Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (119)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

I can't believe fall is already here. The weather certainly reflects it with the cold snap and the rain we've had. At least it is good weather for staying indoors and reading with a mug of cider in hand!

It is book discussion week for me at the library (one on Monday night and one on Tuesday afternoon) but I only have one book to finish up since I read ahead last week. We also have an author visit at the library on Tuesday (Wanda Brunstetter will be doing a book signing) and my friend Kim and I will be filming our first library craft program Friday so it is going to be a crazy week for once. :)

Books read:

While I liked this book I was a little disappointed with it in the end. I did enjoy the author's writing style though.

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

This was a fantastic second book in the series though The Girl of Fire and Thorns remains my favorite. Romance is definitely a stronger presence in the story this time around.

Books reviewed:

Currently reading:

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

I am still pushing myself to read this book. I was alternating chapters with books I wanted to read but what usually happened is that I'd start reading more of the other books instead. I hope to finish The Age of Innocence by tomorrow evening.

What I plan to read next:

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I wasn't sure about reading this book but I read a glowing review from April at Good Books and Good Wine and when I saw that there was a free 11 chapter sampler available on Amazon, I downloaded it and liked it enough to buy it. There are some chilling scenes mixed in with the 1920s slang and YA breeziness so I will try not to read this at night!

Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane

My sister loves this series and said they are really funny books. I decided to borrow this one from Amazon's Lending Library to give it a try. I read a few chapters and it is funny if not quite on the level of Sophie Kinsella.

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

I hope to read this soon. Maybe I will move it ahead of Perfect on Paper. It depends on what I'm in the mood for this week-historical romance, humor, or paranormal/horror set in the 1920s...

So what have you been reading?
Do you enjoy the fall or are your mourning the end of summer like me?


  1. So glad you enjoyed The Crown of Embers, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Spring is here in Australia and we've had glorious weather although I think that means we are in for a hot summer.

    PS yes I made one of the flowers on my sunset layout using old book pages. I'd bought a pack of flowers then copied lol

  2. PSS I watched the first episode of Downton season 3 ... brilliant!!!

    1. So jealous! At least I'll have something to look forward to this winter I guess :)

  3. Oooh, The Diviners looks sooo awesome!! With Every Letter looks really good too. Enjoy!

  4. Really excited to hear what you think of the Rachael Simon book. It does look pretty amazing :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

  5. I've got to get to The Girl of Fire and Thorns since book 2 is out. Have a good week of reading.

  6. SO many good looking books here. Enjoy :)

  7. Glad to hear about The Crown of Embers-I've had some disappointing sequels lately and I definitely want one to make me excited about series again. Interested about the romance as I thought her romantic partner was out of the picture at the end of the first book? (Can't quite remember)

  8. The Age of Innocence is a good one. My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  9. I took ages to read The Age of Innocence. I did it in small doses!

  10. My TBR keeps growing and growing... those all look great. :) I'm a new follower. Cherie Reads

  11. I would love to read those books, especially Crown of Embers.
    Have a great week, and happy reading!

  12. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Diviniers. I am trying to decide if I should buy it or not. Good luck with Age of Innocence!

  13. I am going to request The Diviners from the library ASAP- I have been thinking about reading it, but after reading how much you like it, I know I definitely have to. Have a great week!

  14. I'd love to say something like, "Great list," but I have never heard of any of these books. There are so many books that I've missed by not blogging for the last nine-ish months. People are talking about books and authors I've never heard of. I guess it's true what they say. You leave town for a few months and they change everything.

    As for fall, it's my favorite season. I think it's genetic in my family. We're all really big autumn nuts. I'm just surprised by how cold it got. One day it's too hot to breathe and the next I'm wearing a sweater and still shivering. As soon as the leaves start to turn and fall I'll be back to loving the season, but right now I'm just kind of wondering if I'm going to need to go out and buy gloves already.

  15. I've been waiting to get my hands on a copy of Beautiful Girl, thanks for the reminder :)

  16. You have a wonderfully eclectic collection of books here. I really like The Age of Innocence.


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