It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #48 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:

Black Feathers
by Joseph D’Lacey♦♦
The Murmurings
by Carly Anne West♦♦
The Passion of Artemisia
by Susan Vreeland
 
The Holders
by Julianna Scott♦♦
Writing Scary Scenes
by Rayne Hall♦♦
 

This Week’s Reads:

WoW: Day of the Dragon
by Richard A. Knaak
The Girls of Atomic City
by Denise Kiernan♦♦
Cinders & Sapphires
by Leila Rasheed

I still have a few reviews to finish up from my weeks of review writing block, but I can’t let that stop me from getting to the rest of things I need and want to read!

I have a condensed work week this week, so I’m hoping I can get a LOT read! I have several books I’ve renewed three times from the library that I must get to before I have to return them. I always feel bad for renewing books, and then for returning without reading. Does anyone else feel that way?

Anyways, I’m hoping to get a lot of reading and reviewing done, unless a few things get in my way. Namely World of Warcraft and Once Upon a Time. I can’t remember if I’ve said it before or not, but I’ve been watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix and think I’m hooked!

Review books received from:
Black Feathers: Angry Robot for review
The Holders: Strange Chemistry/NetGalley for review
Writing Scary Scenes: Author for blog tour
The Murmurings: Simon Pulse/Edelweiss for blog tour
The Girls of Atomic City: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster for review

Thank you! ♥

♦♦ indicates books received for review

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #45-47 ( #IMWAYR )

    Last Week’s Reads:

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    by J.K. Rowling
    City of a Thousand Dolls
    by Miriam Forster♦♦
    Trickster
    by Jeff Somers♦♦
    Shadow on the Crown
    by Patricia Bracewell♦♦
    WoW: Well of Eternity
    by Richard A. Knaak
    WoW: The Demon Soul
    by Richard A. Knaak
    WoW: The Sundering
    by Richard A. Knaak
    WoW: Rise of the Horde
    by Christie Golden
    WoW: The Last Guardian
    by Jeff Grubb
    WoW: Tides of Darkness
    by Aaron Rosenberg
    WoW: Beyond the Dark Portal
    by Christie Golden & Aaron Rosenberg
    WoW: Lord of the Clans
    by Christie Golden
     
    Dance of Shadows
    by Yelena Black♦♦
    The Hallowed Ones
    by Laura Bickle
     

    This Week’s Reads:

    The Murmurings
    by Carly Anne West♦♦
    Black Feathers
    by Joseph D’Lacey♦♦
    WoW: Day of the Dragon
    by Richard A. Knaak

    As you can see, even though I haven’t been updating the blog a ton lately, I have been reading a lot! I’m sitting at 16 books for February, which I think is pretty good. One side effect of rereading all the Warcraft books, other than making me cringe as some of my early reviews, is that they made me miss the world, so I’ve started playing again. I hope that doesn’t put a dent in my reading….

    Review books received from:
    City of a Thousand Dolls: Amazon Vine
    Trickster: Publisher via Edelweiss
    Shadow on the Crown: Publisher via NetGalley
    Dance of Shadows: Publisher via NetGalley
    The Murmurings: Publisher for blog tour
    Black Feathers: Publisher for review

    Thank you! ♥

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    – leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #44 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling
 
Marie Curie and Her Daughters
by Shelley Emling
Lady at the O.K. Corral
by Ann Kirschner♦♦
 

This Week’s Reads:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling
City of a Thousand Dolls
by Miriam Forster♦♦
Trickster
by Jeff Somers♦♦

As you can see, I’m almost finished with my reread of Harry Potter. As I said in my last post, I’m always sad when I finish a reread. I think I might do a reread of Percy Jackson next, to mix some fun reading in with review reading. I’m having trouble writing reviews lately, so it’s good for me to mix things up with old favorites. Or that’s the theory, anyway.

Review books received from:
Lady at the O.K. Corral: Amazon Vine
City of a Thousand Dolls: Amazon Vine
Trickster: Publisher

Thank you! ♥

♦♦ indicates books received for review

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #43 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling
Star Wars: Scoundrels
by Timothy Zahn♦♦
 
Magisterium
by Jeff Hirsch
Daynight
by Megan Thomason♦♦
 

This Week’s Reads:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Lady at the O.K. Corral
by Ann Kirschner♦♦

As you can see, I’m plowing my way through Harry Potter. Something about reading HP, even though I’ve already read the series countless times, usually puts me in a better mood. Which is a good thing, because January has been somewhat of a reading drought. I’ve read some good books, but also some that weren’t so good. I need to get better about putting a book down when I can tell I’m not going to enjoy it, rather than finish it anyways.

I’m hoping HP kicks off some inspiration, too. My goal was to have a first draft finished by March, but it’s looking more like I’ll be lucky to have a first draft started by March.

I’m going to have a busy February ahead of me, reading wise. I have some review books I’m really excited about, and I’m geekily making up a reading/review schedule.

I also started watching Downton Abbey this weekend. All I can say — what took me so long? I can see me reading lots of period fiction and nonfiction. I already have some stuff on hold.

Review books received from:
Star Wars: Scoundrels: Amazon Vine
Daynight: author for blog tour
Lady at the O.K. Corral: Amazon Vine

Thank you! ♥

♦♦ indicates books received for review

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #41

Last Week’s Reads:
The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner

This Week’s Reads:
Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother edited by William Shawcross

A late post today. I’m having some blog frustration — I broke the RSS feed and can’t figure out how to fix it. I also found out something disappointing about Facebook pages, which has me annoyed and debating if I actually want to continue to try and promote a Facebook page for this blog. Apparently, pages liking pages doesn’t up the like count, only personal accounts liking pages ups the count. How dumb is that? I’m debating making a second personal Facebook account and using that, because I like keeping things separate and organized, even though I make no secret of my identity on this blog.

Any suggestions?

The one good thing is that I’m finally over the flu! It knocked me on my butt for almost a week and a half. Here’s hoping next week I have a longer list of books read!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #40 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:
The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell♦♦
Vampires Revealed by Rebeka Harrington
Desires Revealed by Rebeka Harrington
The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner♦♦
Broken by A.E. Rought♦♦
The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir

This Week’s Reads:
No clue right now!

A quick post today. I woke up with what I’m pretty sure is my second cold of the year (I’m racking them up already). My head is begging me to go back to bed so I’ll update this tomorrow with some more thoughts and what I plan on reading in the coming week.

Review books received from:
The Cadet of Tildor: Publisher for blog tour
The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile: Amazon Vine
Broken: Publisher for review

Thank you! ♥

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #39 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:

The Lady Elizabeth
by Alison Weir
Velveteen
by Daniel Marks♦♦
The Madman’s Daughter
by Megan Sheperd♦♦

This Week’s Reads:

The Cadet of Tildor
by Alex Lidell♦♦
The Shadow Society
by Marie Rutkoski♦♦
Incarnation
by Emma Cornwall♦♦

The last It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? of 2012!

As you can see, I’m trying my best to get caught up on review books. I’m sick right now, so about all I can do is sit up and read, since breathing while horizontal is a challenge. Writing reviews is tricky, though — my brain is fuzzy. I’ve been staring at a blank doc for a review for two days.

Here’s to kicking off January with some good reads.

Review books received from:
Velveteen: Amazon Vine
The Madman’s Daughter: Amazon Vine
The Cadet of Tildor: Publisher for blog tour
The Shadow Society: Amazon Vine
Incarnation: Publisher for review

Thank you! ♥

♦♦ indicates books received for review

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #38

Last Week’s Reads:
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir
Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan♦♦
Fall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo♦♦

This Week’s Reads:
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall♦♦

As I predicted a few weeks ago, I’ve continued my reading spree on the Tudors. I’m still sort of in my reading slump — I haven’t read anything super great for the past few weeks, which makes it hard to pick a new book to start.

Review books received from:
Delusion: Amazon Vine
Fall to Pieces: Amazon Vine
Incarnation Publisher for review

Thank you! ♥

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #37 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:

ReVamped
by Ada Adams♦♦
ReAwakened
by Ada Adams♦♦
Debris Dreams
by David Colby♦♦

This Week’s Reads:

 
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
Incarnation
by Emma Cornwall♦♦
 

I am posting on Sunday this week because on Monday, I have a blog tour review going up for Debris Dreams.

I’m getting back into the swing of things. I might have broken my reading slump *fingers crossed,* and I’m hoping that means this week I can get a lot of books read and a lot of reviews written.

Review books received from:
ReVamped: Author for review
ReAwakened: Author for blog tour
Debris Dreams: Publisher for blog tour
Incarnation: Publisher for review

Thank you! ♥

♦♦ indicates books received for review

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– leeanna

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #36 ( #IMWAYR )

Last Week’s Reads:
The Shadow Queen: A Novel of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Rebecca Dean*
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox

This Week’s Reads:
The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

I actually read The Shadow Queen* last week, but forgot to put it on last week’s entry. I’m having a slow start to December, as I’ve had trouble getting into any book. That usually happens for me when I read a few mediocre books in a row, which is exactly what happened at the end of November, with the Twilight saga.

I did read Sister Queens, which led me to rereading The Six Wives of Henry VIII to get another view of Katherine of Aragon. After that I’ll probably reread some more of Alison Weir’s books, so December will be a Tudor history kick month.

I know the blog has seriously slowed to a crawl, which should hopefully change this week or next. I have two writing projects to finish, and then a bunch of review/blog tour books I want to get to. Plus, you know, actually find something fun to read. :D

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– leeanna