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Happy Memorial Day weekend! I am spending my weekend at home since I was traveling the past three weekends. It is nice for a change though I do need to catch up on some cleaning. There is always tomorrow! I have been binge watching this new show I found on Netflix called Chasing Life (ABC Family). The show is based on a telenovela (really we seem to get our best TV ideas from telenovelas lately) about a young career woman whose life is derailed when she finds out she has cancer. The show is surprisingly upbeat and I like the main character, April and her family. It is very addictive watching. The second season will be on TV this August.
I also found out this past week that I am officially going to be promoted to the head of the reference department when my supervisor retires at the end of the month. This means some changes and more stress though I still get to keep doing the things I love like programming, readers advisory and selecting books for adults and teens. I am thrilled and nervous at the same time.
Last week on my blog:
Top Ten Audio Books I've Listened To (post)
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin (review)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (reread)
I had planned to revisit this series later this summer since the final book in the series will be published this fall. I stumbled across the audio book version through our library's digital catalog when I was looking for something new to listen to so I went ahead and downloaded it. I liked the audio version and it was fun to reread this one and remember just why I liked it so much.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (reread)
Interestingly while listening to Scarlet I realized I didn't like it as much as I remembered. It is my least favorite book in the series because I am not a fan of Scarlet. She is stubborn and annoying and immature at times. I did appreciate her devotion to her grandmother but otherwise found her to be pretty fool hardy and "act now, think later". If not for Wolf she wouldn't have survived. Their romance didn't work for me either though it is more steamier and more present than that of Kai and Cinder.
Cress by Marissa Meyer (reread)
This is the best book in the series so far. I loved Cress and Thorne and the development of the other characters and story line. We finally find out some big secrets and all the main players now know who Cinder really is. The ending sets up the major showdown that is coming in Winter. I thought the narrator does a better job with various accents and character voices in this one too.
The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
This is my evening book group's pick for our discussion this Tuesday. I am really struggling with it at the moment. The plot sounded like it would be a fun story and while the characters are quirky so far I am just finding it to easy to put this book down.
What I might read next:
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey
I like books with a dual timeline. This one involves an abused young woman in modern times who escapes to an uninhabited house and starts receiving letters there written by a pilot to his sweetheart in WWII.
Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
I love Mary Kay Andrews's books. They are perfect for summer time reading. This book is about a woman scouting a location for a film and the handsome mayor of the town who is determined to stop her.
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
What would it be like to find out that the dad you never met is actually a candidate for President? That is the premise of this contemporary YA debut novel about a teen who has to adjust to living in the public eye while also mourning her mom's death and being part of a campaign she may not believe in.
New books received:
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (library book)
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne (library book)
Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt (review book)
Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver (review book)
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (review book)