Jan 12, 2010

Countdown to Delayed New Years



There is only ONE day left in my Countdown to Delayed New Years. And while it has been fun I am still faced with the fact that I didn't get anywhere near as much done as I intended for my ORIGINAL countdown. BUT that may have been a massive failure either way.

Before getting started with today's spamming I want to link you all to a new blog I am collaborating on. I mentioned it yesterday on my out the door. The Last Blog in the Universe is a new group blog focusing on dystopian fiction.Speaking of dystoian fiction, my goal was to have almost all of my reviews up for my previous challenge participation. And I just have a feeling that won't be happening.

Tonight I have my book club meeting and I am really looking forward to it, but as I plan for it I think about how I will NOT be reviewing books in that time.

And why does blogger hate me so much and not listen to my spacing? Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jan 11, 2010

Countdown to Delayed New Years


Only a few days left in my Countdown and I still have soooooooooo much to do. And then what did I go and do? I went talking about Dystopia on Twitter and things got all awesomely crazy and my computer time ran out. *gasp*
Expect to be spammed tomorrow.

Jan 10, 2010

Library Loot - January Week 2


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr.Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!


Checked Out
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
1984 by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell (audio)

Returned
Lost Bullet by Malcome Rose

Hush, Hush is Chelsea's favorite book of 2009. When I saw it I about jumped for joy!
I really want to re-read the classic dystopian novel 1984.
Lost Bullet is the second book in a futuristic dystopian society about crime scene investigation.

Biblio Check – January Week 2

I started off January well by not purchasing any books in Week 1. (all 3 days) :)

Week two I purchased 14 books.

I spent $7.25, the books cover prices equaled $90.84 (some books did not have a price)

Savings = $85
(If only I had stopped at Week 2)

stack-of-books Here are the titles, price, place

  • The Divine Comedy, 25 cents, library
  • Hotel Paradise, 25 cents, library
  • Parasites Like Us, $1, thrift store
  • Loving Frank, $1, thrift store
  • Pillars of the Earth, 50 cents, thrift store
  • The Legend of Holly Claus, 50 cents, thrift store
  • The Misfits, 50 cents, thrift store
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere, 50 cents, thrift store
  • The Land of the Unicorns, 50 cents, thrift store
  • Earth and Space, $1, thrift store
  • Project Pendulum, 25 cents, library
  • The Thief of Always, 25 cents, library
  • The Military Dimension, 25 cents, library

Most Exciting Acquisition: The Dark Side of Nowhere

Best Deal: Parasites Like Us, paid $1, cover price $14

Which of these books would you read first?

Young Adult Reading Challenge

Okay, so in truth, reading young adult isn't much of a challenge. In 2009 I read more young adult than I ever have, even possibly more than when I was actually a young adult. But I thought it would be fun to join away.

The library computer is freaking out right now and won't let me link to the challenge sign up page. So I will have to update this later.

This challenge is hosted by J. Kaye, so go there and sign up!

The Sunday Salon - 3 Days to Delayed New Years!

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There are 3 day left until Delayed New Year! And I still have a lot of work to do! It was a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery long three weeks at my house having my mother in town. It is definitely blissful being alone in my own house. And even more blissful to finally have time to read!!
I have finished my first two books of the year earlier this weekend. It may be a slow start but there is a certain amount of accomplishment that goes along with it.
In 2010 I am joining a lot of challenges and I hope this will be positive and not stressful. Challenges have been very stressful for me in the past so I have been a bit wary of them. But after reading 186 books this last year as a result of joining a 100+ challenge, I feel more motivated to join up this year. 186 books in 2009 is about 90 books more than I ever expected I would be able to finish and it was a really nice surprise.
In 2010 I'm sure I will read whatever I feel like reading, but I am going to focus more on review and exploring science fiction because I seem to enjoy doing that the most. It lifts some of the pressure that I put on myself.
Today I am trying to finish up the 2nd book in a young adult science fiction series with dystopic elements called Lost Bullet. The series is called Traces and it is a young adult version of CSi set in the future.
I will be meeting at my local library on Tuesday with my book club to discuss The Eyre Affair. I like finishing the book the night before we meet so it is really fresh in my mind, but I will be reading hopefull about a hundred more pages today.
And considering my current interest in dystopian fiction (actually perpetually interested), I have decided to re-read 1984. I took out the audio from the library so that I could read it in a new way. I am not sure I will end up sticking with it though.
What are you up to this Sunday?
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