Saturday, August 3, 2013

Me on This Week's Book Week (63)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

It rained. Finally. *flops over dead* I can't believe we set new records for sunniest and driest July (I think we set new records). Anyways, I wasn't a big fan of all the sun and the no rain. Lawns are yellow and dry, my hair is all weird from the lack of moisture in the air.

During the week I was reading Teresa Toten's The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B and I started thinking about Canadian literature, how it's often about one person's journey. What type of journey differs from book to book, usually it's about finding an identity or across a distance to find a certain place, or both. Then I started thinking about other themes, not just in Canadian lit but literature in general, how themes come in waves depending on what's happening in the world, and I wanted to talk about it with someone. And then I wondered if I should start some kind of podcast.

My sister and I have found something new to bond over: Minecraft. She played the demo on her computer, then asked is she could play it on mine. And so she plays it on my laptop some days, mining diamond and exploring up on the surface. I figure she's trying to get a lot of game-playing in now before she starts grad school in a month.

For the week of the 12th I won't really be around, I'll be at my yearly fun with kids and teens bit at the library in downtown Vancouver. There aren't as many volunteers as past years, so the groups with the older kids (14 to 16 years) only have 1 counsellor. And I'm in charge of one of those groups. I'm a bit nervous, but I'm sure it'll be ok. All the kids go because they're interested in writing their own stories. And it's my 4th year volunteering. It'll all be fun. :)

Reviews this coming week will feature Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear (Tuesday) and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Friday). :)
Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock
The Nautrals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (from Disney-Hyperion through NetGalley)

The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson


  1. I really need to read The Maddness Underneath! It's been sitting on my pile since it came out!

  2. YOU GOT THORNHILL?! I'm so jealous I can't even...I'm sputtering, there are just no words lol. Lucky girl! I really need to read The Madness Underneath, I keep forgetting about it.

    We got rain too this week! It was getting kind of ridiculous how dry and dead everything was looking. The weather has been SO weird this summer.

    I hope you enjoy your new books! :-)

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    My Book Haul

  3. I'm jealous that you have Thornhill! I hope you enjoy it!

    My STS.

  4. The Lost Sun looks interesting. Hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here were my new additions.