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.
This was a busy week and I got less reading done than I had hoped.
Last Sunday a friend and I went up to the Mall of America for the Richelle Mead book signing. It was great. I got the latest Vampire Academy autographed for my students and the first two books in her other series autographed for me. She read a bit from her August release - Blood Lines - and made me very eager to read it.
On the way home my friend and I stopped at the casino and both made money.
Then on Monday, I finally got my glasses and had to have a couple of appointments to get them adjusted correctly.
I just have 4 more days with students and then one teacher day before my summer vacation begins. I can hardly wait to sleep in and read whatever I want. I'll be traveling up to Duluth for the summer to spend time at my summer home and with my brother. I am looking forward to the reading and relaxing.
Last week I read:
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross is a young adult novel. It is also steampunk which I find a really fun genre. This story was really entertaining. I got the book from NetGalley for review but it is available now. My review will be posted on June 1.
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton is a 2011 Young Adult Debut novel. This one is a paranormal that concerns itself with magic. This magic requires blood. It was a very interesting take with fascinating characters and a rather unique system of magic. My review will be posted on May 30.
Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill is in her Chicagoland Vampire series. I am a fan of this urban fantasy series with smart, quick witted characters and interesting situations. This was an action packed and tension filled episode. My review will be posted on June 2.
I am currently reading The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. Here is the product description:
Strange things are happening in Maya's tiny Vancouver Island town. First, her friend Serena, the captain of the swim team, drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. Then, one year later, mountain lions are spotted rather frequently around Maya's home—and her reactions to them are somewhat . . . unexpected. Her best friend, Daniel, has also been experiencing unexplainable premonitions about certain people and situations.My plans after that aren't very specific. I plan to pick something from these stacks (and, no, I didn't go to BEA. I gathered these all over the course of the school year and haven't had a chance to read them yet.)
It doesn't help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret, and he's interested in one special part of Maya's anatomy—her paw-print birthmark.
That was my week. What did you get accomplished?