Manic Monday Recaps (Week 11/23/09)

Phew... gosh it was hectic last week and that even includes the weekend. So much to do so little time.

So did you see New Moon? I did! I liked it. I thought it stayed true to the book and the parts that were changed for the movie (which were not many) I thought only added to the story. I dragged the hubs to watch it (since he has not read the books) and he says it's a decent storyline... obviously not his taste, but it is watchable. My only complaint is the acting. For some reason I don't think the acting is very good. It might just be me, but I always feel as if it's just "TOO" fake.

Other than the excitement for New Moon, had plenty to do with getting the house up to snuff for Thanksgiving and getting a new cell phone (which by the way, can almost take as long as getting a new car these days - urgh). Did not get as much reading done as I would have liked. I only read 4 out of the 5 books I wanted to so I'm carrying one over this week.

Here's what I plan on reading this week:

Last week I read the following:

- Viola in Reel Life - Adriana Trigiani
- Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev
- After the Moment - Garret Freymann-Weyr
- Matchless: A Christmas Story - Gregory Maguire [review]

I reviewed the following:

- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo [review]
- Hannah - Kathryn Lasky [review]
- Thirsty - Tracey Bateman [review/giveaway]
- Sins of the Flesh - Caridad Piñeiro [review/giveaway]

The 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge is well under way - with several reviews already linked up - the first giveaway for the challenge will be held on Saturday. I'm a little late on choosing winners for the giveaways I had ending Friday and Saturday so stay tuned and a post will be up shortly on who the winners are.

I also signed up for two challenges for next year - Young Adult Reading Challenge (I agreed to 50 YA books- yikes) and the 2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge. So if you're interested you can find the links directing you to the challenge sites by clicking on the above links. If you're into audio books, check this giveaway out.

That's all I got for you. TTFN.


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I haven't heard of When Autumn Leaves. Looking forward to this review to read what it's all about.

Kris said...

I've read the Devouring and I had enjoyed that was a while back now so I'm a bit fuzzy on the details but it was enjoyable!

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