Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 6/21 + award


Weekly Round-Up is my wrap-up of last week's activities and includes what I'm reading this week, reviews I've posted, books in the mail and anything else of interest plus From the Library, my weekly listing of what I've checked out from the library.
This week I'm reading The Red Pyramid (Riordan) and The Clue of the Black Keys (Keene). I'm listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling) and The Girl with the Mermaid Hair (Ephron).

I actually managed to finish The Maze Runner (Dashner) on audio on the way home.

Award:
Trisha at Trisha's Book Blog has given me the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks so much!
Rules: You have to post 7 things about yourself and pass this award on to 5 blogs

7 Things About Me:
1. I'm a librarian.
2. I have a 3 year old son.
3. I like watching cartoons.
4. My favorite book is Bellwether by Connie Willis.
5. I hate cleaning.
6. I tend to wander off a lot.
7. I love animals

I'm passing this on to:

Celi.a at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Juju at Tales of Whimsy
Runa at One Reader's Trash is Another Reader's Treasure
GreenBeanTeenQueen
Lizzy at Cornucopia of Reviews


Won from Ready When You Are, C.B.
Admit One: My Life in Film by Emmett James
Set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how self-deprecating writer Emmett James escaped from the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. Through wry wit and observation, the writer reflects, obsesses, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. Life soon imitates art, and the narrator finds that his true calling is in transcendence from one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor-Hollywood. We follow the narrator on his numerous adventures: as he jumps from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated writer. All the while, the films that inspired each tale contextualize this humorous collection of stories. The narrator ultimately provides a unique insight into the fascinating industry of film, eventually himself stumbling into the biggest box-office grossing film of all time

7 comments:

  1. Thank you sweetie :) This is awesome :)

    I tend to wander allot too :)

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  2. Congrats on the award! And many thanks for passing it on to me. *grin* I've given up posting them on my blog because I'm about 10 months behind and I can't take the guilt, but I do appreciate the lovely thoughts sent my way.

    p.s. I too hate cleaning. Which reminds me...I really should clean tonight...UGH!

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  3. Wow, you managed a lot of reading for a week at Disney! I can't wait to read The Red Pyramid.

    Congratulations on the award!

    Sue

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  4. Aw, thanks so much! Congrats to you, on your award. You definitely deserve it. I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one who still loves cartoons :)

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  5. Thanks so much for the award! =)

    What did you think of The Red Pyramid? I just recently finished the Percy Jackson series and loved it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts :)

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