In case you've missed anything, here's what I posted from Monday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 9th.
I was a little bit under the weather this weekend, so I stayed in bed a lot and read. All of these books, with the exception of Brightly Woven, were finished Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Brightly Woven, by Alexandra Bracken
The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby
I really liked both of these books. Brightly Woven came highly recommended, and I ended up really enjoying it. It was reminiscent of many other books, especially Howl's Moving Castle, but overall it managed to create a unique story exactly to my taste. The Clockwork Three was yet another FOOF book. It was the first book I read in 2011, and I still enjoy it now. I consider this book a turning point in my reading/blogging life, as I reviewed it right as I started to get the hang of blogging, and it was the first (and only) book that I know of that the author had read and liked my review (yay!). I was a little bit nervous that I remembered it being better than it was, but happily, it was just as good now as it was ten months ago.
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, by Tamora Pierce
Tris's Book, by Tamora Pierce
I'm happy to see that I'm steadily getting though my to-review pile. I'm posting on average two reviews a week, and although I'd like tho see that number jump to three in the coming weeks, I'm happy with two. Also, I've gotten though a lot of the books that were worrying me. If I wait too long after reading to book before I review it, I often am left with a bunch of strong feelings, but nothing specific enough to write a whole review on (this is what happened to all the books I read over the summer).
Also, I'm slowly but surely getting through my FOOF books. I haven't been rushing to finish them in the past few weeks, as I don't have any money to buy books with anyway, but now I'm getting toward the end of the stack. Since Bitterblue is coming out on May 1, 2012 (yay!), I've decided to postpone Graceling and Fire until April, replacing them with The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, since The Death Cure is coming out at the end of October (yay!). I also have to read Across the Universe, The King in the Window, Crown Duel, and The Invention of Hugo Cabret (which I have been saving for last intentionally, so that I can read it at the same time as Wonderstruck). And then my ban will be over! Yay! I'm guessing it'll be about three weeks if I keep the same pace as I have for the rest of the post-fortnight FOOF books.