Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Oct. 25, 2010)

It's Monday, What are you reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 
It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I had an extremely busy week and, therefore, a slow reading week.

I read:

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff and enjoyed the moody, dark story very much. This is Yovanoff's debut young adult book. It tells the story of young boy who was a sick fae traded for a healthy human baby and who has, beyond all expectations, grown up to be a teenager. I reviewed the book here

Me on the left and Ms. Yovanoff on the right.
I also had a chance to meet Brenna Yovanoff, hear her speak, and get my book autographed this weekend. It was great to hear how she, Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton work as critique partners. 

KidLit Con 2010 was an amazing experience. It was wonderful to hear three amazing authors - Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff. It was also great to meet so many bloggers that I have been following since I became interested in the Kidlitosphere. I also had a chance to meet people from some publishing houses and some publicists. All in all, it was a wonderful but exhausting couple of days.

The only other book I completed this week was Eternal Hunger by Laura Wright. This is the first book in a new paranormal romance/urban fantasy series by a debut author. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the other books in the trilogy. I received the book as a part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program and reviewed it here and on the LibraryThing site. 

I am currently reading Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. This is her young adult debut book and focuses on werewolves. Besides being a paranormal, it is also another teenage love triangle. Calla has to choose between the wolf she has been destined to marry since birth and the mysterious new human boy who is somehow involved with her world. I brought it with me this weekend and had time to read less than one chapter. I really want to get back to this book.

Next week? Well, it's a mystery! I have so many good choices on my TBR stack that I just don't know what I'll be choosing.  Jennifer Crusie's Maybe This Time has been calling my name but so has Janet Evanovich's Wicked Appetite. I think I might be going through a "red" phase.
What was your week like? I hope it was filled with wonderful books. Remember, too, that this is the last week to enter my ARC Giveaway. Please help me clean off my shelves!


  1. I enjoyed Maybe This Time, hope you do too.

  2. Hi! Just letting you know that you've received an award over at my blog, Missy's Reads & Reviews. Congrats!

  3. Oh Kathy how fun! Love the pictures. I also received the book you sent me over the weekend - thank you :)

  4. You had a great week. Hope you are enjoying Nightshade, am glad you had a good time at the KidLit conference. Have a great week!

  5. I just got Nightshade a couple days ago but I haven't started reading it yet. I'm also on the waiting list for The Replacement at my library! I can hardly wait until it arrives!

  6. Hi Kathy - The Replacement sounds fabulous. I'm putting it on my TBR list!

  7. Gotta love those red books! I really liked Maybe This Time!

  8. You had a great week! I just downloaded the audio for The Replacement yesterday and look forward to listening to it this week. Have a great reading week :)


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