Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Recap

So I didn't get much reading done this week. Part of this is because I've been bouncing between books as the mood hits me. Part is because with the kids and hubby home it's hard to sit down and read. With the nice weather everybody wants to go outside. This week we got to go hiking and canoeing all in the same day. While paddling in the canoe I was attacked by a fish (the link above will take you to the post about it) which Hubby thought was hilarious. I got some pictures a couple wildlife shots and a couple of the trail. All in all it was a nice day, but I hurt like crazy the next one.
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 (Slow going, kids keep stealing kindle and I've been focused on review books.)
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….

Surrounded by Ghosts: Tales of Pogey Point and Places from My Past by Janet Larkin (Reading for NetGalley almost done)
As a newborn, Janet Larkin died and came back to life. At three her sister drove over her skull with a tractor. And when she was eight years old, she had a conversation with her dead grandmother.

So began a life full of ghostly encounters. When she was still a girl, Janet received forewarning of a triple homicide next door and saw the ghost of one of the victims. In their Memphis apartment, she experienced a terrifying being posing as her husband. Growing up on an orchard in the 1950s, Janet has seen more than her fare share of spirits and spooks. In Surrounded by Ghosts, Janet recalls her creepiest stories and grapples to make sense of a life overflowing with unexplained phenomena.

The Red Queen Dies: A Mystery by Frankie Y. Bailey (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 (Reading for a book tour due in August)
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.

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
How Not to Date a Centaur by Stephanie Burke (Read for DDR)

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. My son and I are reading the Ashes Trilogy together and love it - can't wait for the third book. Currently reading The Storm and the Darkness by Sarah M. Cradit, End Dayz by Kellie Sheridan, and Water by Terra Harmony.

  2. It's always nice to be outdoors when the weather is having good days, a rarity here in Wales - except we are experiencing a heatwave at the moment which was a nice surprise. It sounds like you had quite the week in your outdoor pursuits!

    I'm reading two books this week, one a reread and the other a review book. I hope you enjoy all your current reads :-)

    My Book Bubble

  3. I have Volume One of the Soul Screamers series. I'm waiting until I get all of the books to start reading. I've been told that they are ADDICTING. Hope you love them!

    ~ Gabbi @ BookBreather
    My Monday post.

  4. You have been busy! Loved the fish story (of course, I went over to read it, lol).

    Have a great week.
    My Week

  5. Well done, must feel good to be almost done with review books. Enjoy getting stuck into your TBR stack. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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