Manic Monday Recaps (Week 2/08/10)

I have had the worst weekend ever! I was in bed all weekend with a stomach flu that, needless to say, sucked really bad. Even worse than that, I can't read when I'm sick. I don't know why, but I just can't concentrate long enough to really understand what's going on so I didn't get much reading done either... urgh.

I've decided to incorporate my version of the popular Mailbox Monday into my Manic Monday Recaps posts... it's more like Countertop Monday's since that's where I keep my books throughout the week so that I can stare at them in all their glory until the weekend when I finally grab them and stash them in my shelves. So from now on there will be a picture of their awesomeness along with where/who/how I acquired them.

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne [audiobook] - Hachette Book Group
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity [audiobook] - Hachette Book Group
We the Children - Andrew Clements - Shelf Awareness
The Crazy School - Cornelia Read - Hachette Book Group
Drood - Dan Simmons - Hachette Book Group
The House of Tomorrow - Peter Bognanni - Shelf Awareness
Corked - Kathryn Borel - Hachette Book Group
Fairest - Gail Carson Levine - library
The Book of Lost Things - John Connolly - library
The Strain - Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan - library
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol - purchase

Here's what I plan on reading this week:

Last week I read the following:
- The Mark - Jen Nadol
- The Summer We Fell Apart - Robin Antalek
- Ecstasy - Jacquelyn Frank
- Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
- Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night - Kresley Cole
- Wench - Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- Dark Needs at Night's Edge - Kresley Cole

I reviewed the following:
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - A.N. Roquelaure [review]
- A Kiss in Time - Alex Flinn [review]
- Lips Touch: Three Times - Laini Taylor [review]
- Alice I Have Been - Melanie Benjamin [review]

And there you have it. Although I did read 7 books last week - I had the chance to read at least 1 even 2 more over the weekend, but I just couldn't focus on them, so blah. Hope you all have a lovely week.


Juju at Tales of said...

You got Alice!
I can't wait to see what you think!

Juju at Tales of said...

Glad you're feeling better :)

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I'm the same way when I get sick. My brain refuses to focus and it just sits there taking up space. I hope you feel better!

Some awesome books acquired this past week. I really enjoyed The Book of Lost Things and I'm loving the cover for Alice In Wonderland. I hope you enjoy your books!

Tammy said...

Hope you feel better soon.
I can't read when I'm sick either but always get sucked into mindles hours of reality TV.
Love the new cover of Alice in Wonderland and I can't wait for your review on Shutter Island-the preview on TV seriously creeps me out!

Elie said...

Get well soon!

Wow, 7 books. You have some great titles on your list. Some of them I am not familiar with so I will watch for your reviews!

Juju at Tales of said...

Did I mention how jealous I am of One Amazing Thing?

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Interesting cover on Alice! I am reading One Amazing Thing right now. I hope you feel better soon!

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Hi Nely! So sorry to hear you've been under the weather with the stomach flu ... that's gotta be just about the worst flu ever!

Now I'm sitting here sick with ENVY over all the yummy books you've got LOL - enjoy & hope you are on the way to feeling much better =D

christina said...

Feel better!

The Alice cover looks awesome. Oh, and I can't wait to hear your op on The Strain. I have it in my pile too!

Emidy said...
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Emidy said...

Cool, Shutter Island! I had no idea that was a book. I want to see the movie, but now I'll have to read the book first.

Une Parole

Brittanie said...

I hope you feel better soon. I can't read either when I am really sick. It stinks. :)

The1stdaughter said...

What a yucky weekend! I'm sorry it was so bad, but glad you're starting to feel a bit better!

Looks like you picked up some great books and still had a great reading week. Can't wait to hear what you think of Alice!

SB said...

busy girl even though you were sick!

Anna said...

Hope you're feeling better! At least you have a bunch of new books to look forward to.

Diary of an Eccentric

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better.

You are a BRAVE woman reading Shutter Island. Holy moly, the movie trailers gave me nightmares! Can't wait to hear what you think!

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