Showing posts from May, 2011

Follow Friday

It's Friday! And a holiday weekend! So much more time to read. I love it.  That also means that it is time for another Follow Friday.
This week's Featured Blogger is Louise from Book Bliss.

Question: . How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

My answer: The number of book I read in a week depends on what is going on in our homeschool, kids' activities, family obligations, etc. I read a lot of books that I don't keep track of on Goodreads and don't reveiw here -- mostly education or homeschooling books. In summer and over holidays, I read more. But, I usually read one or two books a week at a minimum. Lately, I have been reading books on my Kindle. We made the choice to go digital because we have no room left for so many physical books - between the homeschool books and all the many books that we buy just for fun, we are surrounded by books and no room for more bookshelves! I almost never listen to audio books -- I …

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
kindle book purchased from
Description from Goodreads:
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective wall. To the south, the King's powers are failing, and his enemies are emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the King's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but also the kingdom itself. A heroic fantasy of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and evildoers who come together in a time of grim omens. The first volume in George Martin's series

My Take:
Ican't believe I hadn't read this series before. I started w…

One Year Blogoversary

I almost missed it! Today is my one year blogoversary!

It's hard to believe that I've been blogging for a year now. I have had so much fun. I hope to post even more now that summer is almost here. I'm looking forward to lots of summer reading.

Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
kindle book purchased from
Description from Goodreads:
All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.

My Take:
I really wanted to like this book, and there were some things that I actually did like. For instance, the cover is just so beautiful! It definitely gets major points for great cover art! I liked the premise of the story as well, but I didn't think it actually delivered what was promised. At least for me. I know seve…

In My Mailbox

Last week I received my latest book parcel from Kennys Bookshop.

All of these book were purchased by me but chosen by Des Kenny. Included are:

Long Time, No See by Dermot Healy

Dance of the Mocking Birds by Dick Donaghue

The City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

Mistaken by Neil Jordan

The Boy in the Gap by Paul Soye

The New North: Contemporary Poetry from Northern Ireland
A Donegal Trilogy: The Derry Boat by Little John Nee

The Night Post: A New Selection by Matthew Sweeney

The Zombie Autopsies

The Zombie Autopsies by Steven C. Schlozman
kindle edition purchased from Amazon
Description from Goodreads:
As the walking dead rises up throughout the world, a few brave doctors attempt to find a cure by applying forensic techniques to captured zombies. Based on the research of renowned zombie expert Dr. Stanley Blum, performed at a remote island where a crack medical team has been sent to explore a radical theory that may lead to a cure for the epidemic, THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES documents for the first time the unique biology of zombie organisms. Twenty-five detailed drawings of the internal organs of actual zombies provide an accurate anatomy of these horrifying creatures, including zombie brains, hearts, lungs, skin, and the digestive system, while Dr. Blum's notes reveal shocking insights into how they function, even as Blum and his staff themselves begin to succumb to the plague. No one knows the ultimate fate of Dr. Blum or his researchers, but now that his notebook, THE ZOMBIE …