Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading? (1/25/2010)

This meme is run by J. Kaye (@ J. Kaye's Book Blog).

Books I completed this past week are:
Children's books include...
  • Baby Dragon by Amy Ehrlich (Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand)
Currently Reading:
  • Maximum Ride by James Patterson (eBook, free from Sony Reader)
  • Dancing in the Moonlight by Raeanne Thayne (eBook, downloaded free from Harlequins 60th Anniversary offer last year)
  • Network+ Guide to Networks by Tamara Dean (Ch.1 - In prep. for a quiz)
  • New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2007, Second Course (Tutorial 5)
Upcoming Reads:

I'm not sure how this reading week will go, but I'm going to have to be careful about whatever I decide to read. Some of my YA choices have suicide themes ... About 3 weeks ago I read a review for one book and the next thing I knew I was looking for more YA boks w/ suicide as a subject matter.

Then Saturday night my brother's best friend (23yo) killed himself. It's horrible and difficult to deal with as it is; I suspect it would be even more so if I read any of those books.


YA Fiction possibilities (from the library) include...
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
  • The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne
  • Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Fade by Lisa McMann
  • Need by Carrie Jones
  • Evernight by Claudia Gray
  • Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  • Fendi, Farragamo, & Fangs by Julie Kenner, Johanna Edwards, Serena Robar
  • The Cristopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
  • Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
  • Breathless by Lulene McDaniel
  • Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
  • Uninvited by Amanda Marrone
  • Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Adult Fiction possibilities (from the library) include...
  • Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime by Robert J. Randisi
  • Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon by John H. Watson, M.D. (or, rather, Larry/Lawrence Millett)
  • Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Non-fiction possibilities (from the library) include...
  • Work Hard. Be Nice. by Jay Mathews
  • After the Cure: The Untold Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors by Emily K. Abel and Saskia K. Subramanian
  • The Deadly Dinner Party: & Other Medical Detective Stories by Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D.
  • They Bite: Endless Cravings of Supernatural Predators by Jonathan Maberry and David F. Kramer


  1. I got Maximum Ride as a free ebook from Kindle.

    I'm sorry about your brothers loss wow. I would stay away from those books for now.

    Here is my post

  2. Great reads! Loved The House on Tradd Street.

    My post:

  3. MarceJ - Thanks. Yeah, I think I will be. I'm doing a pretty good job pretending it never happened. If I were to read the books...

    Laurel-Rain Snow - It was good. It was kinda frustrating for me though bc it would have been so much more enjoyable for me if I had read the regular book instead of Large Print.

  4. I've alwarys wondered if I'd like Dead Witch Walking. And I also have Need from the Library. Loved Fade and Graceling and sorta liked Balla.

    Happy reading.

  5. My list just keeps getting longer and longer visiting everyone's blog. I'll never get through my list. Enjoy your reading week.

  6. I've a feeling that you're an avid e-reader user. How do you like it so far? I've never own any but it looks like a very neat device. And being a gadget-freak, am thinking of getting one for myself!

  7. I knew I was forgetting a book that I needed to read this week, Wondrous Strange was supposed to be on my list too. I really enjoyed Eragon and Dead Witch Walking.
    I haven't read Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, but I've loved everything of Anne McCaffrey's that I've read. My mom has just about finished reading every single Pern novel written between Anne and her son and she loved them all.

  8. It looks like you have some great books to pick from this week. I hope you enjoy whichever ones you decide to go with.

    So sorry to hear about your brother's friend. That's so sad.

  9. Sarah - The Kim Harrison series was recommended to me about 2 yrs ago - I have a few of teh books, but I'm only just getting more seriosu about actually starting it...

    Msslaydbug - Would you want to get through the list? Believe me, it doesn't stop. There are ALWAYS more great books to try.

    Shy - I just got the Reader for Christmas. I've only read one full book on it, but I'm taking advantage of it to get any free books possible. ;p

    Amanda - I'm hoping to read the Wondrous Strange in time to blog for the Blog with Bite. The review is due on the 30th...

    I haven't read any Anne McCaffrey in years. I've decided I want to read the whole series (new-to-me and re-reads), chronologically. Moreta wasn't written first, but I think it is first in terms of Pern's history.

    alitareads - Thanks. Although at this point I feel anything will be enjoyable compared to the school stuff.

    And thanks. It was a huge shock. I think my brother has decided it was a spur-of-the-moment drunk thing, but that doesn't really make it easier to accept.

  10. I really want to read the Maximum Ride books. I've looked over them many times, but never purchased any and never thought to check my library.

    In answer to the questions you asked on my blog: I LOVED Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys!I had planned on reading it for only an hour last Monday, but got so into it that I finished it in two hours.

    Noel Streatfeild IS the author of the shoe books. I have Ballet Shoes and Theater Shoes as well as Far To Go and I adore each one of them. Theater Shoes took a little bit of getting into, but once you get there you're hooked.

    Infected was incredible so that definitely helped me with the whole audiobook thing. I'd never wrapped my head around what was so great about audiobooks until I started listening to this one. My job allows me to wear headphones at work to listen to whatever so I actually reserved Infected for work hours. Imagine the thrill of completing a book while working! I can't wait to find my next audiobook!

    Sorry for writing a book in your comments, but I wanted to make sure I answered all of your questions. Thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog!

  11. Oh. My. God. Your book stack is huge, causing my mouth to!

    Nona just picked up the new Joseph Delaney book. She's hooked on that series.

  12. Hannah - So far, I keep having to stop in this first of the Maximum Ride books. Everytime something goes wrong in the story. I may end up loving the series, but I'm glad I didn't purchase it...

    And thanks for answering my questions!

    J. Kaye - It is huge. And great. And VERY difficult to choose from.


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