Sunday Reads: Volume 24

Posted 8 April, 2012 by Kristilyn in Features, Sunday Reads / 9 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Reads! 

Boom, baby! It has been 6 months that I’ve been blogging — or, since I “restarted” blogging — on TUESDAY! How exciting is that? I’m so happy to have met so many awesome bloggers who have given me inspiration for my blog — I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. :)

You also might notice that I’ve been working hard at more updates! There’s now an AUDIOBOOK REVIEW page, which just a handful of reviews posted on it for now. I do have about 3 scheduled to come out in the coming months as audiobooks are my latest bookish addiction. I’ve also been working hard at making some buttons for some memes I do AND for some of the features of my blog, one of which is this SUNDAY READS. I particularly like this button!

Next, I saw THE HUNGER GAMES on Friday!! I’m so excited still and wish I could go right back to the theater and watch it again. It was just how I wanted it to be and I came out with a change of heart towards Peeta and a dislike for people who decide to go to a movie and discuss the movie as it’s playing — while other people are trying to watch it. Regardless, I plan to go back SOON to watch it and I’ll be one of the first people to buy it when it comes out on Blu-Ray. I’m betting there will be some awesome special features.

This was has been good for reading! I managed to get through some audiobooks while doing work around the house, I dug into Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series — then kicked myself in the butt for not reading it sooner! — and I worked on my second VLOG for my IMM post, which will be posted later today.

Remember those puppies I was waiting for during Bloggiesta? Well, that happened to be a false alarm — sadly — BUT my husband and I are breeding our dog this year (a second try for us, since we also tried last year) and she’ll be doing “the dirty deed” this week. Fingers crossed that in 9 weeks or so we’ll have a pile of little Bernese Mountain Dogs running around the house. Or, eating, since they’ll be too little and sleepy for running.

Now, onto my reads!

This past week, I read and/or listened to:

1. The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles, #1), by Kady Cross

A wonderful introduction to steampunk! I look forward to the next one in this series.

2. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green (audiobook)

The first YA audiobook I’ve listened to and it was so much fun, thanks to a great narrator!

3. Delirium (Delirium, #1), by Lauren Oliver

Awesome, awesome book! I recommend you have the SECOND book on hand if you plan to read this one.

4. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1), by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)

I’ve read this multiple times, but it’s just as good — if not, better! — the fourth time.

5. Hana (Delirium, #1.5), by Lauren Oliver (Novella)

I thought this was a great addition to the trilogy! Boy is Lauren Oliver sneaky.

6. The Goddess Hunt (Godess Test, #1.5), by Aimee Carter (Novella)

Wonderful, wonderful … and with Henry’s POV, which was awesome!

7. Pandemonium (Delirium, #2), by Lauren Oliver

I can’t believe how fast I read this … and I can’t believe how long a wait it is until the next one!

8. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (The Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5), by Kady Cross (Novella)

A nice lead-up to the first book!

9. Seeds of Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1.5), by Lauren DeStefano (Short Story)

So, unbelievably short! It was nice to have an extra story, but I was disappointed.

What I’m currently reading and/or listening to:

1. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2), by Cassandra Clare (audiobook)

2. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1), by Julie Kagawa

This week, I plan to read (and yes, this is just a copy of LAST WEEK’s list!):

1. Sweet Light, by Jen Wylie

2. The Summer My Life Began, by Shannon Greenland

3. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar (The Steampunk Chronicles, #2), by Kady Cross

What are you reading this week?

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About Kristilyn

Kristilyn is a Canadian book blogger, music listener & creator, proud mama, and general lover of life. Her necessities include fuzzy socks, a library full of good books, a fully charged Kindle, copious amounts of tea, and chocolate. Swoon-worthy book boys are also welcome.


9 Responses to “Sunday Reads: Volume 24”

  1. You read a lot of books this week! I’m reading The Count of Monte Cristo this week, so probably not going to get to read much

    Glad to hear you enjoyed The Girl in the Steel Corset!

    I still need to read Delirium.. :P

    I’m also super jealous because I really want to go see The Hunger Games movie, but am too broke right now :( Hopefully it doesn’t take too long to come out on Blu-Ray

    Have a great week!

    • I’m jealous! The Count of Monte Cristo has been on my list for a long time … I even bought the FULL version since I had the abridged version at home (which was still crazy long). I hope you’re enjoying it!

      The Hunger Games was awesome! I hope you get to see it soon … I’m going again on Friday and can’t wait!

      • Yeah, I’ve been putting it off for a few months. I believe I’m reading the full version, not sure what the difference is. Maybe that’s why Meghan’s copy was only around 500 pages.. mine is 1200…lol *sigh*

        I’m jealous of you going to see it

        Sending preggo thoughts to your dog :P (careful though my mom’s tiny dog once had 11 puppies! they can have lots!) Good luck with the puppies!

        • Thanks for the preggo thoughts! I’ve heard of this breed having up to 12 puppies … we’re hoping for 4-6. That’s a little more manageable. :)

          I think the fact that TCoMC is over 1,200 pages is why I’m putting it off! I’ve heard wonderful things about it and really love the movie (though I hear the book is even better than the movie), so I really look forward to reading it. Maybe once I’m really ahead in my regular books and reviews!

      • I know what you mean. I feel like I’m crawling through this book. Makes me feel slow because I only read 100 pages so far 350/1216 woo.. :(
        I really like the movie as well, and it’s one of my husbands favorites!

  2. I read Delirium but haven’t gotten to Pandemonium yet … not I might wait til closer to when the 3rd book is due – I don’t want to wait :-) And I started listening to audiobooks this year – and started with YA. When I tried it before with classics, I got bored. And now that you mention it – this is my 6th month of blogging too! I never even thought about it. Yay!

    • Thanks awesome! Congrats on 6 months! Aren’t audiobooks great? I’ve only been listening to YA and memoirs. They’re great for in the car and for “reading” while doing stuff around the house. And you’re smart for waiting for the 3rd book in the Delirium series to come out! I can’t believe I have to wait now for the end!

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