Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 5/17


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 getting a whole lot of ARCS from Traveling ARC Tours this week, starting with A Golden Web (Quick). I'm going to try to finish up The Knife of Never Letting Go (Ness) too and The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (Keene).

Last week I read Everlasting (Frazier).  I didn't post any reviews at all.  Anyway, I started two audio books before I decided what I really wanted to do was listen to the Harry Potter audios again (for the third time) so that is what I am doing.  I'm on Sorcerer's Stone right now (obviously).

Books in the mail:

A Golden Web (ARC)- Barbara Quick
Alessandra is desperate to escape—from her stepmother, who’s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There’s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas.
In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee—and an enduring fame.



From the Library is my weekly listing of what I checked out from the library recently.




Numbers (audio) - Rachel Ward, read by Sarah Coomes
 Whenever Jem meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die.

Burdened with such an awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. But while they’re waiting to ride the Eye Ferris
wheel, Jem notices that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today’s number. Today’s date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem’s world is about to explode!


The Girl with the Mermaid Hair (audio) - Delia Ephron, read by Sarah Drew
Sukie Jamieson is obsessed with her appearance. She checks her reflection in windows, spoons, car chrome—anything available. So when her mother gives her a full-length mirror that once belonged to her grandmother, Sukie is thrilled. So thrilled that she doesn’t listen to her mother’s warning: "This mirror will be your best friend and worst enemy.” Because mirrors, as Sukie discovers, show not only the faraway truth but the truth close up. And finding out that close-up truth changes people. Often forever.




This World We Live In - Susan Beth Pfeffer

The heart-wrenching companion to the bestselling novels Life As We Knew It and The Dead & The Gone.
It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. Miranda and her two brothers spend their days scavenging for food and household items, while their mother stays at home and desperately tries to hold on to the ordinary activities of their previous life. But they all know that nothing is truly normal in this surreal new world they live in.
           
The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

2 comments:

  1. OOh, the Harry Potter audios are amazing! And I loved Num8ers - I bet it's great on audio, too.

    Sue

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  2. @Sue - Jim Dale is the best.

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