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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

Read:
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.

Reviewed:
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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24 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-32.html

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

    http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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

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

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  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.

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  15. Enjoy ur reading week

    here is mine http://dizzycslittlebookblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

    carol

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

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_28.html

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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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