicked is good on audio - I enjoyed the book.


  3. Amanda - I can't wait to read it!

    Sue - I listen to one in the car and one on my Zune at work and when I clean.


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