Monday, September 9, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 9th)

It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and states:

"Welcome to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!"

Happy Monday everyone!  I took an unintentional week off of blogging and am now feeling refreshed.  Although I have so many different posts rolling around in my head now that I almost had a bit of blogger's block...until I settled on sharing what I've been reading with all of you.

Things have gotten a little bit more busy/hectic at the Booked on a Feeling casa as of late.  Football started which means practice four nights a week and games on Saturday.  Add in soccer practice (on the one night where my oldest doesn't have practice) and games on Saturday as well and you can probably feel my pain.  LOL!  Actually, it has been VERY busy but also a TON of fun!  Practices are also good times to get some uninterrupted reading time in which I have been taking advantage of.  My poor house is suffering though so I'm going to have to focus this week on whipping it back into presentable shape.  Ugh!  Let's talk about what I've finished reading as of recently though.  In the past two weeks I've finished the following books:

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews was a reread for me and it was even better the second time around!  I can't figure out now after finishing it why I never continued on to the second book.  That's definitely going to change and I'm already planning on grabbing book two from the library the next time I'm there.  This is kick ass urban fantasy and I highly recommend (but more to come in my review).

The Burning by Jane Casey was an interesting mystery that is the beginning to the Maeve Kerrigan series.  The book had a few ups and downs for me but overall was done quite nicely.  This was also my first read for Carl's R.I.P. Challenge so I should be writing up my thoughts shortly.  Another book that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton was my final read for last week and yet another great installment to the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series.  I have loved each and every one of the books in this series so far so I'm a bit biased.  This one was quite creepy at times though since Kinsey is being hunted by a contract killer and was my second read for the R.I.P. Challenge.  I'm on a roll and it is just the beginning of September!

I'm currently reading the following books:

I'm already halfway through Fatal Strike by Shannon McKenna.  It's pretty good so far although I'm wishing I had started with the first book in this quite long series.  I didn't realize it was part of a series until I was already engrossed though so it looks like I will just have to start at the beginning AFTER I finish this one.  Today I'm also finally beginning The Tale of Halcyon Crane which has been on my TBR list for years.  I'll have to let you know what I think about it next week since I actually haven't started it yet.

I've been horribly bad when it comes to acquiring books as of bad that I'm going to have to do a book haul post to share about them all.  LOL!  My book buying ban didn't just fall to pieces but was shattered.  Oops!  I would feel kind of bad about it if I didn't have so many great sounding books staring back at me.  Instead I will share a few books that I have added to my new e-reader (yay!):

I may have requested a few more than this but we will see.  And since I also got Fatal Strike from NetGalley I suppose I should include that down here as well.  Maybe if I tell you guys about the books that I get from NetGalley and Edelweiss it will help keep me in check.  That's the plan at least :)

Happy Monday and Happy Reading!


  1. So many books to choose from! Enjoy your reading, whatever time you manage to find. It's definitely harder when your kids have activities.

  2. You sound busy over there Sam, have fun! The books look good and you are on a roll with the R.I.P. Challenge reads. I love Netgalley and I've recently discovered Edelweiss too. Happy reading! the Fatal Strike cover is drool worthy.

  3. Your ban shattering sounds interesting ;) I want to see all those books


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