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!
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited. **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
and from the previous week while I was in New York:
Congratulations! Please email me your book choice out of the recently cleaned up and LOVELY Reading Cafe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a week. I spent Sunday through Friday in New York at BEA (Book Expo of America) which is a book bloggers heaven – seriously…. books, author, Publishers, and blogger friends. I have attended the last three years and I HIGHLY recommend it. What a rush!!!
So… that said… I did not have a lot of posts this past week as by day I was at the Expo and by evening I was at Publishing house and author events and as much as I had good intentions of posting… I was really just too tired. Here is what I managed to put up last week:
Yup… thats it. Needless to say, I am behind on book reviews… I think I have 4 books to review and 3 audio books to review yet. I have some writing to do, as well as more BEA recaps, and my Blogiversary party which will be here this Friday and you do not want to miss out as we have a lot of fun! (If you have come the past two years you know this is a great time!!!)
For my plan for this week:
Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn’t real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin’s yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they’d imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren’t black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.
Its Like Harry Potter in College! Thank you John from Brilliance audio for the recommendation! I am three hours in and really enjoying it!
How much change can one summer bring?
If you’re Caddie Winger — thirty-two years old, still living with her grandmother and giving piano lessons to neighborhood children — one summer can make the whole world look different. Caddie’s mother died when she was nine, and her grandmother raised her. Now their roles are reversed, and it’s Caddie who takes care of Nana. When her grandmother breaks a leg and insists on going into a convalescent home, Caddie finds herself being pulled out of her comfy, self-made nest. Living alone for the first time since college, she uncovers some startling truths from her past.
Jolted, she looks at the world with new eyes and begins to take charge of her future. As she makes a new best friend, takes risks she never dreamed she could, and navigates the depths and shallows of true love and devastating heartbreak, Caddie learns how to trust other people and, ultimately, how to trust herself.
Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Kenzie and Gennaro risked everything to find the young girl—only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home.
Now Amanda is sixteen—and gone again. Haunted by their consciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most. Their search leads them into a world of identity thieves, methamphetamine dealers, a mentally unstable crime boss and his equally demented wife, a priceless, thousand-year-old cross, and a happily homicidal Russian gangster. It’s a world in which motives and allegiances constantly shift and mistakes are fatal.
In their desperate fight to confront the past and find Amanda McCready, Kenzie and Gennaro will be forced to question if it’s possible to do the wrong thing and still be right or to do the right thing and still be wrong. As they face an evil that goes beyond broken families and broken dreams, they discover that the sins of yesterday don’t always stay buried and the crimes of today could end their lives.
I have some books to finish up on so I think I will leave this as it is here. Monday, if the weather is cooperating, I am going to Duluth for their annual Library Sale. I know, I know…. I just got back from a book event – but this is one I have always wanted to go to and it has never worked out before. I plan on leaving early in the morning to get a good spot in line (I will share details in my Tuesday morning meanderings.)
In the mean time, I am super curious as to what you are reading! Please link up below and I will try to stop by and see your books/audio and whatever else you have going on 😀
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