Comments for On My Wishlist: June 18, 2011
On My Wishlist: June 18, 2011: 06/17/11
I've finished my second week of summer school. So far the work load is very manageable. What kept me from reading this week though was a visit from my father-in-law. He was here to help us finish some well needed repairs to our home.
I finished Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand. I liked the set up and the way she imagined an ecologically based Y2K disaster but the plot involving the rock star and the young woman just didn't work for me at all.
I also finished an excellent French middle grade book called Secret Letters from 0 to 10 by Susie Morgenstern. If you have a chance to read it, by all means, do so. It's absolutely charming.
Last week's featured wish, Junonia ended up being offered to me via NetGalley. So I quickly read it a couple days ago. I think it has the honor of being on my wishlist for the shortest amount of time.
I'm currently working through The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler. I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying a YA vampire fantasy. Part of it is the setting, San Juan Capistrano. Part of it is the explanation of how things work (like vampirism). As it was done gradually and as part of the overall story, I'm completely willing to accept it.
Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):
The Featured Wish for June 18, 2010:
Summer of the Dragon by Don Goodman (Recommended by GoodReads)
I have been slowly entering my reading list data into GoodReads. One of the books I read about a decade ago was Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters. When I was searching for it, Don Goodman's book also popped up. I read the description was intrigued enough to add it to my wishlist.
Comment #1: Saturday, June, 18, 2011 at 15:39:23
I had to skip this weekend bc it is the same as last weekend. lol Just been too busy.
Comment #2: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 08:35:53
You didn't miss anything. There wasn't a new one posted at Book Chick City either.
Comment #3: Saturday, June, 18, 2011 at 17:28:29
Interesting one you featured. Really sounds interesting in a creepy way (Donner Party afloat). I like! Enjoy! :)
Comment #4: Monday, June 20, 2011 at 08:36:12
That's what I was thinking too. It's probably outside the edge of what I normally would read but I'm curious.