Sunday, March 20, 2011

Reader's Log: March 20th

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I'm supposed to be marveling at the Supermoon right now, but God thought it might be fun to send us a spattering of rain to keep the cloud cover going instead. :) He loves to tease me. So instead I'm updating my reading status on goodreads and wetting my lips for the next books in my TBR pile.

THE CLEARING by Anne Riley is finally on top (YES!), so I'll be starting that tomorrow or Monday. A few nights ago, I read MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess, which was just plain awesome! I haven't read a straight-up fantasy in so long, and this was the perfect one to draw me back into castles and magic. I pulled an all-nighter last night to finish MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER by Cindy Jones, which was a real page-turner--especially if you're a Jane Austen fan. I'll be contributing a review to BDCWB very soon. I'm having a little trouble with the review because it's the kind of book that makes me want to analyze and discuss! But since it's not technically out until March 29th, it wouldn't be fair to readers for me to wax poetic and literary about the ending. Blah! Hurry up and read this one so we can discuss it, guys! Meanwhile, I'll try to come up with a way to end my review without sighing loudly over the surprise ending.

After THE CLEARING, I'm looking forward to either I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pittacus Lore (not a real name) or GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. I'm excited about I AM NUMBER FOUR because I already saw the movie (awesome), read my friend's twitter reviews (favorable), and heard a lot of gossip (scandalous). GRACELING has my attention because it's a library copy due back in two weeks, but also because the sweet teenage girl standing beside me in the aisle when I picked it up told me it was her favorite book... ever.

And of course I have my nap time book with the preschooler, number two in the MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY series. Hey, you gotta start 'em young. My kid is going to know so much about morse code subterfuge and high-tech spy buckets.

What are you reading? Is the TBR (to-be-read) pile getting any smaller at your house or do the awesome books just keep piling up? I hope for both.

UPDATE: My review for MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER by Cindy Jones is now available for viewing on The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog.


  1. I hadn't heard of the Jane Austen Summer book--adding it to my TBR list!

  2. Oooh, would love to hear what you think after you finish Graceling. I've been considering reading that one. Right now, I'm reading Ella Enchanted and after that, I plan to read The Replacement.

  3. I'm so far behind, I'm finally getting to The Book Thief this week. . .

  4. Yay, Jess! Hope you like it as much as I did!

    Lori, I'll definitely review Graceling when I'm done with it. Let me know what you think about The Replacement. I've heard mixed reviews.

    Erica, I know how you feel. I'm constantly behind on what I'd like to read. There's just never enough time to do it all! But whatever the pace, as long as we keep reading, it's worth it. I think you'll all agree, life is just better with books. :)


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