Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reading Without Reviewing

My summer has officially ended this week with the beginning of fall semester.  I thought I would regularly post over the last two summer months without the stress of class deadlines and other grad school responsibilities.  Instead, I sorta fell off the face of the earth in terms of blogging.

I caught up on some of the leisure reading (my TBR list is never-ending so not vast amount of progress in the long run).  I was more interested in reading than fulfil that need to get lost in a story, in an author's world, and just savor it.  Then I ventured into the next world and so on. But I didn't necessarily reflect deeply about each book.  I didn't take any notes.  I didn't write down the page numbers of my favorite quotes.  I enjoyed reading the books, but I kind of regret flying through them so quickly. Now, I'm ready to attempt my note-taking again and soulfully reflect on the story lines so I can update more frequently.

Here are some of the books I read this summer....

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen, The Stolen, The Chosen by Liz Braswell

Vampire Knight, vol. 11 & 12

The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I by L. J. Smith

The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power by L. J. Smith

That's 12 books in 9 volumes...not too bad for a month and a half.  I might try to go back and write a few reviews. 

Right now I'm reading Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers, the second book of the Personal Demons series.