Sunday, January 23, 2011


  • Reading had been slow this week - trying to read 300 pages in one day (The Emancipator's Wife) so I could finish it by book club night, then had a big project at work so didn't get much sleep... but this coming week should be better. Well I hope so anyway!
  • I started reading Cecelia Ahern's The Book of Tomorrow. Should be a pretty fast read but due to my tiredness and busyness it's not going as fast as I'd hoped. I started on Monday and had only read 130 pages... this books is coming out on 1/25/11! By the way, if you are interested in one of her backlist titles, Thanks for the Memories,  it’s being offered at $1.99 through all major retailers, and it includes an excerpt from the new book. The price goes back up to $9.99 on 1/25. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, the Apple iBookstore (just search for Thanks for the Memories and it comes right up), and other e-book retail sites. I haven't read this book myself, but thought I'd pass the deal along!
  • I wonder if I need to impose a Library Ban! Every time I go there, I tried not to borrow more than what I had just returned, and I failed 99% of the time... I just love browsing around to see what is new! And all for free too! Can you believe that I have 64 items checked out right now? 7 of them are audio books (will they motivate me to use the elliptical? It hasn't so far oops...), 1 DVD (Hoarders Season 1), 2 cookbooks (dessert!), 8 books in Chinese... then the rest are various fiction and non-fiction! Plus there are 3 ARC... gosh I wish I could just take time off work and read, read and read! 
  • While I rode the bus the other day, I saw this guy reading a book covered in butcher paper - it made me think: (1) Is he (or his significant others) one of those who loves everything looks neat and orderly in the house, so they cover every book in butcher paper so everything matches (yes I'd seen some decorating bloggers do that! So all books are tan color on the white book shelves...), or (2) he's reading something he's embarrassing or scandalous about, and this way he can still read in public? Too bad I couldn't take a peek :) Okay maybe I don't want to...
  • One of the free books I'd received from the publisher is Habit of a Foreign Sky by Xu Xi. I love the cover! It looks very interesting, I guess I have to read the book to see if it's relevant though. I love that the paper back has a smooth, matte cover that just feels so nice to touch.


  1. 64 items checked out??? Wow you have serious problems. :) But I suppose if my library let me do this, I would be landing myself in your hot soup too!

  2. You haven't used the eliptical babe, come on now :-)

    I can't believe your library allows you to take those many out :-0

    That cover is very interesting, enjoy.