Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! 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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Melissa from Must Read Faster
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SO how about this last week? I had an awesome no commitment week and all my evening were free which should have been amazing but the weather was awful…. no biking, no blading, in fact one day I think I went to bed at 7:30 pm….
and of course this weekend was the awesome Dewey Read A Thon which while I did not finish a whole lot, I made a ton of progress. I have a couple more reviews to write and well… here is what was on the BLOG:
World Book Night – participants or anyone writing a post about this, please link up here. 😀
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (my friends daughter has been reading some YA books for me and reviewing, this is her first review… she is awesome – please go and show her some comment love!
The Sweetness At The bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (many people LOVE this, I found… I did not)
Book Appetit (I challenges readers to make a menu and plan a party around their current read and the results were fantastic! Looking for some fun ideas to host a party around a book, check out these thoughts by the READERS!)
The Eyre Report #4 (yes FINALLY I give an update on the reading of Jane Eyre)
I also finished The Lifeboat (audio) and Whole Latte Life, reviews to come this week.
As for this week, I am still catching up on books so I am going to stay light on that – but again, adding more audio:
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.
I have been wanting to read this for awhile now! Seeing it on the World Book Night list reminded me I had yet to do so.
When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband – and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago . . . But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café – and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him – for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse – one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women – and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step – she must find the power to save her home, her love . . . and herself . . .
Blame this one on the mini challenge that asked us to list the books we love to re-read. Since I never seem to have time to re-read, listing my favorites was painful… and listing this series and realizing I had no time to read these books again, I suddenly brightened when I realized my IPOD was in want of an audio download and I had nothing that peaked my interest.
In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family — his wife and three children — will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Here is a ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground.
If you know me well, you know that Koontz and I go way back. He used to be one of my favorite authors. I am excited to spend some time with him again. 😀
And like I said I have several books I have listed in past weeks that I want to work on before I start putting up more. SO what will you be reading this week? What did you read this last week? I am excited to see what books made their way into your hearts! Please link up below!
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