Weekly Update for September 19, 2011

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Weekly Update at Introverted Reader

Welcome to my weekly update for September 19, 2011! It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.


This was a busy week around here, thanks to Book Blogger Appreciation Week!

Review: The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Review: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Character Connection featuring Li Po from Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan” by Cameron Dokey

Review: In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant

A link to my Reading Roots interview at Reading Through Life

BBAW: Community

BBAW: Community II

BBAW: Changing My Reading Habits

BBAW: Blogging Tips


Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L. A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren

Currently Reading

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris, read by the author

Up Next

I’m a little torn. I would like to read one more book for Banned Books Week (starting September 24), but I’m also ready to start on some spooky Halloween reads. And I just checked out The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick at the library. I don’t know which direction I’ll go!

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I agree- I love spooky reads, and I am itching to dive right into them as well! I compromised and I am reading The Witches – a banned book and a scary book too (well, if you are in elementary school…) 🙂

  2. I loved so much the Invention of Hugo Cabret! and you know the movie by Scorsese is coming out for Thanksgiving! see my review, including the trailer: wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/review-59-the-invention-of-hugo-cabret/
    Emma @ Words And Peace

  3. East of Eden I read back in high school. I hope you're enjoying it. I'm reading three picture books a night with my children. That's making my list seem really long. I also got some longer books finished too. Please come see what I've read.

  4. You are doing real good. Keep it up. I am still in a reading vacuum regarding novels!!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  5. I don't think I really appreciated East of Eden when I first read it…it is one of those books I would like to reread someday. (Someday seems to keep getting farther and farther into the future!)

  6. I think it's time to reread East of Eden! I did enjoy it….hope you do, too.


  7. I love John Steinbeck but I haven't read East of Eden. I'm looking forward to reading your review.
    My Monday:

  8. Did you listen to the Bloody Jack audio? I loved Curse of the Blue Tattoo on audio, it had me cracking up with laughter.

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