Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Sad Week In Reading (Kelsey)

Okay, so I've read even less books from last week, which was missing two books that I usually read in a week, By half of a book. I've only read 3 1/2 books. Sort of. But I think that it's just because I don't have any books I'm excited to read anymore. I swear, I think I've wiped out my libraries, almost at least. So here's all the book's I've read:

  1. Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
  2. The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  3. Bad Girls by Alex McAulay
  4. 1/2 of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  5. 50 Pages in Shrimp by Rachel Cohn
  6. Disc One in Forever In Blue by Ann Brashares
So that's about how much I've read, and listened, to in the past seven days.

So here's the little award, ranks, type thing now, (I decided I will only do the first three books):

  • Best Character: Alex Morales in The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Best Plot: The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer and Bad Girls by Alex McAulay.
  • Best Setting: (None of the books had good settings. Some were just terrible, but fit better in the book. One was nothing special.) I'll be skipping this one this week.
  • Best Writing: Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky. (The other books had third person POV and I don't care much for that POV.)

Winning Book(s): The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

The Dead & The Gone is a fabulous companion novel to Life As We Knew It. It had the same dread and fear as the first. I loved this book. It was highly enjoyable. Read It!!!

So About the other three books. The Adoration of Jenna Fox, I got last night and started. I promise to finish it today and hopefully have a review up also. It's really good so far. I know on my blog it say I'm reading Shrimp by Rachel Cohn, but honestly, I really don't feel like getting into Cyd Charisse's world right now. So I read about fifty pages a few nights ago and haven't picked it up since. I also got an audio book of the fourth Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book in CD audio. I actually own the book and have read it a little over a year ago. But I wanted it fresh in my mind for when I watch the movie, which doesn't seem to be coming to my towns cinema for some very odd reason I haven't heard yet. I had hope of it last week to come up, but it didn't, so know I have lost hope that it will come to my theatre so I will have to wait until DVD. It's that sad?

Okay for books I plan to read this upcoming week. Finish The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Then I should really read House of Dance before I have to take it back to the library on the twentieth, what what today? The NINETEENTH! Where did time go? Geesh. I guess I'll have to renew it, I don't think I renewed it yet, so cool, I'll have another couple weeks before that has to go in. Honestly Beth Kepharts books are so sweet and soft, I really haven't been in the mood to read that right now. So then I won't to read Fly on the Wall, which I also got last night. It sounds really good and I've heard good things about it. I can't wait to read it! Then I still have Shrimp and Cupcake by Rachel Cohn to read, which I'll get too. I also have Gone by Michael Grant to read, which I'm semi-excited to read. But truth? It's a big book and I'm afraid it'll be one of those truly long books that take forever to get into. Plus, I don't think it's really my type of book. Other then that, I don't have much else to read, just a few things on my shelf I haven't gotten to yet, She's So Money and Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, which I've started a little itty bit already. I also have Wicked Lovely that i got in like February from a book order my English teacher still hands out. It has to do with Faeries, and I'm not really big on fantasy stuff, but I've hear such good things, you know. I also just got Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler to review from Book Divas. And I got Love on The Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne as a birthday present last year that I still haven't read. But I know I could read that book in a short while, I just have to get up and DO it. Which will probably by when I have no more books to read. I'm also waiting to get Chasing Windmills from the library that I requested in the beginning of June.

So I think that's all. But really. What book should I read next out of these?



Anonymous said...

I read Fly on the Wall. It was okay. Here's my review's URL: http://whatvanessareads.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/fly-on-the-wall-by-e-lockhart/

I gave it a 3 out of 5. It was interesting but it just wasn't super magnificent like E. Lockhart's other books.

I've heard good things about House of Dance, but I haven't read it.

I have Cupcake to read. I wonder why you weren't into reading Shrimp?

Hope you have a better reading week next week. :)

Chelsie said...

Shrimp was the worst book out of the Cyd Charisse books. It was just... not good for me. But I loved the other two.

As for what to read next, it's hard for me to say. I've only read Fly on the Wall, and I liked that one... it was SHORT (REALLY short) and cute and fun. But then again, House of Dance is short too...

I think you'd be fine with either one. But I'd say Fly on the Wall just because it's so quick and easy.

Kelsey said...

I really have no clue why I'm not into reading Shrimp right now, maybe it's because I've heard such not good things about it. But, I dunno. I'll probably read Fly On The Wall first. I like short books sometimes.

Vanessa!I really liked your review. Your a really good writer, and summery maker. I get my summaries wherever I can find then and if they make better sense then the others. I', not very well with summaries. But anyway, that was a really good review.