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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Book Journey
It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Over the past two weeks, I've

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn--It was good, it just pushed some of my buttons. I've been assured that my issues get resolved as the series continues, and I could even see it happening throughout this book.

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach--I'm ready to go to Paris. Or the Amalfi Coast. Alice Steinbach is a gorgeous writer and I enjoyed her observations on life.

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis--Very, very cute. I enjoyed the heck out of this one.

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert--I felt bereft when I finished this book and realized that I wouldn't be spending anymore time with Rachel, the main character.

Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull--Good start to a middle grade fantasy series. I was disappointed with the unresolved ending.

Southern Plate by Christy Jordan--I'm not a cookbook fan, but I loved looking through this book of familiar dishes and reading Christy's anecdotes.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly--Very twisty, turny plot that kept me turning pages--and I'm not a fan of courtroom books.

The Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji--An interesting look at the people of Iran just before their revolution.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith--My sister guest reviewed. It was her favorite of the trilogy.

Corelli's Mandollin by Louis de Bernières--Gorgeous writing that was a little too dense.

Currently Reading:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly--Just started it today, but I'm already loving it!

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, read by Denis O'Hare--Pretty good so far.

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry--Slow-going for me, but interesting

Up Next:
I have The Maze Runner by James Dashner ready to go on my iPod as soon as I finish The Alchemyst (I mentioned it last time, but there was a wait at the library). I'm also feeling like a fairy tale retelling (thanks to Book Rat's upcoming Fairy Tale Fortnight), so I'll probably get to The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale soon.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I just read Kat, Incorrigible this past week too! I agree with you that it was a cute book.

    I liked The Alchemyst. I have read the other books in the series too and while I prefer the first book, the last one was pretty good and I'm looking forward to the next one (though I can't remember the name!). I really want to read The Rooftops of Tehran. I enjoyed your review of it. I badly want to know what happened to Pasha!

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading.

  2. Going to have to keep an eye out for Kat, Incorrigible! My mom loved The Lincoln Lawyer, I've got it on my stack.

  3. I think I'm adding the Lincoln Lawyer to my tbr.

  4. I haven't read The Lincoln Lawyer but seen the movie last weekend and it was so good!

  5. I've heard Calpurnia Tate is awesome! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it!

  6. I will need to get a copy of Without Reservations. Thank you for this.

  7. All titles that are new to me. I look forward to learning more about them. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. My Monday:

  8. I loved The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate! So good, and not enough people seem to know about it. Hope you enjoy it.

    And YAY! for fairy tales! I really liked The Goose Girl. I need to read the rest of the series some time.

  9. I'm on Spring Break. Will I find the balance between reading for fun and reading for my project? Come see .

  10. Wow you read some great books and have some more scheduled. I recently listened to Scorch Trials the second book in Dashner's series and really enjoyed it hope you get to the Maze Runner as it too is a fabulous book. Have a great week!

  11. I love Alice Steinbach and Kate the Incorrigible looks like a good read too. Here's mine:

  12. Three cheers for Calpurnia Tate! Love love love that book so much! Such a quiet read but oh so good!

  13. I saw the movie The Lincoln Lawyer and LOVED it! So now I want to read the book...yes, backwards.


  14. I have The Rooftops of Tehran on my tbr list and can't wait to read it.

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

  15. Enjoy ur reading week

    here is mine


  16. Great reading week for you! I'm not familiar with any of them.

    Here's mine:

  17. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. It's one of my favorite MG reads. Happy reading.

  18. Loved Calpurnia Tate! Hope you love it too!

  19. I am reading The Spanish Doctor by Matt Cohen. It takes place in Spain and France during the 14th-15th centuries when the Black Death was making its rounds. So far, I am enjoying this book.

  20. I'm enjoying the Kitty series, but I think I recall some reservations during the first book.

  21. OOh looks like I'll have to keep an eye out for Kat, Incorrigible, it sounds like a hoot :)
    I've got The Maze Runner and The Alchemyst on audio too, not sure when I'll get to them though. Have a great week and happy reading!

  22. I just loved Moloka'i! Rachel is one of my favorite heroines - she was so down-to-earth and so not like some of the made-to-look-good female characters I encounter in books about some tragedy.


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