Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am sitting here on Monday morning, watching the snow fall down, listening to the radio and all of the cancellations that are happening, hoping my hubby got to work okay, amazed how the weather can turn so quickly.  I do live in a snowbelt however, and we have been so lucky this year so far.  Naturally, the 'big one' was going to hit soon and hit it did.   When a military base gets shut down except for non-essential personnel, you know things are pretty bad.   I have to admit however, the first major dumping is always so pretty, until you have to go shovel, drive, or do anything else outside.  By the time January comes though, I am ready to pack my bags and head down to Myrtle Beach for the rest of the year.  When the transition from 'ski bunny' to 'snow bird' occurred is beyond me, but I am more than happy to admit that I will be spending a lot of my retirement in warmer climates than in the one in which I am currently living.  Will I miss the snow?  I can always look at it on television!!!!

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ BookJourney.   It's a great way to take stock at what you need to do to clear that ever-growing TBR pile of books and get yourself organized.  It's also a way to take a look at what you read last week, what you are currently reading, and decide what you need (or want) to read in the upcoming week.  It also gives you a chance to browse some wonderful blogs and take a look at what other people are reading.  I always discover some great books to add to my list of books I would love to read. 

What I read this week:  It's been a slower week for me this week.   With the flu ripping through our household last week, whatever energy you have left is used to haul your carcass to bed or to deal with kiddies who still demand your attention.  It was an energy-sucking flu that attacked both my hubby and myself that pretty much left us incapacitated for a couple of days.  All I can remember from last Wednesday is lying in front of the fireplace from the time I got home from work until I finally found the energy to get to bed, with my daughter rubbing my back from time to time, going "Poor mommy!"

Tyger Tyger (A Goblin Wars Book) by Kersten Hamilton - I can't wait for the sequel.

Last Exit in New Jersey by C.E. Grundler - This one has some major twists and turns in it.  Look for my review coming soon.

What I am currently reading:

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Indulgence In Death by J.D. Robb

Plans for Next Week:

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan

Happy reading everyone!


  1. I really enjoyed Tyger Tyger too and am anxious for the sequel. Hope you also enjoy Nightshade, which once again I am highly anticipating the next in book.

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. You read such a wide variety. I am Last Exit in New Jersey, I might need to read it soon especially if it is truly twisty and turny!

  3. Tyger Tyger is on a lot of lists this week. I need to investigate it. I'm going to read Revolution this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. I liked Nightshade a lot, but be warned it ends on a cliff hanger. Enjoy!

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  4. You are so right! The snow is so pretty the first few days it falls, but then, I'm over it! Hope your family is returning to health quickly!

  5. Sorry to hear you have the flu. Hope you feel better soon. I'm not reading much right now because I was working on my papers.

  6. I have Last Exit to read also the reviews have been great.

    I am glad I live somewhere where it doesn't snow but I do like to visit, not even once a year though :-)

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  7. I cannot wait to read Tyger Tyger...I just finished Dead Beautiful by Yvonne was wonderful...and I am reading Linger...which of course is totally amazing...stay warm...I grew up in Ohio...I love lake effect snow...I miss it where we are now...

  8. So sorry to hear you were sick last week - I know how hard it is to take care of the kids and the house when you feel so bad. Glad you're doing better now.

    My kids are dying for snow!! But here in DE, we don't usually get any until at least January. There were a few flurries in the sky today, and they went crazy. My family up in Rochester, NY, has had plenty of course.

    Enjoy your reading this week - sounds like you have some good ones lined up.