Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (66)

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

Well, here we are again at the beginning of another week.  I don't know about the rest of you but I got nowhere near what I was hoping to get done in reading over this long weekend.  I was hoping to have more time at home as I usually have around Thanksgiving.  But, we got caught up in the family visiting and special sales at the stores.  Yep, I was one of those crazy people to be out on Black Friday.  I usually get home before lunch, nap, then have the rest of the afternoon to relax.  But this year, with finishing the house and getting ready to move in this coming weekend, we had lots of things we had to purchase.  Nice thing is just about all of it was on sale, a wonderful sale price, and saved us loads of money. :)

So I am working on finishing up Blood Lite II: Overbite.

I did get through Geist by Philippa Ballantine.  If you would like to read the review, CLICK HERE.  I also had a wonderful post today from Philippa Ballantine:  What Came First - the chicken or the egg - World Building or Character Building.  Great post!  Would you like to check it out?  CLICK HERE.

Robyn from The Bookoholic Zone and I have chats going on for Caitlin Kittredge books for the Black London series.  The first book, Street Magic, discussion is already under way.  CLICK HERE to visit and chat with us.

My WANT list...once again I have added 9 books!  Oh this list is amazing.  I don't know what I'm going to do.  It seems to be that I have to flip a 200 sided coin to figure out which book I am going to get next. :)  I love it!

For my up coming week... I don't think I'm going to get much reading done. I will be packing the whole house Thursday and Friday. Moving all over the weekend. Then unpacking Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday I will be returning back to work. I am hoping to be all settled in. Hoping...
Books Received Last Week:

For Review:
The Mason brothers had always been close, but until the day ex-Navy officer Mike discovered he was actually an angel, they had no idea just how close.

This paranormal/urban fantasy novel brings readers along on the Mason brothers' shared journey of discovery, because where one brother goes, the other two follow, sometimes kicking and screaming. Not everything is heavenly for these three men tossed into strange new circumstances without an instruction manual, and being an angel isn't as easy as it sounds. But along with the thorns there are roses, and for the suddenly-immortal Mason brothers, the journey is only beginning.

Robyn and I will be doing a chat on this book starting in the New Year.  Stay toned for the schedule later this month.

Seattle. One minute you're drinking a vanilla breve, the next, some creepy old dude is breathing on you, turning you into a zombie. And that's just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle's undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six-inch stilettos, Balenciaga handbag on sale) while satisfying her craving for human flesh (Don't judge. And no, not like chicken.) and decent vodkatinis.

Making her way through a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, werewolves, celebrities, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters--not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo--isn't easy. And the minute one of Amanda's undead friends disappears after texting the word, "help" (The undead--so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.

Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle's undead underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than death...

I will admit I'm a Feist Fan. :) So I had to get this book as I really want to get back into the world he has created here.  Now I have to find the time to read it.

In the start of this new epic adventure, the RiftWar is done, but a fearsome army of trolls and renegade humans has risen. A traitor who rejects the brutality of his warlike kind casts his lot with the human targets of the aggressors.

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. Oh good luck with the move! I know how stressing and tiring it can be.

    I did finish up some books the last couple of weeks and have 3 I'm working on currently. With a few more on their way to me.

    Work has been crazy and it's taken up most of my time the last month or so, so reading has taken a back seat but I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things.

    I managed to get 90% of my xmas shopping done this past weekend which I am thrilled about lol.

    Anyways good luck with the move and have a great week!

  2. Oh... moving. That is a big task to undertake but at least you have some great titles to read when you get to relax.

    Mark Henry is on my list of authors I am curious about but I'm not to riveted by the cover for Happy Hour!!

    Have a great week Melissa!!

  3. Don't know yet if it's going to be a good reading week but I'm enjoying the current book I'm reading. Too bad I'm finishing it soon. LOL.

    I like Raymond E. Feist's books too but Krondor the Betrayal just never clicked for me. Hope you'll enjoy it more than I did.

  4. Good luck on moving! Remember true friends help you move... ;)

    Hope the time isn't too stressful for you. Looks like you have a couple of good distractions there for you.

  5. I actually picked up Krondar the Betrayal a while back at a second-hand bookstore but haven't read it because I don't remember if I finished the series that comes before it. Hopefully you'll review it and convince me to finally read it ;)
    I'm currently reading several different books including Nicole Peeler's Tempest Legacy, which I got from Net Galley and which I'm enjoying so far.

  6. Zia - Thank you for the luck wishes with the move. I'm starting to get nervous that it will be raining now. :( Oh well, we will get through any way. :) Oh, you are moving faster on books than I am. Even with working so much. I hope things are starting to iron themselves out for you there. :) Oooo, you did the crazy Black Friday thing too! Or at least the weekend of it. :) So glad to hear. I always have so much fun. I finally listed out everything I got and I think my son is just about done, other than stocking stuffers and little things. You really are doing great. :) Thank you again, and wishing you all the best.

    Chasity - Hi! Yeah, I'm hoping to find a corner somewhere to get a few pages in from time to time. But I know my husband will keep me pretty busy. He's good at that. But, I always have my hopes. :) I am looking forward to Mark Henry's book. I've heard great things about it. And yet I'm very curious about it. :)

    Kah Woei - Hi! So glad you stopped by. :) Glad you enjoyed your current read. And some weeks I just don't know what they will turn out to be like too. :) Hope you have a great week though. Thanks for your thoughts on Krondor the Betrayal. I'm wanting to get to Silverhawk. I read a few pages from that book and for some reason it sounded amazing to me. But I want to read the book up to it so I'm up on all happenings. :) Thanks!

    Melissa (Book&Things) - Thank you! Oooo, are you coming to help me move!?! That is so kind of you. ;) You know I really didn't ask or say much to anyone about moving, so I'm not really expecting anyone to show up to help. Oh well. less distractions. :) Other than the books... ;) I have to find a new hiding spot!

    Simcha - I know how you feel on finishing the series before or not. And Feists books, there are a lot to keep up on. I think it will be a while before I get to it, but at least I have it when I want to get to it. :) So glad to hear you are enjoying Nicoles next book. And you got it! Thats not fair. ;) I'm really looking forward to it in January. :) Have a great week.

  7. As I was visiting your Wonderful Blog..I saw "Mark Henrys" new Book.."Happy Hour of The Damned" Very interested Mel..Will be a TBR for sure..Thanks ..I am currently readng "The Radleys"..Author Matt Haig,,, Free Press a Div of will be a Top 5 in my world Mel,,You know The British,we never know who our Neighbors are.,So impressed with The Radleys.. : )

  8. Susan! :) So glad you stopped by. :) I do hope you enjoy Mark Henry's "Happy Hour of the Damned". I think Paul had a thread going when the third book (I think third, maybe another number of the series) but when it was released. So I am really looking forward to it if Paul features a book from the series. :) So glad you are enjoying your read. :) I love when they make the top list for you. :) Hope you have a great week!


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