Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's Monday Here's What I've Been Reading

Sunday, April 25, 2010
This Monday Meme is sponsored by  Shelia at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Its a chance to post about what you been reding and what you plan to read. It is also a great way to network with other bloggers, which why I enjoy Mondays a lot more than I use to.

Last week I finished: ( reviews to be written)

The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
The Turning by Helen Ellis
The Knife That Killed Me by Anthony McGowan

I am currently listening to the full cast audio of  Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and have begun Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Finally, I wrote a review of Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann which I hope you will take time to read, as I believe this to be a luminous novel that not only young adult readers should read but anyone who loves contemporary historical fiction.  

22 comments:

Violet said...

I loved Graceling! Hope the full cast audio version is awesome. Have a great week! :)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

The Summer of Skinny Dipping looks cute, looking forward to your review! I have yet to read and Maria V. Snyder, it's sad I know & must fix this soon :) Happy reading!

Emily said...

Have you read anything else by Maria Snyder? I loved her study series

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Summer of Skinny Dipping sounds like it's worth a few giggles.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

ibeeeg said...

I read Graceling and loved the book. I hope you enjoy the audio book, a full cast sounds great.

I am off to read your Gringolandia review.

Happy Reading!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You had a good reading week! How fun and I look forward to the reviews!

I am going to check out your review of Gringolandia :)

Bibliobabe said...

Ohhh - I'm reading Graceling right now! It's awesome. It took me a little while to get into, but now I can't put it down. Katsa is a kick-butt heroine!

Here's mine:
Bibliobabe

Deb said...

I need to spend some time with some Y.A. books soon so that I can make recommendations to students. Have a great week. I will be dropping in to check out your thoughts on these books. They sound great.

Deb said...

I need to spend some time with some Y.A. books soon so that I can make recommendations to students. Have a great week. I will be dropping in to check out your thoughts on these books. They sound great.

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

Be interested to see what you think of The Summer of Skinny Dipping. I loved it!

I need to get into audio books more. I think I would like Graceling like that (I loved the book).

Heidi V said...

The Knife that killed me sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy your reads...

Jess said...

Everyone raves about Maria V. Snyder -- I think I may have to give her books a try.

Have a great week!

Lydia said...

LOVED Storm Glass (that whole series is awesome!)

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/04/25/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-18

Christina T said...

I am looking forward to your review of The Summer of Skinny Dipping. I hope you enjoy Graceling and Storm Glass. I loved Storm Glass and Sea Glass. I will have to check out your review of Gringolandia. I've heard it is really good.

Have a great week!

Sarah said...

Are you enjoying the Graceling audio? I've got the book in my TBR pile but I was thinking about trying out a few audiobooks :o) Hope you have a great week!

Sue Jackson said...

Sounds like you had a good reading week! You just reminded me that I forgot to include audio books on my list this morning! I've heard the Graceling full-cast audio is very good - I look forward to hearing what you think.

Sue

chelleyreads said...

hi jan! first i want to say thanks for always leaving thoughtful comments on our blog :) gosh, what you said about hush, hush and rape? yikes, makes me a little scared going into it.

i have the summer of skinny dipping and the turning on my shelf so i can't wait to hear your thoughts on both books. i loved reading graceling and i look forward to reading what you thought about that book too. have a happy reading week!!

alitareads said...

I still have to read Graceling. I hope you're enjoying it!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

Ooooh, that audio for Graceling does sound interesting. I don't listen to books on tape, typically, but I do love the idea of a full cast audio!

Have a great week :)

Jenny N. said...

I have read positive reviews on both Graceling and Storm Glass and they are both in my reading pile. Hope you have another great reading week.

The1stdaughter said...

Oh, I just got The Summer of Skinny Dipping to review for my other site I contribute to. I can't wait to see what you think (although, I might wait until after I write my own review.)!

I've heard fantastic things about Gringolandia and I really need to pick up a copy! Thanks for the reminder!

Hope you have a fabulous reading week!

Rosalia said...

I really loved Graceling and the idea of a full cast audio recording sounds really cool. Also when you finish Storm Glass you should head over to Maria Snyder's website, she has a neat give away where you get a signed book plate if you can answer a bunch of questions about her book correctly.

 
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