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What Are You Reading: August 08, 2011: 08/08/11
This week I was mostly doing homework or going on picnics with my children. We went to Point Reyes on Wednesday and hiked the Earthquake Trail. So it was a slow week of reading. I've posted the best pictures on Google+.
I gave up on Libryinth. After about 100 pages it just wasn't going anywhere. I didn't like the dual plots and found the world building clunky at best. Another book I almost gave up on was The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker. I didn't like all the side quests through the various retellings of fairytales.
I finally finished The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter and really liked it! I'm actually nagging my husband to read it too, because I know he'll love it.
I'll be traveling this weekend and into early next week. That means I might not get a chance to participate next week on the meme. If I do participate, it will be late on Monday night. But I will have more photographs to post on Google+.
My reading goal is to finish The Roller Skates and maybe The Postmistress. If I do, then I'd like to start the third of the Enola Holmes books and Tall Blondes.
Gave Up On:
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 07:47:08
I used to keep a list of books I gave up on, but I gave up on that!
Here's my It's Monday post for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
And don't forget to stop in and sign up to win in the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!
Comment #2: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:00:14
I've been keeping a list of what I've read for most of my life.
Comment #3: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 07:50:01
Kah Woei @ The Books of My Lif
I want to read A Princess of Landover too :-)
Comment #4: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:02:15
I'm really liking A Princess of Landover.
Comment #5: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:37:52
Hope you're enjoying Inside Out. I read it earlier this year and quite liked it. Have a good trip wherever you're going!
Comment #6: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:03:33
I'm on chapter 4 and so far it's very good.
Comment #7: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:39:14
Enjoy your books! Hope you like The Postmistress...I did.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #8: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:04:33
I'm not sure yet what I think of The Postmistress. I should buck down and finish reading it.
Comment #9: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 09:58:18
Megan @ Read It, See It
I had our collections manager order The Godess Test for work, but I never picked it up myself. What did you end up thinking of it?
Comment #10: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:05:35
The Goddess Test was a pleasant surprise. I gave it a 4 out of 5 and I've started recommending it to my friends and family. I'll get the review posted soon.
Comment #11: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 10:31:31
Wow! You have read a ton of books this week! How awesome. I always feel sad about giving up on a book but there are just too many good ones to waste time with one that is just not doing it for you. I hope to read The Goddess Test soon!
Comment #12: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:07:03
I know it looks like a ton of books but it's a third of what I was reading during spring semester. That said, I am enjoying my time not reading by having fun with my kids.
Comment #13: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 12:06:14
Sounds like you have a lot of great books going! Goddess Test is on my to-read list. Hope you enjoyed it!
Comment #14: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:09:20
Push Goddess Test to the top of your TBR.
Comment #15: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:19:49
Looks like some good reading. Postmistress is on my maybe list, so it will be good to see what you think.
Comment #16: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:11:01
I will probably end up rating The Postmistress a 3 out of 5 if it continues on the way it has so far.
Comment #17: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:25:08
I liked Inside Out and look forward to reading the sequel.
Comment #18: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:12:02
I want to get to the sequel when I finish Inside Out.
Comment #19: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 16:40:04
Hope you manage to fit some reading into your busy week. Enjoy your travels.
Comment #20: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:13:04
I do so much reading, a little slow down is probably a good thing.
Comment #21: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 21:02:52
I absolutely loved The Postmistress. Enjoy your travels!
Comment #22: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:14:10
Thank you. I'm looking forward to them.
Comment #23: Monday, August, 8, 2011 at 23:37:47
Ooo, have fun traveling! Going places is always a fabulous excuse to not read :)
Comment #24: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 21:15:33
I plan on taking photos instead of reading. That's what I do when I travel.
Comment #25: Tuesday, August, 9, 2011 at 07:42:36
Looks like you had a good week in books! I can't wait to hear what you think of Postmistress!
Comment #26: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:49:14
The Postmistress had a rough start. It took me about half the book to get into it.
Comment #27: Wednesday, August, 10, 2011 at 00:12:57
I'm glad you enjoyed picnics with your children. :-)
Comment #28: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:51:01
Once I figured out how the two plots fit together in The Postmistress I liked it, but that took me about half the book.
Comment #29: Friday, August, 12, 2011 at 11:31:47
I am really curious about Inside Out, but since I have another trilogy by her on the go I am trying to avoid it. The Postmistress was pretty good. I read it when it came out and really enjoyed it.
Comment #30: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 22:54:13
I haven't read any of Snyder's other books but Inside Out is quite the page turner.