It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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Hi all!  Hope your week was WONDERFUL!  Mine was pretty sweet!  A couple dress up events (costume style) and a fairly relaxing weekend. Which has been awesome!  Here is what I posted this past week:

Pics from the above said dress up event (one of them anyway!)


Things I Have Recently Learned in Books


Still Fooling ‘Em by Billy Crystal


This week I have started some new reads and I am excited to move on them:

2bThe Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

This is my current guilty pleasure read.  Having races first the first thee in this series now I am ready to see what happens in book 4!


This document, dear friend, will shatter the Church…..

Reading these words in a letter in a dusty archive, Thomas Kelly is skeptical. The papers to which they refer have vanished, but Father Kelly, a Jesuit priest, doubts that anything could ever have had that power—until the Vatican suddenly calls him to Rome to begin a desperate search for that very document.

Meanwhile, standing before a council of her people, Livia Pietro receives instructions: she must find a Jesuit priest who has recently arrived in Rome and join his search for a document that contains a secret so shocking it has the power to destroy not only the Catholic Church, but Livia’s people as well.

As cryptic messages from the past throw Thomas and Livia into a treacherous world of art, religion, and conspiracy, they are pursued by those who would cross any line to obtain the document for themselves. Thomas and Livia must race to stop the chaos and destruction that the revelation of these secrets would create. Livia, though, has a secret of her own: She and her people are vampires.

In a sprawling tapestry that combines the religious intrigue of Dan Brown with the otherworldly terror of Stephenie Meyer, Blood of the Lamb is an unforgettable journey into an unthinkable past.

I have started this one… with a little Davinchi feel… this could be interesting.


Since the publication of A Mile Down (2005), a true account of Vann’s misadventures at sea, his highly acclaimed works have won 15 awards and been translated into 18 languages. Yet perhaps none have drawn more deeply on Vann’s own violent family history than this latest novel about an unnamed 11-year-old boy on a hunting trip with his male elders. While camping with his grandfather, father, and family friend on their ancestral 640-acre northern California ranch, with Goat Mountain looming above, the foursome stumbles on a poacher whom the boy, on an inexplicable impulse, shoots and kills. Recounting the incident decades later, the boy, now a man, describes the harrowing aftermath of his actions, from his father’s decision to hang the corpse in full view of their camp, to a hellish night on the mountain alone after snagging his first buck.

Egads right????

So moving on… I need to get this post up 😀

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16 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Your dress up photos on facebook were great! I’ve got the first two books in the Mortal Instruments series but still haven’t made a start. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  2. Sounds like you had a great week. I’m hoping the library will get the Billy Crystal book in audio. It sounds like something I’d enjoy. Have a great week!

  3. Wow, sounds like you had a fun week! My husband and I always loved dressing up with the kids for Halloween – we often did a family theme – so it’s kind of sad that they are growing up and away. I’ll have to find some costume events around here!

    I really want to listen to the Billy Crystal book – I heard an interview with him on NPR and he was sooo funny!

    Enjoy your books this week –


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