Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Sept. 17, 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.

Last week's busy schedule really put a crimp in my reading plans. I had fun at the Renaissance Festival and Mystic Lake Casino but I didn't get any reading done. Then I spent the week playing catch-up for sleep because I was out late Sunday night. Add in the 3 night premier of The Voice and lots of baseball games to watch on my computer and I was lucky to finish two books.
Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara is the eighth book in her Chronicles of Elantra series. This is a complex fantasy and requires careful reading. At 544 pages, this was no easy undertaking. Because I am invested in the characters, I think it is worth it. My review will be posted on Sept. 22 for this Sept. 18 release.

The Assault by Brian Falkner was military science fiction for young adults about a group of young people changed and trained to infiltrate the headquarters of the aliens who are successfully trying to conquer the Earth. Lots of military detail and huge amounts of military jargon added to the realism of this title. My review will be posted on Sept. 20 for this Sept. 25 release. 
I am currently reading The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost. This is also a huge book with 560 pages. It is the start of a new series which is supposed to be a combination of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner and Legend. I am at the 53% mark and enjoying the story. It has a likable main character, great supporting characters, and snappy dialogue. There is also a lot of intrigue and some really creepy villains. I hope to have my review up by Sept. 22 as this is a Sept. 25 release too.

Next on the stack are the rest of the review books that should be read by the end of September. Doing this could be a problem if I keep reading at my current pace. But I will be trying.
I got these two romantic suspense titles from Harlequin via NetGalley. Shades of Temptation by Virna DePaul is a new author for me but Lori Foster is familiar. I am eager to read Run the Risk.
The next young adult books on the pile are Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson, League of Strays by L. B. Schulman and Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel. 

Here are the reviews that I posted this week:

Also on my calendar this week is a trip to The Red Balloon book store with a friend on Monday night to get our copies of Rift by Andrea Cremer signed. It will be a fun trip but another interruption to my reading time.

What are your plans for the week?


  1. My favorite book this week was the audio of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  2. Sounds like a busy week for you!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. The Paladin Prophecy sounds really interesting. Hope you have more time to read this week - although sounds like you had some very fun reasons for not reading lst week :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  4. I liked Dearly, Beloved.. the rest of the books sound interesting!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and Happy Monday!

  5. Nice! These are new to me but I may have seen some of them around. Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Ooo, <3 me some Lori Foster :) She can write a heck of a romance, can't she?

    Have a wonderful reading week :)
    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  7. I hope your reading time isn't so interrupted this week ;) You've got a nice stack there!

    I see that we're nearly neighbors, I'm a Wisconsin girl.

    Have a great week of reading!

  8. I have Run the Risk on my bookshelf waiting to be read - I'm participating in the book tour for it in October.

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  9. The Assault sounds really interesting, I look forward to reading your review.

  10. Lia Habel's zombie series sounds really good. Love me some zombies :)

    Happy reading!

  11. Ooh, I love renaissance festivals! And I think I'll probably read League of Strays soon too. Happy reading!

  12. This is the second time today I've seen Dearly, Beloved. I love the cover! Enjoy your week!


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