Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Oct. 17th, 2011)


It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a great way to plan your reading week. (Or to completely ignore twenty minutes after posting, in my case. :p) It also gives a chance to talk about what you've finished reading and what you thought.

So last week I made this whole lovely post about what I would be reading. And as usual all of my plans got shifted around completely. :) A lot of the time my reading schedule gets reshiffled because I am doing social activities through my blogging and I need to complete certain books in order to take part. So I suppose I don't mind if I don't stick to what I list. I do mind if I don't get the important stuff read.

What I Read Last Week...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

I absolutely loved this. The ending punched me in the gut, but since it is a book with a 'to be continued', I can't hold that against it. If you haven't read this yet, you really should. The characters are great, the plot grips you from page one, the writing is gorgeous, the world building and mythology are superb... I could go on and on singing the praises of this book. I'm so glad that it got selected as October's Fall Book Club selection. :)

Twilight
by Stefenie Meyer

I've had this sitting around forever and finally decided to sit down and check it out. I had tried to read Twilight before, but at the time I thought it was the first person narrative that was throwing me off. (I was use to reading third person paranormal romances with multiple POV at the time.) I now realize that for me Twilight just moves too slowly. I still love the concept behind it. I enjoyed readng Bella and Edward's romance. But I was not blown away. Don't misunderstand: I didn't *hate* it, either. Am I the only person on earth who has ever felt truly indifferent about this book? Scary.

What I Hope To Read This Week...

Mortal Obligation
by Nichole Chase

I'm excited about this one, and I've already started it. The pace so far is excellent and is keeping me interested. The characters are likable and distinct. And the mythology, which is slowly being introduced, is interesting. I'm double-excited, though, because this is going to be the first book I've ever had a blog tour stop for here on I Write, I Read, I Review. I will be posting the date for that when I have more details. For now? I need to get back to this to get more read. And I want to get back to it to see what happens next.

Carrier of the Mark
by Leigh Fallon

At last I will get to read this. I have been very excited about Carrier of the Mark for weeks. I even offered it as one of the prizes in my Follower giveaways. Now I finally have my own copy to read, and once I am finished with Mortal Obligation this will be the next book that I curl up with. I've actually had a couple opportunities to chat with Leigh, and I have high hopes for her book. We shall see, though. ;) You all know by now that I don't play favorites. :p

Dearly, Departed
by Lia Habel

Last on the list is Dearly, Departed. If I get done with Mortal Obligation and Carrier of the Mark I may grab this for my new kindle. :) If I can somehow, miraculously, read more then two books this week. (It's the weather changing; it makes me really sleepy.) A lot of my friends have gotten to read this as an eARC or ARC, but it releases Tuesday and I am really hoping that I will get to sit down with it and see what I think. It looks very promising and I am doing my best not to set my hopes too high. (I don't feel that is fair.) Hopefully I'll be sharing my thoughts on Dearly, Departed soon.

Well, there you have it. :) I wonder what will befall my precious reading list this week? A meteor? The end of the world? An alien invasion? I guess I'll soon find out. :p So, what are you reading this week? Did you enjoy the books you read in the last 7 days? I'd love to know, so feel free to comment.

9 comments:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone does sound really good!

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  2. Ah, Twilight it's a tie breaker. ;) I read it some years ago and it was the first YA novel I've read in my adult years. :)

    Here is my Monday! + 2 Awesome Giveaways! Have a great week!

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  3. Did you like Daughter of Smoke and Bone? It looks really good but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    http://missourireadings.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the cover of Dearly Departed but steampunk isn't really my thing, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on my wishlist though

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  5. I've seen good reviews of Dearly Departed and I hope to get to it soon too.

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  6. Great choices even if your plan got shook up.

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    Happy Reading!
    Dollycas

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  7. My favorite read this week is Pirate King by Laurie R. King. This week I want to finish How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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  8. I may have to check into The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I am probably one of the few people who has no interest in reading Twilight. Your other books look interesting too. I hope your week is going well!

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