Monday, June 25, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (6/25/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

I haven't done one of these in a LONG time.  But here we go...
(If you'd like to participate you can go here.)

In the past week I've reviewed: 

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer

In the past week I've read and reviewed: 

50% Off Murder (Good Buy Girls Mystery, Bk 1) by Josie Belle

The Good Buy Girls are a group of women who have gotten together over a shared love of bargains.  They clip coupons together, shop deals in an cool, collected, and organized manner together, and when one of their own is accused of murder, they investigate together.

Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson/Nice Girls, Bk 4) by Molly Harper

Jane Jameson is a vampire living in a small town and getting herself into all sorts of trouble, paranormal and otherwise.

In the past week I've read:

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost (poem) and Rick Lieder (photography)

A children's book I read to my 4 year old nephew.  It's a poem about insects.  Brief and the pictures are lovely.

Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf; Illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

Another children's book read to my nephew.  I picked this out because of the truck thing, but it was actually pretty fun.  The truck gets stuck under a viaduct, causes a major traffic jam, various vehicle and traffic related terms are squeezed in, and finally a solution to getting the truck unstuck (and it isn't a tow truck - those didn't work).

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff; Illustrated by David Catrow

That's right.  This was is another children's book read to my nephew.  It's set up as letters between a son and his mother as he tries to persuade her to let him take in his friend's iguana once the friend moves and she objects.  I'd say this was for a slightly older age than my nephew, but it was an okay story.  And I wasn't a huge fan of the illustrations.

Exile's Honor (one of the many Valdemar books, the first of Alberich's two) by Mercedes Lackey

This is a reread.  I've been wanting to reread it again for awhile, and I needed a break from the mysteries.

I'm currently reading:

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons

Another children's book.  I started it with my nephew, but it was longer than planned and past his bedtime, so we'll have to finish it later.  I've enjoyed what we've read of it so far.
This week's reading possibilities include:
(I have too many choices)

Another Valdemar re-read or two by Mercedes Lackey.  Possibly Exile's Valor, Take a Thief, Arrows of the Queen, or Arrow's Fall

The Next Always and The Last Boyfriend (Boonsboro Inn trilogy, Bks 1 & 2) by Nora Roberts

Faithful Unto Death (Sugar Land Mystery, Bk 1) by Stephanie Jaye Evans

A Fitting End (Magical Dressmaking Mystery, Bk 2) by Melissa Bourbon

The More the Terrier (Pet rescue Mystery, Bk 2) by Linda O. Johnston

Final Sail (Dead-End job Mystery, Bk 11) by Elaine Viets

Dead Man Waltzing (Ballroom Dance Mystery, Bk 2) by Ella Barrick

Murder in a Basket (India Hayes Mystery, Bk 2) by Amanda Flower

The Scarlet Pepper (White House Gardener Mystery, Bk 2) by Dorothy St. James

Dying in the Wool (Katie Shackleton Mystery, Bk 1) by Frances Brody

Night Kill (Zoo Mystery, Bk 1) by Ann Littlewood

Tote Bags and Toe Tags (Haley Randolph Mystery, Bk 5) by Dorothy Howell

Gold Digger (Klondike Mystery, Bk 1)   by Vicki Delany

Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins

The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison


  1. Looks like you can't go wrong, no matter what you choose!

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. You certainly have plenty of choices! Good luck!

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I hope you will stop by!

  3. So many choices :-) Hope you enjoy them all!

  4. New Follower. I need to start reading Molly Harper. I have her books and just never started them.

  5. So many great books to choose from. :-) Have a great reading week!

  6. I love how many possibilities you have! I always narrow mine down for my blog post and then the two I pick seem to get cursed and I don't read them for ages!
    Have a lovely week!


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