Sunday, September 19, 2010

It"s Monday, What Are You Raading? Sept. 20, 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.

I think I have found what my pattern will be for this school year. I finished four books and have a good start on another. Of course, two of my favorite TV series begin again this week - Dancing with the Stars and The Biggest Loser - so my pattern might be changing again.  

I read these YAs this week:
I read Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This completes the 10 book 39 Clues series. It was a good finale to the series wrapping things up by leaving questions to be answered too. Click on the title to see my review.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh was a very good debut novel. I liked the tie-in to the works of Edgar Allan Poe and thought the book was well written. Click on the title to see my review.

I read these adult books this week:
One Enchanted Evening by Lynn Kurland was sent to me for early review from LibraryThing, This was a time travel romance that is part of a much larger series of books. It stood alone well but made me want to read some of the other books in the series. The characters were interesting and likable. Click on the title to see my review.

Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith is the start of a new fantasy series. I enjoyed the characters and the magic in the book and will be looking for the sequels. My review will be posted on Wednesday. I scheduled it so that Inside of a Dog is not neglected while I concentrate on posting at Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

I am currently reading Cold Magic by Kate Elliott. This is a steampunk fantasy. I am enjoying the rich language. It was a little hard to be dropped into a completely alternate history but once I started understanding it began to flow better for me.

Product description: It is the dawn of a new age... The Industrial Revolution has begun, factories are springing up across the country, and new technologies are transforming in the cities. But the old ways do not die easy.

Cat and Bee are part of this revolution. Young women at college, learning of the science that will shape their future and ignorant of the magics that rule their families. But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat. New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move. If blood can't be trusted, who can you trust?

Next week I will be taking part in the Fall Catch-Up Read-a-thon being hosted by The True Book Addict. I have decided to concentrate on whittling down my stack of YA books instead of alternating YA and adult books. Wish me luck or come join in on the fun.

That was what I accomplished and what I plan for next week. What was your week like?


  1. Good news about Cold Magic. I was wondering if I wanted to start that one.

  2. Ooo! I want to read that Sherwood Smith book! I just read Posse of Princesses by her this week and loved it.

  3. You can see I'm in the middle of my research. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  4. Cold Magic sounds good! I'll add to the ever-growing list.

  5. HI Kathy! I love Biggest Loser too and can not wait for this next season. I have yet to read 39 Clues but I hope too soon.

  6. I have Nevermore waiting to get to and hopefully I will this week. The Kate Elliot book looks fascinating, hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

  7. Your stacks look wonderful! Don't you love looking at them all lined up, like Christmas presents? Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. I am undergoing a reading slump. You did well. Have another great reading week ahead!

    Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  9. Isn't that always the way? You finally start to feel settled and then something else comes along to distract. :o) At least they're great shows!

    You've got some great books coming up, and I saw Sisters Red in your pile there. Love that one!

    Have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by There’s A Book to take a look at what I’ve got planned for the week! :)

  10. I haven't read any steampunk yet. I'm going to have to try it out.

  11. Nevermore's synopsis sounds really familiar to Twilight...


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