Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: April 4, 2010

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  This will be my FINAL weekly Sunday Synopsis post!  I will be moving to a monthly wrap-up of some sort, but will not be doing it at the beginning or end of the month!  I will probably do it around the middle somewhere, so be watching for this new change.  I just felt that there is so little change from week to week these days, that more can be accomplished during the time that I write these.  I am not sure if I will be continuing with this same format, but it will probably be pretty close.

I also have not yet posted my monthly features:  Literary Locals and Reading Challenge Check-in.  These are coming later this week!  In case you did not hear, I had a bit of a fall last weekend that really had me accomplishing little!!  I am feeling better, but still have my painful days.  I'm hoping these will get few and far between over the next couple of weeks!

So, enjoy my shortened final weekly synopsis and see you back here later this week for some more book-ish talk!!


  • Magic Tree House #5:  Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne (page 48 of 69)
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (page 308 of 509)
  • The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (audio; disc 9 of 17) 
  • The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason (library book sale)
  • Little Black Ant on Park Street by Janet Halfmann (unsolicited by publisher)
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Magic Tree House #4:  Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan*
  • Magic Tree House #3:  Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale*
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale*
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart
  • Magic Tree House #2:  The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Magic Tree House #1:  Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Only in New York, Darling by Virginie Sommet
  • 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



  1. I did have a happy Easter I hope you did too. :) You have a lot of good reviews coming up! Have fun :)

  2. How are you enjoying the Magic tree House books. Amber and I used to love them.

  3. Sheila (Bookjourney) . . . I have read some really great books! Now I just need to write those reviews!! :)

    carolsnotebook . . . My son is loving the Magic Tree House books!! We need to find the next one is the series actually!! :)


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