Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday, Here's What I Am Reading

Monday, January 17, 2011

Another Monday and another Monday meme with Shelia @ One Person's Journey Through a World of Books answering the question, "What are you reading?" 

Books read this week:

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

A very funny and satirical look at high school, written in as pulp fiction format.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowlings

I have been wanting to revisit all the HP novels and have to say that I enjoyed this thoroughly and plan on rereading all the books over the course of 2011, to this end I am joining Crystal @ I Totally Paused
for a Harry Potter Read Along.  

Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klien 

I have had this on TBR shelf for a while. Like many history buffs, I have always been intrigued at the disappearance of the Ronoake Colony and wanted to see how Lisa Klien handled this mystery. Lots of good research and a very believable account.

Soulless by Gail Carringer

OMG! I loved, loved, loved this book! Gail is a marvelous writer. The language, the descriptions, the characters were all amazing, and quite humorous (laugh out loud funny even). Emily Grey narrated the audio version of this book and did a bang up job with the voices of not only Miss Taribotti, but Lord Maccon, and all of the secondary characters as well.

Currently Reading and Listening to:

Changeless by Gail Carringer


Stork by Wendy Delsol


Trapped by Michael Northrup 

The Anchillary Mark by Daniel A Cohen

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Priscilla The Great by  Sybil Nelson

Today is the last day to enter my Dreaming of Books Giveaway, so make sure you check out all the details here.

Hope everyone had a great week, and Can't wait check out what you have been reading.


leeswammes said...

Ah Soulless! Isn't it fun? You've got hold of the next one in the series already, I see. I'm still hoping to buy or win it soon.

I wonder what Lord Akeldama sounded like on your audio. He's my favorite!

Aleksandra said...

I loved Soulless. I actually want to read it again this year :) I enjoyed Changeless, too. I still haven't read Blameless, but I think I'll wait for Heartless first & than read them together :) I reread the HP series in November & I loved them even more, although I didn't think it was possible to love them more ;) I'm planning to reread Deathly Hallows again in July before the last movie! Have a great week!

P.S. I got the book today, so thank you so much :)

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Oh, Harry Potter! I loved those books so much, I think I'd be nervous to re-read them. Sometimes things don't hold up to the memory... although I doubt that will be the case with JK Rowling! Have a good week. :)

Misha said...

I have read and re-read Harry Potter so many times that I have lost count :D
I love the series - it never gets old!

Teddyree said...

Lots of great titles, I've been undecided about Soulless but after seeing reading your thoughts about the narration and humour ... I'm sold.

PS thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog; it's so nice to have messages of support from friends around the world!

Samita (Book Purring) said...

Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog. I've seen the Stork and Souless covers around, I'll probably check them out some time :)

Nina said...

I really want to read Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klien too. I only read Ophelia written by Lisa and thought it was amazing. I loved it. You will adore Changeless! I hope you have bought the third book too. The second one has a HUGE cliffhanger!!!!I have the third book here, I cannot wait to start reading it. Have a wonderful Monday!

Her Royal Orangeness said...

I've heard so many good things about Gail Carringer's books. I'll have to add them to my To Read list.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh my heck, I loveeeed Stork! I can't wait to see your review for it! It was so good :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I need to start the Soulless series. It sounds so very good and so many people have said that they love it. And, I'm interested in hearing what you think about Stork. Thanks for the update!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I plan to start reading the Harry Potter series this year!

Stork caught my eye.

Enjoy your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Selfcentered said...

I heard Soulless and Changeless is really good. I shall try them out. Happy reading!

What I'm reading.

Jenny said...

I really need to read the Gail Carriger series, everyone is raving about it! Looking forward to your full reviews of them:) I've heard Stork is really cute as well, I have that one on my list as well as Cate and the Lost Colony. So many good books I need to read!

Elodie said...

I love the cover of Stork ! I can't wait to read your review in order to know what it's about and if it's a good read =) !!!

bookmagic said...

I started Soulless as a sample on my Kindle but never read the whole thing. I have been meaning to finish. That may be a possibility for me this week
Happy Reading this week!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I need to join Crystal too... I just know it! I am just being stubborn.... but I really want to got through Potter again.

runnersami said...

I love Carriger's series. I just got her latest Blameless and am excited to read it. I like the idea of formatting a book about high school in the style of pulp fiction, interesting twist. Enjoy your week!

chelleyreads said...

i think i'm gonna read you killed wesley payne next. hoping it'll be as good as it sounds. i can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. happy reading jan!

thebookfairyhaven said...

I am positively dying to read Soulless. Everyone has been raving about that book series to no end. Hearing you praise these books is now only adding to this need to want to read this book. I'm also very curious to see what you think of Stork - that one looks like another winner to me! Will be looking out for your reviews. Happy reading this week Jan!

Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

I've heard such great things about the Soulless series, I'm hoping to pick it up this year sometime!

Thanks again for signing up for the Read Along, I'm really looking forward to it!

Nikki-ann said...

Looks like you've got some great books. Is Soulless the 1st in the series? I've seen some good reviews for it and it sounds like a good read.

Can you believe I still haven't read a Harry Potter book?!

pussreboots said...

One of these days I will read Soulless.

I mostly Cybils short list books this week and some short stories. Come see the full list.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I'm re-reading the Harry potter books with my Bebe Boy James, and I have the Parasol Protectorate series listed first for the Get Steampunk'd Challenge list. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much! Enjoy all of the reads this week!

Staci said...

I'm doing the HP books again too!!! Now knowing how much you loved Soulless I must...MUST check it out again and this time actually read it!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I adored Soulless, and I'm glad you agree that Gail is an awesome writer! I own the next two books in the series, but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Can't wait, though!

Laura Ashlee said...

I'm really excited about reading Beastly. I saw the other retelling at the library. If I liked Beastly, I'll have to get that one next.

I just finished Love is the Higher Law tonight, and it was terrific. I think it's perfect for a high school classroom setting. It really captures the event through the eyes of a New Yorker. I felt like I learned so much from it.

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