Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 30, 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.

My last week of summer vacation was packed full of reading.
Death's Excellent Vacation was edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner -- My favorite story was the Cat and Bones story by Jeaniene Frost. The Katie MacAlister story was also fun since it is nice to get a whole story from Jim's point of view. 

Burning Up included stories by Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Meljean Brook and Virginia Kantra. I really liked the stories by Nalini Singh and Meljean Brook.

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto was a lot like Twilight in the over-the-top melodrama and extensive verbiage. I can see some of my younger teens loving this one.

The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King is the latest Sherlock Holmes-Mary Russell story. This has both characters on the run and separated. They are running from unknown villains. Mycroft is also in trouble. The villain is a madman with good intention.
I pulled out my Kindle to find something interesting and found:

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett is a cozy mystery. It is first in a series about the proprietor of a mystery bookstore.

Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden is paranormal suspense. Assistant DA Erin Jerome has attracted a stalker who is leaving bloody corpses as presents for her. She enlists shapeshifter Jude Donovan to protect her and find the stalker.

A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare combines Regency England and werewolves in a romance. 

Toward the end of the week the stress of getting ready to move back to my winter home and start the new school year started to get to me. I went looking for comfort books and found the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

Dead Until Dark introduces a small town barmaid named Sookie who is a telepath and introduces her vampire sweetie Bill.

Living Dead in Dallas has Sookie and Bill visiting Dallas and getting involved with the Fellowship of the Son as they try to track down a missing vampire.

Club Dead has Sookie and Alcide travel to Jackson, Mississippi to track down Bill who has gone missing. Sookie learns that Bill has reconnected with his maker and plans to leave Sookie behind. She rescues him anyway but the relationship is broken.

I am currently reading Dead to the World. I think that I will shift away from the Sookies after this one because I have a bunch of other books that I need to read for the first time.

Waiting for me at work are Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Blameless by Gail Carriger. Both are third books in series that I am enjoying. I hope I'll have time to read them after the media center is set up and ready to got and I have some idea what my classes are going to be doing.


  1. Very nice mailbox, Kathy! Happy reading.....

  2. These all look like pure fun!! Enjoy

  3. Halo has a fantastic cover - I hope the book is just as fantastic! Enjoy!


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