Sunday, March 27, 2011

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

I was in sort of a reading funk this past week. I started and abandoned three books. All of them were books that I had for review but I just couldn't get into them. I did get some reading done though.

Last week I read a bunch of books that I have for review:
The Fires Beneath the Sea by Lydia Millet was a middle grade paranormal that I received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. This was a print ARC. It won't be published until May and my review is already written and scheduled for May. It reminded me a little bit of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. 

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks is an interesting take on werewolves and vampires that is completely different than  Twilight. This was an eARC that I got from NetGalley for review. I enjoyed the adventure and think that middle grade boys would also enjoy this one. My review will be posted later on today. The book will be published on April 4.
Cowboy, Take Me Away by Kathleen Eagle was a contemporary Western Romance that I got from Harlequin via NetGalley. I used to read her books all the time but haven't for a while. I had some trouble connecting with this one but it was a quick, light read. My review will be posted on March 30 but the book won't be available until April 19.

The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason is the second in her Regency vampires series. I enjoyed this romance between Dimitri and Maia and look forward to reading the third in the series soon. I got the eARC from Mira books via NetGalley. My review will be posted on March 31 but the book won't be out until April 19.

Spirit Dances by C. E. Murphy is the most recent addition to the Walker Papers. These are urban fantasy and I really enjoy them. I somehow missed reading books 4 and 5 but now have them on my TBR stack so that I can catch up. I had the eARC from Luna Books via NetGalley. Here is my review. This book is available now in both print and ebook formats.

 Currently Reading:

I just began The Trouble With Spells by Lacey Weatherford. This is the first in her Of Witches and Warlocks trilogy. I am participating in her blog tour. My tour date is April 10 but I want to have the book read and reviewed before that. I received a copy of this book for my Kindle and for free from Smashwords using a coupon. The coupon is good until April 9.

This is a young adult paranormal series that I have heard some good things about. The print book was published on March 11 and Amazon has the Kindle edition for $.99.

Next Week:

I plan to balance some of the review books I have on my stack with books that I bought.
I bought Invincible: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon and plan to read it before bringing it to my HS Media Center. I enjoyed the first book in the series and am a fan of her adult Dark Hunters books. 

Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut was sent to me by the author. This is another Young Adult paranormal dealing with a young man who is an apprentice angel. 

Hex, A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray was also sent to me by the author. This is also a young adult paranormal romance. 
I bought Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann. I really enjoy her Troubleshooters series and look forward to losing myself in a book of romantic suspense. 

Night Road by Kristin Hannah is a review book that I received via Shelf Awareness. This contemporary fiction story is very different than the kind of book I usually read. Not a vampire, werewolf or witch in sight! But I was intrigued by the blurb and thought I would give it a try.

A Song for My Mother by Kat Martin is another contemporary fiction title that I received for review. The blurb says it is a "compelling story of love, loss, hope, and second chances…" It also sounded good to me. Someone must really want me to read this. I had the eARC and then a print copy arrived in my mailbox.

Last week 4 of 5 books were digital editions either on my Kindle or on my computer. Next week I am going to be reading only print books. Maybe I'll notice the TBR stacks going down a little. What are your plans for the week?


  1. You read an impressive number of books last week even with the three you couldn't finish. I had a book I put aside last week too.

    I have an ARC of The Fires Beneath the Sea as well but haven't read it yet. I want to read Night Road. It sounds like a really good emotional book. I hope you enjoy it!

    Do you read your NetGalley ARCs on your Kindle? I usually have to read them on my laptop which cuts down on my reading time since I can't take it to work. I am currently reading The Vespertine on my laptop. I don't have an e-reader yet though I have the Kindle App for my iPhone. I am going back and forth between wanting a Kindle and wanting a Nook Color. The iPhone kind of gives me the best of both worlds for now but I do wish I could read e-ARCs on it.

    Have a great week!

  2. II had a hard time getting into some of my books this week.

    Here is mine

  3. As usual you got a good number of books read last week! Looks like you have some good reads coming up this week as well. Look forward to your reviews, Kathy....

  4. You had a great reading week. I enjoyed Night Road, hope you do as well. As a fan of the troubleshooters series I'll be requesting that book.

  5. You have had a full reading week and another in front of you. Enjoy.

  6. I'm behind on reviews too! Hope you get your mojo back this week.

  7. At least you are reading... I feel like I pick up a book and fall asleep because I am so exhausted. Enjoy this week hope you find a great read!

  8. I am not familiar with these so I look forward to your reviews. I hope you enjoy you books and have a great week. My Monday:

  9. I'm on Spring Break. Will I find the balance between reading for fun and reading for my project? Come see .

  10. I just finished and posted reviews for Griffin Rising and Hex a Witch and Angel Tale both of which were surprisingly good. I will have to keep an eye out for The Fires Beneath the Sea as I love A Wrinkle in Time and since this reminded you of it I am sure I would enjoy it too. Have a great week!

  11. I've got Griffin Rising in my TBR mountain too! I got some pretty serious reading done in the last week too.

    Here's mine:

  12. That is an impressive amount of books to handle for the coming weeks! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

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  13. I got Night Road this week...A Song for My Mother sounds like a book I'd enjoy....


  14. I like the Troubleshooter series, too, but I'll wait for the paperback. I like Kristin Hannah but haven't read Night Road yet. Looking forward to what you think about these!


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