Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (July 25, 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.

Here is what I read last week:
Breaking Point by Pamela Claire was a tense, hot, and exciting romantic suspense novel. I'll be posting my review on August 1.

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah MacLean was an entertaining historical romance with characters I loved. My review will be posted on August 6.
Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn was the latest in the Kitty Norville series. I don't think I'm going to do a review of this one. It was good but not great.

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby was a young adult paranormal that wasn't anywhere near as light and fluffy as the cover would seem. I really liked it. My review will be posted on July 25.

I got a couple more off my list of review books this week too.
Vanish by Sophie Jordan follows Firelight. It is a young adult with dragons. I really liked it and look forward to the next book in the series. My review will be posted on August 4.

Deadly Sins by Kylie Brant is the latest in her Mindhunters series. These are romantic suspense. I liked this one enough that I immediately went to Amazon and purchased the rest of the Mindhunters series. My review will be posted on August 3.

And, lastly, I read Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede. I bought this one for my Kindle so that I could refresh my memory of the story before I read Wrede's latest - Across the Great Barrier. It was as wonderful as I recalled. It is a lovely fantasy about an alternate US during the pioneering days.

I am currently reading Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede which just arrived this week. Here is the description:
From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.

Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child - her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier.

There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There's tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities--and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.

With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.
Next week should be a great one. These books that I pre-ordered should be arriving and will jump to the top of TBR mountain:

Monday I am taking a road trip to St. Paul to meet up with a friend and attend Maggie Stiefvater's signing at the Wentworth Library. I am taking my copy of Forever with me. If the road construction isn't too bad I should get to the Library early enough to start reading it before the signing.

That was my week and those are my plans. What do you have planned?


  1. Have a fabulous time in St. Paul it is where I grew up. Enjoy your week and happy reading.
    My Monday:

  2. I am looking forward to reading Vanish soon. I'm also on the waiting list at my library for Supernaturally and Wolfsbane. Have fun at the Maggie Stiefvater book signing!

  3. Love the diversity in your reads! have a great week Kathy!

  4. I can't wait to read Fairy Bad Day. The wackiest book I'm reading this week is Bagelmania. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  5. I'm hoping to get Supernaturally and Wolfsbane as well! I preordered with Borders and am still not sure if they will send out along with Spell Bound! Hoping they will! Fingers crossed!

    Actually saw Supernaturally when I went into a Barnes and Noble at the mall yesterday. Wanted to get it, but had to tell myself no. Cost too much at full price there. Then made me sadder about Borders. :(

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my My Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. My daughter loves these books, I always get such great recommendations for her from your blog!!

  7. Have fun on your road trip! I'm reading A Dance With Dragons at the moment. I hope I can finish it by the time I get my copy of Butcher's newest book. I want to read Estep's too. So many books, not enough time!

  8. Those Patricia Wrede books look fantastic! I'm gonna have to check them out.

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  9. Just added both Frontier Magic books to my Wish List! I just love the cover of the first one! Hope it not a bad thing to love a book just for it's cover ~ LOL!!


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