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A Week in Review 3/2/13

A Week in Review

Yey, it’s Saturday, and best of all, it’s Spring Break :D. While for a graduate student, that just means more time to work on research, I think I’m going to take some time this weekend to get more reading done as well ;-). Somehow I found time last weekend to finish both of my books on Sunday, which was pretty exciting! I then couldn’t help but started looking at my library’s Overdrive and put some holds in while checking out Mockingjay and Grave Mercy and some of those holds came active sooner than expected, oops!

My Week

Catching Fire

I finished Catching Fire this week and you all were right, it was awesome! I also made sure to get a copy of Mockingjay before I finished Catching Fire so I wouldn’t go crazy waiting ;-). Thanks for the advice!! I have a lot of reviews lined up, so it might be a bit before this one comes up, but you can be assured that it will be 5 stars :D. Wow, just wow, so powerful.

Cinder

In my mad dash last weekend, I finished the last third of Cinder all at once. I couldn’t help it :D. While there were parts of Cinder that didn’t grab me as much as I hoped, I still really enjoyed this very fresh story. Between cyborgs, the cinderella retelling, Moon people with magic power, and Asian cultural influences, this was a whole ball of awesome. Another review that will be in the mix at some point in the next couple of weeks, but I’m not sure exactly when ;-).

Persistence of Vision by Liesel K. Hill

The other book I finished in my mini-marathon is Liesel K. Hill’s Persistence of Vision. This was a great dystopia sci-fi with an awesome time travel spin. My stop on the blog tour is next week, so look for the review :D.

Mockingjay

So it was time for a new audiobook and I was lucky enough to find Mockingjay on my library’s Overdrive! This was my first exploration into using Overdrive and it was a little hard to figure out how to transfer it to my iPhone. However, I figured it out, and it’s so nice not to have to transfer discs! I’m loving the direction Mockingjay has taken; it’s awesome to see Katniss finally able to fight back ;-).

Grave Mercy

Finally, it was time to start another book, and I spotted Grave Mercy in the library’s Overdrive. I remember seeing a lot of people recommending this one, so I decided to check it out :D. While it’s a little outside of my normal books, it has enough of a mysticism element that it still feels very much like fantasy ;-).

And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:

The Great Hunt Week 1 (Sunday)

Spirit Singer by Edward Willett Audiobook 4 Stars (Tuesday)

Leap into Books $10 Book Depository Giveaway (Wednesday) - Still Open!

Authors of Color Challenge (Thursday)

The Man With The Golden Torc 5 Stars Guest Post (Friday)

Reviews Around the Community

Here are some awesome reviews you should check out :D

Fantasy

The Serpent Sea from The Oaken Bookcase (5 stars)

Eon from Typing Tiara (YA, tackles transgender issues awesomely)

Seraphina from Lost in Fictional Worlds (YA, 5 stars)

Sci-Fi

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter from Star Metal Oak Reviews (7.5/10 stars)

Six Moon Dance from Books Without Any Pictures

Dystopia

Crewel from Reading in Winter (YA)

Persistence of Vision from Dab of Darkness

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings - A

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Comments

  1. Ooo! I look forward to your Suzanne Collins reviews. I read the trilogy some years before the first movie was even rumored to be a movie. Enjoyed Book 1 the most. Katniss rocked!

    • I have to say I think I might like book 3 the most >.> Something about a rebellion just stirs the blood ;-)

  2. Woot! Thrilled to see you enjoyed CF :D Can’t wait to read your thoughts on it (but no pressure – haha) Also glad to hear you enjoyed Cinder overall, I hope to read that one myself soon! And I’m really excited to see Grave Mercy here, I think it’s going to be one of my next reads, can’t wait to compare notes!

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