Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ramblings and Week to Come 12MAY13

Happy Mother's Day! We have had a weekend extravaganza celebrating my mom involving a viewing of Iron Man 3, a big day of shopping, and a bit of time in the beautiful sunshine. It would be impossible for me to list just how awesome my mom is but rest assured that she is!

Blogging: I had a good start to the reading month, which somewhat slowed as I went through this past week. I just didn't have the time. I'm looking forward to a less busy rest of May and hopefully will stay on track with my reading goals. Unfortunately I haven't really felt like writing my review posts-I'm currently contemplating a blogging break or just a rejiggering of my schedule to only 5 reviews a week...I'm enjoying my reading but the writing has been a bit draining. We'll see how I feel!

I was thinking about my love for Rainbow Rowell after discovering that I was approved for Fangirl on Netgalley and how pleased I am that I still have Attachments to discover while waiting for that. It's such a nice feeling knowing that she has more books for me to savor. It led to me thinking about following an author from the beginning of her career vs. discovering her in the middle. Both are great no question (less great is starting the works of an author who is dead; for example, once you read all six of Austen's complete novels, that's it-she will never write another). I am just irrationally happy knowing that there is already more Rowell to enjoy.

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher from the always-fabulous Jen Ryland/YA Romantics
Week to Come:
Transparent by Natalie Whipple, how does this X-Men/The Godfather mash-up stack up?
Underneath by Sarah Jamila Stevenson, haven't heard much buzz about this paranormal contemporary...yet
September Girls by Bennett Madison, the controversial magical realism literary novel-did it piss me off like it did others?
Confederates Don't Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm, sequel to my beloved Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt, a cute middle-grade title based on the author's own life experiences
Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, an adult title that will serve as my introduction to the popular author of the Vampire Academy series

What are you up to? Happy reading :)


  1. Happy mothers day! Congratulations on winning Period 8 and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Gameboard of the gods :)


    1. Quick opinion on Gameboard of the Gods: Really good-loved the characterizations but have some problems with the world building.

  2. Hope you and you Mother have a fabulous day. Enjoy your week too.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. I hope you enjoy Period 8. I liked it :-)

    1. Good to know-I'm a big Chris Crutcher fan so I have pretty high expectations for it.

  4. I haven't heard great things about Period 8, but I do hope you have a different experience with it. And yay for getting approved for Fangirl. Me too! I hope it's awesome!

    1. I'm a big fan of Crutcher so I'm hoping it will be a good read for me-I know not everyone clicks with his style.


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