- A Piece of Cake: Cupcake Brown (Review)
- The Shadow of the Wind: Carlos Zafon (Review)
- Number the Stars: Lois Lowry
- Ozma of Oz: L. Frank Baum (audio book)
- The $64 Tomato: William Alexander (Review)
- The Awakening: Kate Chopin
- Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone: J. K. Rowling (Review)
I enjoyed A Piece of Cake so much I'm giving it away to one lucky person. Just visit my review and leave a comment. I'm picking the person to mail it to tomorrow or Tuesday. Shadow of the Wind was another great read as well. I was disappointed in the $64 Tomato and really did not like The Awakening at all.
Decipher: Stel Pavlou. For a book that looked very exciting so far it has been bogged down in unnecessary detail making it slow and tedious to read. Basically the city of Atlantis has been discovered and has been sending us warnings for 12,000 years about the destruction of the world. We have one week left to figure out what it is trying to tell us. Should be a nail biter. Right now I'm using it to keep my coffee table from getting water marks. I'm about 150 in and I think the idea has such potential that I'm going to keep going.
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
The Cinema Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim. I literally just download this from Librivox so I just wanted to mentioned that I will be starting this soon. I am still slowing working my way through the Innocence of Father Brown. I think I have a small crush on the narrator. His voice puts me to sleep in seconds.
WHAT I BOUGHT THIS WEEK (what showed up from PaperBack Swap and can you tell I hit up Goodwill?)
- Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War byJudith Miller
- The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
- The Judas Strain (Sigma Force Novels) by James Rollins
- Black Order: A Sigma Novel by James Rollins
- The Uncrowned Queen: A Novel by Posie Graeme-Evans
- the name of the rose by Umberto Eco
- Tangerine by Edward Bloor
- Intrepreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
- Mortal Love: A Novel by Elizabeth Hand
- Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Research
I joined the New Classics Challenge, Summer Reading Thing 2008, and A Daring Book Challenge. Directly below this post is a list of all the books I need to finish before the year is over. It is pretty long but I'm looking forward to the challenge. I also have no problem substituting new books as I find them and I'm also OK with not finishing a challenge (although I do try my best to finish each one). Sometimes I just come across a really good book I want to read and it doesn't fit into any of my challenges. If that means a challenge doesn't get completed...for me that is fine.
For me it is now back to stripping the wood work in my kitchen. For my next break I'll be visiting other Salons. Happy Sunday!