Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (110)

Not only is it Monday, but the beginning of another month... October.  We are coming dangerously close to the holidays and the end of the year.  Where did it go?  I thought we just started 2011...

Oh, well.  Time flies by so quickly.  I had a good weekend, I think.  I got 10" of hair cut off and getting ready to send it off to Locks of Love.  I always wanted to donate hair, and I finally got to do it.

I worked on a few projects coming up here in October, a few visits with maybe a giveaway coming with it... *whistles*  I didn't say that.  But reading was a little on the side as I needed to get stuff done for here and plans for the future.

So, what I did get done in books last week...

Currently Reading:
Devil's Business by Caitlin Kittredge - This book will be completed this week for the chat on Thursday.
Enclave by Ann Aguirre - Yes, it's taking forever.  And I'm trying to push my son to read more everyday so he can take his test.  And I'm wanting to read it faster too. ;)

To Come This Week:
Angels of Darkness, Short story Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh
The Necromancer's Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau

Last Week:
Books I Finished:
Angels of Darkness, short story Angel's Wolf by Nalini Singh
The Necromancer's Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau

Reviews Posted Last Week: (click title to go to review)
Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa
Fate of the Fallen by Sharron Riddle

Podcast Review:
*sigh* I didn't get to listening to one last week.

Special Posts:
I don't think so.  But plans for ones to come.

I did writer a Flash Fiction Friday post last week. :) Hope you enjoy it.  Or at least the picture.

My WANT List...I've added 6 books.  I know, not many but I have to start slowing down in adding books again.

Books Received:
Goodreads Synopsis:
The multiple award-winning Lodestone series returns in an all-action third instalment.

Having finally secured the four components of Annata’s ancient device, ten Kelanni, together with the enigmatic Chandara Boxx, set sail for the Island of Helice in order to neutralize the human weapon designed to eradicate the planet’s indigenous life and to give them control over lodestone—the most powerful substance in the universe.

After fending off an attack from an immense sea creature, the party is attacked by human flying machines. Shann and Rael, two of the four component carriers, are lost somewhere on the island, their fate unknown.

Will the Kelanni be able to reach the human weapon and disarm it? With time against them, they must battle to overcome internal conflicts and along the way uncover shocking new truths about themselves; about their enemies, the humans; and about the strange creature Boxx, whose ultimate purpose yet remains a mystery. 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Cal MacDonnell is a happily married New York City cop with a loving family. Seth Raincrest is a washed-up photographer who has alienated even his closest friends. The two have nothing in common except that they both suffer from retrograde amnesia. It's as if they just appeared out of thin air thirteen years ago, and nothing has been able to restore their memories. Now their forgotten past has caught up to them with a vengeance.

Cal's and Seth's lives are turned upside down as they are stalked by otherworldly beings who know about the men's past lives. But these creatures aren't here to help; they're intent on killing anyone who gets in their way. In the balance hangs the life of a child who might someday restore a broken empire to peace and prosperity.

With no clue why they're being hunted, Cal and Seth must accept the aid of a strange and beautiful woman who has promised to unlock their secrets. The two must stay alive long enough to protect their loved ones, recover their true selves...

Goodreads Synopsis:

To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . .

Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year’s Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it’s too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse than death. . . .

I do have high hopes for this week.  But we will see what happens, during the week seems to be harder to get through books than the weekends.  I've not hit lunch time yet, but I'm hoping to read then and keep the day going at a great pace.

How are you faring at the beginning of this week?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

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

A song...This is a newer song by Adele hitting big play time on the radio and I'm hooked.  I'm going to have to go get the CD for my stack.  I'm really loving this blues-y sound.


Anonymous said...

I think that's so great that you donated hair.

Enjoy your new books!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I think that if I decided to have short hair again, I'd donate to locks of love as well.

I do have to say HUSH! No one needs to know the holidays are coming up. Ugh. :P

I do love Adele. The CD is awesomesauce. You will love it!

Bex said...

I know! It feels like 2011 just came and now it's over? Wow.

All of your new books looks great. I'm not too familiar with them, but they definitely seem good! :)

Kindle Fever

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Carolsnotebook - Thank you! :) I always wanted to do it, but just couldn't seem to be able to let my hair grow long enough, so I ventured and did so. :) Thank you!

Melissa (Books&Things) - It really is a great cause, so figured what the hay. Right. :) lol. I don't want the holidays to be so close yet either. :) Oh, do you have Adele's CD? Oh, I think I need it now. ;) Thank you!

Rebecca - It's unreal how fast this year has gone by. :) And thank you, glad you like the sounds of them all.

Anonymous said...

Like you, I'm usually adding books to my want list but this week I took some out! So proud of myself :)

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Still on Enclave, but at least you two are doing it together. :)

Maybe it would help if you two alternated play with reading.

Play an hour of video games together, preferably something with zombies, then returned to the book. It might make him get more excited about reading it?

It helps with my little cousins when I'm trying to get them to read.

Simcha said...

You're so lucky that you won Awakenings. I've been wanting to read that book. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

StephanieD - Oh, I wish I could take more out than I'm putting in. ;D Hope you have a great week this week.

Missie - That sounds like a great idea! We've tried all sorts of things to get him to keep going with all homework; reward system, taking away, schedules... and he does good for a day or two then off track he goes. And he's about to be a teen, so he's got a mind of his own... *sigh* But I really want to get into the book with him. I was hoping this would help. It did for about a week, than on he went again.

Simcha - I have it here to read in the ever growing stack. I just don't know when I'll get to it. *sigh* just not enough time in the world. :) Hope you have a great week!