Monday, July 2, 2012

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (7/2/2012)

Hosted by: Sheila @ Book Journey

(If you'd like to participate you can go here.)

 This week:

I did a mini overview of the first half of 2012 here.

In the past week I've read: 

Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons (library book)

A children's book and huge hit with my nephew and niece.  The nephew especially liked the Virginia Opossum (he plays dead every time that page is read) and the Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle (he cracks up laughing every time he sees the picture).  Both of them enjoyed asking me, "What's this one?" over and over for each animal pictured.

Arrows of the Queen and Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey (personal copies)

Both re-reads.  Both firsts in Valdemar trilogies.  I also did some quick skipping through Arrow's Fall, Magic's Promise, and Magic's Price.  But I didn't entirely read any of those.

I'm currently reading:

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By a Relentless God by Francis Chan (library audiobook)

This book was recommended to me by one of my cousins.  He was so enthusiastic about it, and he's never been much of a reader so I had to try it.  I thought audio would be ideal for the genre.

Gold Digger (Klondike Mystery, bk 1) by Vicki Delany (library ILLed copy)

This is interesting, but not quite what I expected.  It's early yet (I'm on page 49) so we'll see how it goes.

This week's reading possibilities include:

More Mercedes Lackey re-reads.  And maybe I'll read Foundation (Collegium Chronicles, Bk 1).  That's a new to me.

More cozy mysteries. I'm not going to re-list them, but you can see the previous What Are You Reading? if you're interested.

I'd like to read some romance, but I'm not sure that'll happen.  I suppose it depends on if the upcoming holiday gives me more opportunity to read or less.


  1. All your reads look really good I hope you enjoy them! +New GFC follower :)
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    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  2. Loved reading about your experience with the critter book :)
    You have a lovely blog! Following you by GFC now!

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  3. I'm ready to jump into Paris in July. I've just requested a bunch of lovely Paris books from the library and I will soon be off and running.

    It's Monday, so it must be time for
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I'd love to have you stop in.

  4. :) Mysteries sound good. This week I was a in a romance kind of mood...but I think I'm going to try to do historicals this week!

    Happy reading this week! The Brunette Librarian Blog

  5. hope you end up enjoying gold digger! :)

  6. Sounds like you've got some good books going! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to comment.

    Enjoy your reading this week -


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  7. Everything sounds so good. Enjoy!

  8. Some cozy mysteries sounds really good. I hope you enjoy all your new reading!

  9. Looks like you're a Mercedes Lackey fan! I've enjoyed what I've read of her work but my favorites are the fairy godmother series. I'm a sucker for fairy tales of any kind. Enjoy your week!

  10. I read the entire Magic's Pawn series with my husband when we were Hawaii. Fond memories!

    My favorite read last week was The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  11. Crazy Love is a good read - I never considered how it would be as an audiobook.
    Have a great week!

  12. I love cozies but haven't read much of them recently. Congrats on a total of 83 books so far this year!

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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