Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 17, 2014)

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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences went well last week. I found more reading time than I had anticipated. My colonoscopy prep wasn't as bad as I had been anticipating and the procedure itself was a breeze. With Valentine's Day off (to compensate for working Monday and Tuesday evening) I had some extra reading time.

This coming week looks pretty good too except for needing some more medical tests. We are hoping to get them scheduled for Friday which will be another whole day spent at the Mayo Clinic. I talked to my doctor on Saturday who said the colonoscopy results were fine but that there were a couple more things she wanted to check. The combination of getting older and Crohn's Disease isn't much fun!

We got four inches of snow Saturday which was pretty -- since I didn't have to drive anywhere. They are predicting more "significant" snow for Sunday night into Monday morning which could make the commute a real pain. I'm sort of hoping for a two-hour late start but really don't want another snow day. Any additional snow days have to be made up. The first day we'll lose comes off our Easter Break. 

Read Last Week
A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle was a fun paranormal mystery with interesting, quirky characters. My review for this one will be posted on Feb. 22.

Unforgotten by Jessica Brody is a YA science fiction story with time travel. It is a sequel and middle book in a trilogy. It was exciting and action-packed. I enjoyed it. My review will be posted on Feb. 22.
Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn Kelly was a fun romance. It had been a while since I read a Harlequin and I enjoyed the return visit. My review will be posted on Feb. 27.

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy is the first in a new middle grade paranormal series. It was filled with action, adventure, humor and heart. My review will be posted on Feb. 27.

Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison was another romance. It had more depth - and angst - than a Harlequin but was still a quick, comforting read. My review will be posted on March 1.

I am currently reading Nil by Lynne Matson. This science fiction story is about teens who are mysteriously transported to an island who have 365 days to get off or die. There is also a romance. 

Next Week

I have all review books on my stack for next week.
Eyes Closed Tight by Peter Leonard is a thriller that I received for a Blog Tour. 

I am most excited for Night Broken by Patricia Briggs. There might have been some happy dancing when I found out I was chosen to receive the eARC from Penguin's First to Read. 
Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut has made my review stack for this coming week. It was released on Feb. 4. I got an autographed copy from the author to review and donate to my HS Media Center.

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski is also on the stack for this week. I was so pleased when I got the print ARC in a lovely slipcase a while ago. I usually don't keep ARCs after I read them but will be making an exception for this one.

Reviews Posted

What do you have planned for the week?


  1. Pleased to hear your colonoscopy results were fine, fingers crossed your next lot of tests bring good news. As always a great bunch of books, very curious about Jessica Brody's science fiction trilogy.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  2. Crohn's disease is no easy thing, admire you for coping with it, doing so much reading and teaching as well.
    I saw someone else reading Patricia Briggs, I must really try out her first one in the series.

  3. Glad to hear about your health, and it sounds like your reading is going great. :-)

  4. Good about your health. Enjoy the week.

  5. That's good new about your health. Glad things are going well! I always enjoyed snow days myself, but yeah when it got to the point where we had to give up days off, I wasn't always too happy!

    Hopefully things work out for you there too! Happy Reading this week with your current reads! Hearing good things about the Winner's Curse!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I hope your tests turn out well. I'm jealous you have the new Mercy book!

    Take care
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. A Taste for Murder looks like a fun read.
    Book Dilettante

  8. Oooo I would have done a happy dance too, for the Patricia Briggs book! I think that series just keeps getting better and better!

    I am sorry you have to go through all these medical tests! :( Hopefully everything will soon be worked out.

  9. Glad to hear all went well. Looks like you have a great collection of books. Enjoy!

  10. Yep. I am pretty much green with envy over your eARC of Night Broken! Heehee. I have a feeling that it's going to be a fantastic read. Patricia Briggs has been so consistently solid with Mercy. Can't wait to read your thoughts!

  11. Good luck with the snow...what a pain this year has been for all of us.

    I have A Taste Fur Murder waiting to be reviewed. It looks really good. Have a great week!

  12. Wow lots of reading - Waking up Pregnant intrigued me, look forward to your review.

  13. Ugh, colonoscopy prep can be unpleasant. Glad it wasn't as bad as you'd thought it would be.

    Enjoy your books...I like having some light romance books occasionally.


  14. I cant wait for the winner's curse! thanks for stopping by :)
    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  15. I might have to try out some of these books. :)

  16. Hope the snow will behave itself!! Have a great week with a lot of reading time.

  17. Great week of books! Hope you enjoyed all of them! I hope to get my hands on The Winner's Curse soon, I have only been hearing good things about it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

  18. Great book week. Glad your test results were good too. Here's hoping the snow stays pretty, but workable - making up days doesn't sound fun at all! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  19. You should consider joining the 1001 Children's Books group at Yahoo. We read two books a month. It's very low-key.

    Here's the link:

  20. I love Marie Rutkoski. I'd keep that ARC too if I got it!


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