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 a great reading week this week. Good thing, too, because next week doesn't look good.
- We have Parent-Teacher Conferences Monday night. They only last until 7 PM but I come home brain dead which is weird because I don't actually have any conferences.
- Tuesday I get to go to the eye doctor to finally get a new prescription for glasses, then I need to buy glasses, and then take my chauffeur to dinner. Since she is a good, book-reading friend, I know we will be doing lots of talking about books though.
- Wednesday night is unscheduled and I want to keep it that way!
- Thursday night is the second night of conferences, the last day of the book fair, and we are holding a read-in with games, food and reading until 10:30 PM.
- Friday, mercifully, is a day off. I should get to read some then. Can't wait until Friday!
Last week I read:
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal was a magical fantasy with a fairy tale feel about a young woman who was raised to be a princess and finds out at age 16 that she was a false princess whose only purpose was to keep the real princess safe. I loved it. See my review here.
Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst was a contemporary fantasy about a young girl who visits Princeton and finds out that it is a portal to a magical world. I really liked this one too. My review is here.
Without Reservations by J. L. Langley was a free book for my Kindle. I chose it because it fit into three of my challenges. If I had looked more closely at the cover, I should have noticed that it was M/M erotica. Nonetheless, it was a pretty good story. I don't intend to review it on either of my blogs though.
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin has been on my Kindle from NetGalley for a while. I got it from a friend. It is a cute middle grade story about a hard-boiled detective who happens to be a former rescue dog and the dame who comes to him for help who just happens to be a chicken. It is fun and I do intend to order a copy for my elementary media center. I don't plan to do a review though.
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull is the first in his middle grade Beyonders series. I got the book from Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab program for review. The book will be published on March 15 and my review will be posted on Feb. 24. Unfortunately, I didn't care for this one. While there was plenty of action, I never got to know or care about the characters.
The Other Side anthology gathers together mystery writers to each do a story that includes ghosts. I bought it for the Eve Dallas story by J.D. Robb but liked all the other stories too. I grabbed it to read now because I am anticipating the new In Death story arriving this week. My review will be posted on Feb. 24.
I received Angel in My Pocket by Ilene Cooper after receiving an email request to review it. I enjoyed this middle grade realistic fiction story about friendship and overcoming adversity. My review will be posted on Feb. 26. The book will be published on March 15.
I am currently reading (or will be when I finish reading through my Google reader and writing blog posts):
Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. I enjoy her Stephanie Plum books and am eager to see what she does when she moves over to the paranormal side of the street.
Next week I plan to read:
Something from this stack of recent Young Adult arrivals.
Or something from this one which includes the unread YAs I kept after my recent book purge.
Of course, I am also expecting to receive 4 books in the mail this week. Three of them are "read immediately" books and will jump right to the head of the line.
What are your plans for the coming week?