Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Teen Tuesday-Second Edition (The Story Siren)

Wow! My second edition of Teen Tuesday.... has it been a week already!?

My reading week is very unproductive. It seems I underestimated how busy the summer really is. I did however read three books this week. Although only one of them was a Young Adult Novel.

I finished Must’ve Done Something Good, which turned out to be a very funny and cute novel. I also received Queen of Babble Gets Hitched in the mail yesterday from Meg herself *hyperventilating* and I ripped that package open and I didn’t put it down until I was finished. She was also sweet enough to send me a copy of her Middle Aged Novel Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: The New Girl, which looks so very cute! Yesterday was a really good mail day because I also got a copy of How to be Bad! I know, what can I say.

The one Young Adult novel that I did read this week was Rumors by Anna Godbersen. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Rumors, it is the sequel to The Luxe and it’s a wonderful dramatic historical fiction. Do you like historical fiction? I love it! And it seems that I’ve been reading a lot of it recently now that I’m looking at my recent read list. La Petite Four, Bewitching Season, and now Rumors! All wonderful reads!

If I had to choose a book to live in, I would happily choose one of those books. I could wear beautiful gowns and go to lavish balls. Well if my family was wealthy, for my fantasy’s sake we will say they were. And the boys were actually gentlemen! Well they had to act like they were in the presence of a lady anyway! Of course I’d want a gentleman, but I’d even take scandalous Henry Schoonmaker from Rumors! I simply can’t help but be drawn to the historical novels like the ones listed above. I think it must all stem from my everlasting crush on Mr. Darcy. I just think they look handsome in their high collars and long jackets.

Okay enough fantasizing for one day.

I’m currently reading The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith. Go Cubbies! I’m only into the third chapter since I took a break to read Queen of Babble, so I can’t really say too much about it right now. I have enjoyed it so far though. I remember last week I was whining about my lack of a review pile. Well, ask and ye shall receive! Since last week I’ve gotten a slew of books in the mail to review! Seven to be exact! So, hopefully you can expect some reviews coming up.

On a completely non related note, do you like the theme icons in my reviews? I thought it was something different. But if you think they just take up room and don’t add to the review, then let me know and I’ll take them off.

Thanks for tuning in! Until next Tuesday. TTFN!


keri mikulski :) said...

Great site! I'm liking the icons.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Ooh, I love historical fiction. Have you read A Northern Light? It's phenomenal!

Chelsea said...

I'm reading The Luxe right now and love it. While the cover on THAT is great, Rumors' cover is even better! I love those dresses. And yay for historical fiction. I agree with TCR, A Northern Light is fantastic. You should read it if you haven't already.

Oh, and I'm a Mr. Darcy fan, too. ;)

Chelsie said...

I started writing this comment earlier but I got majorly sidetracked...

Okay, I cannot wait to read Queen of Babble Gets Hitched... the second book had such a cliffhanger and I'm dying to know what will happen!

I also can't wait to read Rumors... the first book was absolutely amazing and I hope this one is just as great.

And to answer your question, I think the theme icons are great... when I first saw them I was sort of... "what the heck?" but now I'm getting used to them and I'm loving the idea behind it!


The Story Siren said...

okay great! i think i will keep the icons....

tcr and chelsea, I haven't read A Northern Light, but i will have to check it out! thanks for the suggestion!

Rumors is really good, but be prepared for a shock!!