TSS (May 23): Nerds Heart YA and other interesting stuff

The Sunday Salon.com So the brackets for the Nerds Heart YA tournament were announced this weekend. I’m judging along with Danielle from Opinionated? Me?— we’ve decided on doing a split review kind of thing! Fun times, yeah. We’re reading Evil? and Devil’s Kiss, neither of which are familiar to me (which is partly the point) and both of which seem very intense. Yay!

In other news, the results from last Sunday’s poll are split between The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Corrections. Since Dorian was read before The Corrections I’ll write that review first; I’ve actually got about half of it written out already, although it’s not particularly enjoyable to read, yet. Thanks to everyone who voted!

You may have noticed that despite my lamenting about not being able to write a review, I did in fact write about five of them in a row earlier this week in a fit of productivity. I have no idea how I did it, but I’m hoping to replicate it again for this upcoming week. I’ve got a LOT of books from April that need to be reviewed. Sigh.

So, how has your week been? Did you get a lot of reading done? Are you better at writing timely reviews than I am? Ugh.

Books read this week:
117. The Little Lady Agency – Hester Greene [rating: 3.5/5] %
118. Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun – Faith Adiele [rating: 5/5]
119. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – Susan Townsend [rating: 3.5/5]

Books reviewed this week:
111. Changeless – Gail Carriger [rating: 4/5]
112. Rough Guide First-Time Around the World – Doug Lansky [rating: 4.5/5]
113. Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo [rating: 4.5/5]
114. Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo – Beth Whitman [rating: 2/5]

Mount TBR Stats
2 books conquered
34 books conquered total
0 additions
0 subtractions
316 books remaining

Currently reading:
I’m working my way through an Adrian Mole omnibus, which has four of the books in it (there are eight books in the series total). It’s a fun series, although Adrian is a twat and his personality makes reading his diary a chore sometimes. Apparently there’s a TV series adaptation of several of the diaries, which I REALLY want to see. I wonder if I could get it from the library…

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0 thoughts on “TSS (May 23): Nerds Heart YA and other interesting stuff”

  1. Wow, I guess your TBRs are bigger than mine! I had around 166 books on my stacks (toppling stacks!) when I started diligently working my way through by creating a blog for that purpose (http://curlupandread.wordpress.com).

    I’ve whittled the stacks down to 122 books (since Oct-Nov when I started this project). I think I’d do better if I didn’t keep adding to it!

    My Salon:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-salon_23.html

  2. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Evil? and Devil’s Kiss. I haven’t heard of either book before. I’m just as bad when it comes to reviews too. My backlog is about 14 books and I really want to get it all done. Happy reading and have a great week.

  3. I don’t really have a backlog of reviews, simply because I need to post a review as soon as possible to avoid having a silent blog. I know, that sounds pathetic coming from a bookblogger, but it’s true.

  4. Blaaaah, I don’t have a backlog, I have been the laziest May reader ever. I feel like I never read anything in May. Except I just went back and looked at May of last year, and apparently last year I did 29 posts in May. :/

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