It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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Laurel from Laurel Rain Snow
Coming off a readathon weekend is always exciting as there are books galore in the Monday posts and I am so excited to get around and see what everyone is reading! 😀
I had a great week of getting in some good reading… but I was not the best review writer and have many I am going to work on over the next few days – but seriously…. so worth the wait 😀
Here was my week:
Good Bye to Sookie Stackhouse (Review of Dead Before Dark)- my adventures into this series was short-lived…. Sookie and I have agreed to disagree and I have shown her the door.
A BEA (Book Expo America) Scholorship Opportunity – hurry and check this out – you could win a chance to go! 😛
What is your most treasured book? I love the comments that are shared here about the book(s) on your shelves that you cherish the most and why…. mine is one I can not even read.
Little Princes by Connor Grennan – review this week
Sunday at Tiffany’s by James Patterson – Bookies Book Club read and review coming on Wednesday
Open House by Elizabeth Berg – review this week
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (my first Dessen!!!) review this week
Hate List by Jennifer Brown – review this week
So…. this weeks looks like it will be strong for reviews – thank you to the Dewey read-a-thon… always a great time to work on catching up and reading – and I LOVE that we all stop and read all over the world for this event 🙂
So… moving forward this week… what’s on deck?
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
I am in the mood for some Hobbit – no idea what brought this on other than the fact that I have not read these books in years and as I was looking for new audio this week… I felt this one may be fun.
The search for God in the midst of horror, disaster, and loss has confounded believers for centuries. How does belief actually matter in the lives of those who suffer? Yancey, popular journalist and public speaker, travels the world and attempts to make some theological sense of the hurting people and devastated places he observes, from Virginia Tech to Mumbai.
This is for our Faith In Fiction group read and I have read and enjoyed Yancey in the past (In fact I taught a class on Grace for a couple of years based off one of his books, What’s So Amazing About Grace.)
Teenaged Johnny works as a cobbler in his mother’s shoe repair shop in a posh hotel in South Beach. He spends his days with his friend Meg and designs his own line of shoes while dreaming of wealth to free his family from the confines of poverty. Unexpectedly, the striking Princess Victoriana of Aloria comes to the swanky Miami hotel for a royal visit. The super-hot partying princess pleads for Johnny’s help in finding her missing brother, and offers of money and a royal marriage convince him to take her seriously-even when she explains that the prince has been turned into a frog. With the aid of a magical cloak and some headphones that allow him to hear animals speak, Johnny embarks on a journey wherein he encounters talking swans, a fox named Todd, and two angry giants. When he lands in hot water with an evil witch bent on destroying him, Meg comes to his rescue. The pair journey from South Beach to Key West, to Europe, and to Manhattan; and in the end, Johnny finds wealth, fame, and true love.
Ok… LOL…. I know…. this one if for The Fairy Tale Fortnight that is coming up and hosted by Misty, The Book Rat) and Ashley from Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing… more on that coming soon… 😉
Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate.
Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his mother’s life. Now he’s a priest who lives by a law of love and compassion. It is powerful men and hypocrites who abide by legal law but eschew the law of love that most incense Danny. As an avenging angel, he believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, at any cost.
Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit.
But when Danny and Renee’s paths become inexorably entangled things go very, very badly and neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.
Judge not, or you too will be judged.
This one is for a blog tour on Tuesday…. Dekker has been hit or miss the last few years… I am curious where this one will land.
I need another audio to start too…. but will wait and see what comes in from the library. 😀
So that’s about it. I am looking forward to what you are reading as now that I have cleaned up my library books… I am itching to check out more. Add your What Are You Reading Post to the linky below and I as well as others will be able to come and check out your post and add to our own reading lists…. that I am sure. 😀
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