For the past three years the responsibility of hosting Easter has fallen on my shoulders. I am not complaining; my poor sister got Christmas, which is a much bigger deal in my family. My holiday is so much easier because
1. Decorating consists of getting my sister to cut a branch off of her tree, sticking it in a vase, and hanging some hand painted eggs on it. I also have an ever-growing collection of Easter towels.
2. This is what my appetizers look like:
You didn’t know chocolate counted as an appetizer? At my house it does!
3. Side dishes get out sourced, so I just buy the meat.
I am about to make a point here, I promise. My point is, this is not a big deal, and yet, for some insane reason I could not sleep Saturday night. This was very annoying because I was tired, but the bright side here is that I was able to finish Black Heart by Holly Black! See how I did that? It’s my clever segue into It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Hosted by Book Journey, with a children’s/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts, this meme is a fun way to let everyone know what you have recently read, what you plan to read, and find new things to add to you To Read lists. Also, it’s a list. I love lists.
Finished last week:
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. This one came highly recommended, so I was nervous when it got off to a weird start for me. Once I got over the dialect and poor spelling, I couldn’t stop! The only thing keeping me from immediately grabbing the next one was my extensive TBR list. Trust me, I will get to it very soon.
2. Black Heart by Holly Black. I have talked about The Curse Works series a lot recently, because, you know, IT IS FREAKING AMAZING AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT. Sorry to yell, but it’s that important. The third book does not disappoint! What I now need to know is this-is that the end for real or will there be more? Sigh. I even forgot about the stupid cover for a while.
In my car: Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. I am about half way through. I really like it and I love Doug, but it still continues to leave me on edge. Heartbreaking discoveries aside, I am constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. Just like Doug, I suppose. This book had better have a super awesome rainbows and unicorns and ice cream ending, because I am not sure I can handle it if not. I think I may need a Stephanie Plum fix after this.
At Work: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. I actually started the final book in the Hex Hall trilogy last night. I anticipate flying through this one. In fact, it will probably be my only book until it is finished.
Walking the Dog: Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I did not realize that this is the second in a new series, but by the time I figured it out I was already invested, so I am sticking with it. The dialogue is a bit cheesy, but it’s a fast-paced thriller that keeps me walking.
My Graphic Novels for the week: Y: Last Man by Brian Vaughan, vol. 8, 9, and 10.
The e-book I will finally finish. I swear.: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. I am in the home stretch and it’s gotten really good. I can’t wait to see how things end up for Bria. I am rooting for her!
And if I have time, I would really like to start From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender or Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi.
What are you all reading this week?