I know everyone is all abuzz about the Super Bowl-Ravens, Beyonce, black out, blah, blah, blah…I had it on in the background. While reading I managed to catch some commercials, a record-setting play, and a little dancing, but honestly, I was super excited to switch over to Downton Abbey.
Right now Cleveland has lots of pretty, pretty snow and it is not bothering me one bit, but I am thankful that good old Punxsutawny Phil predicts an early spring. A girl can only handle the cold for so long. In the meantime, I plan to stay in, get cozy, and plow (har har) through my TBR pile. I am a little behind pace on my 2013 reading goal, but I am confident I will make it up. I have some last-minute preparations to make for my chocolate program on Wednesday (details will follow), so let’s do a quick reading check in with Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts.
I loved the Ally Carter Gallagher Girls/Heist Society cross over short story. I will be sure to ask her if there will be more when I see her next week!!! I finally finished the Little Lady Agency series by Hester Browne. What a great end to a fun and charming series. I definitely recommend it! I am still mulling over Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I wanted to LOVE it. Here is what I think. Gayle Forman writes a brilliant, heartbreaking boy. There is so much about this book that I really liked, but I am so confident that I am going to LOVE Just One Year. I had the same feelings about If I Stay (really liked) and Where She Went (gut-wrenching LOVE). I finished my ARC of Dualed by Elsie Chapman last night and I am still thinking about what I want to say in my review. I should have that up this week. Technically I have not finished Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, but I have about 15 minutes of audio left and I will finish it at lunch, so I am counting it. What a strange and marvelous little book!
I am so glad I decided to get back to the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. Book two, The Ask and the Answer, sucked me right back into the story. I also picked up the most recent and second to last installment of the The Ranger’s Apprentice series, The Lost Stories. I am in no hurry with this one, so my will probably see it on my list for a while. My current ARC is The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar and my next audio is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I have heard great things and I am really excited to get started.
I need to read a suspense/thriller for the next Adult Services genre book discussion, so I thought I would give Ken Follett’s Whiteout a try. I have also been craving a little Stephanie Plum, so I may pick up the next one some time soon.
What are you working on this week?