Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (92)

Well, it's Monday!

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

I just have to start off with it's Monday, and I'm already behind!  I have lost track of time this weekend as it was a holiday here, Memorial Day.  Visiting and parties with friend and family.  But, all the new followers don't fret as I will be stopping by whether you are having the Splash into Summer giveaway or not. :) I have to stop by and say hello to you all!  And check out your blogs if you have one.

So... Last week.  Wow!  I feel like I had a big week last week.  And Loved it!  So what all happened?  Well lets see if I can outline it for you with links.  Hope you stop by and check all of it out as I know blogger was giving many people fits last week.

Currently Reading:
Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (will be starting tomorrow)

Last Week:
Books I Finished:
Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas
Immortalis Hunters & Prey by Katie Salidas

Reviews Posted this Past Week: (click title to jump over to read review)
Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Immortalis Carpe Noctem by Katie Salidas

Podcasts Reviewed:
Tales from the Archives - One by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
Tales from the Archives - Two by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
(and more to come in the future!)

INTERVIEW!  I had an interview posted this week with an author whom I loved the book:
Skyla Dawn Cameron - Please stop by and say hello!

I also have two Giveaways going! Please jump over to enter!
Splash into Summer - ending May 31, 2011
Finders Keepers - ending today May 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm EST

Wow! That was one big week for me! I was so amazed and thrilled with it all.  It doesn't happen to often for me, but it all worked out great last week.

I DID write a Flash Fiction Friday at the last minute of Friday, so I do hope you enjoy it.  If you would like to stop over and read it, please click here.

As for my WANT list... I added 6 books.  I know, I know.  It's not many, but what can I do?  Sorry if I've let you down.

Books Received:
I won this handsome beauty from Blodeuedd at her wonderful blog Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell.  Do please stop by her blog and say hello. :) And tell her Melissa sent you. ;)
Goodreads Synopsis:

One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.


Fate leads Michael back to Cassandra Powell, for she holds the key to defending his comrades. With their loyalties divided between duty and the people they love, only together can Cassandra and Michael overcome insurmountable odds to save humanity from the wrath of a madman.

But no ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…

Yes I know.  I'm on a book buying hiatus.  But when Borders sends out thouse 50% off coupons... Do you think I'm crazy to pass on that?  Well.  I didn't.  That shows how addicted I am.  But I also ordered a book with this coupon, but it didn't come yet.  So that will show up next week. :)
Goodreads Synopsis:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

So, I have a great week planned in books.  I'm looking to finish Thief and start Iron Daughter.  And maybe sneak another book in here too. :)

How are you looking so far this week?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

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


  1. WOO HOO DIVERGENT! Omg, I can't wait for you to read this book! Also, I'm just about to review Iron Daughter myself!

    Glad you had a good Memorial Day weekend! :)

  2. Divirgent looks really good. Have a great wekk and I'll hopefully talk to you soon.

  3. Lol, sometimes a hiatus is just mean to be broken. It's destiny ;)

  4. I recently got Divergent myself. I don't know when I'll get to it though, maybe in a couple of weeks, but I doubt it.

  5. Lisa @Read.Breathe.Relax - lol. I don't know when I'll be able to get to Divergent, but at least I'll have it here to read when I'm ready for it. Thank you!

    Ryan - It seems everyone is really raving about Divergent. It sounds really good but I might wait a little before starting it. Hope to talk soon! Take care.

    Blodeuedd - lol. I seem to break my hiatus all the time. And it's Borders fall for these darn amazing coupons! lol.

    Bastard - Hi! Thank you for stopping by. I'm not sure when I'll get to Divergent myself. But at least I'll have it here on the shelf when I'm ready. And the other book on its way to me is Kelly Keaton's book. But it ended up about 4 states away some how in the mail. But I'm hoping it will be delivered this week. And another book I want to read, but not sure when time will allow.

    Melissa (Books&Things) - From what I'm hearing of Divergent it sounds like great writing and story. :) If you get it I'm curious to see what you think of it. :)

  6. You did have a big week! I got some great books but only read one. I need to get going or my TBR will be the death of me!

  7. I thought Darkness Becomes Her was a fairly weak book. Maybe you'll have better luck with it, it did have its fun moments. Series should get better though.

  8. StephanieD - Oh, those TBR piles have harsher barks than they do bite. ;) Hope you have a great week.

    Bastard - Hmm, sounds like Darkness Becomes Her might be just that a beginning book, one to set up the series in characters and world. I'm curious about it. Thank you.


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