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Top Ten Tuesday-Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read-11/18/14


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about sequels! Here are some of the sequels I am impatiently waiting on:

1. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson. I am desperate for more of The Reckoners!


2. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley. More Flavia!


3. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.

curious world of calpurnia tate

4. Winter by Marissa Meyer. Why do I have to wait so long?


5. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Don Tillman is so charming, I am looking forward to more.

rosie effect

6. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers. I have this last book in the His Fair Assassin series, but I still need to read it.

mortal heart

7. Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee. I recently caught up on The Agency series and was reminded how much I enjoyed it. I was thrilled to learn there was a fourth book. Hopefully it will be available in the U.S. soon.

rivals in the city

8. The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson. The cliffhanger of book two?! Gah!

shadow cabinet

9. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. See above. Killer cliffhanger.

retribution of mara dyer

10. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. I might need a Diviners refresher before I read this one.

lair of dreams

Runners Up:

blue lily, lily blue invaders raging star song of the quarkbeast in a handful of dust whispering skull grave peril

Happy Reading!





Waiting on Wednesday-As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust-10/29/14


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:


As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce #7) by Alan Bradley
January 6, 2015

From Goodreads:

“Hard on the heels of the return of her mother’s body from the frozen reaches of the Himalayas, Flavia, for her indiscretions, is banished from her home at Buckshaw and shipped across the ocean to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto, her mother’s alma mater, there to be inducted into a mysterious organization known as the Nide.

No sooner does she arrive, however, than a body comes crashing down out of the chimney and into her room, setting off a series of investigations into mysterious disappearances of girls from the school.”

I LOVE Flavia and her precocious ways.

Happy Reading!


Mondays with Megan-Book Hangovers and Readathons 2/17/14

According the Urban Dictionary, a book hangover is defined as the feeling you have “when you’ve finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you’re still living in the world of the book.”

That sounds about right. Cress was awesome. Winter is going to be epic.

I am hoping that a readathon will be just the thing I need to bring me back to reality. I will be joining Novel Heartbeats and Confessions of a Bookie Monster in their Love For Books Readathon.


My goal is to finish the three books in my Currently Reading category and read at least one additional book and one additional graphic novel.

Monday 2/17
Currently reading: Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend & Vicious
Pages read today: 95
Books completed today: 1

Tuesday 2/18
Currently reading: Jane, the Fox and Me, Vicious, Don’t Even Think About It
Pages read today: 116
Books completed today: 1

Wednesday 2/19
Currently reading: The Silver Six, Vicious, Don’t Even Think About It
Pages read today: 80
Books completed today: 0

Thursday 2/20
Currently reading: The Silver Six, Vicious, Don’t Even Think About It
Pages read today: 92
Books completed today: 0

Friday 2/21
Currently reading: The Silver Six, Vicious, Don’t Even Think About It
Pages read today: 150
Books completed today: 1

Saturday 2/22
Currently reading: The Silver Six, Vicious
Pages read today: 56
Books completed today:

Sunday 2/23
Currently reading: The Silver Six, Vicious
Pages read today: 126
Books completed today: 1

Time to check in with Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for another

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

mondayreading new monday


fairest in all the land the dead in their vaulted arches cress

  • Fairest: In All The Land by Bill Willingham is a collection of short stories featuring a number of guest artists. The story stars all of the fairy tale beauties. This Fables spin-off is a standalone, but it does offer some hints about the main storyline of Fables.
  • The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley is the sixth (and final?) volume in the Flavia de Luce series. Flavia is a precocious 11-year-old with a passion for poisons. She is charming and clever and hilarious. If this is the end, I will miss her dearly, but I suspect we may not have heard the last of young Flavia. *fingers crossed* My coworker just said she heard there were going to be 10 books! I hope that is true!
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third (and so far longest) book in The Lunar Chronicles series. The plot thickens, new characters are introduced, secrets are revealed and all hell breaks loose. There is a lot of romance, but this one is also a lot darker than the previous two. I loved it.

Current Audio:

this is what happy looks like stories

I made too much progress in This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. Apparently I did not do much dog walking last week. Stupid winter is messing up my routine. On a total whim I started listening to Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe. I have been on a West Wing kick lately, so I guess it makes sense. Lowe narrates and so far I am enjoying this one.

Currently Reading:

vicious broken hearts jane

All other reading came to a halt last week as I devoted all my time to Cress. This week I intend to really start Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I am more than half way through an ARC of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Kate Finn and I have to admit, I am not really crazy about it. Finally, I am reading Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt. The story is quite sad, but the illustrations are lovely.

On Deck:


My middle school book club’s Teen Choice selection was The Outcast, book 1 in the Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan. I am excited to finally read this one!

Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday-Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On 11/5/13


This week The Broke and the Bookish want to know which sequels are on the top of our “Must Have Now” list. You have one of those lists, right? It was a challenge to keep this one to ten(ish), but luckily I saw that a December list is going to be books of 2014, so I will save some for that list. First a little cheating. There are two books out today that I should have in my hands before I leave (when I get to read them is another story).

Out today:

Champion by Marie Lu. I can’t wait to see how she wraps this one up after all the craziness of Prodigy!


The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan. The twelfth and final book in The Ranger’s Apprentice series. I was satisfied when I thought that The Emperor of Nihon-Ja was the last full length novel, but I am thrilled to have one more adventure with these beloved characters.

royal ranger

Coming Soon: (aka, The Official TTT List)

1. A Stranger Thing by Martin Leicht Nov. 12. I have a teen reader who beat me to the top of the holds list for the sequel to Mothership! Good for her! This book is bound to be a blast. Not a fan of the goofy cover, but I promise you are in for a treat if you haven’t started this series yet.

stranger thing

2. Cress by Marissa Meyer February 4, 2014. Is it February yet?


3. Locke & Key vol. 6 Omega & Alpha by Joe Hill February 4, 2014. I love this creepy graphic novel series and am anxious for the final installment.


4. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White February 18, 2014. I might need a little refresher before I get the sequel to Mind Games.

perfect lies

5. Raging Star by Moira Young April 15, 2014. Rebel Heart brought readers a totally different Saba and I am anxious to see if the fiery girl from Blood Red Road will return.

raging star

6. Sunrise by Mike Mullin April 15, 2014. I was surprised by how much I have been enjoying the Ashfall series. I am eager to see how things wrap up. I have high hopes for a happy ending!


7.  Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor April 17, 2014. Oh, how Days of Blood and Starlight broke my heart. This one had better put it back together again.

dreams of gods and monsters

8. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray April 22, 2014. I have six months to reread The Diviners. I think I am almost as excited by that idea as I am by the thought of a new book! I am not sure if this is a final cover. I kind of hope not.

lair of dreams

9. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare May, 2014. She won me back. I have to see things through to the end now. Is this the last book? I hope so. I am kind of over really long series. Or am I just over Cassie Clare? Not sure.

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10. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley January 14, 2014. I did not realize that Alan Bradley had just a cruel cliffhanger in him. Oh, my do I need this next Flavia de Luce book now!

the dead in their vaulted arches

And of course…

The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin…expected publication 2015?!? He’s writing this, right? I will be a book, right? *SIGH*

Happy Reading!