Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (185)

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.

After a crazy week of library programs, the weekend felt kind of dull now that summer reading program is over. My murder mystery dinner was a success and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun although once again no one guessed the killer (it is one of those games where the suspects don't even know who the killer is until the confession is read). I am now planning another smaller murder mystery program for Halloween and have some ideas for making sure the killer gets caught this time :)

Books reviewed:

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

Books read:

I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan

I really enjoyed this one but there is a creepy story (involving a perverted phone call from a "patron") in it that also happened to someone who works at my library.  The stories are so similar we couldn't help but wonder if the same person was pranking different libraries. Thankfully to counter the unpleasant/creepy stories, there are also positive and inspiring stories too.

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (reread)

Currently reading:

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)

I listened to this audio book last year and thought I would listen to the whole series on audio to get ready for the final book, The Blood of Olympus, this October. It will be sad when it is over. Not sure if Rick Riordan will revisit these characters again or just move on to his Norse mythology series.

Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn

This is a companion novel to City of Jasmine (see the link to my review of that one above). I like it so far and I think fans of City of Jasmine and the Lady Julia mysteries should definitely give this a try. There will be cameos of beloved characters...


  1. I think I would like the Lady Julia mysteries by Deanna Raybourn. Thanks for sharing your opinions this week. Have a good one!

  2. Congrats on the well organised murder mystery party - bet lots of fun was had. Haven't read any of your books but just casting my eye down at the review below I think this series by Deanna Raybourn would be the kinda read I would enjoy.

  3. Happy to hear your murder/mystery party was a success. A halloween who dunnit sounds like heaps of fun and yes the 1920's theme for one of your dinners would be fabulous. A bit like hosting your own Downton Abbey dinner party, wish I could attend lol.

    Oh that's a creepy twist in I Work at a Public Library, made my skin crawl. Have fun with the Rick Riordan rereads, it's always bittersweet when a favourite series comes to an end.

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  4. I like Raybourn very much myself but will have to wait to find this latest book which sounds excellent.

  5. My son and I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series. :-)

  6. I've always wanted to attend a murder mystery night!

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. I saw Night of a Thousand Stars on Netgalley and was curious about it. I will have to go check it out. I'm glad your programs went well. The murder mystery sounds so much fun! Enjoy your books and a slower week at the library!

  8. Sounds like you had a great week. I have a couple of the Lady Julia mysteries on my TBR mountain but haven't gotten to them yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  9. Oooh, I'd love to plan or go to a murder mystery night! I went once as a kid and no one guessed the murderer either. 'I Worked At A Public Library' sounds really interesting and I'm glad you enjoyed it despite the weird phone calls! Thanks for sharing :)
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  10. I still need to start the Heroes of Olympus series - I keep hearing the audio rocks, and I'm sure the stories are great!

    Hope you enjoy The Lost Hero and Night of a Thousand Stars :)


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