Saturday, February 4, 2012

TBR Intervention (8)

Overall, I am very happy with the results of my TBR Intervention this week--I am however not as satisfied with my follow through with reviews.  I am so far behind on getting them written and getting them posted.  I have a major paper due tonight--so I am hoping to get caught up on blogging tomorrow!

Last Week

I finished The Fellowship of the Ring this week! I am so proud of myself! I loved it--and I cannot wait to review it for you all!

Lola and the Boy Next Door was awesome!  I think I may even like it more than Anna and the French Kiss
but in many ways I do not even need to pick because Anna and St. Clair were back!  And playing important roles in this one.  I cannot wait for Stephanie Perkins' next book!  This review is also coming.

Okay now for my one failure. I did not even get to Supernaturally because I realized I had a library book coming due that I had to finish. But I will be starting it this week--I promise!

I have not finished this one--but I started it and since finishing The Fellowship of the Ring was such a monumental accomplishment for me--I think at least getting this one started this week is a major accomplishment.  I love it so far!!  If you have not read this one--you should!!

Next Week
First, I am committing myself to finishing the two books that I did not finish last week.  But I am adding the book I am still working on from last week (the library book that has to be finished before the due date!):

Summary (from inside flap):
It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives.  They've been best friends almost as long--up until last November, when everything changed.  Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh's family gets an America Online CD-ROM in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over so Emma can install it on her new computer.  When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto Facebook...but Facebook hasn't been invented yet.  Josh and Emma are looking at their profile fifteen years in the future.  Their spouses, careers, homes, and status updated--it's all there.  But it's not what they expected.  And every time they refresh their pages, their future change.  As they grapple with the ups and downs of what their lives hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right--and wrong--in the present.

I wanted to read this book because I loved Jay Asher's first book Th1rteen R3asons Why.  So far, this book has not disappointed me--and I think I may like it even better!

So what do you plan to read this week?


  1. Congrats on reading most of your list! That's still quite the accomplishment. You should enjoy the future of us, it was a quick and light enjoyable read.

  2. I liked Lola and the Boy Next Door better than Anna, but I know a lot of people didn't. I can't wait for her next book but I know it's not going to be published until 2013, so it's a long wait.

    Good luck with The Future of Us. I've seen it around, but haven't read it!


  3. I still haven't read any of those books... but I'm glad you went through all of them! And I hope you'll like the next one - and get around to Supernaturally, too.

    Happy reading!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  4. @Gwenny Thank you. I just wish I could say that all the reading meant my TBR was actually shrinking. :)

    @Kristin Really? Most of the people I talked to liked Lola better--but that is what I love about the reading community. Different opinions keep it interesting!

    @Ron Thanks. So far it has been a great reading year!

    1. Love Fellowship of the Ring! I love me some Tolkien. Good luck with The Future of Us. I keep seeing it and it sounds really interesting so I'll have to add it to me to-read list.

      Lindsey from

    2. I loved The Hobbit! But I have struggled with the Lord of the Rings in the past. This time I made it through and I am so glad I did!

      I love Jay Asher!!!

  5. I love Stephanie Perkins! I was really excited about Supernaturally and ended up super disappointed, I hope it treats you better :) I'm reading Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes right now, and am really enjoying it!

  6. Oh no! I don't want to be disappointed with Supernaturally. I will be so sad. I am hopeful that it treats me better--but sometimes the middle book in a trilogy can be a little disappointing but it all comes together in the end. That is what I am hoping for. :)

    I looked up Gwen Hayes--that book does look really good. :)

  7. YAY! You finished LOTR! It's a good one, huh? I need to reread those at some point. But they're a little more involved than just a fun read. And I'm glad you loved LOLA. I haven't read either of Perkin's books yet, but have heard a lot of good things :) Good luck with the books you're finishing this week and with catching up on reviews! :)

  8. I loved loved loved Lola and the boy next door. I´m glad you too.
    The future of us is on my shelf. Good luck and Happy reading!

  9. I want to read The Future of Us too... I hope you'll like it! And Unwanteds... glad you're enjoying it!

    What can I say about Lola??? I just loved that book! So glad that you loved it! But my all time fave would always be Anna and the French Kiss. Though I admit that both of the books are awesome!!! I love Stephanie's writing and I can't wait for Isla and the Happily Ever After! =)

  10. Yay! You finished The Fellowship of the Ring! Isn't it just epic? And you have The Unwanteds. Argh. I haven't been able to find it here.

    Anyway, good luck on your TBRIC book this week.

  11. @Dani Yes Fellowship of the Rings was awesome. And I immediately watched the movie and loved that one too (even more after reading the book!).

    @Lis The Future of Us is amazing--I have to finish my review but it should be up this week!

    @April It's hard to pick between the two but I think I may love Lola even more because it has Anna (love her), St. Clair (double love him), Lola (love her) and Cricket (double love him!). It has it all--but it was better because I had read Anna!

    @Ayanami Yes the Fellowship was epic. I really want to do the other books in the trilogy but I also need a break too!