Feb 26

It’s Monday! What are you reading? February 27, 2012

This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme that was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).  It is hosted at Metro Reader for the month of February.


The lesson I learned this time around is…don’t read other YA books directly after reading ones you really loved.

Books completed last week:
Fallen – Lauren Kate: This was a reread for me.  I should have just read a summary on Wikipedia or something, because I liked it even less the second time around.  It’s too bad, I hate when my opinion of a book goes down when I reread!
Torment – Lauren Kate: This is the second book in the Fallen series, and it was better than the first one.  I still have mixed feelings about this series.  I’m kind of bored with it.

Books I’m reading this week:
A Fatal Grace – Louise Penny ~ Page 14: We’ve got a mystery week coming up on Royals soon, so I’m reading this one for it.  I adore Louise Penny!

Books ongoing:
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ~ Page 223: A very small amount of progress in Jane Eyre this week, but progress nonetheless!

Books I acquired this week:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson: I was waiting for this one to come out in paperback before buying it.  I prefer paperback to hard cover if I have a choice.

What I watched this week:

  • Fashion Police, The Soup, Chelsea Lately,  The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 1 girl 5 gays, The Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Castle
  • Six Feet Under
  • The Challenge: Battle of the Exes
  • Ringer
  • Modern Family
  • Web Soup
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Revenge
  • Khloe & Lamar
  • The Oscars



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  1. Pussreboots

    My daughter’s Scholastic book order came in. Come see what she and I read.
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    1. dorolerium

      I used to love the Scholastic book orders when I was a kid :)

  2. Abbi(gatorade635)

    Hope you have an awesome reading week!
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    1. dorolerium

      Thank you! I hope you do as well :)

  3. Karen

    I loved the Stieg Larsson books. In the end I couldn’t wait for the paperback but I normally prefer reading those too. Hardback is too heavy although they do look pretty.
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    1. dorolerium

      I haven’t started the series yet, so it was easier for me to wait on this one. I have hardback on two of the Hunger Games books because I couldn’t wait on them!

  4. Mystica

    I hope you enjoy the Larsson book.
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    1. dorolerium

      Thank you! I plan to start the series soon :)

  5. Christina T

    I couldn’t get through Fallen when I tried to read it. I do know what you mean about reading a book you love and then being disappointed by whatever you read next. I had that fear when I finished Deathly Hallows for the first time. I forget now what that next book was.

    Have a great week!
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    1. dorolerium

      I think I would have disliked Fallen either way, it was just exacerbated by having read the Hunger Games series right before. I really *want* to like Fallen, I just can’t :/

  6. Sheila (Book Journey)

    Nice job on Jane Eyre!!!! You are farther than me, its not that I dont want to read it – I have just had so little time lately.
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    1. dorolerium

      I understand how that goes! I have weeks where there’s very little time for reading…last week was a hard one because I had so much work stuff going on, but I’m hoping that slows down soon!

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I really need to read The Girl Who Played with Fire, since I must read them in order. I’ve had my paperback copy for awhile.

    Too bad about the Lauren Kate series, and I’m glad that I wasn’t eager to read it…doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.

    Have a great week! Enjoy Castle tonight….

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    1. dorolerium

      I haven’t actually started the Larsson series yet, but I hope to start it soon. Soooo much to read!

      I’m sad that I don’t love the Lauren Kate series either…I’m hoping it gets better in book three, if not, I don’t know what I’m going to think!

      I had fun with the Castle last night…are you caught up on this season?

  8. Kristin T.

    I’ve been waiting for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet Nest to come out in paperback as well. I still need to read the second one, too. My dad reads Louise Penny – I need to try one.

    Have a great week! Here’s my It’s Monday Post if you’d like to stop by…I also posted a new giveaway today (see sidebar) that’s open internationally.
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    1. dorolerium

      I need to start the Millenium series soon, I haven’t read any of them yet!

      I absolutely adore Louise Penny, I highly recommend picking up one of her books! Chief Inspector Gamache is one of my all time favorite characters :)

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