TSS: June 7

The Sunday Salon.com So I finally decided to get off my butt (so to speak) and start doing these things. I’ve wanted to for a while, but for some reason never did. Well! Now I’m doing it.

This past week I broke my own new rule about cutting back on posts and put up nine reviews, plus a giveaway and a discussion post! Sheesh. Maybe I just have more energy than I expected, what with it being summer and all.

In a desperate attempt to both find something to read and cut back on my expenses I raided the library where I work and checked out five or so books. I ended up reading one (Fly By Night), abandoning another (Doctor Gravity) and starting a third (Capt. Hook). The others will have to wait until later in the week to be read, poor things. Plus I’ve got The Demon’s Lexicon waiting for me when I get into work tomorrow! Huzzah!

Oh! And I’m doing this really fun personal challenge where I’m keeping track of books other bloggers’ reviews have made me want to read. I’m doing it all this month, and then next month I’m going to read those books! I got the idea from Natalie at Book, Line, and Sinker (hi, Natalie!). So far I’ve got two recommendations. Uh.

I’m doing pretty good with the reading stats, as well; I’m finishing one book about ever day and a half. I’ve read six so far this month!

Books read this week:
108. Behind the Curtain (Echo Falls #2) – Peter Abrahams [rating: 4.5/5]
109. Magic Kingdom For Sale– Sold! (Landover #1) – Terry Brooks [rating: 4/5]
110. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon #1) – Alison Goodman [rating: 3.5/5]
111. The Demon and the City (Detective Inspector Chen #2) – Liz Williams [rating: 4/5]
112. Fly By Night – Frances Hardinge [rating: 4.5/5]
113. Eastern Standard Tribe – Cory Doctorow [rating: 3.5/5]

Books reviewed this week:
Gone – Michael Grant [rating: 4.5/5]
Interstellar Patrol – Christopher Anvil [rating: 5/5]
Lake of Skulls (A Knight’s Story #1) – Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell [rating: 3/5]
Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson [rating: 4/5]
Ptolemy’s Gate (Bartimaeus Trilogy #3) – Jonathan Stroud [rating: 3.5/5]
Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) – Garth Nix [rating: 4/5]
Shopaholic & Baby – Sophie Kinsella [rating: 4.5/5]
Shopaholic & Sister – Sophie Kinsella [rating: 4.5/5]
A Sorcerer’s Apprentice (From Thief to King #1) – Michael Williams [rating: 3.5/5]

Lake of Skulls (A Knight’s Story #1) – ends June 9th, open WORLDWIDE.

Discussion: What makes you continue reading a series?

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