Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Update!

I'm ashamed to say I got nada done on the reading front. I managed to get some reviews scheduled, and some writing stuff done. I put some seeds in and a strawberry plant that was given to me. But the highlight of the week was that we got to go HIKING!! Yay!



Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading! 
Hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

 
Currently Reading...

Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard (Enjoying this so far.)
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule (Still working on this one)
A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .
When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.
Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.
The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.
Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.
Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.

The Harvesting (The Harvesting)by Melanie Karsak (Have made no head way with this book.)
It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.
Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow #1) by Molly Harper (Been sitting on this one for awhile. I love Molly Harper, so I'm really enjoying this book.)
Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she’d like. Running all their daylight errands—from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg—gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship—and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.
Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he’s imperious, unfriendly and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant," Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity.
Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue & romance—in the form of her very own stray vampire.

DNFs: A couple this week

Finished: None I think they might revoke my library card.

On the Agenda: Still working through book tour reviews

Thanks for stopping by, you know the drill, leave your link and I'll return the favor. Have a great week!

22 comments:

  1. I need to try one of Molly Harper's books. They seem like they'd be good for some laughs.

    I've had a few weeks here and there this year when I haven't been able to finish a book, myself. Happens more than I'd like, but then once in a while I'll get through a few. Then I wonder why I'm putting pressure on myself to finish novels, and I relax. In the long run, it's about enjoying what you're reading, right?

    Have a great week
    My Reading Week

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    1. I love Molly Harper's books, her heroines are always so witty and funny. Right. :)

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  2. Splintered sounds really unique, I've seen it around a lot lately, but just haven't picked it up yet!
    Hope you enjoy this weeks reads!

    It's Monday @ The Reading Realm

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    1. When you pick it up, I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Some weeks are planting weeks and some weeks are reading weeks. This week was a planting week. Maybe next week will be a reading week.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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    1. Given the rain we're supposed to get this will probably be a reading week. :)

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  4. I enjoyed Splintered and liked the two Maggie Harpers I read a while ago. I should see what I have missed. Stop by my Monday Report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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    1. I really enjoyed her Nice Girls series.

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  5. I've decided to cut down on blog tours...it's too hectic to always have something scheduled. Deadlines remind me of work! lol

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I don't mind the guest posts or promos, but I need to cut back on reviews. The deadlines kind of suck the enjoyment out of the reading.

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  6. Love that first cover! I am getting caught up.. or dying to try..
    Here is my Memes post, come visit! Have a great week!

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    1. It is pretty. I feel that way myself sometimes.

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  7. Wow! Splintered sounds really interesting and what a cover!! I may need to check that out! Enjoy your week in books!

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    1. It's good so far. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Splintered.
    We all have those non reading weeks, don't we? But hey, you can't complain when hiking was on the cards!
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week :-)

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    1. No complaints! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I am now starting to love hopping on to different book blogs... knowing about many different books makes me motivated to read books in different genre.

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    1. I know I always find new books. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I definitely want to read Splintered! It is in my school library and I've had freidns say it's reallllly good! I hope you end up liking it when you're done.

    My Monday post!! :)
    ~ Gabbi

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  11. Woo! Hiking!

    I've had Splintered on my TBR for a while. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Yes, I love hiking! Mine sat on the TBR for a while too. I am so far.

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