Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 30, 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.

On the Personal Front:

School was a little chaotic because this was Homecoming Week. I saw lots of crazy costumes. My assistant was busy working with a group of kids to prepare our float for the parade. We pulled out the bookworm we made last year and found 7 kids to man it. She and a student also created a Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter complete with fake fur for the covers. By the way, cutting fake fur made it look like a huge bear had wandered around the media center shedding.

The weather was wonderful this past week. The day of the Homecoming Parade was blessed with hot and windy weather.

Every book listed below is a book that I have received for review. I don't know when I am going to be able to read something I own but I am getting eager to read a few of my recent arrivals.

Last Week:

I did manage to read four books this past week but I was worried when I hadn't yet finished book 2 on Thursday. I had a really good reading weekend.
Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier was the satisfying conclusion to the Ruby Red trilogy. My review will be posted on October 2.

Captive by A. D. Robertson was Andrea Cremer's first adult novel in the Nightshade world. It was an entertaining paranormal romance. My review will be posted on October 10.
Fire Storm by Andrew Lane was the fourth book in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. It was action-packed and exciting. I love the way Lane shows us how Sherlock Holmes grew to be the adult Sherlock we know from Arthur Conan Doyle's books. My review will be posted on October 5.

Beauty's Daughter by Carolyn Meyer is a retelling of the Iliad from the viewpoint of Helen of Troy's daughter. I enjoyed this historical fiction retelling of some of the famous Greek legends. My review will be posted on October 10.

I am currently reading The Russian Endgame by Allan Topol. This book is the conclusion of the Craig Page trilogy and is a thriller.

Next Week:
The Stranger You Know by Andrea Kane is a Kindle ARC that I have for a blog tour. 

Slayers: Friends and Traitors by C. J. Hill is a YA print ARC that I got from Macmillan. It is the sequel to Slayers which I read this summer.
Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark is a YA ARC I got at ALA this past summer.

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins is a Kindle ARC that I got via an email invitation.

If I finish these, I have a couple of books scheduled to arrive from the Amazon Vine program that will probably be my next reads. They require that books be read and reviewed within 30 days of arrival which really messes up my schedule. I prefer to read my books in order by publication date.

Reviewed Last Week:

Inside of a Dog

Ms. Martin Teaches Media

What was your week like? Leave me a link.


  1. Glad it was good weather for Homecoming. It was just beautiful here last week too. I have yet to start the Ruby Red series.

  2. We don't have 'Homecoming' in Australia but I've enjoyed seeing photos on friends' blogs. The Ruby Red trilogy is on my TBR stack and I adore Kristan Higgins' books. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. I really liked The Perfect Match. I want to read Beauty's Daughter and Emerald Green.

    I have been trying to get through my review books too but I do try to make time for stuff from the library or the occasional purchase. I am behind on review books so that has been my focus the past several weeks.

  4. OOh nice! I still need to read Ruby Red myself! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Sounds like Homecoming was fun!
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I'm curious about The Stranger You Know...enjoy your books, and I hope the chaos of school settles down.


  7. Beauty's Daughter sounds interesting to me. I read another Andrea Kane book so I am looking forward to this one. Enjoy your week.

  8. I'd love to see photos of the things you made for the parade if you have any to post.

    Enjoy your books!

  9. I'd love to see photos of the things you made for the parade if you have any to post.

    Enjoy your books!

  10. I'd love to see photos of the things you made for the parade if you have any to post.

    Enjoy your books!

  11. Wonderful! I have Death Cloud by Andrew lane on audio. It's part of the Young Sherlock Holmes Series. I'm happy you got all those books . they sound great. Enjoy your week Kathy!

  12. Gotta love Homecoming week! Emerald Green looks interesting...

  13. I'd love to see the monster you made! Sounds like that whole thing could be a book, lol! Good luck with all your upcoming books to review!

  14. WOW, another great week for reading, and some pretty good-looking books lined up for this week, Kathy.

    I agree with other posters, I'd love to see a picture of your Monster book of monsters! And I bet you'll find those fake-fur sheddings for quite a while still.

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  15. Looks like you had a good reading week last week :) I love the look of Beauty's Daughter, thanks for putting it on my radar & Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday post this week!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


I love getting comments. Let me know what you think.

This blog is now officially declared an Award Free zone! I do appreciate your kindness in thinking of me and I am humbled by your generosity.

Your comments are award enough for me. Comment away!