I spent most of the past week finishing up The Sparrow, a book that I'm reading along with Florinda, Heather, and Rebecca... among others. I think the idea is that sometime this week we'll respond to some questions from Heather, and then later on this month, we'll all post a review. In the meantime, my thoughts on this book: wow, heartbreaking, difficult, fascinating, funny, scary, powerful.......
I needed something light after that book, so I read I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It. Can't get much lighter than that! It was a complete satire on all the teen paranormal books. Very funny. Total and extreme fluff. And can I just say again, I am not a zombie girl! Ew.
Once I finished that I felt ready to jump into book two of the Wheel of Time series, The Great Hunt, which is what I'm spending most of my weekend reading so far. Lovely stuff. Ah Rand... I'm just loving him to pieces right now!
The treadmill book continues to be Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Very interesting so far. Very interesting.
In other news, I took the girls to see Alice in Wonderland yesterday. Now there's a book I shoud probably add to the stack! But the movie was fun and I really enjoyed it. Johnny Depp was great, although I would really like to see a movie with him "normal" again, as in, not so dressed up and decorated.... like he was in Chocolat for example. Just sayin.
Coming up this week... guest posts from the family! The Mr. (who I may start calling Stuey from now on.... yes we got our nicknames back in college... Stuey and Suey... I know...too sickishly sweet) read a book sent to me for review, and I've also asked Toto (newly 11 years old) to review a book we bought at the Authorpalooza last month. I'm excited!
Also this week, it's my blogiversary! I decided to have a reader survey as part of that "celebration" so I hope you come back on Tuesday and take part. Please? :)
Oh, book club is this week too! We'll be discussing Rebecca and I'm not quite sure what to expect any more these days. My fellow book clubbers are always surprising me. So, I'll let you know how that turns out.
So, I guess that's it for my weekly wrap up and looking ahead a bit too.
Now I'm off to root for those cool cowboys in Amazing Race!