Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who has time to read when they're bloggin'?

I do!! Unfortunately I just don't have time to blog about what I'm reading. Which is why I am sooo behind on posting about the books I've been reading. I promised myself I would stay on top of this and keep track......*sigh*

Anyway, here it is. If you're a book lover hang around, if not go enter my giveaways and stay posted for more fantastic stuff from The Mom Nerd! (ha ha)

My reviews will be very short if not nonexistent because there are just too many.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens
I am going to be completely honest here. I had a really hard time getting through this book and actually read probably about three other books while reading this one just to have a break. But I set a goal to read "good", "educational", "classics" at least once in a while and this was just about one of the only ones in my library I hadn't already read. This book is very antiquated so I found myself having to use my dictionary more than I like to, and it was depressing. So yeah, I'm sure it had a good message about life and reality but I've already forgotten it if it did. I think for now I'll stick with Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. I love those!

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. I read Magyk, Flyte, and Physik.
I have been delving into the Junior Fiction section more and more lately. Partly because I've read most of what I wanted to from the Adult Fiction section and also because they are usually a fun light read with a good message and a happy ending, which I like. These books were fun and entertaining. A little too trying to be like Harry Potter for me, and a bit scattered, but worth reading. I definitely want to finish the series.

Her Good Name by Josi S. Kilpack.
This book is LDS fiction, another genre I like. It was an interesting story and opened my eyes to what Identity theft can really mean. I was a teensy bit bored with this book, but it was worth reading once.

Stormbreaker (the first in the Alex Rider series) by Anthony Harowitz.
Here is another junior fiction series. I actually remember when I finished this book I wanted to get the others but I forgot. Not sure what that means..... It was a fun book to read, and I just discovered they made a movie of it that I'll have to check out. I think this was the one I read that seemed a little too juvenile and farfetched for me but I can't remember very well. I'll have to read more in the series and let you know.

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong.
This is another first in a Juv Fic series. All I can remember about this book is that I really liked it and that I was mad that there weren't any more out yet in the series. I just discovered the next is out so I'm excited to read it. I can't even really explain what I liked about it. I tried this series a bit ago called Sweep or something like that and I couldn't even get past the first chapter it was so bad. But this one was interesting and I couldn't put it down. The Summoning is about a teenage girl who sees dead people and how she ends up in a home for "disturbed" kids. Turns out there's more to it than that...

Hand of Evil by J.A. Jance
I've liked JA Jance for a while. I'm not sure I'm quite in love with her Ali Reynolds series but still a pretty good read. My favorite is her Joanna Brady series.

Grave Secrets by Marlene Austin
I liked this book. I thought the main character was a little silly at times but a fun read. I could say more but I'm too tired.

Maximum Ride by James Patterson books 1 and 2.
Juvenile Fiction This book is about a group of kids that were kidnapped as babies and given wings of all things. It's a fun concept and a fun series, if you can call it that. Sometimes it drives me nuts to hear it from a kids perspective but once I got into the story I didn't notice it anymore. It's also pretty fast paced, I like books (and movies) that are not go go go all the time. But what it comes down to is that I am going to the library tomorrow to get the next one, if that says anything.

Only 11 books in two months......that's actually not too good for me. Guess I'm blogging too much. ;) I can't keep my eyes open anymore....


  1. Hmm, interesting list. I'll have to keep an eye out at the library for some of these. :-)

  2. Holy cow! You are good! I'm such a slow reader! If I read ONE book in a month I am happy! My dh reads several a week, so he thinks it's hilarious!

  3. I love to read but I haven't been able to sit down and read for awhile, this makes me want to.

  4. 11 books is pretty impressive. I think I read a lot, but I doubt I ever get more than 11 a month. So good job! Have you read the Fablehaven books? They are also juvenile and I love them.

  5. I have wanted to read the summoning. I like the young adult book (less sex and bad words) You should start a book club! I would join! Come on you know you want to!!! : )

  6. Are you kidding me? I hardly have time to go to the bath room, and you have two more kids than me. Good for you, your brain is surely much more preserved than my mommy sponge that functions so sadly as a "puzzler." Some of the books look interesting, although I am excited if I find time to get through my Reader's Digest before the next issue arrives!

  7. Ya, I wouldn't be complaining about 11 books in 2 months. I am lucky to read that in a year. One or 2 a month is my max. Maybe if I didn't have anything else to do or I could read as fast as you.



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