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What did you finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you planning to read next?

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What did I finish reading?
This has apparently been a HORRIBLE reading week for me. 

Enamoured (novella) by Shannon Curtis 2/5 (review to come)
      The writing style was easy enough to read through, but the plot didn't make much sense. I thought this was a fairy tale retelling, but I guess I was wrong.

Ironskin by Tina Connelly
      I STARTED on Ironskin but after a few chapters, I couldn't go on. I became very bored and just opening the book to try to read more felt like a drudge. I surely hope that the real Jane Eyre is better and more interesting, because I've always looked forward to the day when I'd start on that.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
      I STARTED on E&E but, again, after about 7 chapters, I couldn't go on. I kept tripping up on the strange names and jargon, which just frustrated me to no end. The character's were also a lot younger than I expected them to be, which I didn't think would become a problem, but it started to make it all feel a bit childish to me, like perhaps this is a book I should have read when I too was 12-13 years old. On second thought, it also felt like a Harry Potter copycat with the girl who had parents that couldn't wait to get rid of her, strange traveling, a strange academy and the main character having no clue what's going on. It was taking me forever just to get through a page and after that, what was happening in the book became nonsensical.

As these were both library books, and I was having such a bad streak with them, I didn't even want to bother with the third library book of that bunch, Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, and returned it as well.

What am I currently reading?

The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2) by Michael Crichton
      HOORAH! 12% through (pg. 42 of 430.) After reading the first Jurassic Park book a little while ago, M.C. entered the realms of one of my favorite authors, so I was beaming ear to ear when I had the urge to borrow this book from my library's e-library site. WOOP! I just wanted to finish Enamoured before I could devote all my reading time to this one book and really take it in. So far it's amazing!

The Harlequin Tea Set and other stories by Agatha Christie (audiobook)
      I borrowed this from the e-library one day because I wasn't feeling well and didn't feel like reading. You should know, if you don't already, that Agatha Christie is my favorite author of all time. This audiobook has a couple of good stories, and some not so good, so far. It's nothing compared to her Miss Marple or Poirot mysteries, but it's good enough for now.

What do I plan on reading next?

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
      A Netgalley ARC, the cover and the synopsis looks very intriguing! This is coming out on May 1st, so I must prepare :D

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
      It's been sitting in my 2013 challenges list FOREVER (well... since Jan.1st anyhow) and it's time for me to re-read this masterpiece before the movie comes out next month. AREN'T YOU EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE!?!?!? I had originally planned to reread it last year, but as the movie's release date kept getting pushed back (December, then March, and now May,) so did my reading plans. As much as I can remember of the book, I LOVED it... but I haven't read it since the 8th grade, which was like 9-10 years ago >_<

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
      When I was sitting on my library's e-loaning site I was stuck trying to decide on whether to read The Lost World, American Gods by Neil Gaiman or The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest; as you know (or should know if you've been paying any attention to this post) The Lost World won out. I was stuck because I know that these three books would be amazing and would help with this reading slump I was in (maybe it's just a YA slump? I'm getting tired of them again to be honest.) This will be the next book in line, I figure, as to go ahead and finish the Millennium series. I'll read American Gods next.

Books & Movies I have on hold at my local library & my position in line:

How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you by Matthew Inman       14 out of 44
Inferno by Dan Brown                                                                     33 out of 81
The Elite by Kiera Cass                                                                   17 out of 29

Game of Thrones, Season 2                                                                80 out of 158
Life of Pi                                                                                               320 out of 550
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey                                                   133 out of 419
Les Misérables                                                                                     307 out of 535
Lincoln                                                                                                  539 out of 828
Django Unchained                                                                                189 out of 470


I've already seen The Hobbit and Life of Pi ON DEMAND, but hey since I'm already on the waiting list, why not wait and see them again?

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