2012: Rewind & Survive Monday, Dec 31 2012 

Hi Readers,

I think I am possibly the least consistent blogger on here. I think I will try to be better about that next year. It occurred to me earlier that I haven’t posted a book review since June of 2011. 😦

That being said, here is a rewind back to 2011 for any books I’ve read. Keep in mind, (Date, Title, Author, Rating):

6-13-11: The Laughing Corpse, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

6-16-11: Circus of the Damned, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-24-11: The Lunatic Cafe, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-24-11: Bloody Bones, Laurell K. Hamilton, 5/5

7-25-11: The Killing Dance, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

Then school began and I had a change of reading material:

Sept. 2011: The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan, 4/5

Oct. 2011: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, 5/5

Oct. 2011: The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath, 3/5

Winter break came and I didn’t read at all. At all. So sad. But I wrote and wrote like a mad person due to my senior thesis. Anyway…

2-15-12: Morrigan’s Cross, Nora Roberts, 3/5

Apr. 2012: Burnt Offerings, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

And then I graduated. I’ve been reading like crazy to make up for lost time (except for the occasional gap where I was busy with one thing or another):

5-20-12: Dance of the Gods, Nora Roberts, 3/5

5-24-12: Valley of Silence, Nora Roberts, 3/5

5-28-12: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, 5/5

Jul. 2012: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, 4/5

8-31-12: Blue Moon, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

9-8-12: Obsidian Butterfly, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

9-14-12: Narcissus in Chains, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

9-18-12: Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution, Michelle Moran, 4/5

9-22-12: Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen, 3/5

9-24-12: Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris, 3/5

10-2-12: Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

10-15-12: Incubus Dreams, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

10-17-12: Micah, Laurell K. Hamilton, 2/5

10-18-12: Danse Macabre, Laurell K. Hamilton, 3/5

11-17-12: The Harlequin, Laurell K. Hamilton, 4/5

11-22-12: Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James, 3/5

11-24-12: Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James, 3/5

11-25-12: Fifty Shades Freed, E.L. James, 3/5

12-25-12: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson, 5/5

12-31-12: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson, 5/5
(the final five chapters were AMAZING.)

I know there aren’t explanations and the usual chit-chat, but I thought I would share anyways. Oh! And some of the dates are spelled out or just in number formation–that’s because I didn’t write down when I finished it. 😦

On a side note, I’ve been keeping track of what I read by going into Goodreads. It is really helpful and I’ve been able to document almost every book I’ve read since I was 9-years-old. In any case, perhaps you’re wondering if there’s a list for 2013–the answer is yes & no. I want to finish the lists from 2010 and 2011, but there aren’t any news lists–just perhaps some new books. Catch ya later–

Always,

Nolaleigh

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Hello, 2011 Saturday, Jan 1 2011 

Hi Readers, or Reader,

I don’t know who  reads this, but if you do, I hope you are enjoying what you find. As luck would have it, my family and I are at the library because it is only place we are allowed to use the internet. Long story… and not productive to my blog by any means. So, I am currently reading Angelology by Danielle Trussoni as previously mentioned–slow, but really good. Despite this, my family does not exactly encourage productivity. I don’t mind because I never get to see them… but I wonder if I will finish the books I checked out in time. In the hope of picking myself up out of a rut, I bring you the Reading List of 2011. I feel that this list is fairly  different than 2010–not only more manageable, but also the tones and themes presented in each novel. So… you know the drill, want more information about a book? Click on the title and you’ll be directed to Amazon!!

Reading List 2011

**Annexed by Sharon Dogar
**Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Juliet by Anne Fortier
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Room by Emma Donoghue
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
**The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (this is the only link that will direct you to Barnes and Noble.com)
The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series
                Fallen
                Torment
                Passion (to be released June 2011)
                Rapture (to be released Spring 2012)

I’m really excited to read these! Any title that has an asterisk by it will need to be bought at some point. My birthday is in March… so maybe then? We’ll see. In any case, welcome to a new year with new beginnings and adventures.

Many well wishes,
Nolaleigh