Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 29, 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.

School starts today! At least for the teachers. We also roll out our 1:1 laptop program with the sophomores and juniors tonight. Tomorrow the seniors get their laptops. It should be a busy and exciting couple of days at work because all the usual library things need to get done too. We work Monday and Tuesday for 7:30 AM until at least 9 PM both days. Then we are off until Tuesday, Sept. 6, when we will welcome our students for the new school year.

I think I will be spending a lot of time at both my media centers Wednesday through Monday getting ready!

Last week I read:
Sympathy for the Devil by Justin Gustainis which is the third in the Morris and Chastain urban fantasy series. This one was a great addition to the series. We got to know the main characters better and were swept up in a very exciting plot. My review will be posted on September 1.

Blood Work: An Original Hollows Graphic Novel by Kim Harrison was an impulse buy for me. I like the Hollows series. I am not really a fan of graphic novels. Because of that, I thought the story was slight but the pictures were well-done. I realize more each day how much I am not a visual person. My review will be posted on August 31.
Stone Cold Seduction by Jess Macallan is a new urban fantasy story from Entangled Publishing. I will be hosting Jess on my blog on Saturday and posting the review then too. I will also have an ebook to give away. Check back. I really enjoyed this urban fantasy story with an atypical female lead. 

I also read Vespers Rising which is the newest book in the 39 Clues series. This one was written by Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson. It sets up a new rivalry with another powerful family. This one was well-done and I think my middle graders will be glad to continue on with the series. My review will be posted on August 31.

I am currently reading All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin which has finally made its way to the top of my review stack. This is a young adult book that combines a dystopia with a mystery. I have just begun it but am enjoying it so far.

I don't know what I will be reading next week. I expect to go the the Elementary school Monday and find a bunch of packages waiting for me. I have been having stuff sent there for the last couple of weeks.  I know that Bloodlines by Richelle Mead is there waiting for me. I have been eager to read it since I went to her author signing in May and she read the first part of it to us. I think that one will be first no matter what else might be waiting for me.


  1. I hope you have a fantastic school year! Those months of summer vacation just fly by don't they? My mom is a kindergarten teacher and her school starts tomorrow.

    I haven't read All These Things I've Done but I'm glad to hear you like it so far. I have Bloodlines on my list to read this week too.

  2. I can't wait to read All These Things I've Done! New follower!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  3. Interesting selection this week. Even with homework, I did manage to meet last week's reading goals. Please come see what I finished and what I'm reading now.

  4. I need to read All These Things I've Done... love that cover!

  5. Kathy I'm so looking forward to reading "Bloodlines".

    Here's my "Monday" post.


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