Monday, July 16, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (7/16/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

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In the past week I've read and posted: 

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski; Forward by: Chris Tomlin

The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters, Bk 1) by Mercedes Lackey  
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters, Bk 2) by Mercedes Lackey
The Gates of Sleep (Elemental Masters, Bk 3) by Mercedes Lackey
Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters, Bk 4) by Mercedes Lackey
The Wizard of London (Elemental Masters, Bk 5) by Mercedes Lackey

The Mercedes Lackey post is here.

Currently reading:

I'm just about to start Reserved for the Cat (Elemental Masters, Bk 6) by Mercedes Lackey.

This week's reading possibilities include:

This is still pretty up in the air.  

I put Unnatural Issue and Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey on hold, so I should have them soon.  

And I still have an abundance of other library books out that I need to get to, including:  
The Scarlet Pepper 
A Deadly Grind 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 
The Cat Sitter's Pajamas 
Dead Man Waltzing 
Dying in the Wool 
Final Sail
The More the Terrier 
Night Kill 
The Azalea Assault 
Gregor the Overlander 
Don't Die Under the Apple Tree 
Faithful Unto Death 
Going Organic Can Kill You 
Hounds Abound 
The Thirteenth Chime (ILL) 
The Silk Train Murder
A Fitting End 
The Hollows Insider : New Fiction, Facts, Maps, Murders, and More in the World of Rachel Morgan 
Tote Bags and Toe Tags


  1. I also have an abundance of library books to get through.

    My favorite read last week was Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson. Please come see what else I'm reading.

    1. I just never seem to get anywhere. It seems every time I read one and I have 2-3 more come in.

  2. I hope you make a dent in your library book haul and I hope you enjoy your books this week. I really have to try one of Lackey's books soon :)
    Check out what I'm reading this week!

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. I hope I make a dent too. But they don't seem to be what I'm reading lately.

      If you do try Mercedes Lackey, there are plenty of series to choose from. =)

  3. I suffer from the same library affliction. All of the books I request seem to come in during the same week! Good luck getting through yours. :)

    1. Yes! Except for me, they all come in one week, and next thing I know a whole new batch is coming in the next!

  4. I have a few books nothing like your pile! but it is always nice to have them in stock.

    1. Sometimes it is easier to have less. It's certainly less overwhelming when you're deciding what to read next.

  5. Looks like you are having a Mercedes Lackey binge. Hope you enjoy them all.

    Here's my Week in Review

    1. I tend to read authors, like genres in clusters. I'll go through Lackey's Elemental and the Collegium books, then I think I'll be moving on to Robin D. Owens.

  6. I re-read Mercedes Lackey's The Last Herald Mage trilogy whenever I need some comfort reading... I haven't read the Element Masters series but maybe I'll give it a try.

    I couldn't take that many books out of the library at once... I'm bad at returning books and I would rack up heft fines.
    Gregor the Overlander is a really great series, even my husband (who is not a YA reader) enjoyed that one.

    1. I re-read Magic's Pawn any time I need a good cry. It wipes me out emotionally, and then I feel so much better.

      I'm an employee, so I don't get fines. And before that I had what the local library calls a "Gold card." I volunteered 100 hrs and in exchange didn't get long as I didn't abuse the privilege of course.

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    3. Woops...
      Maybe I should see if our library does that, too. I volunteer at the Elementary School library and take out most of my books from there during the school year because I can either renew or return books when I come in every week.

    4. My library's gold card is supposed to encourage older kids to volunteer for the summer reading program (that's how I got mine), but it actually applies to all volunteers.

      That makes sense. It's a lot more convenient to get library books where you have the most access.

  7. Someone's in a Mercedes Lackey mood :)

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  8. You are still on the Mercedes Lackey kick and I still haven't gotten book one yet. I have, however, done something bookish. I signed up for a read-a-thon. It's a week long, which might actually work for me. I'm reading THIRD GRAVE DEAD AHEAD by Darynda Jones. It's the third in her series or trilogy. (Can't remember which.) Have you read any of these?

    1. Yes. We did the read-a-long for the first, and you commented on my post for the third. You were surprised about it already being out.

      You'll have to let me know how the read-a-thon goes.

    2. Do you see why I wouldn't make a good liar? I can't remember what happened yesterday. :( Well, at least when I repeat the same mistakes, I feel like it's for the first time. Could you imagine if I remembered? I'd feel so bad about myself. ;)

  9. I know how that library book stacks can go! I have my own to go through.

  10. I wanted to read Mercedes Lackey but never got around to it. Enjoy your books!


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