Monday Round Up (05.03.10)
“What are you reading on Mondays” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila that lets you share books you’ve read over the past week and books you have coming up.
Finished: Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta (review to come)
Started: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich. I broke my random selection streak for this one, if you can call two books a streak. I had my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday and knew I wasn’t going to be able to handle anything that involved too much thinking. I almost brought Hard Eight back to the library unread last week, but I’m so glad I hung on to it a while later. Stephanie Plum is perfect recovery reading.
Up next: Going back to picking books from my tbr list using random.org, so anything could be up next! I decided on this selection method a couple weeks ago, if you want you can read all about it here. I’ve also put myself on a book-acquisition ban, and….
Guys, I didn’t get any new books last week! Chapters even had a huge 1/2 off sale over the weekend, and I resisted! Or, I was still in too much pain from having my wisdom teeth pulled to do much of anything. And maybe my mom went and bought a couple books from my to-read list that she might perhaps add to my library in the future.
But, I did pick up some movies from the library for my recuperation, all of which I watched over the weekend.
Becoming Jane – This was okay. I want to believe its meh-ness was due in part to my being hopped up on T3’s and residual anaesthesia, but I have an inkling they actually made me enjoy the movie more than I would have otherwise.
Lost in Austen – Now this was the enjoyment level I was expecting from Becoming Jane. I was expecting nothing from this one and was totally blown away. This 3hr miniseries was full of awesome, lots of giggles and lots of warm fuzzies. Anyone who has enjoyed books like Austenland or Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict really needs to watch this miniseries.
His Girl Friday – What’s recuperation time without a classic black & white? Pretty useless, that’s what. This 1940’s comedy was okay, but it really bugged me that the strong heroine turned spineless, and then the movie was over.
The Secret Lives of Bees – Loved the book when I read it a few years ago and have been wanting to see the movie ever since it came out. Movies rarely are as good as the book, which I thought was also true in the case. However, it was a sweet movie and I’m glad I finally got around to watching it.
What are you reading? Did any new books find their way into your possession?