Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday's Beginnings (14)

This is the beginning of a new week!

So, I am wondering:

Where you are in your books or are you starting a new book for the new week? The beginning of the week always seems to be a great time to start anew. To me it seems to be the way Monday goes is a sign of how the week will follow. Have you been able to get much reading time in today? Or are you going to be rushed all week to get everything into the short 24 hour day?

I am still adding numerous books to my reading list. This week I have picked up five books. Well, I do have to say I have told my husband that much of my Christmas list this year consists of books, which you all have contributed to. So thank you all! This is still a wonderous thing! You are all helping to keep me out of trouble and these wonderful authors in work. I am kind of trying to make notes of books to read but the must, must reads are on the top of the list (that is what list these books are on).

I am a little surprised with myself in I have finished two books this past week. They are up and reviewed here as well, but they were Bauchelain and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson and The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu. Bauchelain and Korbal Broach was more detailed for me with the characters and the world so it took me a little longer. The Iron Hunt was a very straight forward paranormal read and I just couldn't put it down. Tonight I am starting the next book to The Iron Hunt ~ Darkness Calls. With this week being Thanksgiving I may not get done with it with all our running to see our parents and grandparents all weekend along with Black Friday and a class reunion coming up.

I think I am starting to fall back into my pattern in the evenings again. I have tried to get back into my exercising on the Wii Fit for at least an hour 3 times a week, blogging, reading, and commenting on a book club forum.

As for today, I tried to get an hour of reading done this evening already and will try for another hour later. I do hope in our travels I can read while on our way, and yes I will have my book tucked in my purse so if I start to go through withdrawal I can pull it out. The only thing is the families get a little upset at times, so I will try my hardest not to read but the book may win out.

Now... this leaves us with one question left... Where are you?


  1. I'm in between books right now so I'm trying to figure out what book to read next. I know in a few weeks I have to start reading The Complete Stories of Flannary O'Connor for the LbW board and I want to read both Wormwood, Nevada and The Devil's Alphabet for the Scifi/Fantasy board. Plus I need to get some Christmas reading in for the Christmas and Holiday challenges.

  2. It is a juggle isnt it? I do that too - try to plan working out, reading, blog hopping, life.... oh yeah... LIFE... I have to remember that.

    Have a great week Melissa!

    LOL :)

  3. I'm still in Victorian England with Charles Dickens in Drood.

  4. I just left a sci-fi dragon world (Rion) and I am now heading off with erotic vampires :) Not a bad place to be.

  5. Ryan - I know the feeling of trying to figure out what to read next. So many possibilities and what am I discussing where and when. Wormwood, Nevada looks good, but I don't know if I will get to it this month. I have picked up the Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossman to read over at B&N. Just found out last night the author is going to visit too.

    Sheila - It is crazy trying to juggle them all. I have a schedule I try to stick to in the evenings to get it all in. Though a lot of times I get off on the timing. Oh well, I just keep trying.

    Deb - I am looking forward to your review of Drood. It sounds interesting. I hope you are enjoying your time there in Victorian England, bet the sights are amazing.

    Mandi - sci-fi dragon world (Rion) ~I am curious. I like dragon worlds. Looks as thought you have a few interesting places to visit.

    Happy Reading every one! Thank you all for stopping by...

  6. I'm living alongside my fellow wives in the middle of nowhere.

  7. Petty Witter - Fellow wives... Wow! Middle of Nowhere. I am wondering where you are at. Sounds interesting!


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