Monday, December 13, 2010

Weekly Round-Up 12/13

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 all Nancy Drew pretty much.  I have 12 books to get through so I can complete that challenge and I am determined.  I really wish I hadn't let myself get so far behind.

Last week was a good week and I read Deadly (Chibbaro), Delirium (Oliver), Miracle on 34th Street (Davies) and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (Cohn and Levithan).

Both won from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers
Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford
The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.
Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.
And so the confessions begin...

So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
Girl meets boy. Boy moves to New York City. Girl follows boy. Girl finds out boy has girlfriend. Girl freaks, pulls herself together, and goes on to live a fabulous new life beyond her wildest dreams.

Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe. Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri return to reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality

Illyria: A Novel by Elizabeth Hand 
Madeleine and Rogan are first cousins, best friends, twinned souls, each other's first love. Even within their large, disorderly family—all descendants of a famous actress—their intensity and passion for theater sets them apart. It makes them a little dangerous. When they are cast in their school's production of Twelfth Night, they are forced to face their separate talents and futures, and their future together. This masterful short novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award, is magic on paper.


  1. I had no idea Miracle on 34th Street was a book - it's one of my favorite holiday movies.

    Enjoy your sleuthing this week!


  2. @Amanda - Me too!

    @Sue - It's the novelization of the movie.


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