Monday, July 4, 2011

Weekly Round-Up 7/4 + Happy Independence Day!

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 Betsy's Wedding (Lovelace) and Imaginary Girls (Suma) (for real this time).  I'm listening to Mississippi Jack (Meyer) and Glee: The Beginning (Lowell).

Last week I read Betsy and Joe and Betsy and the Great World (Lovelace).
Other reviews posted: Betsy In Spite of Herself and Betsy Was a Junior

Won from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.

Happy Independence Day to my US followers!  I'll BBQing and swimming today and generally having a relaxing day.


  1. Have a great day! Happy Independence Day! Do they show on tv that movie with Will Smith? That would be cool. lol.

  2. Hi, Andrea! I've been away on vacation for the past few weeks so I am out of the blog loop. Sounds like you have been busy with some good books!

    Is the Glee book a nonfiction about the show or a novel based on the show? We became big Glee fans this past season and plan to catch up on Season 1 this summer.

    Enjoy your books this week!



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