Sunday, January 6, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (132)

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 don't know if it my usual post-Christmas slump but I just haven't been able to concentrate on reading and haven't spent much time reading lately. It took me days to finish a book that should have only taken two at most. Thankfully I did finish a book this week and I signed up to participate in a read-a-thon as well.

This past week, I also posted my responses to the End of Year Book Survey. What were your favorites of 2012?

Books read:

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The scenes between the hero and heroine are fantastic. It does have its flaws but I thought the love story was delightfully satisfying so I gave it 5 stars.

Books reviewed:

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Currently reading:

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (reread)

I really liked this book when I first read it last year but I never got around to reviewing it and with the sequel now released I thought I should reread Touch of Power first.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

I saw the movie this past weekend and thought it was amazing. I haven't read anything by Victor Hugo and I have to admit the length of this book is kind of intimidating for me but I am going to read it a little at a time.

What I might read next:

Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder

I am looking forward to reading Scent of Magic though I've heard it isn't as good as Touch of Power.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

I've heard good things about this book so I hope I'll like it. The cover reminds me of Perfect Chemistry and similar books.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

I hope this YA series will be as fun as the Parasol Protectorate books were. I want to know what she is going to do with those scissors! I had planned to start the year by reading this book but changed my mind and picked up other books instead. It won't be published till next month so I have a little time to read and review it still.


  1. I really want to see Les Mis, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Many friends have said Les Mis is amazing, can't wait to see it but the book will have to wait. Might read The Hobbit instead lol, not as daunting. Hope you enjoy Pushing the Limits, I liked it.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  3. I love the cover of Edenbrooke! I did not know Gail Carriger has a new book coming out. Now I'm excited! I'm thinking I need to read Les Mis too. I saw it the movie this past weekend and was thrilled with it! I still love it on stage more (and I've only seen traveling Broadway shows, never seen it on Broadway), but I was terrified that it would be butchered. I was so happy that it was actually good! Enjoy your week!

  4. All your books look very good. I particularly like the cover of the last one!

  5. Good luck with Les Mis-my friend read it in preparation for the movie. I think it took her a couple of months to read the full unabridged version but she's so glad she took the time. We're both big fans of the musical and the film so I pumped her for additional information about what was changed.

  6. Best of luck with Les Mis. I received a french version two years ago with the intent of tackling it (relying heavily on my translation dictionary) but it was just too daunting of a task for me. I may just have to watch the movie first :).
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  7. Good luck with Les Mis! I want to read it this year too :)

  8. Great list! I really liked Touch of Power, but I still haven't gotten around to Scent of Magic, and I can't wait for Gail's new book, I think it will be fun, too. Her writing is always fun ;)

    Happy reading!

  9. Pushing The Limits is a great read, hope you enjoy it. Etiquette Espionage sounds fun! I don't have an ARC of that one, but I'd probably enjoy it. Also, all books by Maria Snyder are good in my opinion. Great choices!

    Find out what I'm reading this week!

  10. I'm not familiar with any of these books, but I would like to read Les Miserables and am intimidated!

  11. I feel as if I am in a reading slump right now, too! I've been reading the same book since the first - not that it isn't good, in fact I am actually loving it, but I just haven't had time to read. I signed up for the read-a-thon, too, in the hopes that I can get my butt back in gear!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  12. Had to add Edenbrooke to my shelves. Very nice cover.
    I am impressed with people reading Les Mis. I tried it and I found it really hard. Am curious about the movie though.

    Monday weekly

  13. Edenbrooke sounds like my kind of read- I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really liked Pushing the Limits despite the cheesy dialogue. I hope you enjoy it as well. I also can't wait to hear your thoughts on Etiquette and Espionage.

  14. I'll be curious to see what you think of Les Mis...I haven't ever read it either, but I might try it out.

  15. I didn't think Scent of Magic was as strong as Touch of Power I must admit. Good luck with your reading this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  16. Love Gail Carriger! Can't wait to see if Etiquette and Espionage is as good as her adult series. Also I saw Les Miz this week too. It is my favorite show ever! I was blown away by it, except for Crowe.

  17. I love Gail Carriger and hope that Etiquette and Espionage is as good as her adult series.

    Carrie @wvredreads

  18. Glad that the movie version of Les Miserables was great! I'm so tempted to go see it, but I want to try reading the book first. Etiquette and Espionage looks fantastic!

    Hope you enjoy your books :)


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