Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Recap

I got to go KAYAKING!!!! Yay! We also went swimming, fishing and took the canoe out. I've been so busy trying to keep up after the kids and hubby that I haven't had much time to read. A few books have had to get moved to the back burner, because others are coming due in the next few weeks. I have reviews to do as well, but haven't found time to sit down and when I do I can't concentrate. I feel very antsy lately... Maybe it's the weather. Although I did find time to watch Warm Bodies. I have been waiting for forever to see it, finally a friend let me barrow a copy. Other than a some main plot points the movie was nothing like the book. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Ok now the reason ya'll stopped by...

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

Currently Reading...
Soul Screamers Volume One (Soul Screamers 0.5, 1, 2) by Rachel Vincent (Moved to back burner.)
It starts with a scream….
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's compelling Soul Screamers series keeps getting better—here, for the first time, the original stories are compiled into one special volume….
My Soul to Lose
—The prequel: never before in print!—
Kaylee is just your average girl shopping at the mall with friends—until a terrified scream bursts from her that cannot be stopped. Taken to a hospital ward, will she be able to save her mind—and her life?
My Soul to Take
She's always felt different, but now Kaylee discovers why. The screams that cannot be denied mean that someone near her will die—and she can never save them. Because saving one life means taking another….
My Soul to Save
Going on dates with her boyfriend is still new to Kaylee. But when the singer of the band they're seeing dies onstage and Kaylee doesn't scream, she knows something crazy is going on. Soon she discovers souls can indeed be sold….

The Red Queen Dies: A Mystery by Frankie Y. Bailey (Still reading for Book Tour in August)
Frankie Bailey introduces readers to a fabulous new protagonist and an Alice in Wonderland-infused crime in this stunning mystery, which kicks off an exciting new series set in the near future.
The year is 2019, and a drug used to treat soldiers for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicknamed "Lullaby," has hit the streets. Swallowing a little pill erases traumatic memories, but what happens to a criminal trial when the star witness takes a pill and can't remember the crime? When two women are murdered in quick succession, biracial police detective Hannah McCabe is charged with solving the case. In spite of the advanced technology, including a city-wide surveillance program, a third woman is soon killed, and the police begin to suspect that a serial killer is on the loose. But the third victim, a Broadway actress known as “The Red Queen,” doesn’t fit the pattern set by the first two murders.
With the late September heat sizzling, Detective Hannah McCabe and her colleagues on the police force have to race to find the killer in a tangled web of clues that involve Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Fast-paced and original, this is a one-of-a-kind mystery from an extremely talented crime writer.

Murder by Syllabub  by Kathleen Delaney (Still reading for a book tour due in October)
A ghost in Colonial dress has been wreaking havoc at an old plantation house in Virginia. The house is owned by Elizabeth Smithwood, the best friend of Ellen McKenzie’s Aunt Mary. Mary is determined to fly to the rescue, and Ellen has no choice but to leave her real estate business and new husband to accompany her. Who else will keep the old girl out of trouble?
When Ellen and Aunt Mary arrive, they find that Elizabeth’s “house” comprises three sprawling buildings containing all manner of secret entrances and passages, not to mention slave cabins. But who owns what and who owned whom? After Monty—the so-called ghost and stepson of Elizabeth’s dead husband—turns up dead in Elizabeth’s house, suspicion falls on her. Especially when the cause of death is a poisoned glass of syllabub taken from a batch of the sweet, creamy after-dinner drink sitting in Elizabeth’s refrigerator.
Monty had enemies to spare. Why was he roaming the old house? What was he searching for? To find the truth, Ellen and her Aunt Mary will have to do much more than rummage through stacks of old crates; they will have to expose two hundred years of grudges and vendettas. The spirits they disturb are far deadlier than the one who brought them to Virginia.
Murder by Syllabub is the fifth book of the Ellen McKenzie Mystery series.

Surrounded by Ghosts: Tales of Pogey Point and Places from My Past by Janet Larkin
Devolution (Pan-Dora Island) by Peter Clenott (ARC)
Monster Town by Dakota Chase (Read for NNMR)

On the agenda:  Book tour books/ reviews and NetGalley books (Almost have them all done.) Finally I will be tackling my TBR.
Check out my Summer TBR Challenge.
So what are you reading this week leave your link and I'll stop by.


  1. Sounds like you've been having loads of fun, books will always be there. Enjoy the nice weather and time well spent with your family :)

  2. Even though you are finding reading time it seems like you are doing lots of fun and active things. Reading can wait. Come see what I read last week at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  3. Kayaking is one of those things I've thought would be fun but have never tried. Enjoy your books.

  4. Surrounded by Ghosts sounds good! And I went canoeing too - I found it much harder than kayaking lol! Have a great week, enjoy the weather.

  5. Enjoy the time you can spend with your loved ones, as well as glorious weather! Having said that, I hope you can catch up on the books you hope to!

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  6. I didn't like Soul Screamers . It's a bit crazy and a tad more YA then I'd prefer.

  7. Enjoy your books this week. I finished What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (4/5 stars) last week. This week I'm reading Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan, and OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.


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