Monday, November 29, 2010

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

Monday, November 29, 2010
It's Monday What Are You Reading is a wonderful weekly meme hosted by Shelia  at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books, and asks the question: What are you reading? 


I had a really great week. Only two days of school and four glorious days to read, read, read, and read. Thanksgiving was awesome because I didn't have to cook, just eat and enjoy my family.  About the only thing I didn't get accomplished were my reviews, but I am working on them.


Books Read:


 
Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Loved how the mythology and real world collide in this story, and Hamilton's story telling is luscious.





Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohen and David Levithan

Terrific story, with fantastic characters, and a very special romance  that had me wishing I was young again and had a red journal to write in.


 Keeper by Kathi Appelt

A truly lovely tale, filled with magical wonder.
I will be reviewing this soon and have a guest post with author Kathi Appelt too.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Definitely as good as the reviews I have read say and then some!


Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I loved Hex Hall, but Demanglass is one of the most amazing sequels I have read in a very long time.  It left me breathless and frustrated because I have such a long wait for book 3 argh! Hawkins is awesome and I am a BIG fan.


Currently Listening to:
The Ask and The Answer: Chaos Walking #2 by Patrick Ness


I really loved The Knife of Never Letting Go and was so surprised by the ending, I just had to find out what happened next. 


Currently Reading: 
 
Nightspell by Leah Cypess 




Make sure you stop by on Wednesday, Dec 21, to help me kick off my 
21 Day Blogoversary and Birthday Bash
 

22 comments:

Aleksandra said...

Wow, you had a great reading week & I'm so jealous of those books! I've only read Tyger Tyger from them & all the others are on my tbr/wishlist, except Keeper, so I'll be waiting for your review, because it sounds good :) Happy reading & listening ;)

GREYZ said...

Wow you had a great week. Also finished Tyger Tyger and it was amazing. The ask and the answer book I am saving for the Dystopia challenge I am participating next year. Glad you liked it.

Kylie said...

The more I see of Tyger Tyger the more I want to read it...hmmm, may be time to add it to the list! Check out my Monday here

http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_29.html

Nomes said...

i love this post. so cool to see little reactions to each book! i really seriously cannot wait for delirium!

i had an awesome reading week too - i read a couple of adult fiction titles - it's been a while (read so much YA lately) - so i really enjoyed the change of pace/style :)

x

Violet said...

What a fun week of reading! Demonglass and Nightspell are both on my can't-wait-to-read list, so I'm terribly jealous! :)

heather said...

That's a great list.

I love the graphics on your blog.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Tyger Tyger is on my wish list as well as Delirium!
And Oh! I did not know the sequel for Hex Hall was out!!! Adding Demon Glass to my list as well!

Melissa said...

I'm reading Delirium now! I'm so glad to see you loved it! :)

Jenny said...

Ahhh I'm so jealous you have Demonglass! Hex Hall was one of my favorite reads this year and I'm dying to get more of the story! Can't wait to read your review of that one. And I'm really excited for Delirium as well, I've heard such wonderful things:)

alitareads said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying The Ask & The Answer. I was completely taken by surprise at how awesome the Chaos Walking trilogy is, and although I'm anxious to see what happens in Monsters of Men, I'm kind of sad to see it end.

Chrissie said...

I'm so jealous that you've read Demonglass! I can't wait to read that one! Hope you have another great reading week :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

Oh wow, I'd give anything to be reading those fabulous books on your list. I'm very curious about your Tyger, Tyger review - I've been dying to read that one for quite some time now! Hope that all your reads are swoon-worthy :)

Staci said...

Your reading was off-the-hook this week!!! I have a copy of Keeper and have made a note to read this one for sure!!!

Jenny N. said...

I just finished Mistwood and can`t wait for Nightspell. Hope you have another great reading week.

Sue Jackson said...

Wow, lots of good reads, Jan! I listened to Keeper om audio and enjoyed it.

How nice that you had such a relaxing holiday weekend with so much reading time!

Sue

pussreboots said...

Looks like you had a good weekend of reading. Not much on my plate this week as I'm writing papers. Here's what I'm reading this week.

Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

What a great week! I've had Keeper on my list for awhile, I should read it soon :)

Hope you have a great one this week too!

Jessica Lawlor said...

I'm glad you liked Dash and Lily's! I'm so looking forward to reading it.

Tara said...

I'll be reading The Ask and the Answer next week after I finish The Kinfe of Never Letting Go!

The1stdaughter said...

Wow! You had an incredible week of reading! I just bought Dash & Lily yesterday and I can't wait to pick it up now, I keep hearing such great things. And now I want to read Demonglass!

Have a fabulous reading week and thank you so much for stopping by earlier!

Mardel said...

I just picked up Hex Hall at Marshall's for $3.00. Three. Dollars. wow. Not sure when I'm going to read it though.

I'm always in awe at the books you read and review. :)

Teddyree said...

Wow fantastic line-up of books, you've done terrible things to my tbr pile :)
I've got Delirium coming up soon so glad to hear you loved it and I've also got Hex Hall waiting for me!
Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

 
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