"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, January 10, 2011

What are you reading (25)?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

This was a busy week again for me.  We had year end close at work, which is already a stressful time.  Add to the fact that I feel ready to pop, and it was ten times as worse.  Everything worked out well though and we finished on time and correctly!!

Saturday, hubby and I had our birthing class.  It started at 9am and went to 3:30pm.  It wasn't as bad as we thought though and I did learn a lot of useful information.  Plus we got a tour of the hospital, which was nice.  We took both sets of parents up on Sunday and showed them where they will need to park and where they can enter the hospital and check in with security.  It was a lot of walking!!  I also had a doctors appointment this past week, which I wrote about in my "When do you think this baby is coming?" post.

Reading wise, I had a slower week.  I did finish Darkly Dreaming Dexter, which I rather enjoyed.  That review is here.  It was a good start to a series that I'd like to read more of.  I have the next two in the series and would enjoy getting to them this year.

I'm also about half way through Inkheart.  I'm really enjoying the book, but it is not reading nearly as fast as I thought it would.  It's much darker too.  I'm hoping to finish it up early this week.  I don't have a lot of plans - I just want to keep the house clean incase we have to leave for the hospital, and I'd like to clean my car!

Here's what else I plan to read this week:

Murder on the Menu is a repeat from last week.  I just ran out of time and didn't get to it this time around.  These are normally really quick reads though, and I enjoyed the first in the series. 

I've had The Kitchen Boy on my TBR pile for a long time now.  It's a short book, but a very powerful story.  This is also a time period that I don't know a lot about so I'm really looking forward to this one!

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is one that I've hear wonderful things about.  I'm reading this one for the Memorable Memoirs challenge and I'm looking forward to it. 
That's my reading for the week.  What's on your plate?


Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

I read A Kitchen Boy a few years ago and then went on a Romanov reading binge.

A also loved The Last Lecture.

Here is my Monday report:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

We are both reading The Kitchen Boy! I love that. Mine is on hold until I get through my book club read.

Unknown said...

I've had the first two books in the Dexter series for awhile and haven't gotten to them yet. I lent the first one to a friend recently, actually!

Sounds like this was a slow reading week for a lot of us! Hopefully this one is better :)

AlleluiaLu said...

The Kitchen Boy sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. I watched the movie "Inkheart" on the plane back from Ireland last summer. I liked it alot.

Good luck with the birthing. I remember taking classes before my first child. Afterwards I talked to the class instructor and I was so excited about how it went that she wanted us to talk to the class about it. We had a great experience, but we didn't think the class could really relate until they had their babies.

Here's my Monday post:http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-are-you-reading-monday.html

Come visit! Have a great week!

Aleetha said...

I love Inkheart. I am waiting for the next book. But the publisher here has not brought it out.
I wonder if I should order it online.

Have you wathced the movie?

happy reading anyway


Jan von Harz said...

Hope you still have time to read before the baby does come because after I think you will be too tired to. I put in a guess as to when I think you will have the baby. Have a great week!

Nina said...

ooh, the baby comes very soon then. How fun! The Kitchen Boy sounds very interesting. I do love historcial books. Enjoy!

Carol said...

All best wishes for your coming event. How excting!

Do hope you can find some time for reading once baby is here.

I manage the odd page here and there with 2 teens and a toddler (who I am sure I only gave birth to recently - time flies!)

Have a good week!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a busy time of your life. :) It's always nice to have books to slow us down if even for a few moments. The Kitchen Boy sounds interesting - I'm going to have to pick it up. Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The mystery look cute...the other titles look intriguing, but they're unfamiliar to me. Hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tasha said...

I really need to start reading the Inkworld books. I've had them for ages but haven't got round to them yet. Have a fab week! My It's Monday is here.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Looks like some really good reading!!! Take Care of yourself, it is getting so close!!!


Unknown said...

I share your thoughts on Inkheart. I liked the book but the movie was more exciting. :-)

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