Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Nov. 5, 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.

This week I read:
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier which suffered from "middle book in a trilogy" syndrome. There wasn't any sort of resolution and it required that you remember the first book pretty well. I liked the main character and am really ambivalent about her love interest. My review will be posted on Nov. 8.

The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa was a great fantasy from NetGalley and Harlequin Teen. I liked revisiting the Nevernever through Ethan's eyes. He hates the fey but needs to go back to the Nevernever to help rescue a friend. I liked his love interest and thought the story was exciting. My review is here

A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry was a chick lit romance and was very well done. Who hasn't had a fantasy of marrying someone rich and titled? But this explores what happens to a woman's life when that really happens. My review will be posted on Nov. 8.
I am currently reading Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price. This is a young adult mystery that is the last of my October review books. I have been easily sidetracked this week and haven't managed to read very much. 

I completed my "clearing out the shelves" project and removed another 500 books yesterday. I removed a total of 1076 books from my shelves. I actually have four empty shelves in the keeper section! I had a friend come over and sort through the 17 bags of books I had after last week's reorganizing of the A-Ls through which left me with nine bags to drop off at the library on my way to the Cities on Saturday morning.

I went to Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore on Saturday and had a chance to buy Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold. I was also able to chat with her and get my book autographed. Then I stopped over at the World Market which is just next door to have lunch at the Sonora Grill which I had seen on the Food Network. I had a really nice sandwich (but a cilantro aioli was a poor substitute for ketchup for my fries.)

I got home by 3:30 and started working on the second half of my bookshelves. I finished sorting through and moving books at 10 PM. I have another 14 bags of books for my friend to look through. I will take the leftovers to the public library for their book sale.

The next step, which I did when I got up on Sunday morning, was to sort through all the old teaching materials I have been gathering for years and which were taking up three shelves in the room I want to be my TBR room. I got rid of most of them because they were outdated or had ideas I didn't think I would use in a million years. Since I don't think these would be of value at a book sale, they are just going to the recycle bin.

I also started sorting all the baskets of adult TBR books into alphabetical stacks. I have one laundry basket left but stopped to write this post. I will finish sorting those before the day is over. The very last step will be to alphabetize each stack and put them on the shelves I emptied in my office. I think I will be working on that throughout the coming week. 

If my energy for reorganization doesn't disappear, I intend to get to the large closet that contains at least fourteen more boxes of books. I know what is in each box and after looking at the lists have very few that I will need to dig out before donating all of them too.

Then, I will get back to reading. Here are the books that are next on my stack. These are an the adult stack.
The Trial of Fallen Angels by James Kimmel Jr.
Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson
Vlad All Over by Beth Orloff

These are the next on the young adult stack:
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman
Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman

These are young adult books I got from the authors and need to read soon.
The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

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


  1. I'm thinking about reading Will Sparrow's Road. My favorite book was Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson Please come see what I'm reading now.

  2. That's an impressive amount of organisation!

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Nice! I still need to read Ruby Red!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I liked Mystic City and would like to read Forsaken!
    Here's what I'm reading
    Have a good Monday!

  5. Good for you, all that organizing can feel SO great!


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