Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: February 7, 2010


  1. What I Read . . .
  2. Fairy Tale Fridays:  Rumpelstiltskin
GIVEAWAY:  Fairy Tale Giveaway . . . The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

REVIEWS: None again this week! :(

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (audio; disc 12 of 14) -- I previously had the number of discs incorrect!!!
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart (page 127 of 308)
  • Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (reading with son!; page 10 of 66)
  • Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne (purchased from Borders)
  • The Sisters Grimm #1:  The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley (purchased from Borders)
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link (purchased from Borders)
  • How to Catch and Keep a Vampire by Diana Laurence (won in a giveaway hosted by Lost in Books!!!)
  • Magic Tree House #1:  Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  • 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.

  • The Book Chook has yet another awesome post that I recommend EVERYONE check out . . . What's So Great About Children's Literature?  I cannot agree more and there is no way I could have said it any better or more precise than this!!
  • Because I am in need of great help in improving this very site (as well as my others!), I have found the perfect site to help me along the way . . . The 2010 Blog Improvement Project.  I have not yet officially signed up for it, but have subscribed and will be following along with all the great tips and tricks!
FINAL THOUGHTS:  Where does my week go?  I always have these high hopes and then next thing I know, I am writing my Sunday Synopsis again!  I am really going to make it a point to get a large number of these reviews typed up this week and actually posted.  BUT, I'm beginning to wonder if I just need to realize that 3-5 posts a week will just be the norm for me . . . and that is okay?!?  While I ponder this . . .

Congrats to all you Saints fans!!!


  1. My daughter loves the Sisters Grimm books and they're fun to read. We're on the third now. The writing's not the best in this one, but the story's a lot of fun.

  2. carolsnotebook . . . I've actually seen these books mentioned before, but it was thanks to you for the reminder and that it was fresh in my mind when I went to the bookstore! :) I can't wait to start reading it!!


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