Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday's Beginnings (175)

It's Monday...of a full length week....

I was hoping to get back to things last week.  Then New Years happened.  And my husbands grandfather passed away on the first.  We spent end of the week in the funeral home and with family.  It was nice seeing everyone, but under sad circumstances.

So, I didn't get back on the horse here as I had hoped.  I do plan on doing that this week and getting to visiting nightly as I always did.  It seems the end of the year was a rough two months here in trying to keep up.  But I think I'm ready to get back to it.

I did manage to pick up a book, which I didn't think I would be able to do, so it was one for my enjoyment and not review.  Also, I did get a few things up this week.

Current Read:
Beta reading.  I finished 2 beta reads and diving into my third.  Yes, I'm a busy girl. ;)

Finished Last Week:
2 beta reads.

Reviews to Come:
Endgame by Ann Aguirre
Curran POV Vol 1 by Gordon Andrews
Curran POV Vol 2 by Gordon Andrews
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White - maybe? Do you want to hear about it?
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Iron Maiden by Resa Nelson
Red by Kate SeRine

Book Reviews Posted:
Nothing posted due to holiday.

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Sorry, nothing last week.  But I have 1 to come.

Movie Review Posted:
No movie review, sorry, been running out of time.

Books and Covers Shared:
Sorry No new book shares.

Special Posts:
New Years Resolutions Bookish Style 2012 Results
The Next Big Thing... a post with information about my current WIP and what helped spark the idea.

I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday.  It is the new year and I'm planning to get back to the groove here in 2013.

My WANT List...It looks like I've only added 3.  It's been a touch of a rough week here...

Received Last Week:
Thank you Melissa from Books & Things for the giveaway and the chance to win a copy of this second book!
Goodreads Synopsis:

Enemy tribesmen attacked the Initiates during the ritual Test to find magic users. Dindi’s dreams are in shambles. In despair, she decides to step into the forbidden faery ring, and dance herself to death with the fae. Then she discovers another choice that saves her life…but breaks the ultimate taboo.


After being unfairly exiled from his own people, Kavio may have found a new home, but only if he can protect it from another attack by the enemy. He gathers a small group to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory in search of the ultimate prize…peace.

But by the harsh laws of their land, one cannot both break taboos and keep the peace. They will have to choose, what, or whom, to betray.

And that seems to be it.  It really was a rough week for us.

Hope you all had a wonderful New Years and 2013 is looking up for you.

How does the new week look for you?

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


  1. Replies
    1. Blodeuedd, :) Yes ma'am. Trying anyway. :) And one of the betas I know you will love. tee hee hee.

  2. I'm glad you got the book.

    I'm so sorry about your GFIL. I'm still waiting on the funeral. Perhaps it is good it's been delayed since I had a pretty bad cold.

    Anyway... looks like you've been rocking the reviews and beta reading. YaY you! :)

    1. Thank you Melissa(B&T) Oh yes, and I've read the first so need to get to the second, now that I have it. :) And thank you. Husband did better than I thought. And so sorry to hear your funeral was delayed. Hope all works out for you. :)

  3. My condolences to you and your family. *hugs* You are in our thoughts...

  4. Can't wait for your Curren POV reviews. I love Curran so much it's a little scary at times. :)

    1. Jennifer Bielman, they will be coming soon. :) I've got a list there to get cleaned up for this year. :) Thank you!

  5. So sorry to hear about your husband's grandfather. It's good that you could be with family though. Hugs to you both!

    1. Thank you ALexia. It was nice to be with the family. *hugs*


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