Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 1, 2013)

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.

First of all, congratulations to Evette from California who won a box of ARCs during my Spring Cleaning Giveaway. Fourteen ARCs from my stack of reviewed books are on the way to her.

Here are the books I read last week.
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig was an excellent family saga/historical fiction book. I got very involved in the lives of the characters and couldn't put it down. My review will be posted on April 6.

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs was an entertaining entry into the Mercy Thompson series. It was exciting and a quick read. My review will be posted on April 11.
Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka was a less successful story for me. I thought the science in this science fiction/alternate history book was way over my head and the characters were just cardboard cut outs. My review will be posted on April 10.

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé had interesting characters and a nice romance. It is the start of a new YA series by the author who is better know for her adult paranormals which feature dragons. My review will be posted on April 6.

I am currently reading Taken by Erin Bowman. This is her debut novel and is a dystopia. I am enjoying it so far. 

Next Week

These are the next ones on the review stack. Right now it looks like April will be all review books since I have 16 books still on my stack that I need to read and review this month.
Adult Books
 Sharp by Alex Hughes will be released on April 2 but my blog tour post needs to me finished by April 18.

Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright is a paranormal romance that I got through the Amazon Vine program. It will be released on April 16.

The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick is the latest by one of my favorite authors. I won my ARC copy from LibraryThing. It will be released on April 23.
YA Review Books
All of these YA books will be released on April 16.

Taken by Erin Bowman
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus
Furious by Jill Wolfson

I didn't get as much reading done during my Easter Break as I had hoped. I did spent a lot of time working on my blog though. I organized my review books, scheduled them in on my paper review calendar, and created a Google calendar for each blog. I also did my monthly State of the Stack post. I do have Monday off too and hope I will be able to get some extra reading time. I have one project to get organized for my fifth graders but, hopefully, that won't take very long. 

Next Saturday, I am travelling to the Twin Cities for a couple of author events. Tamora Pierce is speaking and signing at the Southdale Library and Robin LaFevers is speaking and signing at The Red Balloon Bookshop. It should be a busy day but a fun one too. (I just double-checked the schedule; Pierce 1 - 3:30; LaFevers 4. I wonder how far apart the library and the bookshop are?)

What are your plans for this coming week?


  1. I have an ARC of Taken that I should probably get to soon! I hope you enjoy it and your other reads!
    Come see my It's Monday Post :)

    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. I love author visits. Enjoy getting to see Tamora Pierce and Robin LaFevers! Have a great reading week!

  3. OOh nice lineup! Really want to go to an author signing myself, but have yet to find any that are close. Wanted to go to one on Saturday but it's too far.

    Hope you have fun!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. All of your books are new to me but I sure hope you are enjoying them!

    Have a great week of reading :)

  5. Your upcoming author events sound wonderful! Enjoy...and thanks for sharing your books.

    I also like spending time on my blogs; after Bloggiesta, I just kept going!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I've been wanting to read The Sweetest Dark. It sounds like a great read. Enjoy!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

  7. I've been tempted to request Taken from Edelweiss. Seeing it on your blog is making me want to read it all the more! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I had heard there was a new Mercy Thompson! I will have to read it. You have such a great mix of books!

    Have fun at your author events!

  9. Taken looks good - I love dystopian stories! :)

  10. Taken looks like a good one! Have fun at your author events-very cool. :)


  11. I am moving so slowly through the Mercy Thompson series--not because I don't love them but because I don't want to catch up and have to wait for a new release! Enjoy your week!

  12. I reviewed The Sweetest dark last week, absolutely loved it!! I like dystopian so I'll keep an eye out for Taken. Have a great week, happy reading and have fun at the author events :)


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