Monday, May 13, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (102)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, is a bookish meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books, where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It’s a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over to Journey and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

I didn't post before leaving on my holiday or while in Mexico, so I'm just going to make this post for while I was in Mexico and after I got back. :)



Books I Read Last 2 Weeks:
This was the first one I read in Mexico and I absolutely loved it! :D Jaci Burton's Play by Play series is definitely a perfect choice for a relaxing, vacation read. :D Alicia and Garrett were fantastic. They had awesome banter, and some incredibly electrifying chemistry that was great as unresolved sexual tension...and even better when they finally got together! ;)

I loved The Vicious Deep, so I couldn't wait to read The Savage Blue and it didn't disappoint! Tristan was as real and funny as ever, and I only wish that the book had been longer. I definitely didn't get enough of Tristan, and waiting for the next one is going to be brutal. :P I absolutely loved this one though and I definitely recommend this series. :D

I really enjoyed Paper Towns. It was funny, and refreshing...but I must admit that after Looking for Alaska...I was pretty worried about Margo! :P I definitely enjoy John Green's writing style and absolutely LOVE his characterization skills and sense of humour. I do wish his endings weren't quite so open-ended though....but at the same time, I appreciate the realism of the open-ended ending because life doesn't have a finite ending either. Still...the only thing about Paper Towns that kind of kept me from loving it was the ending. I think I'll have to reread it sometime soon and maybe I think I'll appreciate it more. It was a very thoughtful ending even though I have no clue what's in store for Quentin and Margo. :P Paper Towns definitely made me eager to read even more of John Green's books though, so I'll have to get on that!

My review for Game. Set. Match. will also be up later today...shortly after this post actually, so I won't say too much here, but I will say that I loved it. I loved the characters, and I loved getting to see characters in such similar, yet different situations. I also loved that each girl was so unique...and the lack of a love triangle made me even happier. :P While the girls are at a tennis academy, I don't think you have to be a tennis fan to love this book, but it did leave me wanting to watch a game! haha

This novella is from the Masque of the Red Death series, and while it says it's #1.5 in the series, it actually does take place during the first book and its from April's and Kent's points of view. I actually really enjoyed it, and I also loved that chapter one of book 2 was included at the end....although now I'm seriously desperate to read Dance of the Red Death! I'd definitely recommend checking out Glitter & Doom if you've read Masque of the Red Death, it fills in some blanks nicely and helps you get to know some of the secondary characters a bit better. :)




Reading Now:
I'm participating in the blog tour for this one, and I'm almost finished it....and I am absolutely LOVING it! :D I really love Terra (that's the main character's name as well as the title), and her story is hard to put down!

I started this one on the plane back from Mexico and I'm liking it. I'm not super far in yet, but I'm enjoying what I've read so far. :)

Just started this one before leaving for Mexico...and then my Kindle died while I was there, so I haven't really moved on this one. I'm planning on finishing it soon though because I am really curious as to what really happened in Peru. ;)

Since I'm finished classes and exams now, I figured it was the perfect time to get a bit of Game of Thrones reading in. ;) I'm trying to take it easy though because I get hooked on these books pretty fast. I managed to limit myself to only several hundred pages. :P I'm gonna try to pace myself with this one so that I can read review books alongside of it. :)




Books I Want to Read This Week:
 
Wanted is for a blog tour later this week, too...one that I would have read had my Kindle been working. Oh well...I'll get to it! It sounds awesome so I'm pretty sure I'll be hooked right away. ;D

Drowning in You is for a blog tour next week, and it sounds FANTASTIC!!! I jumped at the chance to be a part of the blog tour for it because it honestly sounds sooooo good! Can't wait to start this one! :D



So, that's what I've read over the past two weeks, what I'm reading now, and what I want to read. How about you? What are you reading???

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8 comments:

  1. It's good to hear you are enjoying Terra, it's on my TBR and I really can't wait to get to it.

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    1. I finished it and it was awesome! I hope you get the chance to read it soon! :D

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  2. I enjoyed reading your blog with both reading and upcoming reading material, hope you have a good reading week. Popping over from the meme.

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    1. Thanks! :) And I hope you have a good reading week, too! :D

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  3. Looks like a lot of good reads. I think Loss looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I definitely had a good assortment this week! :D It's great so far! You're welcome, and thank you for taking the time to comment. :)

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  4. I should definitely read more of John Green, since I've only read The Fault In Our Stars. I think my sister has all of his novels, I must borrow one the next time I visit!

    I've read the prologue and first chapter of A Dance with Dragons, but I'm trying to pace myself, as well! I don't want to finish, because then I'll have to wait for the next book!

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    1. He's an amazing writer, so I'd definitely recommend that you do! :D Might as well borrow them then! I'm sure she'd be happy to spread the John Green love around! :D

      I think pacing yourself is the best way to go with the A Song of Ice and Fire series! :D Oh exactly!!! But I'm so bad at pacing myself that I have a feeling that I'll finish before I know it. :P haha

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