Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Feb. 14, 2011)

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.

Last week I read:
Demon Song by Cat Adams -- third in a series about a young woman who started as a bodyguard but has become a vampire-siren-human hybrid. Great urban fantasy with a very sympathetic and realistic heroine. My review will be posted on Feb. 19 and the book will be published on March 1.

Primal by Lora Leigh -- This is a bit deceptive. I bought the book for the Lora Leigh story and only read it. There are three other stories in the book that I didn't choose to read at this time. My review will be posted on Feb. 16.

Game for Anything by Bella Andre made me break my book buying ban because it was 1) on sale, 2) had a great cover, and 3) is a romance about a professional athlete. I read it and really enjoyed it. My review will be posted on Feb. 17.
Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher -- I don't usually include the picture books that I read each week to my first and second grade classes but this one was recommended by a fellow teacher. It is a story about the joy of sharing books with friends.

Deed So by Katharine A. Russell was sent to my by that author for review. I will be a stop on her blog tour March 7 and 8. It is historical fiction about the turbulent early 1960s told from the viewpoint of a bright Southern girl who is almost 13. I enjoyed the story very much but wonder how well it will connect with today's young adults. I recommend it to adults who may have lived in the time period or who are curious about it. It was well-written. My review will be posted on March 7.

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell is a historical paranormal romance that I received for review from NetGalley. I thought this one was also well-written and entertaining. The book will be published on March 7 and you can see my review here.

I am currently reading:
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal -- This is a 2011 YA Debut Author book. It is also a fantasy novel. Sinda has been raised as a stand-in for the real princess. When she turns sixteen, she learns she isn't the real princess and is sent away to live with an aunt who didn't even know she existed. She discovers that she has magic and she discovers a long-buried plot that threatens to destroy the kingdom she was raised to rule. There is also a nice romance. 

Next week I plan to read:

I'm really not sure. I didn't get to many of the ones I said I was going to read last week. I may actually read those. Or I might just see what looks interesting on my many TBR stacks. I also need to check my reviews spreadsheet to see what the next one on that list is. 

What are your plans for this week?


  1. I look forward to the Game For Anything review, interesting....

  2. I don't know if I could do a book buying ban Kathy.... I don't think I am strong enough :)

    Looks like you had a great week! Enjoy our warmer weather!

  3. You inspired me to do a reviews spreadsheet, and I really think it's helping me! So thank you :)

    The False Princess also sounds interesting, I might have to pick that one up!

  4. Lots of reading time for you again this week! Glad you enjoyed your books....

  5. Demon Song looks interesting - I'll try to get back to look at the review. I love the cover for Too Many Frogs!! Have a great week.

  6. I've heard good things about The False Princess. Happy reading!

  7. I know I should not judge a book by its cover, but The False Princess has a brilliant cover. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

  8. I mostly read picture books. But I did finish the Hunger Games. Come see what I'm reading now.

  9. A great week with some good books. I am interested in Vespertine and am heading off now to read your now. Also would lover to read The False Princess. Have a great week!

  10. Did you enjoy The Vespertine? I have it on my TBR list and am really looking forward to reading that one! Enjoy reading this week.

  11. Deed So will be one I'll check out. I'd fail if I tried a book buying ban! Have a great reading week.

    My Reading Week

  12. Oh, my, Deed So sounds intriguing. I had to laugh about the "historical fiction" part, but I guess that's true, isn't it? Just because I lived through it doesn't make it current!

    I don't usually read YA, but I might make an exception here...


  13. Yeah you liked Game for Anything! I am going to have to get it :)

  14. I just finished Deed So last week and enjoyed it immensely. I haven't yet posted my review. I will have to swing by March 7 to read yours.

    My "It's Monday" post is here: Won't you stop by?


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