This is my first Sunday Salon! I wasn't really sure how to "do it" so I figured I'd just roll along and if it was wrong some kind blogger would come along and tell me!
WHAT GOT READ THIS WEEK!
- Just last night in bed I finished Prentice Alvin by Orson Scott Card. I liked it so much better than book II, which I didn't like at all. I really enjoy this one, even more than book one. I have a busy day today but the review should be up soon. I'm reading Card for the Cardathon Challenge and the Series Challenge.
- Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez--awesome. I gave it a 5/5. My Review is Here.
- Messenger by Lois Lowry--decent. I gave it a 3.5/5. My Review is Here. I'm reading books by Lowry for the Themed Reading Challenge. Lowry is my theme
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS WEEK!--This is always so fun
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Book of Splendor by Frances Sherwood
- Chasing Shakespeares by Sarah Smith
- The Other Side of Silence by Andre Brink (gave away)
- Kingston by Starlight by Christopher John Farley (gave away)
- The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
- The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud (gave away)
- Immortal by Traci L. Slatton
- The Curse of the Romanov's by Staton Rabin
WHAT AM I READING NEXT?
- House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. I'm reading this novel for several challenges: The Banned Booked Challenge, A ~ Z Reading Challenge, Spring Reading Thing 2008, Orbis Terrarum, Decades Challenge, and Book Around the World. I'm a quadruple dipper for challenges!
UPDATE ON CHALLENGES
A~Z Reading Challenge: 19 / 52
Banned Book Challenge: 3 / 5
Book Around the World: ongoing, but I've read 13 books from 9 countries
Book Awards Reading Challenge: 9 / 12
Cardathon Challenge: 3 / 6
Chunkster Challenge: COMPLETED 5 / 4
Decades Challenge: 4 / 8
Eponymous Challenge: COMPLETED 4 /4
Historical Reading: Challenge 0 / 6
In Their Shoes Challenge: 3 / 6
Just4thehelluvit Challenge: 2
Nineteenth Century Women Writers Challenge: 0 / 4
Non-Fiction Five Challenge: 0 / 5 (challenge not started yet)
Notable Books Challenge: 1 / 3
Orange Prize Project: 0 / 2
Orbis Terrarum Challenge: 2 / 9
Series Challenge: 3 / 6
Spring Reading Challenge: COMPLETED 11 / 11
Spring Reading Thing: 6 / 9
Suspense & Thriller Reading Challenge: 3 / 12 (but only need 6 for 2008)
Themed Reading Challenge: 3 / 4
What's In A Name Challenge: 4 / 6
Young Adult Challenge: 8 / 12
Books read in 2008 = 23
Pages read in 2008 = 7,723