Week In Review

February 18-24, 2013

This past week was a busy one, being a four-day work week! And now the weekend has come and gone so quickly. On Saturday, my husband and I went out for a little lunch date, followed up with dessert (a cookie for him, a piece of cake for me), which is really rare for us.

I’ve been tinkering with the blog (with my patient husband’s help!), so please take a look at the newly-added Library page. I’m also inspired by the various Sunday Salon memes to do my own weekly wrap up posts.

This past week, I reviewed five books: Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins; Hallowed by Cynthia Hand; Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson; and Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty.

I’ve been trying to read more contemporary YA fiction, and two of this week’s reviews count as contemporary (Anna and the French Kiss and Sloppy Firsts), so yay me!

I’m currently reading three books:

Crossed by Ally Condie – I read Matched a while ago, and wanted to get into the rest of the series, especially now that the final book, Reached, is out. The problem is that I usually wait way too long to read the next book in a series, and struggle to remember the events of the previous book. I’m really trying to get better at that!

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen – I borrowed this ARC from the wonderful Stella from FireStarBooks, who I met earlier this month at the Ottawa Book Bloggers meet up. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but I’ve heard great things about all of her books, so I’m looking forward to this one.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – Eek! I started this one ages ago but kept putting it aside to read other things (I am paranoid about library due dates and usually move my library books to the top of my current reading pile). I’m about 30% through this book and really enjoyed what I’ve read so far, and I must get back into this book and finish it!

I plan on spending the rest of my Sunday reading (of course) and catching up on some t.v. shows (Downton Abbey, which my husband watches with me, and Vampire Diaries, which he does not!). Hope everyone else had a great weekend – now it’s time to get ready for a new work week!

6 Responses to Week In Review

  1. Lorie says:

    Very much liking this ‘Week in Review’ feature. Helps me keep up to your (super duper impressive) reading speed. Whew! I don’t know how you do it. And work full-time, too! Right now I’m reading “Girls in White Dresses” by Jennifer Close. Think you’d enjoy it. It’s Ms. Close’s first book, and I hope not her last! Might be (yet another!!!) one to add to that mountainous TBR pile of books!

    • Pingwing says:

      I really want to read that book! I remember hearing lots of good things about it when it came out.

      I usually have a surprising amount of time in the day to read: sometimes half an hour before work, and an hour at lunch,and about an hour before going to bed. Then on the weekend, it’s pretty much 85% of what I do! 🙂

  2. AdieSadie says:

    Happy Sunday Kiki!
    Love the new Week In Review feature! I’m constantly awed by the amount of books you have on the go at any given time, but such is the life of a bibliophile blogger! To show my appreciation for the many books you’ve inspired me to read or add to my TBR list, I’ll share with you the books currently taking up residence on my nightstand (that means I’m reading them):
    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding, Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard, Soulless by Gail Carriger, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, and The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson.

    Thank you for all the wonderful books you’ve brought into my life! One good turn (of the page) deserves another! Happy reading Kiki!

  3. AdieSadie says:

    I hope you’re not neglecting your Wii U with so much reading going on! 😉

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