Sunday, June 6, 2010
Happy end-of-week everyone! The last few days have been pretty uneventful blog-wise. I didn't get back until Monday and then I remembered a post for Slaves of Golconda was due that same day. I also had a difficult time with my review for A Thousand Peaceful Cities. Have you ever had that experience where you've read a book, really liked it, but can't figure out what to say about it?
In other news: My mother received a $25 Barnes & Noble giftcard from the mother of one of her music students. And she gave it to me! I went last night and purchased the following:
On the left is City of Bones, the first book of "The Mortal Instruments" trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It's actually for my sister's upcoming 15th birthday but I'm thinking about reading it myself. With the recent Tender Morsels affair and the upcoming Horrible Dare Challenge,* I'm thinking I should try to read some YA fantasy I may actually like. City of Bones is about a teenage girl who becomes a demon-slayer so you know it has to be good.
On the right is John Dos Passos's The Manhattan Transfer, written sometime in the '20s. That's for me. I've been meaning to read more Dos Passos ever since I read The 42nd Parallel in college. But I've got other reading commitments I need to get to first.
And lastly: your weekly link round-up! This edition is going to be a little different. I just found all these blogs that focus on dollhouses and miniatures and they are so very cute! You can't even tell most of the time if you're looking at a real room or a mini-room.
A Beautiful World
Call of the Small
Raum für Raum
I didn't know modern-style dollhouses existed. I thought they were all traditional.
* I just asked if I could substitute the Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater for the extracurricular Danielle Steele novel. My mother already owns it and I would like to avoid the embarrassment of checking Danielle Steele out of the library (because I am NOT spending any money on that crap).