"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, August 29, 2011

What are you reading (29)?


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!

It's been about a month since I posted.  Not much has changed since then.  Still just chugging along with life, getting in a little reading here and there.  I did take an extra two days off this week, and scrubbed down the whole house, boxed up some odds and ends that were just taking up space and cleaned cleaned cleaned!  With all the rearranging and condensing, I no longer feel like my house is closing in on me with the additional baby stuff.  So much nicer!!

During the past month I did read some pretty good books.  I'm hoping to have the reviews up this week:

1. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
2. Firespell - Chloe Neil
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

I also had one DNF and that was Hereafter by Tara Hudson.  I got within a hundred pages of finishing it, but was so completely bored with the story that I finally stopped wasting what little bit of time I did have.  It just wasn't worth it in the end.

This week I'm hoping to relax, and we don't have much going on for the holiday weekend so hopefully I'll be able to get some reading in.  I cleaned off my shelves (again) and found some real treasures that have been hidden on the shelves for quite some time.

Here's my week:

Lorna Landvik
I read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by this author a few years ago and absolutely loved it.  I'm hoping that this one is just as good.


Carol Goodman
I listened to Arcadia Falls late last year by this author and thought the gothic setting, and the story told within a story to be really fun and interesting.  I've read good things about this one so I'm excited to read something else by Goodman!

Roses
Leila Meacham
I love big, chunky, drama filled sagas and I'm pretty sure that this one fits the bill.  I might have to break out a bottle of wine to enjoy with this one.


Look Again
Lisa Scottoline
I've never read anything by this author, but the premise of this book looks really good.  As a mother myself now, I think this one will hit even closer to home.

So that's what's on my reading plate this week.  How bout yours?



11 comments:

Grace @ Graced with Books said...

these all look like great reads! I don't think I could read Look Again. I have 2 children (2 and 4) and my worst nightmare is something happening to them! I don't want to feed that fear by reading about it! Hope you enjoy it though :)

bybookorbycrook said...

Lisa Scottoline is always a good read. Enjoy!

pussreboots said...

I want to read Miss Peregrine... Even with homework, I did manage to meet last week's reading goals. Please come see what I finished and what I'm reading now.

Rachel said...

Some great looking books. New to your site and loving your fonts and pictures.

Quixotic Magpie said...

Two of my favorite authors are on your list! I love love Carol Goodman, and I really liked Landvik's books as well. I am currently reading Miss Peregrine too! Have a great week!

Cana Elene said...

Looking forward to the reviews.
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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The three you read are three I would love to read. Glad to see you pop in in again :)

RAnn said...

I'm another one who couldn't read Look Again unless I was guaranteed a HEA

Sunnysmileqt said...

I'm about a 100 pages into Look Again and so far its pretty good...actually quite supenseful and not nearly as heart wrenching as I thought...I still have 300 pages to go though so things could change!!

Angelica Joy said...

Looking forward to your review of "The Iron King".

Can you please let me know what font your using for your blog?

Here's my "Monday" post.

Sunnysmileqt said...

Hi Angelica!

My review should be up Wednesday for The Iron King. It was amazing!!

The font is called Mountains of Christmas :)

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