Monday, March 15, 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: (reviews should be up later this week)
Alex Van Helsing by Jason Henderson
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brasharas
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Currently Reading:
All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall
Hearts At Stake by Alyx Harvey
Flyte by Angie Sage

White Cat by Holly Black
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
The Castle of Galomar (New Brighton Archeological Society) by Mark Andrew Smith & Matthew Weldon

and more.. hopefully.

Affiliate News!

Slimming down a bit. I'm going to announce the last few affiliates soon - I have all but one picked out and having a tough time deciding.

Jenn @ Book Crazy reviewed My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey, Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn, and Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson. She is also currently giving away 3 copies of Numbers - ends March 25th.

Natalie @ Mindful Musings reviewed From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse #8) by Charlaine Harris, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3) by Patricia Briggs, and Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs.

Kate @ The Neverending Shelf has decided to host some guest reviews by other bloggers. Kate also reviewed The Hollow by Jessica Verday, Alice in the Country of Hearts Vol. 1, In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth, Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis, and Merlin's Harp by Anne Crompton. She also announced a contest for a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print - ends March 24th as well as a Readathon starting April 5th. Viva La Revolution!

Eleni @ La Femme Readers started a HUGE contest - it really is people - runs through April 15th. Not only that, she's doing an International contest for a copy of Jekyl Loves Hyde - ends April 8th. She also reviewed The Girl Made of Cool by Alan Fox and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles, as well as interviewed Jennifer Brown.

WilowRaven @ Red House Books is currently holding a contest for Demigods and Monsters (Ends April 2nd) and mini-reviewed Eyes like Stars by Lisa Mantchev. She's been sick, so stop by her blog and leave her some get well blog love.

  • Wednesday night, I flew out of work to go to Holly Black's prepublication event for White Cat - hosted at Anderson's Bookshop. Holly was fantastic and even wore gloves throughout the evening (pertains to something important in her novel).
  • I spent Thursday night in the company of the legendary Tamora Pierce. I was able to snag a seat at her table during NIU's 30th Annual Children's Conference. She was fantastic. I can't even tell you how on top of the world I felt eating dinner with her. Her talk was on how authors are pirates and how she stole from many different things in order to create her books.
  • I also spent all day Friday at the conference as well and met some cool authors and learned a bit about science fiction for primary grades.
  • I'm going to meet Carrie Ryan tomorrow and am VERY excited. :)

Holly Black signing

Holly Black and me

Tamora Pierce and me


  1. I loved the Sisterhood books!

    here is my Monday:

  2. Oh wow you had an amazing week filled with fun events! Love the pictures!

    Enjoy your reading this week! :)

  3. I think I'm going to put Frankie Pickle and the Emperor's New Clothes on my list to read to my son. Have a good week!

  4. Wow, I need to do some research, I have not heard of any of your books. My TBR list will be growing. I like the photos a lot. It looks as though you had fun. Happy reading and should you get a chance, my Monday:

  5. Looks like you had a great time at the signing! White Cat is on my shelves waiting to be read/reviewed. Have a great reading week!

  6. I recently read Hearts at Stake and enjoyed it very much! Here's my Monday! <a href="></aThe Wormhole>

  7. I haven't read any of the Sisterhood books but would like to. Glad you had such a great week!

  8. I have read all of Pierce's books and am very jealous. Can't wait to read your review on Alex Van Helsing.

  9. i love all books you've read. you have such an interesting time last week for sure with the books.

    here's mine;

    Happy Monday!

  10. You have some great books to read. Sisters Red sounds really interesting and I read Hearts at Stake last week. I look forward to reading your review of Sisters Red. I've also heard good things about White Cat and Watersmeet. Frankie Pickle sounds like such a fun series of books. Enjoy your reading!

    Here is what I'm reading.

  11. Looks like a good reading week for you! I haven't read Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but really enjoyed the movie.

    I'm currently reading Mudbound for my book group and loving it!

    My family is also reading and listening to lots of great kids/teen/YA books. Check them out at:


  12. I LOVE the Wonderful Wizard of Oz comics! I managed to collect all of them except the first one and then they came out with the book lol.

    Here's what I'm reading this week here =)

  13. Okay, I just need to say this...I AM SO JEALOUS! I love Holly Black! Definitely one of my favorite authors. I was quite sad I didn't manage to snag an ARC of White Cat, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

    Looks like you had a fabulous week and another one coming up!


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