Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Reading (August 1st, 2011)

In this weekly event hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books where we discuss what we've been reading this week (and, occasionally, what we haven't).

I had such a mangled reading week: one fabulous book and one epically disappointing book. I had been on a reading high, and now I am way down in the reading dumps... life is hard when you don't have a good book in hand!

Currently Reading:
  • Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine - This is book 2 in her Weather Warden series and, while I am enjoying it, I remember absolutely nothing from Ill Wind! Who were the bad guys? Why was Jo on the run? When did David become the one-true-love? I wish I had answers to these questions... but apparently one can read Heat Stroke without remembering these details. There's all new plots to forget!
Finished this week:
  • Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs - With every book my adoration of Patricia Briggs grows stronger. Cry Wolf was absolutely fantastic in that "Wow. I am incapable of reviewing this" sort of way!
  • The Society of S by Susan Hubbard - After 180 pages of interesting, intellectual writing, Susan Hubbard shoots the book down by making her main character absolutely detestable. I skim-read the rest of this book hoping for improvement... there was none.

Reviewed this week:


Up Next from the TBR pile:
  • Oh dear, I don't know! I know that I want to read Ann Aguirre, Patricia Briggs, Maggie Stiefvater, Kelley Armstrong, and, maybe, some Caitlin Kitteredge... but what should I read? Maybe Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn? I loved her short story Amaryllis and have had the book on my TBR pile for almost 2 years!

So tell me, what have you been reading this week?


  1. I really love the covers of The Throne of Jade and The Glass Demon. Totally sad about The Society of S, it's a shame when something starts out with such promise and then rapidly declines like that.

  2. I've read through everything I accumulated for this summer...except War and Peace. Sigh. I suppose there's nothing to stop me now....

    Here's my It's Monday! What are You Reading? for this week:
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!

    I hope you will stop by and join in Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!

  3. I enjoy Patricia Briggs' books as well - I haven't read this one, I will add it to my list!

  4. So many great looking books! The Glass Demon looks pretty good!

  5. I can't seem to comment but I really like "The Society of S" I also like Rachel Caine ;)



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