Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (120)

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 had a very busy week but I also managed to pull a muscle in my back at work on Friday so I spent a good deal of time resting and reading this past weekend. I have a feeling I will be reading a lot this week too as I try to get over my ongoing sinus infection. Boy, I'm full of complaining today! Really I had a great week otherwise and I hope to be on the mend soon. Besides it gave me an excuse to ignore the cleaning and other errands and sit and read The Diviners instead :)

Books read:

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

As much as I complained while reading this book, in the end I did like it. Parts of the story did drag but overall I thought it wasn't that bad. 

The Diviners by Libba Bray

I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I thought I'd find Evie annoying (and I did at times but I still liked her) and I wasn't sure I'd like this book at all. I thought it had a great creepy atmosphere at times and it was pretty suspenseful.

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

I enjoyed this book though at first I didn't think it was as good as her other series (I later changed my mind). It is interesting to learn about life as a flight nurse in WWII and I liked the way the romance developed through letter writing like the movie The Shop Around the Corner.

Books reviewed:

Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

Currently reading:

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)

I am planning to reread the first two books in this series before I read The Mark of Athena which will be published on Tuesday. 

What I plan to read next:

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (reread)

I loved this book when I read it last year. I kind of prefer it to The Lost Hero because it focuses on Percy. I did miss Camp Half-Blood though.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

I can't wait to read this book! Looks like it will be epic :)

Hidden by Sophie Jordan

I may not get to this book yet but I am looking forward to finding out how the Firelight series ends. 

Those are my reading plans for this week. 
What have you been reading lately?


  1. Any back pains and injuries are no fun, feel better. At least your reading was great :-)

  2. I like the cover of With Every Letter. I too found the Age of Innocence a bit trying. I found it trying till the end though!!!

  3. Sorry about your back. I hope you are feeling better quickly!

  4. Age of Innocence i watched as a movie and really didn't like the story.. good for you tackling the book!

  5. I heard good things about The Diviners. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  6. I'd be complaining too, lol! I hope you're feeling 100% better very soon. Have a great week of reading :D

  7. The Rick Riordan series looks really interesting, I haven't read it yet but I love me some fantasy books!

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  8. Although it's kind of obvious in the title, I did not realize that the Sarah Sundin featured a romance through letters. I adore The Shop Around the Corner and if this book made you think of that film, I bet I will enjoy this story too. I hope you have a chance to get to Hidden-I'm interested to see what you think of the conclusion.

  9. I think I'd enjoy With Every Letter since I used to be a nurse and love stories with any focus on nursing. The Firelight series is on my TBR pile too. Gee I think you're allowed to complain, hope your back doesn't take long to improve ... feel better soon :)

  10. Guess I'll be picking up a copy of Mark of Athena when I had to the book store. I preordered the audio version of The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There but completely forgot about Riordan's latest book. Thanks for the reminder.

    My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  11. Oh gosh - hope you get to feeling better soon! I am interested in your Wharton review and also With Every Letter. Great blog!

  12. Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you start feeling better soon. I can hardly wait for Mark of Athena to arrive on my doorstep! I pre-ordered it and I LOVE this series! The Diviner's looks really interesting too. Happy reading! If you have a few minutes I hope you'll drop by and see what I've been up to recently.

  13. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! I just put a hold on The Diviners at our library, I can't wait to read it!

  14. I hope you feel better soon. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Diviners. I can't wait to read that one!

  15. With Every Letter sounds and looks very tempting. Enjoy your reads!


  16. I have Hidden, and can't wait to get to it, I need to catch up on a few good tour books i need to get done, then plan to dig into Hidden, even if I have to stay up all night one night to read, I read about a chapter, and it was so hard to make myself set aside, lol
    Here is my post
    It’s Monday! What are You Reading Post


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