Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (123)

It's Monday, in the new year of 2012!

Sorry, no vlog today.  I've been sick with this head cold for 4 going on 5 days now.  I sound like a frog that's been tossed from lily pad to lily pad, then landing on land just to be stepped on by a knights horse trotting by.  Yeah, that bad.  Between coughs the throat sounds pretty raw.

But with that being said I did get lots of time between naps and coughing fits to read.  Which in all worked out wonderfully as I'm reading a book of 550 pages, which I'm still working on but very close to finishing. :)  So good thing I was sick or this one would have taken me a few weeks. ;D

But lets get to what's going on in books here...

Current Read:
Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan - loving it... it's the last book in the Riyria Revelations series.

Finished Last Week:
Bad-Ass Faeries Just Plain Bad, anthology
I did get a few (3) podcasts in too.

Yes, I told you I wasn't feeling well since Thursday, so I chilled around the house some.

Reviews Posted:
Cursed by S.A. Archer (short beginning to her series)

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Tales from the Archives ~ Christmas Special - by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine

I have lots to come...
2 Podcast Reviews
2 Book Reviews
3 MovieReviews

Special Posts:
New Years Resolutions Results from 2011 - Close out of 2011, how did I fare? How did you fare?
New Years Resolutions for 2012, Bookish Style.  Come link up and check back at end of year to see how you fared.
Book Blog Chat, Next book & schedule.

Sorry, I did not do the Flash Fiction Friday last week.  This head cold had me down for a few nights prior.

My WANT List...5 books added. :) I'll keep working on that for you.

Received Last Week:
I won both of these books from Bastard Books in his giveaway.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Circumstance made him a criminal.

Destiny may make him a hero.

As a thief, Malden is unparalleled in the Free City of Ness, and happy there. But by saving the life of the knight Croy, Malden has bound himself to an ancient, noble brotherhood . . . and he now possesses one of only seven Ancient Blades capable of destroying demons.

Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian MÖrget on their quest to dispatch a foul creature of nightmare . . . nor does he want to disturb the vengeful dead. But with an assassin on his heels, the young cutpurse is left with no choice. And there is the comely sorceress, Cythera, to consider—promised to Croy but in love with Malden—not to mention

the fabulous treasure rumored to be hidden in the depths of the demon's lair . . .
Goodreads Synopsis:
When allies become enemies, to whom can a clever thief turn?

Armed with one of seven Ancient Blades, Malden was chosen by Fate to act as savior . . . and failed dismally. And now there is no stopping the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the kingdom of Skrae. Suddenly friends and former supporters alike covet the young hero's magic while seeking his destruction—from the treacherous King and leaders of the City of Ness to the rogue knight Croy, who owes Malden his life.

It will take more than Malden's makeshift army of harlots and cutpurses to preserve a realm. Luckily the sorceress Cythera fights at his side, along with the ingenious, irascible dwarf Slag. And the wily thief still has a desperate and daring plan or two up his larcenous sleeve . . .
I'm hoping for a big week and to get back on track with blogging and visiting with holidays over.

How did you fare last week and your plans for the week to come?  Wishing you all the best in words and pages.


  1. Even with a bad cold, you still managed to be productive! Congrats on the two wins! Thief In The Night sounds promising, so will keep an eye out for your review.

    Feel better soon!

  2. I sure hope you start feeling better soon. Being sick just sucks. I haven't finished a book in two weeks but I have 200 pages to finish the new Stephen King. Hopefully I'll get there this week.

    Have a good week.

  3. Awe. Sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you feel better soon, Melissa. :)

  4. Last week wasn't too bad. A little stressful but that was expected :)

    Looks like you got a nice loot there!

    Cherry Mischievous

  5. The Chandler books looks good, I hope they are :) I do love fantasy books ;)

  6. *hands a kleenex*

    Hope you feel better!

    Looks like you got some good books. Hope you enjoy them!

  7. Hope you're feeling better and that you enjoy your new books. They sound good.

  8. Oooh, I hope your nasty cold goes away soon, Melissa!

  9. Alexia - Thank you. At least this was a head cold so I could still read with being down. :) And glad you like the sounds of the wins.

    Zia - Thank you. Only good thing about this head cold was I got the down time to dig into this amazing book. :) Sounds like you've had the same luck with me with books. Not that I don't like them, just can't get the time to read. Hope you are enjoying the new Stephen King book. :) Thank you! Have a great week.

    Missie - Thank you for the well wishes. :)

    Cherry - Glad to hear last week wasn't so bad for you. :) And glad you like the stash last week. :)

    Blodeuedd - Oh, yes! This just might be the fantasy read year! :D :) I thought of you when I won these. We'll have to see how they are. :D

    melissa (Books&Things) - Tank you for da keenex. ;) Hope you have a great week as well.

    Simcha - Hi! And thank you. Glad you like the sounds of the collection last week.

    StephanieD - THank you for the well wishes. I keep battling it, until I finally win. ;)


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