Manic Monday Recaps (Week 10/26/09)

I'm getting ready to start a new weekly meme for Mondays. It's sort of a recap of what I read last week, what I plan on reading this week and what went down over my week and weekend. I figure this will be an easier way to get everything down in one post instead of the multiple posts I normally do. Just testing the waters - but hopefully I'll be able to keep up with it. This will replace the What are you Reading on Mondays post. So here goes:

This week I plan on reading the following:

I'm keeping it nice and simple this week. Not too many books planned only because we have Halloween over the weekend and I don't want to stress myself over meeting my reading quota.

Last week I read the following:
- Meridian - Amber Kizer
- Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - Susan Gregg Gilmore
- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey
- Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List - Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I never got around to reading Tales of Terror from the Black Ship - but I will... eventually. I was in a slump last week - I was tired, went to sleep early most nights and caught up on my TiVo for like the past two months.

I reviewed the following:
- A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb [review]
- Ruined: A Ghost Story - Paula Morris [review]
- Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror - Chris Priestley [review]
- Oh. My. Gods. - Tera Lynn Childs [review]
- Beastly - Alex Flinn [review]

Aside from my procrastination issues over the week, we also had a new addition to the family and that kept me busy most of my weekend. Let me introduce you to:

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I also had the pleasure of meeting Scott Westerfeld yesterday. He was at my local Books & Books for a presentation and book signing of his most recent book Leviathan. His presentation was fantastic - he explained how he came up with the concept for the book, his illustrator, the beautiful illustrations scattered throughout the book and why he chose steampunk for his new series. I've only had the opportunity of reading Uglies- but I plan on finishing the series up since I became of fan of Tally right away. And Leviathan seems like it will not disappoint either.Mr. Westerfeld was very sweet, signed my book and also allowed me to take a picture with him. I abstained from squealing from joy when I got there only because I arrived a little late to the presentation and ended up having to stand at the back of the room the whole time, but still it was very entertaining, educational and fun. Here are some of the pictures:

And there you have it my week in as few words as possible. So tell me about your week and about what you're reading.


Juju at Tales of said...

A. You got Hannah? I'm SO jealous. I want this book.
B. Grant is adorable! Welcome Grant!
C. Love the pictures

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Grant is so cute!! I can imagine how exciting it was to meet Scott Westerfeld. Enjoy that little bundle of fur!

Jenny said...

OMG Grant is sooo adorable!!!

And great pictures with the author!

Aarti said...

Grant is adorable and the cover for Monsters of Templeton is fantastic! It sounds really intriguing.

Heather BookobsessedGrl said...

I wish I had been able to get there to join you! Next time we need to tell Mr.Westerfeld that he cannot come down here the weekend of the read-a-thon! I am glad you had a good time & brought back pictures!!! Grant is a cutie-patutie!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

This a beautiful blog and I will visit often.
Happy Monday

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

You know... you should really give me "props" for taking those awesome pictures of you and Mr. Westfield. I think I did an AWESOME job... just sayin'. LOL! :D

My friend, you said you were in a slump yet you read 4-5 books last week. That's a slump?! Are you kidding me?! AND... you reviewed a million others... Hello Mc. Fly, that is sooooooo not a slump!

It was great hanging yesterday! See ya Wednesday :D

Tena said...

awww Grant is adorable!!
Your books this week look fantastic, happy reading!

Kristen said...

Grant is a doll baby. Nothing cuter in this world than a baby schnauzer. :-)

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