Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (84)

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

Well, it's Monday.  And I'm only happy for it so I can get the next picture to see if I can continue the story I started Friday here on the blog.  :)  Other wise I'm back to work here, and I'd much rather be home reading.  As for the story I started Friday, I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to leave you hanging at the end of the story.  Truth be told, I didn't think anyone would really read it let alone like what they read.  So thank you to those who did read it and are waiting for more. :)  I will do my best to carry on with the story this Friday for you.  Are you curious about the first writing?  You are very welcome to stop by and read it HERE.  Please let me know what you thought. I do hope you enjoy it.

As for my reading... well, it's been a hectic weekend.  I didn't get much reading done.  And it all started Thursday.  So, yeah, I've been a little absent here as well.  My husbands uncle passed on and we did the funeral home thing Thursday night, and funeral Friday.  Then the weekend was all gone with running and visiting with family and friends for one reason or another.  Just crazy.  So I think the nice weather is around the corner with all the running we've been doing. :) It just has to be!

But, I'm currently working on; City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.  And I have to say I am LOVING it thus far!  And I will be finishing City of Glass this week.  I will be starting into Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry.  This book is the second in the Amanda Feral series and is for the Blog Book Chat!  If you would like to join us please do! We will be chatting on Thursday this week on the first section of the book. :)  Curious what the schedule is?  CLICK HERE.

What did I get done last week?  Well, I did finish Grimspace by Ann Aguirre.  And unfortunately since I was off the computer since really Thursday, I didn't get the review up like I wanted.  But, I will work on that review for this week.

I did get the review up for Zan-Gah book 2, And The Beautiful Country by Allan Richard Shickman.  If you would like to read the review, you can HERE.

I did find a cool new authors site last week and posted on it.  The site is called:  Evil League of Evil Writers.  They sound like so much fun and are a great group of people and authors.  I do hope you check them out.  You can see my post HERE as it gives you all the links to where the site is at and the name of the authors there.

As for my WANT list... I only added 8 books.  And I did add 2 book to my Curious About list.  But I will blame the crappy reading/book weekend as I didn't get to everyones blogs like I normally do.  So, sorry. :( I will try much harder this week. :)

Received Last Week:

For Review:
Goodreads Synopsis:
When a teenage brother and sister inherit secret metaphysical powers, they are unknowingly hunted by a group of clandestine immortals. While one of the siblings will reluctantly choose the path of righteousness, the other will defiantly dabble with the promise of true power and the darkness that accompanies it. 

As David James begins his freshman year of high school, he learns that his older sister Danielle's popularity isn't genetic. However, their lives change dramatically with the discovery that they possess power which grants them vast unearthly abilities. The more they strive for reasonable normality, the more unstable their powers become when combined with the stresses of high school teenage life. 

While jealousy, love, and anger unhinge their once typical lives, temptations to abuse their newfound gifts are manipulated by a shrouded and unyielding adversary who seeks to cast earth into a modern dark age.

Soon secrets will injure the ones they love as the burden of true power begins to isolate them. Not even the ominous prospect of a crumbling world matters when each of them finds that they are helpless to control their own desires.


Won:
I won this book from Miranda at Sweet Vernal Zephyr.  Thank you!! :)
Goodreads Synopsis:

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help—her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman—a true Blue Blood affair.

But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.


Gifts:
My wonderful blogging friend Ziara from My Life In Not So Many Words... sent me a copy of this book.  Thank you Ziara!  I'm so excited to have this book and really look forward to reading it!
Goodreads Synopsis:
Celeste Jackson has fought all her life against a fog of hallucination and substance abuse, but it’s not until she meets her protector, Azrael, an angel who has left the safety of the Light, that she learns of the evil forces that have been trying to ruin her, and why. A fierce battle for control of the mortal realm is brewing, and only Celeste—with the help of theRemnant, her half-human, half-angel brethren—can stand in the way. Together, Celeste and Azrael must gather an army of sensitives to defeat the dark powers that have ruled humanity for centuries, but time is running out. If Azrael surrenders to his growing desire for Celeste, he risks being trapped among humanity forever. But the longer he stays, the harder she is to resist. To save the world, Celeste must draw on her own dark experiences with addiction to help Azrael overcome the one temptation that could possibly make him an eternal prisoner—his obsession with her.

I have a few things I want to get into this week book wise and finish up too.  So, I'm hoping for a really good week in reading.  Hoping.  To make up for my lack of over the weekend.

How are you faring this Week?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

Here's to wishing you all the best in words and pages.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Blodeuedd - Thank you so much. :) We really appreciate the thoughts.

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  2. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope everyone is doing well... or at least better. :(

    I hope you enjoy Surrender the Dark. She has a lot of information in that one. I suspect the next will be even more adventurous.

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  3. Have you started the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz? I would love to know what you thought of it if you have and if you haven't I cant wait for you to start!!!

    As for City of Glass, I just finished that series in Feb! I LOVED IT! The new one is out soooo soon! I can't wait!

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  4. Sorry about you loss.

    Looks like you got some good books. I love the cover of Masquerade.

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  5. My condolences to you and your family.

    I keep meaning to start the Blue Bloods series but I'm hesitant to try a new vampire series.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your week and especially about your loss, my best wishes to you and yours.

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  7. I am sorry for the loss to your family.

    On a brighter note, I am glad you got the book. I hope you enjoy it =)

    I had a great reading week last week. I'm thinking my cold helped out a bit since I was stuck at home most of the week lol. Thankfully my cold is almost pass and hopefully my reading won't lol.

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  8. Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, thank you. We are doing better, or my husband is as he was his uncle. Oh and thank you, I'm really looking forward to reading Surrender the Dark. Sounds like a great read. :)

    Mflick1 - No I haven't started Blue Bloods series yet. I now have the first 2 books here and need to get going on it. I'm so close to finishing City of Glass. I almost didn't even get on here tonight so I could finish it up. But I'll be done tonight one way or another. ;) And I'm LOVING it! And I had to buy the 4th book today at lunch. I'm so hooked.

    Carolsnotebook - Oh, thank you. And so glad you like the books. :)

    StephanieD - Thank you. I've heard good things of the Blue Bloods series as well. I now have the first two and need to get going on it.

    Petty Witter - Thank you so much for the wishes. We appreciate it.

    Zia - Thank you. I was so excited when I got the package. :) It was definitely the brighting of the day. :) Thank you! Oh, when I had a cold just last month I did get a whole book done in 2 days. I was so excited. I think I need to get a head cold more often, for private reading time. ;) Hope you have a great week this week.

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  9. My condolences to you and your husband. I hope this week is going better for you than the last one.
    I've been hearing great things about the Cassandra Clare series and really want to read it myself. Perhaps that will be the book I splurge on next.

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  10. Simcha - Thank you! We really do appreciate it. And I have to say I've been really taked in with Cassandra Clares series. I've really enjoyed it. :) If you get I hope you do too.

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