The Monday Agenda 11/25/2013

MondayAgendaNot a lofty, ambitious to-be-read list consisting of 100+ book titles. Just a simple plan for the upcoming week — what I’m reading now, what I plan to read next, and what I’m hoping to squeeze in among the nooks and crannies.

After spending two days in bed with a fever and chills (woe is me!), I’m getting back in the swing of things. I’d like to say that it was refreshing to be off-line for a couple of days — but really, it was mostly just frustrating and left me with a back-ache. On the plus side, I did get a lot of reading done! Without two days in bed, I probably wouldn’t have finished anything this week… so, yay?

How did I do with last week’s agenda?

ShadowsThe Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

Shadows by Robin McKinley: DNF. I stuck with Shadows through 150 pages, but ultimately had to face the fact that it just wasn’t working for me. Unfortunately, I never felt involved with the characters and found the world-building in this book confusing and slow to develop. I’m generally a big fan of Robin McKinley and have really loved many of her books, but — sad to say — Shadows just isn’t for me, and I won’t be finishing it.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker. Done! My review is here.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen: Well, we should have been done with Hoot this week… but I was too out-of-commission to finish the last couple of chapters this weekend. My kiddo and I are both really hooked on the story — it’s totally fun, with lots of laughs and some good heart-felt content too.

Fresh Catch:

Nada! I didn’t go the library, and I didn’t buy any books. What’s the world coming to?

What’s on my reading agenda for the coming week?

The Lover's DictionaryRose Under FireThe Universe Versus Alex Woods

I’m planning to start with The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan.

Next — FINALLY — I’ll be reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. I loved Code Name Verity so much, and have been really looking forward to this one for months.

And if there’s time, I’ll read The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, which has been sitting on my Kindle for far too long now.

So many book, so little time…

That’s my agenda. What’s yours? Add your comments to share your bookish agenda for the week.

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 11/25/2013

    • Yes, I was pretty disappointed about Shadows — but so far, I haven’t read any reviews that convince me to give it another try. 😦 Thanks for stopping by — enjoy your reading week!

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