Hi Friends! It’s been awhile since my last post. I had some time off, both planned and unplanned and now I have to get caught up on a bunch of work. Of course, I decided to start with the fun stuff-making lists! At the top of my sort of overwhelming to-do list: blog. Despite having a week off, I really did not get a ton of reading completed. Luckily there is a readathon starting today! I will be joining Bout of Books 10 for a week-long event.
“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”
1. Finish all Currently Reading books (see below)
2. Finish all Current Audio (see below)
3. Read The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder and BZRK: Apocalypse by Michael Grant
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith is another cute romance added to her collection of works. It was just what I had expected and I enjoyed it very much.
- The Accident by Chris Pavone was a thrilling book about a book!
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is a complex cyberpunk tale. It is the story of a teen hacker who finds himself in trouble with Homeland Security. Despite the complex computer concepts that were totally over my head, this was an awesome and disturbing audiobook.
- Love Life by Rob Lowe is the follow-up to his previous autobiography. This is another moving, insightful, and entertaining offering from Lowe. His writing has made me a bigger fan and I highly recommend the audio, as it is read by the author.
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher is the first book in The Dresden File series. I needed a new series to dig into and this was the perfect book for me. I can tell that Harry Dresden, the slightly sexist, sarcastic, and oddly gentlemanly wizard and I are going to become pals. Lucky for me there are plenty of books to catch up on!
- Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman is my middle school book club selection for May. It tells the story of a boy with Cerebral Palsy who believes his father wants to kill him.
I am really enjoying the controversial classic by Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War. I am loving The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak is a reread for book club and I am enjoying as much as the first time through. Rebel Belle is the incredibly fun new book by Rachel Hawkins. The Rules for Breaking is the sequel to The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Easton. It is sitting abandoned on my Nook, just waiting for me to jump back on the elliptical machine. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card was a Teen’s Choice pick and I am really struggling to get into it.
That’s right. I totally abandoned one of my most highly anticipated books of the year. I quit when I got to the part where she describes her first kill at age 9. With her bare hands. Nope, not buying it.