January 25, 2010

Monday Reading Merriment

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.

First - Yesterday I was creeping up on 175 followers!!!! When I hit 175 I believe a contest will be in order, so keep posted :)

What I Read Last Week:  I finished Looking for Alaska by John Green.  Look for a review this week.  In brief - loved it!

What I'm Reading Now: Wereling by Steve Feasey I got this one for review, and I think it looks pretty good.

Up After That: Candor by Pam Bachorz Yes it's high time I read that one!!!!

Books coming out this week:  Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Released January 26

From Goodreads:
Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

Teens Read and Write is having an awesome giveaway for reaching 500 followers.  Here's the list of books the winner has to choose from:

1) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

2) The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
3) Fallen by Lauren Kate
4) Darklight by Lesley Livingston
5) Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
6) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
7) Wish by Alexandra Bullen
8) Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
9) Sceptor of the Ancients by Derek Landy
10) Candor by Pam Bachorz
11) Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley
12) The EverAfter by Amy Huntley
13) Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser
14) Invisible Lines by Mary Amato

AND they'll add books and winners for every 25 more followers there get.  Head on over there to check it out!


  1. I haven't read Wereling or Candor so I'm looking forward to your reviews.

  2. I want to read Candor a lot and I put Incarceron on my list already!

  3. I definitely need to get a copy of Incarceron this week! It looks awesome! :D