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 Spying in High Heels (Halliday).
Last week I read The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group (Jinks) and Real Live Boyfriends (Lockhart); and listened to The Fixer Upper (Andrews) and The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson).
Sent by the publisher for review
Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell by Crickett Rumley
Publish date: June 14, 2011
When seventeen-year-old Jane gets kicked out of boarding school (again) and returns to her small town of Bienville, Alabama, she is certain of three things: Her grandmother will be happy to see her. She will be the subject of the town's gossip mill. And there are some people she will have to avoid. But she doesn't expect that those very things will land her smack in the middle of the Bienville's most illustrious event: the Magnolia Maid achievement pageant.
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publish date: July 26, 2011
Oona Crate was born to be the wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind. Despite possessing he rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective.
Eager for a job to prover her crime-solving skills, Oona never expected her first case would be this challenging. Someone has murdered her uncle -- the Wizard of Dark Street. Now it's up to our precocious heroine to solve the murder mystery.
Full of magic, odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will thrill middle-grade readers and have them guessing until the very end.
Lent by my mom to my Nook
Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears -- along with $20 million in embezzled funds -- and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by LAPD s sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300-pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her