Sunday, February 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 18, 2013)

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 past week I read five books. Here they are:
I read Also Known As by Robin Benway. I got this review book from NetGalley and really enjoyed it. It had a number of laugh-out-loud scenes that had me laughing so hard I had to wipe away the tears before I could read more. My review will be posted on February 21.

I read Mind Games by Kiersten White and really liked that review book too. It was a complex psychological thriller. I fell in love with the characters. My review is here.
I read Released: The Shapeshifters' Library by Amber Polo and enjoyed it. I loved all the librarian in-jokes. The characters were outrageous and the plot demanded complete suspension of belief. I got this book from the author for review. My review will be posted on February 21.

Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan was also a review book. This story was the long-awaited sequel to Stone Cold Seduction. It is also the middle book in a trilogy but it did more than placehold for the final book. I liked the way the main character grew through the course of the story. You can see my review here.
Finally this week, I said to heck with my review stack and grabbed Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz from my TBR mountain. Krentz always provides an engaging story. This one was no exception. Anyone in the mood for a paranormal romance can be happy with this one. My review will be posted on February 23.
It is somewhat unusual for me but I am currently reading two books. Both of them are young adult review books. I started The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd and am on page 61 but then I stopped to read Dream Eyes. I also started Dualed by Elsie Chapman on my Kindle and am at 6%. Both books are by debut authors. 

Next week looks like it is going to be a busy one. We have parent-teacher conferences Monday and Tuesday nights making my working day 7:30 AM until 7 PM those days. Monday and Tuesday are also my TV nights with The Biggest Loser on Monday and SMASH on Tuesday. There is NO reading time in that schedule. We do have Friday off to make up for working extra on Monday and Tuesday. Maybe there will be time for reading that day. 

Also on Saturday, a friend and I are traveling to the Hubbs Children's Literature Conference at St. Thomas where we will hear Jacqueline Woodson and David LaRochelle speak. I am eager to get my Woodson books signed. I love Each Kindness. I have met David LaRochelle before but hope to get my copy of It's a Tiger signed.

Here are the books I hope to fit in sometime this week after I finish the two I'm reading now:
I have had Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller as an eARC on my Kindle since October 23 and the finished hardcover on the stack since Feb. 6. I want to read this book badly but it keeps getting set aside for review books.

I have Unremembered by Jessica Brody in line as the next YA review book I should read. It will be released on March 5. The ARC has been sitting on the pile since October 4.

What are your plans for the week?


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