Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (58)

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

Again, I feel as if I have not got much reading done.  I did finish The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay last week and had a wonderful chat Friday night with Jessica at her blog The Spinecracker.  We had a great time speculating and chatting on the book.  I will have the review up here at the end of the week.

I'm working on Double Cross by Carolyn Crane for discussions at Robyn's blog The Bookoholic Zone and here.  I do have to say this one is really a test of my will.  I have only finished the first 88 pages for the chat and want to keep going.  Would you like to join in on the first chat?  CLICK HERE.

I'm also working on Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells for discussions at Robyn's blog The Bookoholic Zone and here.  I have finished the second section today.  And this is another great book that is really making me work hard at not going on.  If you would like to chat in the first discussion from Thursday, CLICK HERE.  We will be posting of the second stop this Thursday coming.

Then the third book I have going right now is my door stopper The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.  This is my guilty pleasure book.  I love my fantasy and epic to boot.  He has an amazing way with the worlds and magic systems.  I am hoping to pick up more on this book tonight.

I worked up another ROD for over at Deadline Dames blog and have posted it.  This is a short writing of 250 words based from a picture the post.  Do you want to join in?  I think there is still a short few days to enter if you would like - October 6th.  Would you like to check out my short writing?  My short is comment #5.  If you read it please let me know how bad I am. :)  CLICK HERE to visit the site.

I also have to mention I have bought tickets for my son and I to go to New York Comic Con.  I know it's pretty bad when the only person you can get to go with you to a convention is your son.  I was hoping to have a day away from home, but I am hoping we will have fun and not argue... We shall see.  We will be driving the 6 hour ride out and back in one day, Saturday October 9th.  Yep, it will be a long day but I think it will be fun for the afternoon and I get to finally get to a book/comic convention.  You curious about it?  Check out the site for NYCC, HERE.

My WANT list... well, its been a slow week for me in the blogging world. (sorry for the shortness of comments on your blogs)  And I am still behind in reading blog posts.  But I did add a few amazing sounding books to the list.  It looks like only 2 this week.  But that is okay as the list has grown to an increasing number I don't think I will ever be able to accomplish.  You authors are just to amazing!

Books Received Last Week:

Purchased:
We are chatting on this book in four section over four weeks.  I really enjoyed the first book, Mind Games, and Look forward to this one.

Goodreads Synopsis:
SOME SECRETS COME BACK TO HAUNT. OTHERS COME TO KILL...

Justine Jones has lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she's lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard. He gifts her with extraordinary mental powers-dooming her to fight Midcity's shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now, serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard - and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity's new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men . . . one on a journey of redemption, and the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

Won:
I won this Teen Anthology from Cari at Cari's Book Blog.  The stories in here sound amazing! And the book is signed by a few of the authors.  Thank you Cari for the chance to win this book. 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Truly, Madly, Undead-ly

This irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson Noël (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead).

From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything, this heart-pounding collection brings new meaning to the words "love you forever." Whether you're into romances that are dark and moody or light and fun, these stories will quench that insatiable thirst for enchanting tales of the beautiful undead.

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.

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