Monday, 15 October 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

In the last fortnight I read something which said fortnight wasn't an American word (in the sense it is now creeping into regular usage over there). Is this true? What do you call a period of two weeks then; just two weeks? And I thought our differences came down to pants and suspenders (only suitable work attire in America to give you a clue).

So onto my incredibly British fortnightly recap. Despite having a week off work, I didn't really get much more reading done although thanks to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, I am now a bit behind in review writing. I'm pretty sure it's Australian Masterchef that's eating into my reading time! I seem to have a lot of half-finished books lying around which is quite unlike me. Planning to sort that out this week. However, there has been quite a lot going on blogwise, including my new Catalogue Spotlight feature.



Read last fortnight:
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance
A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Pantomime by Laura Lam
The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

Also reviewed:
Devil's Bargain by Rachel Caine
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Explorer by James Smythe

Currently reading:
Monsieur by Emma Becker
Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

Upcoming reads:
Everything in "currently reading"!

Also on the blog:
Catalogue Spotlight: Canongate | Incoming!
Catalogue Spotlight: Head of Zeus | #Readathon: The Starting Line
#Readathon: Hour 8 | #Readathon: Half Way Mark
#Readathon: Rise and Shine! | #Readathon: The End
Incoming! | Cover Reveal: The Pirate's Wish



Search terms:*

"action that kills monsters book worm"
Is there a monster bookworm insecticide?

"bideodeterpoo"
The mind boggles (am too scared to search for this).

"dead owl on your doorstep"
It was probably your cat and not a medieval cult but you never know...

"fake dog that looks real"
WHY?!

"pre-creased spine"
The height of laziness!

"orang eutopia"
I really want a eutopia for orangutans to exist.

"i hate bullies jerks"
Don't we all :(

"giving up is liberating"
It is, don't punish yourself!




*Idea stolen borrowed from Amanda's Clock Rewinders feature.

6 comments:

  1. We don't use the term fortnight here, and most Americans probably don't even know what it means. We just say two weeks!

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  2. Lots of delicious books there. Perks of Being a Wallflower is waiting for me on my kindle and The Space Between Us is another that keeps cropping up for me. Which series of Aussie Masterchef are you watching? You can check out my Monday here

    www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html

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    1. Perks is brilliant! There are 2 books called The Space Between Us...this one I really didn't get on with.

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  3. Interested to hear what you think of Alice in Zombieland - I haven't picked it up yet but I'm interested. I'm just having a hard time crossing into zombies :)

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. I was a little bit disappointed in Alice in Zombieland, it definitely not the best example of zombies there is.

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  4. "fake dog that looks real" ->I'm pretty sure someone's trying to try replace another deceased dog (see Scrubs)

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