It started as an innocent trip to Barnes & Noble to accessorize my Nook. It turned into a mini-shopping spree. I am not a big shopper, so really anytime I buy more than one or two items it can be categorized as a spree. Anyway. I picked out my cover first and should have walked away. But really, I just has to see what they had (as if I didn’t know. See how I trick myself?). Twenty minutes later I pried myself away with the cover, Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers, Rebel Heart by Moira Young, AND Game of Thrones, season 1 on Blu-ray. Now all I need is a mini-staycation to enjoy all my treasures! Oh, and I got an arc of Timepiece by Myra McEntire. What an awesome first Nook book. Rereading this, I am really impressed that I actually came in to work today. What was I thinking? *cough* *cough* So there is the obvious answer to the question, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Book Journey hosts this meme and Teach Mentor Texts has a children’s/YA version. Check it out.
I feel like I slacked in April, but I made one final push to the finish line last week and got a bunch of things finished:
The List by Siobhan Vivian was pretty good. The 8 POVS were a bit overwhelming and at times it felt like an issues book on steroids, but overall enjoyable.
Ashes by Ilsa Bick was awesome. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait for the next one. Reminded me a little of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
High Five by Janet Evanovich was just what I expected and needed. Good old reliable Stephanie.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson should only be read in the privacy of your own home, unless you do not care about strangers staring at you while you guffaw in public. I am pretty sure I need to just own this book. Love.
So, how does one top that amazing week? It will happen.
In the car: Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore. It’s the story of the color blue. And 19th century Impressionist artists in Paris. And murder.
With the dog: I am Legend by Richard Matheson. This novella, written in 1954, is considered by some to be birth of the modern vampire tale. I am really enjoying it and it’s making me itchy for a vampire/zombie movie marathon.
On the Nook: Timepiece by Myra McEntire. Oh, happy day, I have the sequel to Hourglass!
On my nightstand: Thou Shalt Not Road Trip by Antony John. In preparation for hearing him speak at a conference I am attending in May, I am reading his newest book. I am nervous because I don’t think it can compete with Five Flavors of Dumb. What am I saying, it will be great, in its own special way.
I also promised my seven-year-old nephew that I would read Nicholas St. North and the Battle Nightmare King by William Joyce to see if it would be a good one for him or if it is too scary.
The Power of Six got bumped again, along with so many others.
See? Another great week of reading to look forward to!
What are you reading?
I did not ever get to The Power of Six.