Monthly Archives: April 2010

It’s Monday. What are you reading?

Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey through a world of books is now hosting this event.

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated and I’m very behind. My reviews are slacking as well but I’m working to catch up. I have a bunch of library books coming due soon – mainly Nancy Drew – so I might be bulking up on some quick mysteries for a bit. Also, the newest Women’s Murder Club came out yesterday so I want to quickly catch up so I can read that and feel refreshed. And next week the newest Southern Vampire Mystery by Charlaine Harris will be arriving in stores. Can’t wait!

Read the Past Two Weeks:

  1. Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. 4th of July by James Patterson
  3. In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz
  4. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  5. Fish! By Stephen Lundin

Reading This Week:

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Rich Again by Anna Maxted
  • 5th Horseman by James Patterson
  • The Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene
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REVIEW: The Bungalow Mystery

Title: The Bungalow Mystery
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 204
Published: 1930
Format: hardback

Nancy is vacationing with friends on the beach and Nancy befriends an orphaned girl who finds herself with new guardians who are less than spectacular.

Nancy finds herself once again in the middle of multiple mysteries, pretty sure they are all somehow connected, worried about her new friend.

Up to this point, this was probably one of my favorites, even though it’s only the third one. There was a lot of action and edge of your seat moments when you wonder what will really happen. Of course, Nancy is notorious for finding her way out of tough situations.

challenges: monthly mixer mele, 1010 category challenge, a-z challenge, ryob challenge, 100+ challenge, nancy drew challenge, four month challenge, spring reading thing, april 12×12 challenge

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REVIEW: The Hidden Staircase

Title: The Hidden Staircase
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 182
Published: 1930
Format: hardback

The second book of the Nancy Drew series has Nancy searching for the answers behind a ghost who appears to be coming between the home she is visiting and the neighboring house. Not only is she trying to solve a mystery for her friends, but it appears her father is being threatened.

Nancy is torn between who to help when her father suddenly disappears on his way to visit her. In true Nancy fashion, things quickly come to light and she finds herself solving all the mysteries in one fell swoop

I really enjoyed this second introduction to Nancy Drew. The books are quick and easy to read and I am enjoying the slow progress through them.

challenges: 1010 category challenge, support your local library challenge, 100+ challenge, nancy drew challenge, 2nds challenge, four month challenge, april 12×12 challenge, spring reading thing

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REVIEW: The Day I Shot Cupid

Title: The Day I Shot Cupid
Author: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Finished: April 8, 2010
Pages: 208
Published: 2010
Format: First Edition

This was an amazingly funny book about dating, boys, girls, etc. It was such a fun and quick read that I would read it over and over in a heartbeat.

JLH does an amazing job of being herself and touching on all aspects of dating and relationships from her point of view and experience, bringing in expert friends to give their opinions, relating to both men and women, including fun dating steps, tips and stories.

Even if you’re not currently single it’s a fun read just for the laughs and stupid things people do to get attention in relationships. I originally borrowed for a friend but it has immediately went onto my MUST BUY list. I spent pretty much every page laughing for some reason or another.

challenges: april 12×12, four month challenge, countdown challenge, new author challenge, 100+ challenge, twentyten challenge, 1010 category challenge, romance reading challenge, pub challenge

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WWW Wednesday

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You tell us the answers to 3 questions:

What are you currently reading? Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, Rich Again by Anna Maxted, and the Girlfriend’s Guide to Understanding Men by Bo Sebastian, Linchpin by Seth Godin

What did you recently finish? 3rd Degree by James Patterson

What do you think you’ll read next? Fish! by Lunden, Paul and Christians, 4th Horseman by James Patterson, The Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene, and Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb

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It’s Monday. What are you reading?

Bookjourney over at One Persons Journey through a world of books is now hosting this event.

I’m a couple days behind on my blogging. I’m way behind on my reviews, but I’m hoping in the next couple days I can get caught up. The read-a-thon last weekend certainly helped me get a little caught up on some reading.

Read Last Week:

  1. The Day I Shot Cupid by Jennifer Love Hewitt
  2. The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
  3. The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene
  4. The Mystery at the Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
  5. Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
  6. Tarantula by Bob Dylan
  7. The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene
  8. The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene
  9. 3rd Degree by James Patterson

Reading This Week:

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Linchpin by Seth Godin
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Rich Again by Anna Maxted

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2010 Spring Read-a-thon Results

Title of book(s) read since last update: 3rd Degree by James Patterson

Number of books read since you started: 7

  • The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
  • The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene
  • The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
  • Twilight-The Graphic Novel: Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young King
  • Tarantula by Bob Dylan
  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene
  • The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene

Pages read since last update: 108 pages

Running total of pages read since you started: 1404 pages

Amount of time spent reading since last update:  1hr 50mins

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 17hrs mins

I still have a number of books on my nightstand I didn’t get to, plus 3rd Degree is still in progress. My number of pages is a record, my total time spent reading is definitely up from the last read-a-thon and I think my number of books is the best so far as well.

It was a fun time. I look forward to getting reviews posted in the next few days and getting some sleep.

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