Monday, December 20, 2010

Its Monday Here's What I'm Reading

Monday, December 20, 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? 

Wow, what a busy week, for everything but my reading that is. Even with my first snow day, I was so busy with trying to get my Christmas shopping done, that reading definitely took a back seat this week. I can't wait for winter break to start, so I can get down to doing nothing but reading and writing reviews.

There are only two more day left in my 21 Day Blogoversary & Birthday Bash, and I began announcing  winners this week. If you have not entered any of the 21 giveaways yet check out my first post here for a list of books being given away and the links that will take you to the entry forms.

Books finished this week:


Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness


This was one of the most amazing series I have read this year, and I am actually sad that I am leaving all the characters behind. I have to say that the antagonist (Mayor Prentiss) in this series is by far the worst one I have encountered. I listened to the entire series and the audio version is phenomenal.



Cloaked by Alex Flinn

I love Flinn's fairy-tale retellings and was surprised that Cloaked was not what I expected. My review is to come, and I will be giving away a signed ARC of this tomorrow.


Reviews Posted: 



Clarity by Kim Harrington


I really really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more from Kim and the characters she introduces in this book. I was also very surprised and pleased to get an email from Kim after posting my review. Thank you Kim!



20 comments:

Aleetha said...

I have read some book bloggers mention Monster of Men. I am going to find the excerpt of it.

Happy reading and have a great holiday

Thanks for stopping by

Melissa said...

Ooooh I really want to hear your thoughts on Cloaked now, Jan! I loved Beastly and A Kiss in Time, so I'm scared that this doesn't live up! Great books :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Cloaked does sound fascinating...hope you have a great reading and holiday week; thanks for visiting my blog!

Moonlight Gleam said...

Great books! I haven't yet had the pleasure of reading them but I plan to!!!

Jenny said...

Uh oh, Cloaked was not what you expected in a good way or a bad way? I was really looking forward to that one, I loved A Kiss in Time! Can't wait to read your thoughts:)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds like I need to read The Monsters Of Men series... you speak highly of it.

Have an awesome week, I am trying to maintain reading within the craziness that is the season.

Small Review said...

Hm, I am intrigued now by your statement about Cloaked. I'll be looking forward to reading your review.

Alayne said...

I want to read the Ness books. Hope you like them! My post is up at The Crowded Leaf.

Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

I'm curious to see what you thought of Cloaked - the idea of it sounds interesting to me so I look forward to your review :)

Have a great week!

pussreboots said...

I had fun reading wishlist and TBR books.

The1stdaughter said...

Oh! I have the Monsters of Men on audio book and I can't wait to start it. It just came last week and I've been hearing tons of great things about it! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Have a fabulous Christmas reading week and thank you so much for stopping by earlier! Hopefully with your Christmas break starting you'll have more time to read. ;o)

Aylee said...

I have read the most amazing things about the Chaos Walking series. Must read for myself soon.

Sue Jackson said...

Same here! Too much holiday hectic-ness and not enough reading time! I'm really looking forward to Christmas itself, when it's just the four of us with no where to go and nothing to do but play with our new toys!!

Monsters of Men sounds like something my son might like.

Sue

Aths said...

I have to read a Patrick Ness book! Lol, the more of his books I see around, the more curious I get! Btw, happy birthday in advance! :) Also, happy Blogaversary!

Staci said...

I can't wait until tomorrow to find out what you thought of Cloaked!! I love Flinn and have read her first Beastly and really enjoyed it!

Jenny N. said...

Both Clarity and Cloaked are on my wishlist. Haven't read Monsters of Men but heard that its great. Hope you have another good reading week!

Nise' said...

Oooo, some new to me authors to check out! Have a great reading week.

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier. I agree that it's tough to keep up with reading at this time of year! Merry Christmas!

alitareads said...

Oh Monsters of Men. I'm also missing Todd and Viola. They're by far one of my most favourite literary couples.

I read Beastly by Alex Flinn a while ago, but have yet to read anything else by her. I'll have to check out Cloaked.

Teddyree said...

The cover of Clarity is stunning so I'm glad to hear it was a great read as well. Patrick Ness is on my 2011 must read list!

Enjoy your winter break, hope you enjoy the festivities and have time to relax, read and review :)

 
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