Sunday, August 26, 2012

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

Well, vacation is over and it is back to school for me today. I am back settled (more or less) in my school year home and eager to get back to see my colleagues and students. Besides traveling and lots of packing and unpacking, I managed to get quite a lot of reading done.

I read:
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman is a picture book that I look forward to sharing with my Kindergarten students next week. I like the illustrations and the idea that friends don't have to all be the same. I won't be reviewing this one since it is really out of the scope of either of my blogs. 

Otherkin by Nina Berry fits in well at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. I got this review book (which was a finished copy) from the Amazon Vine program. I love books about shifters and was really entertained by this story of a girl who shifts into a tiger. My review will be posted on Sept. 19. I think my high school students will really like this one.

I also continued re-reading (binging on) the In Death series by J. D. Robb. This week I read books 3 through 10. It has been fascinating watching Eve's world expand by the addition of new characters that are becoming friends. It is also wonderful watching her relationship with Roarke develop. I don't intend to review any of these on my blog but did write a little bit about each one on GoodReads and LibraryThing but mainly just as an aide-memoire to know when new characters made their first appearances.

I am currently reading the eleventh book in the In Death series - Judgment in Death by J. D. Robb. Since I am back home and have access to my bookshelves, I am reading the print version of this novel. 

Next week it is back to review books. These are the ones I hope to read:
I just got Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh through the Amazon Vine Program. It is a thriller and was published on August 21. 

Line of Fire by Stephen White is also a thriller. I got this one from Dutton Books. It was published on Aug. 7 and I said I would have my review posted by Sept. 13.
My two YA books for the week are on my Kindle from NetGalley. Redemption by Veronique Launier is a paranormal with gargoyles which will be released on Sept. 8. Hanging By a Thread by Sophie Littlefield is a paranormal mystery and will be released on Sept. 11. 

This might be an ambitious goal for this week with all the necessary back to school activities including workshops, open houses, lesson planning, etc. but I have hopes that I will get these read. What are your plans for the week?


  1. Someone is lovin' Eve and Roarke this week :)

    Have a great one :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  2. You have a full week of books ahead of you. Enjoy them all.

  3. Boy + Bot's the only one I've heard of.

    My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  4. OOh nice! Those are all new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Kathy, you read so much! You impress me! :)

  6. Very interested in your thrillers, look forward to your reviews.

    JD Robb has been recommended to me but I never started the series, I should put this on my to do list.


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