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 have been doing Teaser Tuesdays for quite a while now, but I've started posting quotes from where I am in the books I'm currently reading on my tumblr daily so that is sort of taking the place of the Tuesday posts. What I'm trying to say is that I won't have post everyday like I have been doing because I'm staying a way from most memes for a while. I might go back to TT. I don't know right now.
This week I'm reading Everlasting (Frazier) and The Knife of Never Letting Go (Ness). I'm listening to Heroes of the Valley (Stroud).
Since last week I finished This Lullaby (Dessen) and The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (Keene).
On audio, I finished The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children (McGowan) and Lord Sunday (Nix).
Other reviews posted:
The Year of the Flood (Atwood) (audio)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Baum)
Wicked (Maguire) (audio)
The Wizard of Oz (movie)
The Secret in the Old Attic (Keene)
Books in the mail:
Won from GLBT Challenge
With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.
Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.
ARC from Traveling ARC Tours
Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.
On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.
The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.