It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Apr 19, 2010

>> Monday, April 19, 2010

Ah, once again it's Monday and time for my favorite meme hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books.  This is a great place to find out what other people are reading.

And for the first time in a post, I'm going to try out the Amazon Associates program.  Its pretty simple from what I understand - if you visit one of my links and purchase the item, I earn money off the sale.  Since I always link to Amazon anyways, I thought why not give it a try.

Last Week:

Well, I finally finished reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!   I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either and there were moments that had me laughing out loud but I definitely struggled through it, so much so that it might be a while before I read the "prequel" Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) , if I read it at all.   This book did, however qualify as an Austenesque book for my T4MC, a challenge which I am loving!
Also for my T4MC, I read The Last Song which I really enjoyed!  It had me bawling like a baby and now I can go see the movie guilt free!  I prefer reading the book before seeing the movie.  IMHO, the book is always better!

I'm pages away from finishing another book for T4MC, (I'm on roll, what can I say?) Its my first Megan Hart read, Deeper.  I heard good things about it and I'm enjoying it but its definitely not a book you want your kids to pick up and read a few pages out of curiousity!

Next Up

My friend recommnded this series to me and purchased and read the first two and said she really enjoyed them!  Since soccer is my life, it sort of fits: Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Book 1)

After that, I'm not sure.  Maybe The 13th Apostle.  It all depends what tickles my fancy at the time.  

How about you?  What are you reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Apr 11, 2010

>> Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's Monday again and time for the What Are You Reading Meme hosted by Sheila .

Last week

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning. I enjoyed this one and look forward to reading more in the series.


I started Pride and Prejudice and Zombies right after finishing Mist....and am still slogging through it (page 184). I can't decide as to whether or not I'm enjoying it but I've been advised that its definitely worth it in the end so I'll keep at it. If nothing else, it does make me laugh.

Up Next

I think I'll read one of Megan Hart's books next. That's my plan right now but who knows what mood will strike when I finish Zombies.

How about you?

Oh, and next October I plan to participate in the Dewey's 24 hour Readathon! I came across this too late this time around but I think it looks like great fun. I'd have to farm my children out for this time as getting anything done with them around is near to impossible!


T4MC - Update!

>> Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've been trying to do one update for all my challenges but have been having some issues so here's an update for just this, T4MC. I'm at 55 points currently!

5 Point Challenges

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before - The Maze Runner - James Daschner
Read a book with a one word title
Read a book with an animal name in the title
Read a book with a proper name in the title - Jack: Secret Circles - F. Paul Wilson
Read a fantasy

10 Point Challenges

Read an ‘Austenesque’ book
Read a book with a two word title - The Touch - F. Paul Wilson
Read a book that is part of a series
Read a book about a real person
Read a mystery

15 Point Challenges

Read a book written in the 60’s (any century)
Read a book with a number in the title
Read a book by an author born in March, April, May or June.
Read a book with a three word title
Read a book by an author with three names - Beyond the Highland Mist - Karen Marie Moning

20 Point Challenges

Read a book with over 500 pages - Labyrinth - Kate Moss
Read a book with a four word title - A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve
Read a book by two authors
Read a book written in the 70s (any century)
Read a book that has been number one on the NYT Best-sellers list


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - April 4, 2010

>> Monday, April 5, 2010

I missed last week as I was on vacation but I'm back for this segment of What Are You Reading hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey through A World of Books.

The Past:

- I finally finished reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. It was long but reasonably enjoyable.
- I also read Maze Runner which I had heard many good things about and while I liked it, I didn't like it as much as I expected too. Not enough character development for my liking maybe.
- I finally finished my first Kindle book too! The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus & Oddity Emporium and found it to be another excellent book dealing with The Otherness.

The Present:
- I started to read Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning and am enjoying it so far at 100 pages in. It is not only a time travel novel, but it is first in a series so satisfies 2 reading challenge requirements for me - boo-ya!

So...what have you been reading?

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