Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (135)

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.

It is hard to believe that February is almost here! I've been lucky so far with winter weather. We did close the library an hour early on Friday due to snow but the roads were clear by the time I left. If we can just make it through the next month, spring will be here in the blink of an eye :)

I have been feverishly reading this past weekend to make up for my lack of reading during the week. I was too distracted by Pinterest! I love planning library programs and right now am in the middle of a planning what should hopefully be a really fun Star Wars program for all ages. I also have been working on the Blind Date With a Book adult winter reading program which just started last week and involved me wrapping up lots of books and writing "personal ads" for them. Now that I am getting caught up, hopefully this week I will do better about reading!

Books read:

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

This was a fun and creative YA steampunk book though I definitely prefer the Parasol Protectorate series. 

Double Crossed by Ally Carter

This e-novella features Macy McHenry from the Gallagher Girls series and Hale from the Heist Society series and it was such a fantastic story. I hope that we will see more character crossover between the series in future!

Books reviewed:

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

Currently reading:

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

I have about 150 pages to go and I hope to finish this book by tomorrow. I think I definitely appreciate this novel more as an adult than I did back in college. 

What I plan to read next:

Also Known As by Robin Benway

I actually already started reading this book but had to put it aside to read my book discussion book. It is supposed to be similar to the Gallagher Girls books (it is also about a teenage spy but she isn't a very good one).

Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

I have the e-book checked out from the library but I am hoping to get the audio book. I loved the narrator's reading of Heir to the Empire (he sounds like the movie characters-except for Leia). I am currently helping plan the library's Jedi Academy program with the Children's Librarian and this is the perfect book to put me in a Star Wars state of mind.

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

I am excited about reading this one as I've enjoyed all of her other books and this is the only one left to read. I love that the main character loves to read romance novels too.


  1. Star Wars Scoundrels! I will have to find it and read it. I am such a Star Wars nerd. :) I saw it somewhere once before and I forgot about it. I am definitely writing it in my TBR book. Lol.

    I am due for a reread of Owen Meany. Such a fabulous book.

  2. Every blog comments on the weather - either its floods, snow, no electricity as a result something major in every part of the world. Here in Colombo its dry dry heat which is very humid as well strangely and floods in other parts of the country.

    Liking your mailbox particularly The SugarQueen.

  3. You had a good week. Pinterest can be quite a distraction. I tend to avoid it. I can't wait to read Etiquette & Espionage. It seems like I ordered it from Amazon months ago and have been patiently waiting for it to be released. My Monday report is here. Stop by if you get a chance and happy reading!

  4. I think that is such a cool reason for why you weren't reading much. I was just lazy and am frantically trying to read 3 books before the end of the month (during my busiest time) so I can stay on track for my goal...we'll see how that goes. Happy reading :)

  5. The Sugar Queen is one that I've been wanting to read. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Looks like a great selection of books. I finished four books last week. Please come see what they were.

  7. It's the perfect time of year for The Sugar Queen! I loved it so much! Enjoy your week!

  8. I hate to admit but I have never read A Prayer for Owen Meany. I definitely need to get to this one. Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  9. I've gotten some of those from netgalley and need to get started reading them.. soo many books, not enough time. Happy Reading!
    Here's what I'm reading

  10. I avoid Pinterest for that very reason! I loved Sarah Addison Allen's books. Have a great week.

  11. I love the "Blind Date with a Book" program - how fun! Good luck with it and I hope Spring is here soon. We had some freezing rain/snow here today...definitely over it! I can't wait to read your review of Etiquette and Espionage and Sugar Queen. Enjoy your books!

  12. I've been meaning to read A Prayer for Owen Meany for a while. I've heard nothing but good things about it.


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