Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (195)

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 it is already November and Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks. I've started listening to Christmas music too (though it isn't on the radio yet). This weekend was so cold and my parents even had snow at their house. Thankfully I didn't have snow where I live. We have a contest at work to guess the first day of measurable snow fall (on a day the library is open). The prize is a gift card to a local coffee house and I hope I win this year! I picked December 6th but I don't know if the snow will hold out that long.

We have our Holiday Open House at the library in two weeks and I am going to be trying to make various homemade ornaments this week in preparation for the program. I like to make crafts ahead of time to see if the instructions work. I also spotted a tutorial for nail polish ornaments which involves filling clear ornaments with old nail polish. I have lots of unused nail polish that I could put to use! I am also going to try filling some with acrylic paint.

Books reviewed:

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
Boomerang by Noelle August

Books read:

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I liked this suspenseful sequel to The Naturals. There were lots of twists and turns. My review will be up later this week.

Long Man by Amy Greene

This was a book I drew in my afternoon book group's book exchange. It was interesting but not as suspenseful as I had expected. 

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

I loved this book. I don't know much about Indian history but I found the Rani of Jhansi to be a fascinating person.

Positive by Paige Rawl

Positive is the inspiring true story of a young woman with HIV who was bullied when her classmates found out and how she overcame her painful circumstances to became a role model and spokesperson.

Currently reading:

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner


  1. I know what you mean about November- when did that happen? But I am in the holiday mood already, it just feels right with the cold weather and I'm a big fan of Christmas anyway. December goes so fast, why not start in Nov? :)

    I never did read The Naturals, but the sequel looks good too. Have a great week.

  2. I can't wait to read Michelle Moran's new book! So glad you enjoyed it.
    I hope you like this weeks reads too :)
    My It's Monday! Post
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. Great list. I particularly find Rebel Queen and This Shattered World appealing

  4. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on This Shattered World….definitely looking forward to that book. I hope it's as good as These Broken Stars. I can't believe it's November either….I need to bust out the Christmas music, too. I love it! :) I hope you have a good week!

  5. Once it turns cold, I start thinking about the holidays, too.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  6. I can't wait to read Killer Instincts. It's on my short list to get and read. :) Here's my It's Monday! What are you Reading? post.

  7. I feel winter is going to come early this year! We had a threat of snow on Halloween but luckily it just hit the Upper Peninsula and not down where I live. I'm not ready yet! I love snow and winter, but I like it to be at least Thanksgiving. :) I am ready for the holidays though, just like you. The nail polish ornaments sound cute!

  8. Will have to check out your review of The Evil Librarian. I saw the author at the BEA.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  9. I'm trying to pretend Christmas is ages away! Good luck with your bet ;)

    Read on,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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