Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Crayons

Hosted by Color Online. I realized that I've been remiss in replying to all the comments on my college post but I just wanted to thank everyone for leaving me bits of advice. Seriously, it meant the world and most of the advice was new-to-me :)

Things are going to be light on the blog this week I suspect. I have about 6 books to review but I'm still a bit lost after the funeral. Lots of homework to make up, thank you cards to write, etc. But as I've said before, blogging/reviewing makes me feel better so I'm going to try and have those reviews up and ready to go. Especially since all the books were wonderful.

From Goodreads BookSwap (1 of my new favorite things)

Monsoon Summer
by Mitali Perkins

Jasmine “Jazz” Gardner heads off to India during the monsoon season. The family trip is her mother’s doing: Mrs. Gardner wants to volunteer at the orphanage that cared for her when she was young. But going to India isn’t Jazz’s idea of a great summer vacation. She wants no part of her mother’s do-gooder endeavors. What’s more, Jazz is heartsick. She’s leaving the business she and her best friend, Steve Morales, started—as well as Steve himself. Jazz is crazy in love with the guy. If only he knew! Only when Jazz reluctantly befriends Danita, a girl who cooks for her family, and who faces a tough dilemma, does Jazz begin to see how she can make a difference—to her own family, to Danita, to the children at the orphanage, even to Steve. As India claims Jazz, the monsoon works its madness and its magic.

It's Mitali Perkins. What else is there to say? Naturally I'm going to read it and wish I was on summer vacation...

What did you get this week, bookwise?