This has been a much more productive reading week for me. I finished The Blind Assassin and Uglies AND wrote reviews for both of them! I also finished listening to the Marvelous Land of Oz. I also started two new books and I'm decently through both of them.
I still need to write my review for Bel Canto and both Oz books.
Blind Assassin Review
Magic Study: Maria Snyder. On page 236/416. This books is # 2 in the series. I loved #1 Poison Study (here is my review). The only problem is once I get finished this one I know I'm going to want to jump right into book #3 and ignore all of my beautiful lists and challenges and school work, chores and obligations! Magic, romance, adventure, empowered women, mystery, suspense...there is a little of everything I enjoy all wrapped up in one nice book.
Parasite Rex: Carl Zimmer. On page 41/245 (but I did read the prologue and it is an additional 14 pages). I said to my hubby "you know you're married to a geek, I'm about to start a book about parasites and I'm so excited about it" his response... "uh huh" and the typical husband look when I'm being geeky...like when I stopped on the Great Wall of China to crawl around taking pictures of frogs. What can I say, I'm a biology teacher and I find parasites fascinating. Zimmer is a fantastic writer, I guess a "scientific journalist." When he writes you don't even realize he is talking science. Now I am biased about this stuff but I think must people would find this fascinating in a gross, disgusting type of way.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton. Each collection is then broken down into many short and I think independent stories. Even though I've been listening to it for days I'm only on story # 2. I keep falling asleep. Whoever is narrating it has such a soothing voice and I do listen to it at night. I may need to abandon this book. It is not for lack of interest. The stories are very long and I keep falling asleep. I need something broken into smaller chapters so I can keep track of where I am.
Here is the link to my intro post if you want to check it out.
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS WEEK (what showed up from PaperBack Swap)
- The Exiled: Posie Graeme-Evans
The Blind Assassin gave me a check mark for
- "A" author for A - Z Reading Challenge
- Book Around the World Challenge
- Book Awards Reading Challenge
- Orbis Terrarum
- Spring Reading Thing 2008
- "W" author for A - Z Reading Challenge
- Spring Reading Thing 2008
- Young Adult Reading challenge
I completed the Book Awards Reading Challenge 12/12. I'll be posting a wrap up soon.
I joined the 1% Well Read Challenge and I'm continuing the Series Challenge with Season 2!