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

February’s Top 10 Countdown Tuesday, Mar 1 2011 

Hi Readers,

It has been a bit I suppose, but here is another countdown for your viewing pleasure. So, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Tick Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

January’s Top 10 Countdown Monday, Jan 31 2011 

Hi Readers,

Did Hell freeze over? I’m on time for something–well, blog related that is. Between school and family… issues?… I’ve not had much time for anything other than my homework. I am by no means complaining, that is just how it is. This is the beginning of week 3? week 4? of school, and I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things. Note to all: I am quiet, but I doing my damnedest to participate in class discussions, I really am.

So, you know the drill. 🙂 Click here to see a complete list and enjoy:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
2. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
2. Strategic Moves by Stuart Woods

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. True Grit by Charles Portis
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

 Happy Reading!

❤ Nolaleigh

December’s Late Top 10 Countdown Tuesday, Jan 4 2011 

Oops! I did it again! No, that is not meant to be a Britney Spears reference. Oh well. If you wish, you can see a complete list here. Without further ado, what should have been posted much earlier:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Decision Points by George W. Bush
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy with Grant Blackwood
2. The Confession by John Grisham

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
2. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

 Happy Reading! And–sorry for another late post… Enjoy. 🙂

November’s Very Late Top 10 Saturday, Dec 4 2010 

Oh my! It never occurred to me that I was missing a list for November. Sad day. Well, I’m going to fix this issue right now! 🙂 I hope that all is well with you. See a complete list here. Without further ado, what should have been posted much earlier:

Hardcover Nonfiction:
1. Decision Points by George W. Bush
2. Life by Keith Richards with James Fox

Hardcover Fiction:
1. Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci
2. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Paperback Trade Fiction:
1. Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction:
1. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
2.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Paperback Nonfiction:
1. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz

In the hopes of this delayed and/or forgotten monthly post never being delayed and/or forgotten again, I wish you: Happy Reading!

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