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Monday, February 3, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? (Feb 3, 2014)



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Where did January go?  I didn't get near as much read this month as I wanted to!  How about you?  Did anyone reach their reading goals for January?

Glasses did help this week - but still ended up with a headache on Friday - I think it is time to visit the chiropractor!  Seems to be coming from my upper back/neck.  My "free day for reading" last week didn't garner me as much reading time as I would have liked!  Such is the life of a mom. . .

Temp today:  1 degree F, feels like 1 degree F - but hey - at least we are above 0!

Currently reading (still): 

Finished Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - loved it!


The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy

This is good - but not sure I have the wherewithall to stay with it. . .

Will probably start this one this week: 


Into the Still Blue
by Veronica Rossi

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.

Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.


Bathroom Book:

Finished First Love - it quickly became my "carry where ever I go, have to finish book."


The View from Saturday
by E.L. Konigsburg

How had Mrs. Olinski chosen her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team?  She had a number of answers. But were any of them true?  How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian?  And why did they make such a good team?

It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School.  It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too.  And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask:  How did it happen?

It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather.  It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die.  It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone.  And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued.

Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success.  What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen.

This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers. 

E-read:

This is up in the air right now - Never really got into Last Night at the Blue Angel.  I think it will be a good book, just not the right time for me - might give it another shot later this year. I have a couple of E-books to read for review this month so will probably start one of these - Which would you choose? 


Her Secret Cowboy
by Marin Thomas

The Cowboy And The Preacher's Daughter.

Years ago, Will Cash wasn't interested in being a dad. So Marsha Bugler left town to raise her baby alone. But when her father's health begins to fail, she realizes she needs to return to Arizona and introduce Will to his boy. Marsha is nervous to face Will not only because she lied, but because she's never stopped thinking about her cowboy crush.

Will is shocked to discover he has a son. And he can hardly believe the changes in Marsha. She's strong, sexy and a Ph.D., while Will's still a part-time cowboy living in a bunkhouse with his brothers. What does he have to offer her and his teenage son? Will has a lot to prove if he's going to get what he wants - the family he never knew he had.



A Seal's Salvation
by Tawny Weber

Subject: Navy SEAL Petty Officer Brody Lane 

Current Status: On leave 

Obstacle: The one girl who was off-limits… 

Where navy SEAL "Bad Ass" Brody Lane goes, trouble follows. Being run out of his hometown years ago for misbehaving with Genna Reilly—the sheriff's daughter—was one thing. Now Brody is about to step into real danger. Not the suggestive letters he's been exchanging with Genna, but the kind of trouble that can send a soldier home injured and broken inside… 

Genna's entire life has been orchestrated by her family. The right job. The right friends. Enough! Brody's return offers the promise of lust-filled pleasures. Of flesh teased and tasted. She's not expecting to find a soldier with distant eyes who has secluded himself from the world. But this good girl knows exactly how to bring a bad boy back to life…. 

Uniformly Hot! The Few. The Proud. The Sexy as Hell.


As far as my projects go - I did get the hat finished for the snowman, but spent another week of doing nothing on the needlepoint. . .


I need to do the scarf and add his eyes now. . .


I may be putting this one away as I need to get started on a project for which I am a pilot stitcher. 

4 comments:

Doris said...

Happy Monday, hope you're enjoying all your reads. Btw, I LOVE INTO THE STILL BLUE <3

Here's our IMWAYR
Doris @ OABR

bermudaonion said...

1 degree was your high? We were in the 60s today.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

darling snowman! verry creative =)

and some very good reading ahead it looks like - enjoy!

hoping you'll get that headache issue sorted too...

Olivia-Savannah said...

Looks like you're reading a lot of interesting books there, that I've heard of before. And the snowman is quite coming along :D Nice job! On my ereader I'm reading An Introduction to Philosophy... and the title is pretty self explanatory. And I'm also reading the graphic novel of Twilight at the moment. The pictures are amazing <3

Check out my post on nails here: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/02/nails-pink-colour.html

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