Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Feb.28, 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.

Thank goodness my very busy week is over! Also, baseball season is starting. I bought my annual subscription to MLB.TV so that I can keep up with my beloved Braves. The weather here in Minnesota is not saying Spring though. 

Last week I read:
These first two have been on the TBR stacks for a while.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich was a fun story with a paranormal twist. I loved the crisp, funny dialog and the quirky characters. My review is scheduled for March 3.

Pegasus by Robin McKinley was a great introduction to a new world with humans and pegasi. It was a complex, rich fantasy with endearing characters. I can't wait for the sequel. My review will be posted on March 2.
I also read a couple on my Kindle or computer.

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell was one of the first books I got from Simon & Schuster's Galley Grab program, It was a nice young adult contemporary fiction title about Janie who has just started high school and has a real desire to be normal. My review will be posted on March 12 and the book will be published on March 22.

Vanished by Kristi Holl is the first in her Faithgirlz series and was offered for free for the Kindle a while ago. I liked the mystery and the characters. It is more middle grade than young adult though. My review is here
Then I read these much anticipated new arrivals.

This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost was another excellent episode in this urban fantasy series with a great kick-ass heroine and a very sexy vampire hero. My review will be posted on March 5.

Treachery in Death by J. D. Robb is the newest in her In Death series. Eve Dallas and Roarke are among my favorite fictional couples. I love this futuristic mystery series. This one deals with dirty cops and how very much the whole concept of a dirty cop offends Eve.

I am currently reading:
I got The Atomic Weight of Secrets or The Arrival of the Mysterious Men in Black by Eden Unger Bowditch from NetGalley primarily because I really liked the title. I'm not sure how to classify this one. It takes place in 1903 and the main characters are scientific geniuses who just happen to be twelve years old or less. I have really just begun it. I'm not sure that I care for the story being told from the kids' viewpoints. Thus far it is a little slow moving.

Next on the stack:

I don't really know what I will feel like reading this next week. I do like the idea of pulling something off the stack of older books and alternating adult and young adult books.
I've been looking at XVI by Julia Karr, The Lost Saint by Bree Despain, and Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown from my stacks.
I also have these books on the review stacks to read in March -- Wither by Lauren DeStefano, The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason, and Spirit Dances by C. E. Murphy.

What did you read and what are your plans for the coming week?


  1. I am so jealous that you have already read In Death! I have to wait my turn with the book. Here is my week.

  2. I'd love to read the J D Robb book. I hope you enjoy your reading this week.

  3. I read Ten Miles Past Normal last week, too! Happy reading & have a great week!

  4. I really like XVI it was a good dystopian novel, I am glad you liked Pegasus as I have read a few not so great reviews of it and I love McKinley's writing. Have great week.

  5. I have Ten Miles Past Normal. I need to read it soon before it expires! I want to read Pegasus too. You have some great books on your TBR stack. I liked Wither and The Lost Saint. I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to read!

  6. Pegasus is on my wishlist. I got some more fun reading done last week. Next week will involve a lot of K to 3 books. Come see what I'm reading now.

  7. I've seen Pegasus floating around the library and want to read it. Glad you liked it!

  8. I have Wicked Appetite on my list for this week...and Smoke Screen is on my stacks.

    Your books look intriguing...hope you enjoy them.


  9. Last week read "My Soul To Steal" by Rachel Vincent and now am having to wait till "If I Die" comes out maybe in October of this year to see if Kaylee lives or dies...
    Also read "Blood Wyne" by Yasmine Galenorn, read the "Blood Lily Chronicles Trilogy" by Julie Kenner and "Night Runner" by Max Turner....

    Nice next reading to choose from list Kathy, my first choice would be Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown if I had it and my second choice would be to either read Wither or Spirit Dances... Of course if I had those books no telling when I would read them either!

    I think am going to read "Blood Born" Vampire #1 series book by Linda Howard and then "Enemy Lover"L.O.S.T. #1 series book by Karin Harlow... Both of these are books I plan on giving away in May so need to read them to see if I like the series enough to continue them...

    Happy Monday >_<

  10. Wow you have some great books there!

  11. Yay -- a new JD Robb. I can't wait to pick that up!
    Here's my Monday:

  12. You have great looking books here! Enjoy Kathy!


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