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Mondays With Megan: March in Review and What Are You Reading?

So, have you seen The Hunger Games movie yet? I saw it for the second time last night and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. There were some really good previews too.  I definitely plan to see the new Avengers movie because 1. Thor and 2. It was filmed in my hometown of Cleveland. I can’t wait to see the familiar skyline on the big screen, even if it is getting blown up!

I didn’t get as much reading done in March as I did in January and February, but I did pick some fantastic books. I loved BZRK by Michael Grant, Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, and The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I am all caught up on The Walking Dead graphic novel series and I am almost done with Y: Last Man by Bryan Vaughan. I am anxious for a big reveal! I only managed one book review and I failed to finish any of my ARCs, which I feel bad about. I guess this is an opportunity for improvement.

So, what am I working on during this first week of April (besides getting my house ready to host Easter)?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Journey and a childrens/YA version can be found at Teach Mentor Texts.

In my car: Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. Here is a little something I am learning about myself. Crazy dystopian stuff does not faze me. I can handle the evil, violence, and horrors of the post-apocalyptic world, but realistic fiction really get to me. Doug’s father and brother really bother me. I am stressed out for the poor kid and his mom. I am very early in the story, so hopefully things will look up for him in the end.

The only book I am reading because it’s due this week and I can’t renew it: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. This one comes highly recommended and despite a bit of a slow start for me, I am really getting into it. The story is one big puzzle and the pieces are slowly falling into place.  I am hooked.

The book that I desperately want this week: Black Heart by Holly Black. I want. I want. I want. Please.

I also started a new Playaway this weekend: The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards.

I have a lot to do this week, so I am not going to be overly ambitious. What are your plans for the week?

Happy Reading!



Mondays With Megan-A Long Weekend, Ukranian Eggs and What I am Reading

I confess, I feel like a bit of a slacker of late. After a rare mid-week day off to attend a preview of The Hunger Games movie (I had a great time and enjoyed the movie very much) and a three-day weekend, it’s time to get back into the swing of things! I certainly kept busy on my days off-a Rocky-style morning in the park (you know, me, the dog, a hill, triumphantly running up and down…), a visit to the aquarium, dinner with friends, a sleepover with my nephews, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and the second annual Ukrainian egg decorating extravaganza! I even managed to squeeze in some reading. First some pictures of my eggs. I moved up to the intermediate class this year (which basically meant I was given my supplies and told to make art. Instructions were reserved for the newbies. Dinner was served once we had all made an egg).

I made these last year:

These are the new ones:

So those are my pretties. On to the books. I am joining Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts for It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This week I finished The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart. The third Ruby Oliver book was as clever and charming as the first two and I am looking forward to the final book in the series.

I continue to plug away at The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman graphic novel series. I only have two left. What am I going to read after that?!? I am also half way through Y: The Last Man series by fellow Cleveland native Brian Vaughan. This too is another fantastic series. I am taking suggestions for new series to start.

In my car: I am going to finish Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley in the next few day. It’s really funny and Anne Heche is a wonderful narrator. I highly recommend this to fans of political satire. I am thinking about moving on to Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt.

The book I need to finish in the next two days because I can’t renew it any more: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. The first book in The Shades of London series is so much fun that I won’t have any problem finishing it up this week.

I have two ARCs that I am working on, not very successfully I might add. A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean and Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. Seriously. It’s now embarrassing that I haven’t finished. Especially since I have Grave Mercy By Robin LaFevers next in my queue. Sigh.

Once I finish The Name of the Star I will have a choice to make. Here is a glimpse of my TBR pile. I am open to suggestions.

Help! That’s only a fraction of the books at home just waiting for my attention. Does one of these stand out as a MUST READ NOW book?

Happy Reading!




More Hunger Games Movie News: Nail Polish Tie-Ins

Ok, so this is old news (everyone else talked about it yesterday), but I wanted to share. The nail polish brand, China Glaze, unveiled its new line, The Capital Collection. The official face of the new line? Effie! I admit that it’s a bit of a strange tie-in, but I’ll buy it. Afterall, the contestants do go through an intense spa treatment before they get thrown into the arena. Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch, but I have been distracted from pondering this any further by this:

So pretty! The butterfly eyelashes are so lovely that I am sure the nail polish is just as shiny/sparkly/awesome. I wouldn’t know for sure because THERE ARE NO NAILS IN THIS PICTURE! But who cares? Look at the pink eyeshadow! Look at the tiny hint of what is probably a crazy cool hat! Look at that lovely lavender hair! You get the point. 12 Districts, 12 shades. The Capital Collection. I will be looking for them. I’ll probably even buy some. I’m clearly a sucker for advertising. Well played China Glaze. Well played.

Happy Reading!


Mondays With Megan, In Which I Watch The Hunger Games Trailer Over and Over

Last month we got to see The Hunger Games character posters, today we got the first full movie trailer!


Wow. Amazing.

I have quietly followed the progress of the movie, but have not really weighed in on any it until now (btw, I have no problems with any of the cast and I love the posters). This trailer makes me very happy and super excited to see the movie. That’s all I’ve got today. I am going to watch the trailer a few more times.

Happy Reading!