Aug 23, 2009

Sunday Salon

The Sunday

School starts tomorrow for my kids, so I've been busy for the last couple of weeks getting everyone ready. I'm usually able to get through at least 5 books a week, but lately I could only get about 3 in. I'm hoping as schedules start forming I'll be able to get back to 5 a week.
On The Coffee Side- My coffee intake will go up, as it always does when the kids start school. I'm looking for some new blends, brands, flavors, if you have any recommendations on the coffee front, that would be great. I like bold, strong flavors, but I'll try anything once.
Books read this Week- I had a fairly decent week with books this week. I was able to get my 1001 Books Challenge August read in this week, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time done. I also read Driftwood Summer by Patti Callahan Henry which I absolutely loved. It's a good week in the book world when you pick a book up that you immediately know you will lose yourself in, and enjoy. I'v posted my reviews of both these books, and two others this week, Tattoo by Jennifer lynn Barnes, and Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt if you like to take a look. I also read Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy- Ally Carter, and I'm going to write a review about it sometime in the coming week.
Abandoned Books- I picked up 3 books this week, that I just couldn't get into, and surprising 2 of them get frequent rave reviews. First abandoned book this week was Vision in White by Nora Roberts. I'm not really a Nora Roberts fan, not because she's not a great writer, but because her books just are my type. After hearing great things about Vision in White, I figured I would give the book a try. I made it to about page 65 before I gave up. I think the book was just too romancey(that's not a word, is it) for my taste. Second book I abandoned was Crank by Ellen Hopkins. I just couldn't get into the writing style, though I did want to know what happen so I did a quick skim, and just went straight to the back to find out the ending. Because of the writing style I won't be picking up anymore of her books. I'm alittle bummed out because the stories sound really good. Third book I abandoned was The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I made it to about page 120, and just said "forget it". It was confusing, and I just wasn't liking the story.
Currently Reading- I'm currently reading Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and it's really good so far. The story is about a vampire, and it's on the creepy side. I'm going to try to finish it today.
I'll be doing another giveaway soon, so keep on the lookout for that.
I also got my first award ever this week.

The Super Comments Award was giving to me by Jenny from TakeMeAway. I love getting lost in other blogs, reading reviews, and seeing what's going on in the book world. I'm not sure if I'm suppose to pass the award on, remember this is my first award. Someone let me know...LOL!

Thanks, Jenny!

I hope everyone has a great Sunday, and week ahead.


1 comment:

  1. You're welcome! Yeah, this one didn't really come with any rules or even a description so I just passed it on to a random amount of people. =)

    You didn't like Crank!! It is definitely a different writing style and if everyone decided that was the new way to write it would irritate me. But I like it for her and I think it's mostly done pretty well. Time Traveler's Wife I haven't read yet but you're not the only person who has said that.

    My book I gave up on this week was Swimsuit by James Patterson. I know his books are easy reads, but this one was just too extreme in that direction.


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