Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (33)

Well, here we are again... another Monday!

I want to mention one piece of news, well... big news to me, I have hit and surpassed 100 Followers!  THANK YOU ALL!  You are all amazing followers.  So, my 100th follower is Stacy Stew from A Romantic Heart.  Thank you Stacy!  I am thinking on doing a contest here shortly to celebrate.  I will post it when I have the idea figured out.  Thank you all again!


How are you faring in reading at the beginning of this week?  Are you starting a new book for the week or finishing one up?

I am still working on the same books.  Please don't think there is anything wrong with these books.  I am actually enjoying them.  Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie is a read I am doing with a friend for discussions, so we have broke it up into four sections and read slower.  Strange Brew is an anthology so I am reading the short stories in between other reads for quick fillers and when out running around.

I did get through The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan over the weekend, and the review is up as well.  Click here if you would like to read it.

As for my Wishing List... it grew this week by five books.  Two of these five is the remainder of the trilogy by Celine Kiernan.  I am looking forward to these books now.

Books I have received in the mail:

I won this book over at Fantasy Literature Fantasy Book Reviews.  Thank you!  The book synopsis is:

Jack Fletcher's heart is about to get punked.

Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one.  In fact, he's just been the victim of bizarre circumstances.  Like now.  His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectrical system experiments, and suddenly they aren't where they're supposed to be.  In fact, they're not sure where they are when...

...they wake up to find a woman with the reddest hair jack has ever seen - and a gun.  Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets, and she's not about to have her maiden voyage ruined by stowaways.  But the sparks flying between her and Jack just may cause her airship to combust, and ignite a passion that will forever change the world as she knows it.

I feel as if I have not got much reading done today.  I hope to get more reading done this evening for a short while before I head to bed.

So, now to you... How are you faring this week so far?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

Here is to hoping you have a great week in words and pages.


  1. Congratulations on the 100 followers. I hope to one day reach such lofty heights. And with the help you've been giving me, who knows I just might.

    Love the quotes BTW.

  2. Thank you Michael! So glad you stopped by. I hope I help just a little in helping you reach higher. I am glad to be of any help. I do think the books are well worth the praise. And pleased to see you enjoy the quotes. I have taken them from some wonderous authors, you may have heard of them. ;) I liked the wisdom behind the words, they seem to strike true to me. Thank you again and best of luck to you.

  3. Congrats on the win and the 100 followers! You are fantastic! Have a great week of reading.

  4. Well done on winning your book and your 100 followers, such a great mile stone! Thanks also for commenting and stopping by my blog as much as you do, it really is appreciated :)

  5. Ryan - Thank you Ryan! You are really to kind. :) Hope you have a great week as well.

    Book Chick City - Thank you! I really appreciate you stopping by. You have great posts and reviews and I really enjoy reading them. Thank you!

  6. Congratulations on your blog milestone of 100 followers!! More power to you!!

  7. Congrats on your milestone achievement!!

    From what I remember, Abercrombie's books are pretty hefty, too - I totally understand the pace, lol. Hope it all goes well this week :-)

  8. Ooh, a visit from Michael Sullivan, how cool is that??

    Congratulations on all your followers! I also just topped 100, which felt really good because I was teetering on 99 for a couple of weeks and that's such an awkward number I kept hoping for just one more...

    So how are you enjoying Before They are Hanged?
    btw, how far are you from Philadelphia?

  9. CONGRATS! You have a well deserved 100+ and should have 100 more soon, I am sure!

    Love that you have Steamed. It's one I'd love to read, so I can't wait for your review!

  10. Cherry - Thank you for stopping by and for the congrats. I really appreciate it. :)

    Jackie - Thank you! :) Abercrombies books do seem to be heavy reads. But I am enjoying it.

    Simcha - Hi! Yes, very cool to have Michael stopping by. Thank you for the congrats. Well, congrats to you as well for breaking 100!!! I am enjoying the read, and more now that I am in the second quartter of the book. Philadelphia is on the other side of the state of me. It is about 5-6 hours on the turnpike for me. I am close to Pittsburgh. I did live in Harrisburgh for a while though.

    Melissa - Thank you :D I can only hope for another 100 followers. Thank you!

  11. Hey Mel! I am still working on the 2nd part of B.T.A.H. and should be finished with it hopefully by this weekend. Sorry I have become such a slow reader it's just crazy around here, so thank you for being super patient and discussing it with me :)

    Looks like you have been reading some great books, by the way, and congrats on the win awesome cover!

  12. oh and YAY 100 followers well deserved! :)

  13. Hey Krista! When ever your ready to do the discussion let me know. I just finished the second part last night. No problem, like I said I have tons of books here to read in between so I am great to go. :) Thank you for the congrats.


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