Monday, May 7, 2012

Mailbox Monday and What I'm Reading: Lazy Blogger edition

Yeah, you may have noticed that I've sort of been missing from the blog. Last Monday afternoon, I went to the kitchen, came back to the computer and had a ton of little lines all over the screen. Tried restarting the computer, and it no longer turns on. Because the video card fried, which is unfortunate since I got a video game expansion pack for my birthday that I wanted to install. So I've been spending a great many hours in the evenings last week researching and comparing upgrades for my desktop. I also started a daily art challenge in a pixel art forum I visit, which requires something made every day. So distracted I have been, yes.

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Martha's Bookshelf this month.

This will cover a few weeks, due to forgetting and just not posting.

From Paperback Swap:
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Purchase (yay for gift cards!):
The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1)The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2)The Prophet (Graveyard Queen #3)The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)Eve (The Eve Trilogy, #1)The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England (Freebie Friday selection)Paper Woman(Still 99 cents for Nook)

The Fault in Our Stars1776

Android Karenina Signed copy from a twitter contest held by Quirk Books.
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake: A Novel ARC won from Random House's #secretread twitter giveaway. Thanks to both publishers!

What I'm Reading, hosted by Sheila of Book Journey

Finished recently:
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinA Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)Cleopatra: A LifeCleopatra's Daughter

Did not finish:
The Company of the Dead

Currently reading:
Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil WarThe House of Velvet and Glass

Up Next:
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)

1 comment:

Macarmody said...

MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND is quite good. Not perfect, but quite good. It's certainly much better than THE GUERNSEY LITERATURE AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY.

Regards, Michael