December 28, 2009

Monday Reading Merriment Dec 28

This is a weekly meme inspired by one started by J. Kaye's Book Blog. Each week on Monday we tell what we read the previous week and what we plan to read in the upcoming week. I like to put a spin on it to also look at various other reading events happening this week.

This past week I finished:
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Line by Teri Hall

Look for reviews soon!

I have started: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.  I've heard tons of great stuff about this book, so I'm excited to finally get it started.  I want to give a shout out to Karin for hosting and organizing the Holiday Break Reading Challenge. It's really pushed me to make sure I'm reading. 

New books coming out this week:

Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all at Paradise—the resort in the Caribbean, that is—for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories, what happened in Paradise will change them all.

In this extraordinary novel, the Printz Honor–winning author brings us her most accomplished work yet. Tangled is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.

Sounds pretty good doesn't it!

Some good contests to enter:

Chloe Neill is giving away a Tiffany and Co necklace to celebrate the release of Firespell which is coming out January 5th.  Go here to enter.  Ends Dec 31st.

The Book Butterfly is giving away a book I'm sooooooo excited for This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Ends January 1.

The Bookologist is giving away three different boxes of books being released in 2010!  You must enter! End January 31st.

Don't forget my giveaways both ending Dec 31
The Dark Divine
Explorer X-Alpha


  1. I have heard wonderful things about The Adoration of Jenna Fox!

    Mine is here

  2. Great books you have read, can't wait for your review.

    Here;s mine:

  3. Oooh, I am really looking forward to your review of The Line.

  4. My ninth-grade daughter really enjoyed Adoration -- she liked the implications of the SF elements. It's appropriate for kids who like to think big thoughts.

  5. I so want to read Tangled by Carolyn Mackler!

  6. I have an award for you! :)

  7. I enjoyed Adoration of Jenna Fox. Tangled sounds good.

  8. I think I might be one of the few left in this world that HASN'T read The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Must get on that... that's true, sometimes a quiet Christmas is better than a noisy night of merriment. And thank you! I was so very honored when I found out about becoming an affiliate :)

  9. Looks like you've read some great books! The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a beautiful cover. Have fun reading it! Here's mine: