Monday, August 23, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 8/23

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 Mockingjay (Collins)!  And then I don't know what else.  I"m in a bit of slump now but I do plan on reading a couple of Nancy Drews: The Ringmaster's Secret and The Scarlett Slipper Mystery.  I'm listening to The Red Pyramid (Riordian).

Last week I read The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June (Benway).

 Reviews posted:
Adios, Nirvana (Wesselhoeft)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (audio) (Rowling)
Shadow of the Sun (Kreitzer)

From the publisher
It's a Book by Lane Smith
(A picture book that is so very cute)
It’s a Book is about a book loving monkey, a tech savvy jackass and a straight talking little mouse.

Won from GreenBeanTeenQueen
What's Your Status? by Katie Finn
(This is a sequel to Top 8.)
Madison MacDonald thinks things are finally working out!
Followers: 300
Status Updates:
mad_mac         Nate and I have been together for two months, and it’s wonderful!  Life is good!
mad_mac         Well, except for the fact that I still might be failing history.
mad_mac         And I no longer have a BFF.
mad_mac         But aside from those things!
mad_mac         Okay.  So, um, apparently I’ve just been put in charge of the school’s priceless heirloom.
mad_mac         And the assistant headmaster has a vendetta against me.
mad_mac         And it seems I’m being blackmailed.
mad_mac         Gathering together a crew. I’m going to try and pull off a heist.  Without getting caught. Or expelled. Or arrested.
mad_mac         Also, I think I may have just accidentally wrecked my relationship. . . .
Madison MacDonald is trying not to panic.

Salt by Maurice Gee
In a dangerous world, Deep Salt strikes terror into the heart of everyone. Hari lives in Blood Burrow, deep in the ruined city of Belong, where he survives by courage and savagery. He is scarred from fighting, he is dangerous and cruel, but he has a secret gift: he can speak with animals. When his father, Tarl, is taken as a slave and sent to the mine known as Deep Salt, from where no worker ever returns, Hari vows to save him. Pearl is from the ruling families, known as Company, which has conquered and enslaved Hari's people. Her destiny involves marriage that will unite her family with that of the powerful and ambitious Ottmar. It soon becomes clear that the survival of their people depends entirely upon the success of Pearl and Hari's mission.


  1. Can't wait for Mockingjay!! Enjoy it -


  2. I like the cover of The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June! I wonder if it's any good!

    Enjoy the books you want to read this week!


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