Monday, September 12, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? & Mailbox Monday

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  We share books that we've read over the past week and those we hope to read this week.  

Last Week:
This past week I read a bunch of YA:
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  • White Cat by Holly Black
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

This Week:
Last week I ignored my library stack in favor of previously purchased books...but time to get back to it!  Here's what my reading choices are:

  • Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  • Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  • Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Mailbox Monday is a touring meme where book bloggers share their bookish acquisitions from the week prior.  It is hosted this month by Amused By Books.

This week I purchased some really fun reads:

Soon I Will be Invincible by Austin Grossman

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett


  1. I loved the movies of Howl's Moving Castle and Like Water for Chocolate but I haven't read either book.
    Have a great reading week. Mine is at

  2. Oh, great books. I loved Unearthly, I hope you did too. Happy reading!

  3. I hear Like Water for Chocolate is very good. I hope you enjoy your new books.

  4. I liked White Cat and have just started Red Glove. Have another great reading week.

  5. I Capture the Castle is one of my niece's favortie reads. I need to read that one myself one of these days. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  6. Like Water for Chocolate is a wonderful read. I also really liked The Game of Kings- great books this week!

  7. I don't know anything about Soon I Will Be Invincible but that cover looks so cool.


  8. New follower here!

    These all seem like great and interesting reads, especially Howl's Moving Castle. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Those are all new-to-me books but they look good. Enjoy!

  10. I read Girl In Translation last May and enjoyed it a lot. Actually, last week, my public library organized a book discussion outside the library, in a tea shop, how cool is that!, and that was on this book! we were 12. great discussion.
    my review is here:
    Emma @ Words And Peace

  11. I read Like Water For Chocolate a long time ago. I think it was the first magical realism I read. Have a good week!

  12. I loved I Capture the Castle when I read it years ago. Enjoy all of your new reads.

  13. I really want to read I capture the castle!