Book Blogger Hop Feb. 4-7 [7] Week in Review [7]

Since this week’s Blogger Hop question is something I answer every week in my weekly review, I figured I’d put them both together this week.

Book Blogger Hop

“What are you reading now and why are you reading it?” 

Currently, I’m reading a lot of different books:

          

  • Blue by Lou Aronica Blue was sent to me via the author for review as part of the Pump Up Your Book tour. The review won’t be posted here until March, but I just want to get it read and out of the way. I started it a while ago (if you’re friends with me on Goodreads, you probably noticed I stopped at page 66 for about a month or so), but I went back and started over, and now I’ve only got about 150 pages left, and I’m loving it. Look for my review here on March 11.
  • Those That Wake by Jesse Karp Those That Wake was sent to me by the publisher via Netgalley, and I’m reading it on my computer with Adobe Digital Editions. It’s a YA dystopian set in New York. The jury’s still out on whether I like it or not. I’m not very far into it yet, but when I’m done with it I’ll post the review.
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger I picked up Soulless last week from the library, and I’ve just barely started it. I’m probably on page 10 or 15, so I’m not far enough into it to determine whether I like it or not.

Reviews

I know last week I said to be on the look-out for two new reviews, but apparently I’m being such a slacker, and I’ll get those reviews up of Maybe This Time and Graceling this week. I promise. Last week was just a little crazy for me, but this week looks to be a lot calmer, so I think I’ll get a lot done this week.

I also finished Flowers in the Attic last week, and I’ll have my thoughts on that posted soon, too.

Books

I picked up a few more books at the library.

               

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan Picked up for the 2011 Wish I’d Read That challenge. I can’t remember where I first heard about the book, probably over at Genre Reviews, but it’s been on my to-read list for a while, and I thought, “Why not?”

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Okay, so I must admit that I haven’t read this series, nor The Hunger Games series. I know; I’ll go hang my head in shame in a minute. But I’ve heard so many great things about this series by Stieg Larsson, so I just had to add it to my “to-read” lists, and while I’m not reading this one for any challenges, I do have the third book in the series on my list for the Amazon Best Of challenge, so I thought I’d start at the beginning.

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane I have a little story behind this one: I used to go play bingo with my boyfriend’s best friend’s wife, and the bingo hall in the nearby casino is next to the movie theater, so we used to walk through the lobby to get to the hall. At one point they had the cardboard cut-out for Shutter Island (the movie) standing around, and I knew I had to see it just based on that. I had no idea what it was about, but I had to see it. I still haven’t seen it, but I thought, “what the heck” and added the book to my “to read” list, and it’s on my list now for the 2011 Gothic Reading Challenge (the second I’ll read for this challenge).

  

The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson Another one that I found on one of the book blogs I read frequently, and it’s been on my to-read list for quite a while. It’s also on my 2011 Urban Fantasy Challenge list.

Juliet: A Novel by Anne Fortier Juliet is on the Book Blogger Recommendation challenge list, and it sounded interesting, so I added it to my list. Here’s hoping it’s as interesting as the summary promises.

 

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3 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop Feb. 4-7 [7] Week in Review [7]

  1. Rachel says:

    Just stopping by via the hop. Nice to meet you 🙂 I read “Soulless” recently, It was a good book. Enjoy 🙂

    Rachel
    And the plot thickens…

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hopping by and following: I’m looking forward to your review of Graceling. I LOVED that book.

    • Jen says:

      The review for Graceling will be up tomorrow. I very much enjoyed the book. I’ll have to pick up the other ones in the series. When I got Graceling, I didn’t realize it was part of a series, but fortunately it’s a good stand-alone, too.

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