Sunday Salon : Some Whining and Some Books
This week was the week summer happened; this week was the week I regretted ever complaining about summer not being here! It’s not that I don’t like the warm, I do, but I really can’t stand the humidity! It feels like I have a really fat cat sitting on my chest constantly.
Anyway, enough with the whining already! I had a great week of reading, although a little slow, but that doesn’t really matter, does it! At this point in time I know I won’t exactly complete my Summer Reading Blitz Challenge, but still I’m not disappointed. I thought if I could read at least 20 of the 30 books goal, I’d be happy with myself, and I did. But I’ll post more about this experience this week, when the challenge is really over!
This week, I read great things, including a really nice french book on cats. Other than that, I read :
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
- Prada and Prejudice, by Mandy Hubbard
- Mooncalled, by Patricia Briggs
Started but not finished :
- The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler (this one is a light re-read to refresh my memory, since the sequel just came out)
- Bloodbound, by Patricia Briggs
- Two-Way Street, by Lauren Barnholdt
- Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (it seems like I began this one forever ago!)
And finally, interesting things and discussions happening in the community this week :
- Race and Ethnicity in YA, at Steph Su reads
- On Dropping the F-Bomb, guest post by Marisa De Los Santos at Devourer of Books
- Book Blogs + Blog Reviews = Book Sales?, at Book, Line and Sinker
- Romance novel cover parody, at Steph and Tony investigate
Today the sky is gray, but it’s actually supposed to be a sunny day. If the sun happens, I’ll be reading at my favorite coffee shop. I’ll be drinking a large Iced Cappucino and reading one of the books I’ve already begun (although, probably not Pride and Prejudice.) Other books I’m suceptible of beginning this week are books I received/bought this last week. Oh, and The Hunger Games. For the third week in a row, I’ll say that I definitively want to read it this week!