Monday, March 22, 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)
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No by Geoffrey Hayes
The Mark by Jen Nadol
Hearts at Stake by Alyx Harvey
Flyte by Angie Sage
All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall
Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Eric Shanower
The Cave by Steve McGill
Dork Diaries by Rachel R. Russell
Hatter M: Mad with Wonder by Frank Beddor
Kin by Holly Black
Kith by Holly Black
Dreamland Chronicles Book One by Scott Christian Sava
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen

(Yes, 16 books - I know, insanity!)

Currently Reading:
Rapture of the Deep by L.A. Meyer
Border Crossing by Jessica Lee Anderson
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
The Castle of Galomar (New Brighton Archeological Society) by Mark Andrew Smith & Matthew Weldon
Bonecrossed by Patricia Briggs
Dead Guy Spy by David Lubar

Affiliates news!
Things are a little crazy this weekend with my read-off - so I'm simply going to announce my new associates!

Alethea from Read Now Sleep Later: Alethea is a long time buddy of mine from Goodreads and was glad to see her back at blogging. She's been a great support and friend to me online and I really love what she has to say about books! :)

Misty from Book Rat: Misty is an awesome blogger who I've met personally and absolutely love! Her blog is a growing monster and I love all the stuff she has going on over there. Not only that, she works at a library and you know how I love my fellow librarians! :)

Jenn from Books at Midnight is an AWESOME gal and blogger. I love her super in-dept reviews (which I have no knack for personally) and her awesome ideas that keep sparking up. If you haven't seen her blog before, you must take a look because it's gorgeous and well, I just love her reviews - a ton!

Elie from Ellz Readz is another fabulous blogger who I just love. She loves YA fiction and is a serious Urban Fantasy addict (much like myself). I am in love with her Got Ink? weekly meme which features really cool tattoos on people, book covers, and more. I love how many tattoos are out there that have literary inspirations! :)

April from Good Books and Good Wine is another great friend of mine from Goodreads and well, if you've been on her blog, you've got to appreciate her. She's an awesome gal who reads widely and has fun doing so.

I know I said I'd stick to ten .. but... oh well - I chose one more.

Monica from The Bibliophilic Book Blog runs a fantastic blog that explores a variety of literature and hosts some really fun events. One of which just passed - Bookmark Day! I absolutely adore her blog and can't wait to know her better as an affiliate!

So, welcome you guys to affiliate-ship. I can't wait to get to know you guys better and collaborate on some fun bloggie projects! I'll have a page up this week for affiliate links and buttons and will be emailing all of you about upcoming events. :)

Also, after taking to Kate from The Neverending Shelf, I decided I'd slow down on updates and just run some contest ads unless there's a big event one of my affiliates is hosting. Thanks again for those who filled out the form - I had a hard time choosing!

In Other News:
  • Monday was the only day I went out and met an author - Carrie Ryan was in town visiting! I dragged the hubby with to Anderson's and had a great time. Towards the end of the event, Carrie was asked what books she read lately that she'd recommend. She talked about the Debs website she was apart of and then pointed out Kristina Springer and Kristin Walker who were sitting in the back as new authors. I had no clue they were coming! I feel like I'm stalking them we've seen so much of each other lately. I hung around a little at the end and chatted with them and then left them to a possible authorly night out. :) And, some pics below.
  • Kate and I are holding a contest until tonight (10 pm CST) to see who can read the most pages. I had a four-day weekend and we figured we'd go for gold on reading - which lead us to a friendly competition - Red vs. Blue Read-a-thon. Check out my updates and pages read so far.

The Poster

Myself and Carrie Ryan

From Left to right:
Kristina Springer, Kristin Walker, Page Turners blogger, Carrie Ryan, another blogger (can't remember name), and me.


  1. Kristen your reading astounds me! WOW! Have another super week - I will have to stop back and check out your reviews!

  2. I just don't even know what to say while staring at that huge list of books. I'm impressed! Enjoy your books! I remember you like L.A. Meyer!

    Here are my books for the week.

  3. Looks like you had a fantastic week! Happy reading!

  4. Great list of books. Will have to check some of them out of my library.

    Here's mine.

  5. Amazing week. At this rate Kate will have to kick it into high gear to bet you.

    Have a great week.

  6. Wow! That is a lot of books you read! Hope you enjoyed them all. I only stumbled by your blog recently and I love it! So you've won an award on my blog Manda's Movements :)

  7. Good job on the reading this week! (even though I'm Team Blue, love seeing you knock out the books!)

  8. I can't wait to get my hands onto the first volume of Hatter M! I LOVED The Looking Glass Wars series. soooo good! and go figure, almost every version of Alice that I've read and Hatter is always my favorite.

    Hope you have another wonderful reading week!

  9. I'm always amazed at how many books you read. Incredible! And you're doing great with the Red vs. Blue readathon. Good luck!!

  10. Wow, 16 novels! I am stunned, I cannot fathom that number at this time. Well done. As for the upcoming novels, I have not heard of any of them, so apparently I need to research them. Have a wonderful week. And while I still do not exactly understand the affiliate thing, welcome to the newest members. If you get a chance, my Monday is here:

  11. I enjoyed your review of The Mark and look forward to reading your review of Hearts At Stake. Bones of Faerie looks really interesting. So does Watersmeet. I hope you enjoy your reading. Good luck on your read a thon!

  12. That is an impressive list of books! A lot of them are books that are on my wishlist too. Good luck with the rest of your Read-a-thon!
    Here's what I read this week: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

  13. Wow! 16!
    Hope you have a great reading week this week as well!
    Here's my It's Monday.

  14. wow. you are AMAZING. you're a reading machine!!!!

    great, great blog. fantastic info and SO helpful!

    thanks for all you do!!!

  15. Wow, I am so impressed! Hope you have another great reading week :)

  16. Good lord! Was that all for the competition or were you just really on a roll?
    And yay!
    (ps I am not a librarian -- I am a friend of the library (ie $ supporter) and had a hand in the Maria V. Snyder thing w/ my bookclub -- most of my friends are librarians; I love them too :D)

  17. What a huge list of books you've read! Wow! They look good, too.

  18. WOW 16 books!!! I have no idea how you managed to get that much reading done in a week LOL. I hope you enjoyed them all :o)

    Looks like you had fun at the signing too! Hope you have another great week

  19. I thought that I would win the award this week for most books read, but ya beat me!

  20. Yay! I am so excited to be an affiliate, I'm happy to see if this is the right thing to me, also glad to try some new projects.

    Oh and you definitely pwn when it comes to reading, maybe I should try readathoning :-)

    Yay for LA Meyer. I haven't read her yet, but I'll be on the lookout for her Bloody Jack books when I go to the library.

  21. You ave been BUSY! Love it! I hope that you have a great reading week! Here is mine for this week:

  22. Wonderful and entertaining blog! Great reading ideas and I love the search (safari) for elusive authors!


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