Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: January 31, 2010

REVIEWS: None this week! :(

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (audio; disc 9 of 13)
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart (page 97 of 308)
  • Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (reading with son!; page 16 of 68)


  • Spellbinder by Helen Stringer (giveaway prize received from Alexia's Books and Such!)
  • Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (purchased from Borders)
  • Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (purchased from Borders)
  • Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (purchased from Borders)
  • Only in New York, Darling by Virginie Sommet (Unable to finish, but will still be writing a review for what was read.)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Shimmer by David Morrell
  • Royal Blood by Rona Sharon
  • The End of the Beginning by Avi
  • Matchless by Gregory Maguire
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson & Ned Rust
  • King by Right of Blood and Might by Anna L. Walls
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Arthur's Audio Favorites Volume 2 by Marc Brown
  • A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
  • Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker
  • George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder
  • Fool by Christopher Moore
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald and Leonard Weisgard
  • Black and White by David Macauley
  • Mei Li by Thomas Handforth
  • Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts by Patti Hurst
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • S is for Save the Planet by Brad Herzog
  • The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
  • Mesmeric Revelation by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Facts in the Case of in M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Spectacles by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Some Words With A Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
  • X-ing a Paragrab by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)*
*Those indicated with an asterik are actually reviews written!! I have had computer issues this weekend and have written them old school with pen and paper! I will be posting them later this week once I have typed them up in full.

AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE: I'm getting behind in my Reader again, but hope to catch up this week! Hopefully, I will have more fun links for you next week!!

FINAL THOUGHTS: I have spent the month of January in working on many housekeeping issues on my sites! I did not come close to checking off all those things I had to do, BUT I did make some progress!! I will continue to work on these housekeeping issues now and then, but I am now getting back to my reading (and reviewing)!!

Happy Reading!!


  1. I really liked Spellbinder so I can't wait for you to read that one!

  2. My daughter loves the Magic Tree House Series. I think we've read all except the newest which we have, we just haven't gotten around to yet.

  3. So glad that you received Spellbinder okay! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    Looking forward to your review of Pride and Prejudice, as that's one of my favorites. It's been awhile, so I may have to pull it off the shelf for a reread soon.

    Happy reading!

  4. Kristen . . . I'm hoping to get to it soon! I'm hoping my reading will take off this month!!

    carolsnotebook . . . We are almost done with the first one, and will probably finish tomorrow night! My son is loving them!! We may have to go get the second one this weekend!! I love hearing him beg for one more chapter!! :)

    Alexia561 . . . I can't wait to read it! Thanks again!! And, hopefully all these reviews will be coming soon! I plan to work on many of them this weekend and get a bunch scheduled!! Wish me luck!! :)


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