Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 9/6

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 am honestly not sure what I'll read.  I'm in a bit of a slump and I can't decide so it will be a surprise for everyone including me.  I'm listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) and STILL to The Red Pyramid (Riordian).  I feel like I am never going to finish it, but I will one of these days.

Last week I read Clockwork Angel (Clare) and  It's a Book (Smith).

Both provided by Traveling ARC Tours
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Publish date: November 2, 2010
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends they're a pack. They are Virals.

The Rise of the Fire Tamer by Kailin Gow
Publish date: June 14, 2010
After winning a contest for a popular game called Wordwick Games, five teens Gemma, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack, are invited to stay at Wordwick Games inventor Henry Word's mysterious castle and play the newest level of Workwick Games. Little do they know, the castle is the doorway to a wondrous world call Anachronia where words can be used as weapons, power, and commodity. There is unrest in Anachronia, and if the five teens can follow the rules of Wordwick Games and prove to be the best player, one of them will be crowned Ruler of Anachronia.  


  1. When did your slump start? Was it after Mockingjay? So many people I know went into a slump after Mockingjay, including me. Hence my rereading the trilogy right now, because it's the only thing satisfying!

  2. @Amanda - It was right before Mockingjay. I think I started my slump in anticipation of it.


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