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Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Monday, What are you Reading?


This fantastic meme is now hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Read this past week:
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ron Koertge
The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth
A Spy in the House (The Agency) by Y.S. Lee
The Incredible Rockhead by Scott Nickel
T-Minus: The Race to the Moon by Jim Ottaviani
The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Candide by Voltaire

Currently Reading:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brasharas
All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall
The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart

Upcoming:
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Hearts at Stake by Alyx Harvey
Captivate by Carrie Jones
The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer


Affiliate news!

Jenn @ Book Crazy reviewed Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Arson by Estevan Vega, and also interviewed Julia Hoban author of Willow this past week.

Natalie @ Mindful Musings tried out a new review format with her review of Original Sin by Allison Brennan and then posted a great survey about the review format to gain feedback. She also had a fantastic post about why she decided to have Affiliates.

Kate @ The Neverending Shelf is running a contest for a copy of Shadow Blade (ends March 11th), interviewed Kristin Walker, Recommended The Iron King, reviewed Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass, Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire, Sing me to Sleep by Angela Morrison, Numbers by Rachel Ward, and Angelic Runes by Makoto Tateno. She also is trying to help out BEA go-ers with a survey of who still needs a roomie.

Eleni @ La Femme Readers is giving away 3 copies of Wherever Nina Lies (ends March 8th). Also, she interviewed Tracy Fabre, reviewed Hearts at Stake by Alyx Harvey and Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten, and posed the following question - Who is your favorite book couple?.

WilowRaven @ Red House Books created a new header and button over at her blog! (see the button below) She reviewed the whole Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan and My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent this week as well.




News:
  • I saw Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl at a local Borders last Tuesday night and it was a fantastic time! I told them my blog name and they instantly knew who I was. I was sad not to be able to see them again Wednesday night, but I had to teach my parent night tech class. Pictures are below.
  • I had three book tours posted up this weekend - Ron Koertge's Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, Kate Forsyth's The Puzzle Ring, and Y.S. Lee's The Agency. All of them have interviews and/or guest posts, so check them out if you haven't.
  • Also, a few weeks back I was interviewed on Page Turners by Becky. Can't remember if I shared the link yet or not. :)


Probably the coolest display I've ever seen.


Yes, I made my hubby take a photo with us. :)



20 comments:

  1. What an interesting books you got lined up there! I wonder, in your case, did you go straight to review writing after reading each books or you tend to read first and review them later? Cause sometimes I do have problem of not knowing what to review. Writer block sort of, me think?

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  2. wow, that Beautiful Creatures display is quite awesome, I wonder if anyone tried to take a copy from the lower stacks lol
    also looking forward to your thoughts on Hearts at Stake =)

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  3. I really enjoyed the Sisterhood books. Hearts at Stake I've been noticing around quite a bit. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

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  4. I haven't read any of these titles myself but have heard good things about some of them. I hope you enjoy your reading week !

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  5. I have never read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or even seen the movie. I really need to! Enjoy your books this week!

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  6. Kristen, I am not sure how you manage so many books a week, but I am truly in awe.

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  7. You had a brilliant and quite productive week. The photos are fantastics. Happy reading this week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-1-march.html

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  8. You put me to shame this week! (And those displays are great).

    I love the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books - so much fun.

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  9. Wow! That's a lot of books. Great job. Happy reading.

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  10. Wow, you managed to read so many last week! Hope you have another good reading week :)

    That display is amazing!

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  11. Wow! You read a lot last week. Sounds like you enjoyed many of them as well. I hope you have another great week of reading!

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  12. You really did have an amazing week! WOW! And looks like another one coming up! I love the display - way cool!

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  13. It's been years since I read Candide but it was one of my more enjoyable reading assignments in college. I am amazed at how many books you read last week!

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week. You have some fun books on your list.

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  14. You have had quite a week!

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  15. Those sound like great books, Kristen. I just finished reading Beautiful Creatures last week and am jealous that we were able to meet the authors - how fun! :) Have a great week!

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  16. Looks like you had a great reading week. And how fun to meet Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!

    Here's what I'm reading

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  17. It sounds like you had a great reading week! So many exciting things happening for you:)

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  18. Wow, I don't know how you manage to read so many books in a single week! I've been working on one - The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks - for a book group. But my family and I are also working on some good audio books and teens novels - see my update at:
    www.greatbooksforkidsandteens.com

    Sue

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  19. You've got a great selection of books coming up this week - I hope you enjoy them :o)

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  20. Great post! I (literally) just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and don't know what I am going to next.

    I am also reading Percy Jackson (the 1st one) with my daughter right now! She is four but she loves it!

    Happy reading to all!!

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