Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (50)

So, 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 only got a little bit of reading done tonight.  With football underway now, my son likes to know I am watching.  And truth be told, I like to watch him play.  It's something he enjoys and is good at.  But, I do cheat and try to sneak some reading in when he is in line and not up doing what ever practice it is.  I am hoping this week will work out to be a great reading week, in the end.

So, What am I working on reading?  Lately I have a few books going, which is a little unusual for me.  But I am enjoying them all.  I just started Gift of the Unmage By Alma Alexander.  I plan on finishing this one up this week.  It is a YA read, which I have not read in a while so thought it was time to pick one up again.  Also working on Mind Games By Carolyn Crane.  This one is for our Book Blog Chat, and I will finish this one this week.  We have broken it into 3 sections and stop at each point to discuss ideas and questions we have and a few the author was kind enough to supply us with. I am going to be finishing the last section up this week.  You are always welcome to join in on the first two discussions at ANY time.  Then the third book I am working on is Antiphon By Ken Scholes.  This is another series I TOTALLY love!  Ken has really created a world here that you can get lost in.

I did get a review up this past week for Land of the Burning Sands, The Griffin Mage, book 2 By Rachel Neumeier.  If you would like to check out that review, CLICK HERE.  And I got my CSN Review up, of what I really love and think all book lovers should get.  If you would like to check it out, CLICK HERE.

As for my Wishlist... Of course I have added to it, even though I am trying to keep it to a minimum.  And with being a little on the absentee side last week, I still managed to find some books to add.  I have added 6 books to the list.  The authors really should be proud of you all for introducing me to all their amazing books.

I am also working on writing a little ROD for over at Deadline Dames.  The deadline to get the short writing of 250 words in is August 11th.  So, I am working on a short little ditty for there.  I will have to post a link next week after I get it all done.

Books Received Last Week:

Believe it or not... I didn't get ANY books last week.  I just can't believe it... I double checked the shelf and table.  Nope, no new books.  Hmm, that just doesn't feel right!  I will have to remedy that this week. :)  Although, I was buying like 4 books or more there for a few weeks. 

So, how are you faring this week?  Does it look like a good reading week?

Here's to you having a great week in words and pages.


Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Aww that's so sweet that you're there to cheer your son on! =) It's really cool that you're picking up a YA read - I know a lot of adults seem to discount them. I'll be really interested to hear your take on it! I've been hearing a lot about Mind Games, and the title is definitely intriguing. I'll have to check it out! Now hop to it and feed your book addiction, missy! ;-)

Zia said...

I only got one book last week and I was thrilled just for the one. A slow week can be great sometimes. Then I come home from work today to find two in my mailbox lol.

I had a great reading week last week and this week looks promising as well. We're getting ready to go on vacation and even though we are going with family, I'm hoping to get some reading done then as well.

Good luck on your writing assignment =)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

The Bookish Type - Thanks. I use to read more YA than I have been as of late. But I enjoy them. You might enjoy Mind Games, I have been. I really like the take on it. :) And I do need to get to it and buy more books. :) I can't believe I made it a week with out buying! I don't do that anymore. Thanks you for stopping by!

Zia - A slow book getting week makes me feel bad and better, as I have such a stack to read. Sounds like you might have a great reading week this week, and have a great vacation next week! :) Thank you for the luck on the writing.

Simcha said...

I've been doing a lot of YA reading lately, catching up on all those books on my TBR list. Last week I read Candor and Book of a Thousand Days and I'm currently reading Toads and Diamonds. I just feel like I accomplish so much more when I read YA because I get them read faster. I have to see if I can find Mind Games while I'm in the US so I can join your discussion.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Aww, how cool of a mom are you!!!!
**just sneak in a little reading, just a smudge**

This week in reading, I am hoping is going to be good! I just finished Anya Bast ~ it was awesome... So I have no idea what is next!

Wanna to pop over to see how you were doing! Hope all is well! Hugs!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

YEA Team! :)

I'm behind as usual, and a couple of books I've been expecting aren't here yet. *taps fingers* Oh well...

I'm having trouble deciding which of my wishlist books I'm taking off the list with my Amazon gc. Yep, I'm still trying to spend it. I just am having a hard time whittling it down to a few. ;)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Simcha - It's nice to read YA book. They seem to go faster for me as well. I have not heard of these two books you mentioned. Are you going to review them? I'll have to look into them. It would be nice to have you in the discussions with us on Mind Games. Hope you find it! :)

Cecile - :D I try to be a cool mom. :D I have heard good things about Anya Bast. I have her on my list to read. Glad to hear it was so wonderful of a read. :) All seems to be going very well. Hope you are doing well also. Take care!

Melissa - :D Thanks! I have a few books I am waiting on, for review. But I have plenty here to try to sneak inbetween with waiting. :) Oh, I am sure you will make a great selection from your Wishlist. :) It is so hard picking from the list though. I hate having to make that choice. I want to get them ALL! :D Have a great week!