Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 3/29 + Awards!

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.
I'm actually waiting on a couple of tour books so my reading might change this week.  In the meantime, I'm going to read The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Keene) and Scarlett Fever (Johnson).

I'm still listening to The Year of the Flood (Atwood) and Wicked (Maguire) though I'm having trouble with the discs on Wicked so I might have to switch to reading which I'd rather not do.  I started Shiver (Stiefvater) because of my problems with Wicked so I'd at least have something to listen to in the car.

Wow, last week was a great week for me.  I read Into the Wild (Durst), Lord Sunday (Nix), Buddha Boy (Koja), The Dead-Tossed Waves (Ryan), The Haunted Bridge (Keene), and The Blonde of the Joke (Madison).  6 books in one week!  That might be a record for me.

Other reviews posted:
The Mermaid's Madness (Hines)
Nancy Drew: Troubleshooter
Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase

Books in the mail:
Won from Juju at Tales of Whimsy.  So excited!
Donut Days - Laura Zielin
Emma has a lot going on. Her best friend’s not speaking to her, a boy she’s known all her life is suddenly smokin’ hot and in love with her, and oh yes, her evangelical minister parents may lose their church, especially if her mother keeps giving sermons saying Adam was a hermaphrodite.
But this weekend Emma’s only focused on Crispy Dream, a hot new donut franchise opening in town, where Harley bikers and Frodo wannabes camp out waiting to be the first ones served. Writing the best feature story on the camp for the local paper might just win Emma a scholarship to attend a non- Christian college. But soon enough Emma finds the donut camp isn’t quite the perfect escape from all her troubles at Living Word Redeemer.

Shantal at Booknerds are pretty too gave me 2 new awards. Thanks so much!  Check out her blog and how pretty and stylish it is.

I'm giving the Beautiful Blogger Award to:

I'm giving the Stylish Blogger Award to:

From the Library is my weekly listing of what I checked out from the library recently.
I didn't check anything out worth noting.  My son is in a Scooby-Doo phase so I got a bunch of TV episodes and movies for him.  Oh and Ponyo because we love Miyazaki.


  1. Really looking forward to your thoughts on the Ryan book!

  2. Ahhh thanks for the shout out :)

    I hope you love Donut Days!

    And thank you SOOOOO much for the award. I am so honored. Especially coming from such a beautiful blog.

  3. ha ha - my son watched a bunch of Scooby Doo today, too - he was home sick! He's also in a big Hardy Boys phase right now.

    You read a lot last week! Very busy here, so not as much reading as I'd like. Shiver's been on my list forever - I really need to get to it!


  4. Wow! Thank you! Feels so good to be called stylish. :)

  5. Hey Andrea, thanks so much for the award!!!

  6. I tried reading Wicked, but just couldn't get into it. Maybe I would've done better listening to it.

    I'll be curious to hear what you have to say about Shiver. I feel like I read it ages ago! Oh and I'm starting the Keys to the Kingdome series! I've got to find out for myself what they're all about.

  7. Amanda - It's interesting.

    Juju - Thanks!

    Sue - I'm really liking Shiver a lot.

    Jami & Kath - You're welcome :)

    Jill - I hope you like it.

  8. Thank you so much for the Award! You deserve it! BTW I loved Shiver.


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