Monday 31 January 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (12)

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.

Books I Read Last Week: 

  • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (Goodreads)

  • I've been meaning to read this book for a while, and I saw it the other day on someone's blog, so I decided it was time to order it from the library, and it came within a couple of days. This was a quick, but really intense read. I absolutely loved how Francesca finally started to actually be herself. I think it's terrible when people pretend to be what they're not, it's terrible for that person and it's terrible for everyone around them. I think the best people out there are the ones who are their true selves. They're comfortable with who they are, and they don't change to fit the people around them. I also loved the Aussie slang. :D
    This is another one that I'd been wanting to read! And it came from the library case you hadn't noticed, I tend to read the library books before the ones I already have. ;) Anyways...this book was awesome! I really liked it. I was expecting more of a modern retelling of a fairy tale, but I couldn't have been more wrong, and I'm glad I was because this story was unique and it definitely left me with a smile on my face. If you like fairies (or faeries, take your spelling pick ;P), psychics, teenage angst/drama, and hot boys, this book is definitely one you will want to check out. :)
    Reading Now:
    • Take Me There by Susan Colasanti
     I'm not too far in this one yet, but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I haven't really connected with the characters yet, although I do like the writing. I'm hoping to finish this one sometime this week...fingers crossed that my schoolwork doesn't pile up again. :P
    • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    I have to finish this book by Wednesday this week...luckily, I'm pretty close to being done already. I actually really like Great Expectations...although it is quite an intense read. You have to actually focus on every single word or you totally miss what you just read was actually about. Also...this book is making me sad...poor Pip, at least I didn't have 'Great Expectations' about what would happen to him...haha...did you catch that pun ;P if you didn't, just please humour me/don't judge me too harshly for my lame joke. lol
    • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
    I am seriously so sad that I didn't get to read this book during the week. I resisted it only because I knew if I picked it up I would get absolutely none of my homework done.

    Books I Want to Read This Week:

    • Cloaked by Alex Flinn
    I absolutely loved Beastly, so I am super excited to read this one! I also have A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn out from the library right now many books to read, so little time. :P
    • The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
    If it hasn't been obvious before I'm a huge Kelley Armstrong fan! I first read The Summoning, then The Awakening...and then I transitioned into her adult series, The Women of the Otherworld before The Reckoning came out. I just love her books, so saying I'm excited to read this one might just be a bit...or a whole lot...of an understatement! :P

    I'm pretty sure with all the other books I have to read I won't actually get to these two, but I do really want to read them!!! Zoё from In The Next Room sent them to me. So, I'd just like to give her a shout out right now, and say thank you. :)
    On another note...I think I might go crazy from all of the books I wish I were reading at the moment!
    I'm also trying to finish all of my library books I have out, so that I won't feel like I'm hogging books that someone else might want to read...does anyone else ever feel like that?

    And because I'm curious what are you reading?
    Feel free to check out One Person's Journey Through a World of Books to find out what everyone else is reading. :)

    Happy Reading!!!

    ♪♫ Ambur


    1. so glad the books arrived safely and you are excited about reading them! I hope you enjoy them.

      errrrggghgh Dickens, I'm actually reading Oliver Twist at the moment but it's not painful like I expected but the last time I tried him was David Copperfield and it was brutal! I also have Across the Universe lined up to read in the near future... but I've kinda been waiting for the hype to die down a little.

      This week I'm reading Oliver Twist, a memoir called Half in Love, an upcoming release So Much Pretty, and an audiobook verision of What I Talk ABout when I Talk About Running. They all seem good so far!

    2. I have yet to read any of Kelley Armstrong's books, but I've heard good things about them. Is there a particular one that's best to start with?

    3. Great books - great reviews! This is the first time I've visited your blog and I saw you have a doxie - me too! They're very cute. Saving Francesca sounds like a great read and I love Armstrong too. Have a great week!

    4. Saving Francesca looks amazing!

      Hope you join the Monday What Are You Reading this week as well - this is a special anniversary addition that I am very excited about! :)


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