March 15, 2010

Monday Readng Merriment

This is a weekly meme inspired by one ran by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. 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 by also looking at various other reading events.

This Week I Read:
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
I'll be reviewing this later this week.  In short - I really enjoyed it!

I Plan to Read:
It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder.  This book just looks plain cute!
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzia.  This book is about a topic not written about too often.  I'm hoping it's done well. 

Books Coming Out This Week: BOTH look awesome

Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
Released: March 16

From Goodreads:
When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you'd like to become a substitute princess, do you

A) run
B) faint
C) say yes?

For Desi Bascomb, who's been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of "Royal Rouge," she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?

Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras.... In this winning debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.
Split by Stefan Petrucha
Released March 16
From Goodreads:
Wade Jackson has always felt split, his love for playing and writingmusic competing with his ambition to do well in school. But when his mother dies, this need for order competes with his desire to leave it all behind. What follows is a split in his consciousness that takes him to two very different worlds.
Told in alternating chapters that together form one cohesive story, Split follows both Wades as they pursue what they think is the correct path. One Wade continues working hard in school, pulling all-nighters towrite a computer code he believes will save the world. The other Wade pursues the dreamof being a dive-bar singer, pulling all-nighters to party, gamble, and live on the edge. But when these two worlds begin to collide, each Wade will need to find a balance between control and abandon, order and chaos, lifemissed and life lost, in order to save himself.


  1. Shooting Kabul sounds like a fantastic story. I hope you enjoy your books.

    Here is what I'm reading.

  2. I am the Messenger is one of my favorite Zusak books. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Here is my Monday:

  3. These sound really intriguing!

    Here's mine:

  4. Its Raining Cupcakes does sound cute! It reminds me I have a cupcake book on my shelf I need to get to!

    I love Markus Zusak and I will be looking forward to your review!

    Have an awesome week!

  5. It's Raining Cupcakes sounds too cute! I'm dying to read The Princess For Hire. Have a great reading week :)

  6. It's Raining Cupcakes looks so very cute! Enjoy your books this week :)

  7. It's Raining Cupcakes sounds really cute and I want to read Princess For Hire as well! I forgot it was coming out this week. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your books! :)