"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, September 12, 2011

What are you reading (30)?

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!

I can't believe the end has come to another weekend!  I'm sitting here listening to old Britney Spears on Pandora and enjoying my first Iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte of the season.  The baby is in bed, hubby's watching an old movie on TV and life is good :).

Fall weather is starting to hit here in Ohio.  We've had a couple of warm days, but by Thursday, we're only supposed to be in the high 50s.  We've had a scorcher of a summer, so I'm looking forward to the cooler days.  I can't wait to open my windows, air out the house, and enjoy the smell of Fall in the air.  We've been hitting up the county fairs, enjoying the fair food, and hanging out as a family.  Life just seems to slow down once fall comes.  It's still too early to think about the holidays, and too late in the year too worry too much about the lawn and weeding and all that outside stuff!

As for books, I had a pretty good past two weeks for me.  I'm back to enjoying audios at work, which helps to double the amount of reading I can get done in a week.  I've got some pretty good ones (at least I think so...lol) lined up!

Reviewed (links attached):
Read this past week:
  • Welcome to the Great Mysterious - Lorna Landvik (review to come)
  • Chain Reaction - Simone Elkeles (review to come - AMAZING!)
  • Cloaked - Alex Flinn
I'm almost finished with Look Again by Lisa Scottoline that was on my list last week, and The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman and Roses by Leila Meacham are both still on my nightstand.  I just seem to keep finding other books I'd like to read first.  Plus I've gotten some really good review books lately, and I'd like to get those done!

Here's my list for the week:

Douglas Rees
This book is set to release at the end of month from Harlequin Teen.  It sounds absolutely adorable and I can't wait to get started on it!!

K.J. Wignall
I've already started this one.  It also comes out at the end of the month from Egmont and so far I'm really enjoying it!!

Adam Slater
The cover of this one completely creeps me out!!

Trinity Faegen
This one is getting amazing reviews, and it's been compared to having the magic of Twilight (not really sure about that comparision but now I can't wait to find out...lol)

I'm not sure yet what my audio book will be.  I was thinking about starting One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury which deals with a firefighter during 9/11, but I also have Night Road by Kristin Hannah that I'd really like to listen to so I'm not sure.  Have any of you read either one and care to help me out???



Christina T said...

I am glad to hear that you thought Chain Reaction was amazing. I am looking forward to reading it though I don't think I'll like it as much as Perfect Chemistry. I need to read Cloaked too. I like Alex Flinn's fairy tales retold.

I live in NW Ohio (Wooster) so I will be getting the cooler weather too. I am not ready for fall though I have no say in the matter :) I did have my first apple cider on Friday. That is one of the few things about fall that I love. If fall didn't lead to winter, I wouldn't mind so much...

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Everyone keeps talking about this pumpkin spice lattes... I must find one. :) Have a super week!

Julie said...

I had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season last week too. Yum! I've been wanting to read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I keep hearing about it. I hope you enjoy this week as well.

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

New follower here!

I'm looking forward to reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I hope its as good as I've heard it is.

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The1stdaughter said...

I've heard really good things about Night Road, so perhaps try that one for your audiobook next?

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Kristin said...

I can't wait for fall to get here, either. I went out and bought my fall candles this weekend and have my porch (enclosed) set up for lots of good reading this fall.

I have Kristin Hannah's Night Road on my tbr list - and might do the audio as well!

Stop by and see what I have going on this week at Always With a Book

dollycas aka Lori said...

Wisconsin can't make up its mind, one day fall, the next day summer comes roaring back!!

I love Lorna Landvik's books!!!


Peggy Arthurs said...

I have Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on reserve at the library, can't wait! Beautiful blog!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

pussreboots said...

Our fall fog is starting to return and the sunlight is a warmer / orangier color, a sure sign of fall being around the corner.

Three-quarters of what I read this week was in the form of children's picture books. Please come see what they were.

Jacquelynne said...

New follower! :) I'm new to Its Monday mem, but I have to first off say that I love your layout and the whole theme :) and secondly I have been waiting to read The Mephisto Covenant for the longest time! I hope you enjoy it! I'll look for your review about it.

Sarah E. said...

Looks like such a good list! I added Cloaked and Chain Reaction to my to-read list :) I'll have to check out the others. Those two definitely called to me.

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