Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Dec. 24, 2012)

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 very slow reading week this past week. It was slowed down by an emergency room visit and an overnight hospital stay. I am home now but had to cancel my Christmas travel plans. I am planning on a quiet holiday break with lots of relaxing and reading time.

I read:
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison is the eighth book in the Rachel Morgan paranormal series. I liked it but found it more an exploration of Rachel's growing powers than an action-oriented story. Although Rachel did manage to get kidnapped and otherwise attacked a number of times. My review will be posted on Dec. 27.

Splintered by A. G. Howard was an eARC that I got from NetGalley. This young adult paranormal builds onto Alice in Wonderland. Alyssa is a descendant of Alice who has to travel to Wunderland to defeat a curse that causes the women in her family to go insane. This one was darker than Alice but had a very nice romance. My review for this one will also be posted on Dec. 27. The book will be released on Jan. 1.
I am currently reading Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks. I love this urban fantasy series with magic, romance and werewolves. 

Next week these are the ones at the top of the pile. These are review books:
Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan will be released on Jan. 8.
The 13th Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb is also being released on January 8. Both of these are young adult books. 
Cleopatra Ascending by Maureen Lipinski is also a young adult with a Jan. 8 release date. I got this one from NetGalley.
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus is an adult mystery which will be released on January 15.

I also want to read some more from my TBR mountain. These are the adult books on the top of that stack.
Cold Days by Jim Butcher
Cold Fire by Kate Elliott
Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
Reboubt by Mercedes Lackey

What do you plan to read as 2012 comes to a close?


  1. I am sorry about your ER visit, hope you are recovering. Merry Christmas.

  2. I hope you have a nice Christmas even though you've had to change your plans! Feel better!

  3. I'm sorry you have a speedy recovery! It sucks to be in there during the times when you want to be with family. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and I love your reading plans! I can't wait to see your review of Splintered :)
    Come see my It's Monday! Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  4. I hope you feel better and have a nice christmas! xxx

  5. Ooh nice!! Haven't read all of these, except Kim Harrison of course! I did get caught up on her! She's one of the few I try to stay caught up with!!

    Oh bummer about your ER visit! I hope everything is okay! It stinks when that stuff happens near the holidays! Hope you still have a very happy holiday! And get lots of reading done! ;)

    Happy Holidays!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. I hope you feel better soon....and sorry about your missed plans. But your reading week looks good! Enjoy!


  7. Visiting today in between wrapping presents and supervising the house cleaning for our family get together tonight. Hope you have a speedy recovery!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  8. I've got Kim Harrison's Pale Demon on my TBR stack, too.

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that you find peace in your quiet holiday.

    Joy's Book Blog

  9. I've been wanting to read Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher's books for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it.

    Hope you are feeling better and have a nice, quiet holiday!

  10. Hi Kathy, I hope this comment finds you feeling better there is nothing worse then being sick around Christmas, I loved your post and just checked out the summary of The 13th Sign on Goodreads, I have just added it to my want to read list, thanks for the suggestion and Merry Christmas to you.
    Amy Yingling
    The Crafty Book Nerd

  11. Some interesting picks! I'm way behind on the Dresden files, and have been meaning to give Kate Elliot a read for a while now, but Mercedes Lackey is always a great go-to for 'classic' fantasy.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  12. I LOVE the cover of Splintered!!
    Thanks for stopping by my post :)

  13. Oh no, I'm so sorry you had to go to the ER! I ope you're feeling a bit better and are on your way to recovery.

    Looks like a good reading week for you :)

  14. You Are ambitious! Enjoy your reading time! I couldn't link up at Book Journey so here's my link


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