Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Feb. 27, 2012)

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 had a good reading week last week despite my busier than usual schedule. I finished six books (though 3 of them were short). Here is what I read:
I went graphic this week and read Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson Moon Called Volumes 1 and 2. I have read the novels but is was entertaining to read these graphic novels too. I liked the way the stories were redone to fit the graphic format and I liked the illustrations. My review for these two is here.
I had to let Timeless by Gail Carriger jump the queue when it came. It is the last book in the very amusing and entertaining Parasol Protectorate series. It is a lovely combination of steampunk, paranormal romance and historical fiction. My review will be posted on March 1.

Dark Eyes by William Richter made it to the top of my review stack this week. It is a young adult thriller that I got from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. It was very good but also very violent. I think it would be great for older young adults. My review will be posted on March 1.
The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny by Michael Mullin also jumped the queue. I got a copy from the author of his latest fairy tale in verse. It was only 32 pages long but was a nice story with some amusing and entertaining rhymes. My review will be posted on March 3.

My long car ride on Saturday let me listen to almost half of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (read by the author herself). I had to finish listening when I got home because it was very engaging. I have read the book but it has been a number of years. It was nice to revisit these characters. I don't plan to review this one on my blog.
I am currently reading Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb. This is another book that jumped to the top of the stack when it arrived. I have been reading Robb's In Death series since 1995 and I am still very excited each time a new one comes out.

Next week it is back to the stack of books that I need to read and review in March.
I received Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann from the Amazon Vine program. I love this author's romantic suspense and am eager to see how she does a futuristic paranormal.

Hilari Bell sent me a copy of Traitor's Son which is her sequel to Trickster's Girl. I liked the first book and am eager to read the second. It was an interesting blend of YA dystopia and paranormal.
If I finish those, I will be reading Loss by Jackie Morse Kessler which I received from Amazon Vine and Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz which I got from NetGalley. Both are sequels to young adult books I read.

That was my week. What do you have planned for yours?


  1. This is quite a pile of books! enjoy them all.

  2. See Kathy now I am jealous! I wanted to read Wrinkle in time but now... I kind of want to listen to it on audio :)

  3. Wow, what an incredibly week! I need to check out Timeless, how could you go wrong with PNR, steampunk and historical fiction? It sounds like a great series. I also plan to be reading Spellcaster soon (maybe not this week but soon) - I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Here is my Monday Post:

  4. I keep forgetting to say this, but I love your blog name! Hope you have an awesome reading week!

  5. My daughter's Scholastic book order came in. Come see what she and I read.

  6. They sound great! :)
    My Monday Memes post

    PS I really must get round to reading the Parasol Protectorate series! ;)

  7. I can hardly wait to read your review of Dark Eyes. You really did have a good reading week. I think I'm going to have to check out A Wrinkle in Time.

  8. Look forward to your review of Timeless! I can't wait to read that one! Still shocked that this is the last book! I hadn't heard that til a little while ago!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Very cool selection of books you have here! I need to read the Gail Carriger series! Like yesterday! :) Happy Reading to you!


  10. Wow, that's a lot of reading! I need to read faster and get off the computer more often :)

    Lovely blog, I'm a new follower. My Monday Post.

  11. I've enjoyed some of the J. D. Robb books...and should get back to reading more.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Wow...that's a lot of books. I enjoy reading Nora Roberts, but haven't ever read any of her JD Robb books.

    Have a great week. Here's my It's Monday Post if you'd like to stop by...I also posted a new giveaway today (see sidebar) that's open internationally.

  13. I'd like to reread A Wrinkle in Time again soon!


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