Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Guess Who Forgot It Was Tuesday Last Week So Didn't Post?

ME! ME! So I pretty much thought it was Monday all of Tuesday last week. If that makes sense. haha.

Anyway, I still haven't done too much reading. But I have read two books this week, which is really good for me, at the rate I'm going this summer.

I read Looking for Alaska by John Green the beginning of the week. Now you may be asking yourself right now, "Now why the heck hasn't she written her review for it yet?" Now the answer to that is simple: For a few days after reading, all I could think about was how AMAZING it was. And I'm pretty sure it would be the worse book review in the world if all I wrote was, "This book was amazing. Go buy now." So I've been working on it the last few days so it didn't sound completely stupid and ridiculous.

The second book I read was Avalon High by Meg Cabot. Yes, I've read it before. I saw it at my library when I was shelving books the other day, and I suddenly just felt like re-reading it. So I did. And since I haven't reviewed it for my blog yet, I'll probably be reviewing it. After Looking for Alaska.

I did finish 1984, if you're wondering. At about midnight the day before I had to have it finished. I hate procrastination. It's my worst enemy.

Right now, I'm in the middle of La Petite Four by Regina Scott. All I have to say right now is: amazing, Amazing, AMAZING! Can't wait to finish it.

I have also received a bunch of books in the mail this past week. I got, like, three books that I didn't even know were coming, which was pretty sweet I guess. So now, added to my quickly growing TBR pile are: Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel, House of Dance by Beth Kephert, and Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo.

Who is excited for the Breaking Dawn release Saturday? I am! Me and my mom (who also reads the series) are going to a release party at a Barnes and Noble by us, which shall be fun. We've been fighting over who would get to read the book first for a really long time (pretty much since she pre-ordered it in, oh, May or so) and I am SO getting that package from Amazon before she does. :p

I hope to get a lot more reading done before school starts. Where did our summer go? It's almost August, and school here starts the day after Labor Day. It's kind of depressing that we really only have one month left. :(



Chelsie said...

So much Breaking Dawn talk! I feel so worn out with repeating what I'm going to be doing... release party, fun outfit, blah blah blah.

I hope I get pictures. And I hope everyone else does too.

Vanessa said...

We could use pictures for the LOTR newsletter! So pics pics pics. It's so cool about you and your mom both liking the same stuff. My mom likes some of my books, but she never has time to read them. :(

Aww, another John Green comment that's making me wanna go check him out!

How do you receive a bunch of books in the mail like that Hope?

You're lucky, school starts in 19 days for me. Wowza. Not even a month.

Kelsey said...

I feel like the only one in the universe who thought Looking for Alaska wasn't amazing. It just never really impressed me. I've reread Avalon High SO many times last summer. It's crazy. I even marked the spots were the Ellie and Will are together, the other parts just bore me. I like when Ellie and Will are talking to each other and everything. Call me a dork. lol.

School starts the day after Labor day for me too. I can't believe it's almost August. But then again, When August Comes so does Breaking Dawn!

Kyle said...

I can't wait for school to start.... I know its werid, but the reason is cuz I want to see all of my friends. I have been talking to them on aim and stuff but its not the same

Hope. said...

Chelsie - Mhm. There will definetly be some Breaking Dawn Release Party pictures in my next post.

Vanessa - Yuppers. I will definetly use pics for the LOTR newsletter, too. I get books different ways. Groups like First Look (I'm in about four, I think) and from authors. Though I don't know how I mysteriously got two books in the mail that I didn't know where coming. I don't know how they got my address, haha.

Kelsey - You didn't like Looking for Alaska? Those parts in Avalon High were my favorites, too. It is kind of boring without those.

Kyle - Me and my friends hang out a lot over the summer and we talk online all the time, but it will be nice to see them at school again. :D