It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. It's a great way to share the books you've read, and the ones you're currently reading, and to take control of that TBR pile to see what you need (or want) to read next.
One of my goals this year is to read more books from my own personal shelves rather than always review copies, and so far I'm succeeding quite well. I find it a joy to search through the shelves looking for books I've been wanting to read for awhile but couldn't because of other obligations and I've started putting them in order of to-be-read. It's been fun! And I've forgotten about some of the books I had on my shelves too. I was like, "When did I buy that one?" Oops.
What I Read This Week:
The Ancillary's Mark by Daniel A. Cohen
Delirious by Daniel Palmer (& Giveaway, so check it out!)
Ruined by Paula Morris
Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry
The reviews of the books I read off the shelves, such as for Ruined and Buckingham Palace Gardens, will be posted as a mini-review wrap-up once I complete five or six such novels. Due to an extremely busy work schedule, I thought this would help lessen the load. Does anyone else have any hints to do this better? I'm at a loss otherwise. But I want to keep blogging fun, and not make it tedious where I don't want to do it.
What I am Currently Reading:
The Discovery of Socket Greeny (ebook) by Tony Bertauski - I'm having fun with my new ereader.
Blood Spells by Jessica Andersen
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper
Darklight by Lesley Livingstone
I know I read a lot of books at once, but I put it down to genetics as my mother does the same thing. I tried to do the 'read once book at a time thing', but that lasted all of five hours before I gave up. I guess I need a lot of variety. The only time I keep reading is when I hit page 200 or so and then I read straight through to the end. My husband thinks I'm nuts as he will only read one book, one series at a time. If he has to wait two weeks for the book to arrive in the mail, he won't read anything else. In two weeks, I would literally be climbing all the walls in my house without a book, and probably driving everyone around me insane. Any thoughts on that?
Blue by Lou Aronica
XVI by Julia Karr
Tempted by Fate by Kate Perry
Encore Edie by Annabel Lyon (I'm curious to read a young adult novel by the author of The Golden Mean; it should be interesting. I actually didn't know she wrote young adult lit until I got this review copy in the mail.)