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Week in Reveiw (6th February)

6 Feb

Memes

I’m taking part in a new meme for the next 30 Days – 30 Days of Books. I did the 30 Days of Me last year and really enjoyed it. Hopefully i will enjoy taking part in this one too!

Books Read

I managed one book last week, Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safron Foer. I did enjoy this book but i found it quite confusing to start with. This also counted towards some reading challenges so im happy with that! I started Staying at Daisy’s – Jill Mansell this last week and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m a huge fan of Jill Mansell Books and im loving this one too!

Books Brought

I brought five books this week 😀

Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller – this is on a reading challenge list

Scott Mariani – The Shadow Project
Stephanie Mayer – The Host
Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Austere Academy (book 5)
Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Vile Village (book 7)

Books heard about this week

The Giver – Lois Lowry
Bomb Hunters: In Afghanistan with Britain’s Elite Bomb Disposal Unit – Sean Rayment
Hitler’s Canary – Sandi Toksvig
bad blood – lorna sage
never let me go – Kazuo Ishiguro

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Week in Review (30th Jan 11)

30 Jan

Meme

I took part in my usual four memes this week. I really enjoy taking part in them and look forward to the days that they appear 😀

Books Read

I managed two books this week. The first was Four Play – Jane Moore. I didnt enjoy this one too much but i did keep reading to find out what happened to the story. I also read Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes for the Feb reading circle on the BCF. I really enjoyed this book and read it over a couple of days. I am currently reading Everthing is Illuminated – Jonathan Safron Foer, and im really finding it quite challenging at the moment.

Books Brought

No books again this week but i have sorted out some books that i have read to trade in for some new ones.

Books heard about this week

Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater – i keep hearing about these books and have decided to give them a go.
Denise Welsh Autobiography
Hollyoaks – girl talk


 

Week In review 23rd Jan 2011

23 Jan

time again for my week in review, book wise 😀

Memes

I took part in my four favourite memes again this week. Musing Mondays, Its Monday What are you Reading, WWW Wednesday and Booking Through Thursday. I really like taking part in these!

Books Read

I only managed one book this week, Isobels Wedding – Sheila O’Flannagan. I really didnt enjoy this book at all sadly. I did reveiw it though.I’m currently reading Four Play – Fiona Walker and I’m not really enjoying this one either. I shall hopefully get through this one this week and move on.

Books Brought

I havent brought any books this week, but the three that i ordered last week all arrived on the same day!

Books heard about this week

Omg! there have been loads that i have heard about this week!

the year of magical thinking – joan didion
if i stay – gayle forman
some girls are – courtney summers
the book of lost things – john connolly
unwind – neal shusterman
the girl in the lighthouse – roxanne tepher sanford
catch 22 – Joseph Heller
the holy blood and the holy grail – Michael Belgent
Pompeii – Robert Harris
Surviving Hitler – Andrea Warren
Hurlers Canary – Sandi Toksvig
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
Dating Hamlet – Lisa Fiedler
Jennings Series – Anthony Bukeridge
Geisha – Liza Dalby
A Separate Peace – John Knowles

16 books! my poor bank balence when i get round to buying them!

Week in Review 16th Jan 2011

16 Jan

Its time for my weekly round up of reading activities 😀

Memes

This Week i took part in four memes, Musing Mondays, Its Monday what are are Reading?, WWW Wednesdays and Booking Through Thursdays. I really enjoy taking part in these. I think for the moment i will limit it to these four as i dont want to be overwelmed by them.

Books Read

This week i have read two books, 31 Dream Street, Lisa Jewell, which i ended up really liking and also Falling for you – Jill Mansell, which i loved. I need to stop judging a book by its first few pages. I have started Isobels Wedding – Shelia O Flannagan, but i think this will be the only book i read this week because its quite long, 600 pages. I reviewed both books both here on my blog and also on the BCF.

Books Brought This Week

This week i have brought three books, none of which have arrived yet but all the books i have brought are for challenges or reading circles.

1 – The Ultimate Teen Guide Book – As im taking part in this challenge i thought i had better have this book!

2 – Flowers For Algernon – This book is the choice for the February Reading Circle on the BCF. I have wanted to get involved in this challenge for a while so this is the first time i will be doing it. It is also a book for the Rory Challenge and the Ultimate Teen Guide Book Challenge.

3 – Everything is Illuminated – There are several of us over on the BCF that are taking part in the Rory Challenge and have decided in february that we will all read Everything is illuminated. This obviously counts towards my Rory Challenge, but also the 1001 Books you must read Challenge.

Books I Have Heard About This Week

I have been reading lots of blogs this week and have found quite a few books to had to my wishlist.

1 – The Fry Chronicles – Stephen Fry

2 – Small Town Sinners – Melissa Walker

3 – Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

4 – Slam – Nick Hornby

5 – The Night Watch – Sarah Waters.

 

Week In Review – 9th Jan 2011

9 Jan

This is one of my book resolutions for the year, keep a record of what i do for every book week.

Memes

I took part in 2 memes this week, WWW Wednesdays and Booking Through Thursdays, and enjoyed both. Something that im going to try and do every week. I’m also going to try and take part in some more if some interesting ones come up.

Books Read

I read two books this week, More to Life Than This – Carole Matthews and Handle with Care – Jodi Picoult, both which i enjoyed. I also reviewed both on my blog and on the BCF. I’m currently reading 31 Dream Street – Lisa Jewell and I’m not enjoying it as much as my previous reads.

Books Brought

I havent brought any books this week, very good me! But i have my eye on a couple so this resolve might not last much longer!

Books I have heard about this Week

On the BCF, for the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge we are going to do a group read in February, most likely it will be Everything is Illustrated, so this will find its way onto my TBR pile very soon. Also i came across Prom and Prejudice – Elizabeth Eulberg on a blog this week (really sorry can’t remember who!) and i have added this to my wishlist!