Sunday, March 16, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 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.

Last week was a pretty quiet one. Except for having my taxes done, I didn't have any meetings or appointments. 

This next week isn't the same. On Monday, I have to go to my tax office because they discovered that they did last year's taxes incorrectly. To my benefit, I'll be getting another refund but I have to go in to sign some paperwork and mail in the amended return. Monday night I'll be baking cookies because my group is supplying the dessert for a retirement luncheon on Tuesday. Wednesday, I have a meeting after school. Thursday, my friend and I are driving up to the Cities to attend Shannon Hale's signing at The Red Balloon. We'll be leaving right from work and returning to my house by 10 PM (I hope).

To add to the fun this week, I have developed my first cold of this year. So I'm feeling like someone who has been trampled by elephants, I'm coughing and sneezing and scratching my itchy, watery eyes, and I'm going through Kleenex like I own stock in the company.

There won't be much reading time until next weekend but I will try to squeeze in some reading time somewhere.

Read Last Week
Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski was a cute contemporary about a group of kids who develop telepathy after getting a flu shot. The review for this book will be posted on March 27.

The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle was a Gothic mystery starring Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. I enjoyed this one very much. My review will be posted on March 22.

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson was an engaging middle grade fantasy. My review will be posted on March 22.

RedDevil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt is an engaging science fiction thriller. Despite the heavy emphasis on science and my lack of knowledge about the human brain, I am enjoying this one. 

Next Week

My overly ambitious plans for this week include these books from my review stack.
Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk is the start of an epic fantasy series. I got this one from Amazon Vine.

Notorious by Allison Brennan is a thriller that introduces a new character. I got this one from Amazon Vine too.
Sekret by Lindsay Smith and Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira both came to me from Macmillan. 

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson came from Amazon Vine. It won't be released until May but I have only a couple of weeks to get it read and stay in good standing in the Vine program.

Reviews Posted

What does your week look like?


  1. Sounds like a busy week coming up, hope you feel better and enjoy the author event. I'll watch for your review of Don't Even Think About It, I'm thinking of picking that up- love the premise. My daughter reads her younger oriented books, not sure if this one is more of a YA but sounds like it...

  2. Hope you feel better soon - trampled by elephants doesn't sound good! I've heard a bit about Sekret, may have to check it out. You can check out my Monday here

  3. Ooh enjoy the author event, I hope you're feeling better by then! Notorious caught my eye and I'm curious about Love Letters to the Dead, I'm waiting on a few more reviews before I decide whether to read it. Have a good week and happy reading, whatever you manage to squeeze in :)

  4. Hope that cold won't hang around too long. Just had a peak at your Concealed in Death review, although I am so far behind in the series. Will catch up eventually!

  5. I hope your cold improves. I 've come down with a strange throat, almost lost my voice but still reading.

  6. Ugh, sucks being sick! Hope you feel better soon! And that you enjoy your signing this week!

    Nice reading list too! Haven't read any but do hope you enjoy them all!

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  7. Wow, you are going to be a busy lady this week! I am sorry to hear you are getting a cold; I think my allergies are acting up, since this is the first nice weather we have had for a million years! Lol. Feel better soon, and enjoy your author signing! :)

  8. Notorious grabbed me....I have been noticing this one.

    Good news about getting another refund...usually tax mistakes mean more money out of OUR pockets...LOL.

    Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy your week.

  10. Hope you feel better! Sounds like you have a busy time ahead!

  11. I enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead!!

    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Also check out our Kindle Giveaway along with OUAT 4 year Giveaway.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  12. Sorry you are feeling sick, especially during a busy week. I saw Love Letters to the Dead on another blog and was intrigued. Getting more money back is always nice! Have a great week.

  13. I hope you feel better soon, I'm really curious about Red Devil 4. Blood & Iron looks really good too.
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  14. Sorry about your cold - hope you're back to normal very soon. Haven't heard of any of these books before, and "Thraxton Hall" sounds really intriguing - another book for my list!

  15. hoping the cold is on the move?
    and yay for the tax benefits from errors =)
    you had a great reading week it looks like, and best for this week ahead [if you're up to it] maybe an audio book would be good while you're resting/recovering =) !

  16. Hope you feel better quickly. The Revenant of Thraxton Hall sounds good to me. Hope your events this week are fun and that you have happy reading when you get to it.

  17. I am quite excited about Love Letters to the Dead.

  18. The combination of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde is such an unusual one! Hope you are enjoying your reads this week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out


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