Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Feb. 6, 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.

My reading slowed down a bit this week because I was reading two books that were sort of a struggle.
I got Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks from Amazon Vine this week. It was a YA graphic novel that I started reading in a few spare minutes at work and had to finish when I got home. I liked it and thought both the art and story were well done. The review will be posted on Feb. 9.

I finished Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan which was also an Amazon Vine pick. This one is the start of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance series that had some good moments but was sort of a slow read for me. My review will be posted for this one on Feb. 9 too.

Dark Passage by M. J. Putney has been sitting on my TBR mountain for a while. It was a very enjoyable historical fiction story with time travel and magic. It is a sequel and wouldn't be a good place to start the series. I recommend reading Dark Mirror first so that you know the characters. My review will be posted on Feb. 11.

I am currently slogging my way through Witchful Thinking by H. P. Mallory. This one has all the ingredients to be a good paranormal/urban fantasy but something isn't working for me. It might be the very indecisive main character.

Next week it is back to review books for me on the adult side. I am working on those that will be published at the end of February.
Both Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea by Sophia Nash and Touchstone by Melanie Rawn are Amazon Vine picks. The contrast between historical fiction and epic fantasy should keep both of these fresh for me.

On the young adult side of things I put these four books on the stack:
I received When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen from Macmillan's Publishing Group for review. This is an epic fantasy.

Steel by Carrie Vaughn is a carry-over from last week. This is a contemporary fantasy with time travel and pirates and sword fights.
I also dug deep on the TBR stacks and picked two books mainly because they are mass market paperbacks and are making the very tall stacks unstable.

Unexpected Magic by Diana Wynne Jones is an anthology and Nine Gates by Jane Lindskold is the sequel to Thirteen Orphans and is high fantasy based on Chinese mythology. This one may be a stretch because, while the first book is somewhere on TBR mountain, I haven't read it yet. I may have to go looking in boxes for Thirteen Orphans which LibraryThing says I have somewhere.

That was my week. What did you read? What are you planning for this week?


  1. slogging....LOL I know that feeling.... I like the looks of When The Sea Is Rising Red

  2. Nice selection of books.

    My daughter's homework requires reading out loud to me. Come see what she and I read together. I also got some other great books finished on my own time.

  3. Nice! These are new to me, hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. Nice mix you have there! I always give a good 50-100 pages (depending on length) to "hook" me! If it doesn't then I put it aside! I wish you all of luck this week and Happy Reading! :)

  5. I always read slower when I am having trouble connecting to a book.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. That Sophia Nash book looks incredibly cute :) Pretty eclectic mix - but I love that!!!

  7. Ooo, I wish Steel was in my TBR pile. :-)


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