This Week (40)

Books Acquired*

I got quite a few books for Christmas this week!

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (The Puffin Hardback Classics edition)
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Puffin Paperback Classics edition)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Leather bound edition from Barnes and Noble)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Once by Cameron Dokey (Contains the stories: Before Midnight, Golden, and The Wild Orchid)
The Light by D. J. MacHale
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Red Glove by Holly Black
Cassidy Jones and Vulcan’s Gift by Elise Stokes (Kindle Freebie)

Reading Plans

I’m currently reading Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. It’s cute so far.

I think I’ll read Golden by Cameron Dokey next for Project: Fairy Tale.

What did you get this past week? What are you planning on reading this week?

*I’m linking up to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits, & Tea. I miss seeing all the good books people get! I’m sure my TBR list doesn’t miss it though.

13 thoughts on “This Week (40)

  1. I am reading Cinder right now and am really liking it even though Sci-Fi isn’t my thing. Have you read Pride and Prejudice before? It is my favorite book ever, and I hope you like it, too. It always takes me a chapter or two to get into the flow of the language, and then I can’t put it down.

    I really want to read A Little Princess. I read about half of The Secret Garden years ago, but for some reason never finished it. I don’t know why, because I was really enjoying it.

    Happy reading! I’m getting excited for Project: Fairy Tale!

    • I can’t wait to read Cinder! No, I’ve never read any of Austen’s books before. I’ve always meant to try one but they intimidate me a bit. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it since I’m older now.

      I really want to read A Little Princess too! I’ll probably put it up as a choice for BHA later this year. Hopefully it wins. You should get back to The Secret Garden if you have a chance. I really enjoyed it.

      I’m excited too! I can’t wait to see all the books everyone is reading.

      • Pride and Prejudice is a great Austen book to start with. Well, actually it is the only Austen book I’ve ever read. Whenever I have a craving for Austen, I just go back to P&P. I know what you mean about being intimidated, though. The language was so different back then, but I think once you read a few chapters it will be easier to follow. It is for me, anyway. Besides, P&P has Mr. Darcy. Also, do you watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? You totally should, if you don’t. 🙂

        • Ahhh, that’s good to hear. I haven’t watched that before! If it turns out that I like her books, I’ll have a plethora of movies/books/TV series to check out. 😀

          • Definitely. Even if you don’t like the book (seriously, I can’t imagine that ever happening) you should still look into the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It’s a modern day retelling of P&P told through Lizzie’s vlogs. They are amazing! Not that I am biased or anything 🙂

  2. A Little Princess is one of my all time favorite books. I read it over and over growing up, and since it has been a while, would love to reread it again soon.

    I haven’t read a lot of the other classics you’ve listed, but think it would be a lot of fun to read Peter Pan especially some day.

  3. I have got and keep getting freebies from amazon. It is a Christmas action on German amazon (though I am pretty sure there is the same on USA Amazon), so at the 26th of December I have got 7 books for free and now I am getting each day one more until 6th of January. I am too lazy to write down what exactly books those are XDD

  4. I love that you got the leather bound edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes! I really enjoyed reading the Cassidy Jones Books, and I’ve been really wanting to read Cameron Dokey’s books (I especially love the cover for Once)!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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