Monday, September 3, 2012

Mailbox Monday, and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? for Sept 3

What a crazy, party weekend! My youngest sister, who is visiting from Switzerland, arrived on Friday and we all got together at my parents. Then Saturday we celebrated my parents' 45th wedding anniversary with dinner and dancing, and on Sunday we celebrated my friends' 25th wedding anniversary with more dinner and dancing! I'm kinda wiped. Oh, and in between all of this, we shopped for and set up my daughter's study centre in her room. We decluttered, held a garage sale, and re-organized her room. She was so excited. Looks like my month of September is one super busy month! Thank goodness my mailbox was quiet.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at Mailbox Monday. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Kristen at BookNAround will be hosting for the month of September. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

This is what I got for review:

Ambition's Not An Awful Word by Zack Zage, illustrated by Adam Watkins

When Mrs. Grundy asks the students in her fourth grade class what they want to be when they grow up, Zack Zage goes all out. To his dismay, his precocious dreams are met with less than glowing enthusiasm. Children will love this story about an ambitious little kid with big dreams.

This is what I bought on sale for my Kobo:

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.

Read and reviewed:
On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (Un-put-downable!)
I Am Canada: Deadly Voyage RMS Titanic by Hugh Brewster (excellent middle-grade historical fiction)

Product Review:
Shirley J's Whisk Bliss (great base for making sauce and soups)

Currently Reading:
The Discovery by Dan Walsh (so far, just an okay read)

Still Reading with my daughter:
The Tale of Time Warp Tuesday by Susskind

Still Listening to:
The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick (enlightening)

Have any of you read these books?

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