IMM returns, hosted eternally by Kristi of The Story Siren fame.
As I write, my hands are covered in paint (I'm helping my little sister whitewash her bedroom). I've stopped to take a break and hopefully all the paint has dried, otherwise my father won't be pleased
Even though I have far too many books that I need to read, I got some books anyway, all bought.
ON POINTE by Lorie Ann Grover
(FINALLY arrived from America. Yay! Review coming soon)
Summary (from Goodreads): For as long as she can remember, Clare and her family have had a dream: Someday Clare will be a dancer in City Ballet Company. For ten long years Clare has been taking ballet lessons, watching what she eats, giving up friends and a social life, and practicing until her feet bleed -- all for the sake of that dream. And now, with the audition for City Ballet Company right around the corner, the dream feels so close.
But what if the dream doesn't come true? The competition for the sixteen spots in the company is fierce, and many won't make it. Talent, dedication, body shape, size -- everything will influence the outcome. Clare's grandfather says she is already a great dancer, but does she really have what it takes to make it into the company? And if not, then what?
PAPER TOWNS by John Green
(I bought this from Amazon, and it hasn't arrived yet):
Summary (from Goodreads:) When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night—dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they’re for Q.
POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN'S LAND by Aidan Chambers
(also from Amazon, not arrived yet).
Summary (from Goodreads): Jacob Todd is abroad on his own, visiting his grandfather’s grave at the commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem in Amsterdam. There, he meets elderly Geertrui, who tells an extraordinary story of love and betrayal, which completely overturns Jacob’s view of himself and his country, and leads him to question his place in the world. Jacob’s story is paralleled in time by the events of the dramatic day in World War II when retreating troops were sheltered by Geertrui’s family. [close]
So, well, though I didn't get much (controlling inner self and book-buying splurges) it was a good week. What about yours?
A teenage girl from south-west England who spends her days reading, writing novellas and watching classic films.
Overenthusiastic student of German and Russian as well as the double bass, and a fan of interesting architecture, French literature, cinematography and talking about herself in the third person.