Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (52)

So, here we are again... another Monday.

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

Well, another crazy weekend.  So not as much reading as I had hoped.  We went to the amusement park Saturday, and spent all day there.  We didn't do anything for vacation so this trip to the park was our family time, before school starts.  I did get a little bit of reading done at lunch time today.  But I feel behind in my reading schedule.  I am hoping things will start to come into a normal pattern here again and I will feel better about reading with all the running we are doing.

I did spend the night Friday reading.  I wasn't going to bed until I finished As Lies the Dead by Kelly Meding, and that is exactly what I did.  And WELL worth it!  So As Lies the Dead is finished.  I will have the review up here in a day or two.  I am still reading Antiphon by Ken Scholes, but hoping to have this on finished tonight or tomorrow.

As for my Wishlist... I added 6 books.  And these all sound like great reads.  This list is one in which I try to keep only to the books I really want to and plan to read.  All these amazing authors should be proud and happy at all these amazing books I desperately want.

Robyn from The Bookoholic Zone and I had a poll up for the voting on the next read for Urban Fantasy Blog Book Club.  We are working on the post of the winner, so this should be up very soon.  I hope you check it out and join in with us.  It is always great to have many people chatting about different views on a book.

Books Received Last Week:

So, I read the 11th book in the Otherworld series and really enjoyed it for the characters and the mystery in it.  So, what do you do?  Go buy more books in the series!

Synopsis from GoodReads:
An addictive, deeply enjoyable thrill ride on the frontier of the feral and feminine...a debut novel of astonishing imaginative power from the future queen of suspense. 

Elena Michaels slips out of bed, careful not to wake her boyfriend. He hates it when she disappears in the middle of the night, and can't understand why any normal woman would crave the small hours of the morning, the dark unsafe downtown streets. But Elena's skin is tingling, the pent-up energy feels like it's about to blow her muscles apart; she can't put it off any longer. She loves to run at the edge of the city, but she doesn't have time to get there. She has to slink into an alley, take off her clothes and hide them carefully, and make the Change. 

Elena's trying hard to be normal. She hates her strength, and her wildness, and her hunger for food, for sex, for running in the night, for the chase and the kill. She wants a husband, children…even a mother-in-law. Or at least that's what she tells herself. 

And then the inevitable happens. The Pack needs her. The Pack she loves and hates is under siege from a bunch of disreputable and ruthless mutts who are threatening to expose them all, breaking all the rules that have kept them safe. The loyalty of her nature calls her home, and into the fight, which tests just who Elena is: the wild woman or the wistful would-be human.

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.


  1. Hey honey!!!! Well... What is going on in my life, lmbo.... I am reading The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley.... but that is as good as it gets.

    Riding lawn mower steering - koput!
    Push lawn mower - bogs down in yard...
    Daughter - social calendar taking off... football games, dances... homecoming... birthdays... Christmas.. OKay I am going to stop before I scare myself, lmbo!!!

    Okay... On to better things... Lol!!! Hope all is well with you honey! Hugs!

  2. Once school begins things will definitely fall back into a steady rhythm.

    I have both the Dreg City books so I am looking forward to your review.

    As for Bitten- it remains one of my most favorite novels. After reading about Clay I became immediately biased as to any kind of fair review!!! lol!

  3. I adore Kelley Armstrong and love all of her books! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I just finished her latest, Waking the Witch, and it was awesome!

    Happy reading!

  4. I've been hearing great things about Ken Scholes and I really need to get a hold of one of his books.
    Sadly enough I only got through five of the books that I had gotten from the library. One of them I was particularly enjoying and I was rushing to finish it before I had to leave. I read it all the ways to the airport but had to give it up when I got dropped off. I'm now trying to decide if it's worth buying a $11 book that I have read most of but really want to finish. *Sigh*
    Hope you are having a great week!

  5. Hey Cecile! Oh, you sound to be having a rough time lately. Lots going on. What would we do with out the kids thought? and a few other things too. :D lol. We are just starting down this path. My son has been playing football for 4 years now, but he is getting into Middle School. Crazy! Hope you have a great week! And all gets better. :)

    Chasity - Hey! Hope you are doing well. :) Oh, I think you will love the Dreg City books. I truly loved this second one. I have heard so many great things about Kelleys Otherworld series, so I just had to get into the beginning of it. I even talked a coworker into it as well! LOL. She read one of the books but not from the beginning, she bought 3 of them today! :D I am rotten.

    Alexia! Hey! I loved Waking the Witch, that is what got me to come back to the beginning of the series and get it. :) I just mentioned to Chasity that I talked a coworker into this series as well. She has read one of the books further in the series and today she bought 3 from the beginning! :D lol.

    Simcha! You really should give Ken Scholes a try. There is some great stuff going on here. Amazing writing, where there is so much meaning behind the words. Everyword really does count here. Sorry to hear you didn't get through all your books. And to not finish a book... ohhh. I might have to buy it just to finish it. What book was it? Hope you have a great week as well. :) Thanks!

  6. My week is starting well. I am completely healed of my cold. It did stay with me my whole vacation in the San Juan Isles, but honestly it was so beautiful there that it didn't really matter. We had a great time beach combing and visiting with family. Nothing like walking out of your front door and hitting sand 10 feet later. Amazing how much that can relax a soul.

    I hope you have a great week Mel. =)

  7. Sorry I'm so late commenting on here but it seems I can never get caught up on anything right now. I hope you are having a great week and that you love Bitten, it's my favorite book of the series.


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