It’s Monday, My Week in Books
As anyone who reads my blog regularly will know, I had a REALLY bad book week last time I posted. Every book I picked up made me want to throw it at the wall. It was actually depressing! I revived myself with Pride and Prejudice and then began Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
Whew! I am so glad I am back on track. Graceling was AMAZING! My review will be up soon.
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Vampire Diaries; The Fury and Dark Reunion by L.J. Smith
Traitor by Andy McNab
And some random puppy/dog books my kids picked up. Two chapter books, something about puppy magic and The Pokey Little Puppy, a classic Golden Book.
I actually had Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick in my hands along with Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but I couldn’t bring myself to pay $17.99 for 3 different books in one go. I grabbed The Fury and The Dark Reunion instead since I needed/wanted to read them for a while.
Solemate by Lauren Mackler~ I won this book in a quickie Twitter giveaway at J. Kaye’s Book Blog. I will be honest, I saw “Quickie Giveaway” and jumped on it without reading what it was about! I remember thinking, “Hrm…I wonder why they spelled soulmate wrong?” Annoyingly enough, my husband figured it out first go. Grrr
So, this is a self-help book. Something which I usually steer clear of. It is subtitled, “Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life“. I can’t think of the last time I was alone. Seriously. I can’t even shower alone usually!
Twisted Fayrie Tales by various authors~ I won this book over at Bitten by Books. Eternal Press Publishers offered up a free eBook in several contests. The book includes: Sinderella by Lisa Logon, Man Hunt by Sally Odgers, The Christmas Present by Lisa Logan, Mirror, Mirror by Rob Rosen, Rapunzel by Yu-Han Chao, How Cats Lost the Power of Speech by Joshua Babcock, It Can’t be Mine by Jane Toombs, Three Twisted Fairytails by Kandy Phair, Pebbles in the Stream by Richard E. Friesen, Cinders by Karina L. Fabian, Angel With an Attitude by D. J. Sylvis, I Holler Hot Dog by Jane Toombs.
Some of these short stories are considered erotica, which I can say is something I have never had much interest in reading. I have a feeling I will be reading and blushing.
Neither are books I would necessarily buy for myself, but I like to exapnd my little tiny comfort zone, so we will see!
Not too many! Lol…it was a very busy week. Even though I really wanted to do nothing else but read Graceling.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore~ I’m stealing a phrase from J. Kaye at J. Kaye’s Book Blog, “It was OMG good”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen~ I need an ‘I ♥ Mr. Darcy’ t-shirt. He’s an arrogant ass, but I am drawn to him. And yes, I know he is a character in a book! My husband once said to me, “I think you are having a mental affair with Mr. Darcy.” Hmmm…if only. Lol!
I was lucky enough to be one of the Monthly Raffle Winner’s over at J. Kaye’s book blog. I won a copy of Royal Blood by Rona Sharon. I’m so excited because I have wanted to read this for a while now!
I also lucked out and won a copy of Blood Drive by Jeanne C. Stein at Bitten by Books. I’ve never heard of it….but what the heck!
I recieved the Perfect Blend of Friendship Award frm J. Kaye at J. Kaye’s Book Blog.
Here is the award info:
Take time today and think about your friends. This award is to be passed on to five of your book blogging friends.
Here are my 5 choices:
- velvet at vv32reads
- Jenny at Jenny Loves to Read
- Heather at Gofita’s Pages
- Sharon at A Bookworm’s Review
p.s. I’ve been working on this stinkin post all day long! Between kids, work, dogs, and husband, I keep getting interrupted and lose my train of thought! If there are typos or things that don’t make sense, I am sorry.