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Weekly Round Up (10.30.11)

October 30, 2011

These were my 5 most listened to tunes from the last week, according to

1. All at Sea by Richard Walters
2. Elephant In The Room (Morgan Page Remix) by Richard Walters
3. Mecha Love by Hadouken
4. Eyes Wide Open by Gotye
5. Beth/Rest by Bon Iver

iTunes|Starbucks Pick of the Week: My Starbucks has been out of cards the last two times I’ve been in :(

sb10067729n-003Mailbox Monday is a weekly event started by Marcia at The Printed Page. October’s host is Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit.

On Saturday I went to see Maureen Johnson, and I brought my copy of The Name of the Star along to be signed, but it would have felt wrong to leave the store without buying a book. So, I picked up the one book I’m missing by her buddy John Green:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

However, I wouldn’t have gone home completely empty handed, because Lindsay was kind enough to lend one of her books to me, which she brought along to the signing:

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

“It’s Monday What Are You Reading” 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.

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
After You by Julie Buxbaum

Jonathan Strage & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Currently Reading:
Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Up Next: Just concentrating on these two for now!

What are you reading and listening to? Did any new books find their way into your possession?

25 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2011 4:20 pm

    A Meg Cabot streak? Right on :)

    • October 30, 2011 7:47 pm

      I have the first 3 books in the series in one volume – it was impossible to stop after just one!

  2. October 30, 2011 8:06 pm

    I’ve heard such good things about The Princess Diaries, I can’t wait to get the chance to read it!

  3. October 30, 2011 8:14 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Daughter of Smoke & Bone! I can’t wait to see what you think of it! Enjoy your week!

  4. October 30, 2011 8:40 pm

    Meg Cabot week huh? :) I just read Abandon by her…loved it!

  5. October 30, 2011 10:28 pm

    Secret Live of People in Love sounds interesting. ;)

    Follower. Come see my Monday! Have a great week!

  6. October 30, 2011 11:04 pm

    I had a very slow week of reading. Please come see what I did finish.

  7. October 30, 2011 11:51 pm

    I am glad you enjoyed Jonathan Strange in the end. I loved that book. I am one of the ones who also enjoyed the footnotes. They almost became a story themselves rather than just supplementing the main text.

  8. October 31, 2011 1:57 am

    I’ve heard great things about Name of the Star. Enjoy your books.

  9. October 31, 2011 3:07 am

    I got a few books of late (see my post). Listening to not a lot as my drive is pretty short. I do love Gotye though!

  10. October 31, 2011 3:26 am

    I haven’t read any John Green books yet. I really think I should change that soon. I’ve heard so many good things about him. The signing sounds fun. Happy reading!

  11. October 31, 2011 4:36 am

    Oh, I bet that Maureen Johnson event was loads of fun! Enjoy your new book!

  12. October 31, 2011 4:42 am

    I have The Name of the Star somewhere in Mount TBR. I’m a new follower of your blog…I can hardly wait to read your thoughts on Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Happy reading :)

    Here’s the link to my monday post….

  13. October 31, 2011 4:56 am

    Author signings can be such fun. Enjoy.

  14. October 31, 2011 6:22 am

    I read and enjoyed After You….I’ve been noticing The Name of the Star and I’m very curious. Hope you enjoy your reading.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  15. October 31, 2011 6:45 am

    I keep eyeballing Daughter of Smoke and Bone..I’m kinda curious. Sounds like you have a great week of reading ahead of you! :)

  16. October 31, 2011 7:06 am

    Looks like a good line up for your week. Enjoy the books :)

  17. October 31, 2011 7:18 am

    I love going to author events. Enjoy your reading!

  18. October 31, 2011 7:33 am

    I wish we had author events near us. I’ll bet they are a lot of fun! Enjoy your new reads.

  19. October 31, 2011 9:22 am

    I stopped by your blog today.

  20. October 31, 2011 2:47 pm

    I loved The Princess Diaries movie. I assume the book is the same one? Have a good week.

  21. October 31, 2011 6:13 pm

    I’ve been hearing good things about the Laini Taylor book all the over the place, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

    The other day I finished Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and am attempting to write a review of it, and then I picked up Catherynne Valente’s The Folded World, so now I’m way too distracted by that to write my review of the Morgenstern. Sigh.

  22. October 31, 2011 7:39 pm

    Hi – I looked at the top five items and thought “I don’t know a single one of those books or authors.” Then I realized it was music. :-)
    I do know some of the books you are reading. I have a Meg Cabot book but haven’t read her yet.
    I am hoping to read or listen to Daughter of Smoke & Bones soon. The buzz sounds good.
    Enjoy your week.

  23. November 1, 2011 10:03 am

    I’m looking forward to also reading The Name of the Star and Daughters of Smoke & Bone. Your so very lucky to have been able to meet Maureen Johnson! I LOVE having my books signed :D

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