If you are one of the few that read my blog, you know that I had a rough week last week. This week was a little better, time always helps.
In my zeal to read a bunch of books this month I've started so many that I've had a hard time closing them out. I did manage to finish Outliers and you can see my review here. I also started two new books and finished them ahead of the others I have been reading: Dead to the World and Dead as a Doornail, by Charlaine Harris. You can see my reviews here and here, respectively.
I'm still working on Drood, but I've made some good progress. I've got about 200 pages to go. I had to start rereading The Liar's Club, which I used for my Teaser Tuesday, and start Friday Night Lights, for class. I have to have these 2 read by Tuesday, so at least I know I'll finish something this week! My last book for class is The Devil's Highway, so I will have to start that soon as well.
I also have a big paper I have to write about a nonfiction author due in a few weeks. I think I'm going to write about Jon Krakauer because he is an AMAZING nonfiction writer and I've read 3 of his books already.
On the burner I still have The Heretic's Daughter and The Omnivore's Dilemma. Both of which I am dying to dedicate more time to. I've been having this recurring "nightmare" where I realize that I've been skipping my English class because I forgot about it but still attending a science class. And in the dream I'm all upset because I can't remember why I haven't gone to the class nor can I find out what I've missed or what I need for the next class. It is a stressful dream!!! I guess I'm having anxiety over all these unfinished books. :)
I also joined another challenge, which makes like 2000 I've started. I may not be able to do them all, I don't typically read in such a structured way, but I will smash this one: 2009 Young Adult Reading Challenge.
But my most exciting news is that I just ordered a TON of books from bn.com---and I didn't even have to pay for them!!! I used a gift card I received for my birthday and a $100 gift card I received for a rewards payment on my credit card. (I only had to spend thousands of dollars to get it---oops.)
Here's what I've ordered:
- Blood and Chocolate
- The Hunger Games
- The Likeness
- Skin Hunger
- Cute Overload 2009 page a day calendar (not a book, but still way exciting)
- The Amulet of Samarkand
- Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
- Definitely Dead
- All Together Dead
- From Dead to Worse