Mondays With Megan: Goodies at My Door and What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday Everyone! I got an awesome surprise on my doorstep this weekend:

The ARC of Rebel Heart had me doing a little happy dance, but LOOK! Bonus paperback copy of Blood Red Road! So, obviously I am currently reading Rebel Heart, but let’s check in with Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Death of a Kleptomaniac by Kristen Tracy. See review.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan. LOVED. And as I suspected, the best one yet! Holy cruel cliffhanger.

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen. I loved this gruesome and morbid picture book, but sensitive animal lovers may not find it funny. Here is a sampling for you:

Ciao, Cow

This grave is peaceful,
the tombstone shaded,
but I’m not here-
I’ve been cream-ated. (pg 9)

I am also quite fond of this one:

Flickering Moth

Here lies a moth
without a name,
who lived by the fire
and died by the flame. (pg.13)

The illustrations are irreverent, morbid, and even gross. Man, it was awesome! I wish I could show you the dead horse picture-it’s my fav. I highly recommend looking for this one!

Currently Reading:

Rebel Heart by Moira Young. This sequel to Blood Red Road is due out October 30. I am so lucky!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I am currently listening to this on my car. I am proud of myself for being able to set aside my feelings about her previous works and enjoy this engaging and unique story.

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin. I tell you, the universe does not want me to zip through this series. This poor books keeps getting set aside, but I promise to get back to it and maybe even finish it this week!

I am so looking forward to Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon this weekend! I need to do some serious catching up on my TBR pile. I am still working on my read-a-thon line up. Stay tuned.

Happy Reading!



6 responses to “Mondays With Megan: Goodies at My Door and What Are You Reading?

  1. Great bunch! I’m in the middle of the Mark of Athena myself. I’m loving it so far. 😀

    My It’s Monday post

  2. I’m really glad you are enjoying Raven Boys. My husband finally finished it, so I get to start it this week!
    I haven’t read any of the new Rick Riordan books but I have heard so many good things about Mark of Athena, I may need to add that to my TBR pile.
    The covers of the ARCs you got are gorgeous.

  3. I love puns, so your epitaphs from Last Laughs really were a treat for me. 🙂 I will have to look for that book! I’ve been hearing a lot about it but haven’t dove into it yet.

  4. I just started reading The Mark of Athena. I love this series! Thanks for the heads up about the cliffhanger ending.

    I’m glad you like The Raven Boys. I like Maggie Stiefvater’s writing sometimes but it can also annoy me.

    I didn’t know the readathon is this weekend! I don’t have to work this Saturday so maybe I’ll sign up too.

  5. Great books this week! I’ve only read one Rick Riordan book before but I need to add to that number quickly. 🙂

    If you’d like to stop by, here’s what I’m reading this week.


  6. I’ve seen Blood Red Road mentioned frequently in the context of the recent wave of YA dystopia, but I realize now that I don’t actually know much about it—based on your excitement about the sequel, I’m guessing both are worth checking out? I really love that cover art!

    Have a great week!
    Anna @ The Book Hutch
    What I’m Reading — Week of October 8, 2012

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