Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (44)

Here we are again... another Monday.

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

I did get reading done today, just not as much as I was hoping too.  But that seems to be the going rate anymore.  I always want to get so much more reading time in and life is always happening. :)  As for the books I've been working on...  I finished Tracking the Tempest By Nicole Peeler and the review is up for you to read, click here.  I am working on The Left Hand of God By Paul Hoffman at the moment, and hoping to finish it up by Wednesday then I get to start into an ARC I received this past week... that one is going to show up in my Received books later in the post here.  I am really looking forward to it... Okay, the name is Waking the Witch By Kelley Armstrong.

Now, back to Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler.  I want to remind you all I will have an interview to post on July 1st!  July 1st is the official release date for Tracking the Tempest.  AND... Nicole has agreed to give one luck commenter on that interview (choosen with a copy of Tracking the Tempest!  Cool or what!?!  Make sure you stop back by!  Remember JULY 1st!

Okay back to my books.  I hate to admit it, but I gave up on Wolf Hall.  I just couldn't do it.  Trying to widen my horizons, but this one didn't work.  Oh well, there are gazillions of other books to read.

Now, as for my Wishlist... I had to limit the books I added this week to be only 6.  I am only adding books I really truly want to read.  And well, you all are making it hard on me as I really want a LOT of books.  So thank you all!  I will get to them eventually. :)

Books Received This Week:

As I did not purchase or receive any won books this week.  I did receive...
Books For Review:
I have been wanting to get to Kelley Armstrong's books and this was a great opportunity to dive right in.  This is book 11 in the Otherworld Series.  And it is due out July 27, 2010.

Synopsis from publisher:
Golden girl of the supernatural world, orphaned daughter of a dark witch and a conniving sorcerer, Savannah Levine has nothing to lose and everything to prove on her first solo case as a paranormal investigator.

She’s got a wide arsenal of spells at her fingertips, many that only she knows.

She’s got a tough-as-nails attitude and an even sharper wit.

She’s got one problem though . . . no one thinks she can handle this on her own.

Savannah has the power . . . and she’s not afraid to use it.
At twenty-one, Savannah Levine—orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer—considers herself a full-fledged member of the supernatural race that rules the Otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper with a full arsenal of spells that she’s not afraid to use when she gets caught in a bind. There’s only one small problem—her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, don’t always trust her. Of course, she’s given them plenty of reasons . . . but those are in the past. People can change, right?

When Paige and Lucas take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge of their detective agency, Savannah is presented with a case that she can’t turn down, and one she can finally call her own. Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, almost shell of a town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman is dead, and darker forces seem to be at play.

Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious—and far more dangerous—than she realizes. Caught up in a web of lust, false identities, and lies, Savannah must summon strength from her depths, and fight like she’s never fought before.

Tyger Tyger is an ebook I requested over at NetGalley.  (Did you read my post from earlier today on NetGalley? If not check it out, here. I would visit there if I where you.  GREAT site!)  This one may take me a little longer to get through only because I will be reading it from my laptop, but I am looking forward to it.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.
Another cool week and a great one on the horizon.
So, how are you faring this week so far?  Does it look like a great reading week this week? 
Here's to hoping you have a great week in words and pages.


  1. I assume you were talking about Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Too bad. I loved it. But I can understand - I've had to give up on other books by her.

  2. I will have to check out NetGalley. I've recently discovered reading Ebooks on my PC isn't so bad.

  3. Alison - That is the one, by Hilary Mantel. I have heard others say it was a great book and they loved it. I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I had a hard time with the writing style. Oh well. Thank you!

    Zia - Yeah! Go check out NetGalley's site. I think you will find some books you would love there. :) Enjoy! Reading on the computer isn't so bad, its just that I can't take it with me as I go places. And I enjoy having my books with me. ;)

  4. I finished reading "Mind Games" by Carolyn Crane yesterday and started reading "Tyger, Tyger" just today. I also received it via NetGalley. You´re right, the site is awesome. I´m an international reader and my chances at getting my hands on an ARC are nearly zero. NetGalley is such a great alternative to ARC tours...
    Did you get any ARCs beside "Tyger, Tyger"?

  5. Ah! I want Waking the Witch!! And yep, have Tyger Tyger on my tbr. Coming up soon.

    Been behind reading. My pup has had a few small problems related to his food. I hate it when good companies sell to bad. :(

  6. Oh my!=) How does one get an arc for Waking the Witch. I am a big fan of the series! and I've been waiting for Savannah to get a book!=)

    I am heading over to read your Tracking the Tempest review. I am curious about that one!

  7. Christine - Hi! A few of us on Twitter are going to do some chatting about Mind Games as we read it. We wont be starting for a few weeks, but it is next on the list. It looks like a great read. I hope you enjoy Tyger Tyger. I look forward to reading what you thought of it. :) No, I didn't get any other arcs yet. I have to try to get through the few I have here first. Did you get others?

    Melissa - Waking the Witch seems to be a popular want around the blog. ;) I am feeling privileged to have got it. I hope we all enjoy Tyger Tyger. It seems like our kind of read. :) Sorry to hear about your pup. I hope he gets better. Its awful when its their food. Its about the only thing they really have. Hope you find food that works out for him.

    Chasity - Hi! I guess I got lucky with Waking the Witch. I am looking forward to reading it. :) And the great things I've heard of Kelley Armstrong. Thanks!

  8. I'm sorry Wolf Hall didn't work out for you. I don't recall you ever not finishing a book so it must have been pretty bad. Tyger Tyger looks interesting and I look forward to reading your review of it.

  9. Hi Simcha - It has been a crazy week here. I haven't had much time to get on here and visit or respond much. Yeah, I try to finish any and all books... to afraid I'll miss out on something. :) But, I just couldn't get into the styly in Wolf Hall. I've heard it was a really good book. But we all have our own likes. So, I'm not to worried. I did find a new home for it and think it will be loved. :)

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