Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monday Memes

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:
Last week I finished Partials by Dan Wells and Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - and both were fantastic!

This Week:
I would like to read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (a retelling of The Iliad) and The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion.  If I finish the aforementioned books then I'm either going to start on the Btown Booksters newest pick, the super-chunkster Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, OR I'm going to get down to business on my ARC bookshelf because it has been neglected for far too long!


Mailbox Monday is a touring meme where book bloggers share their bookish acquisitions from the week prior.  It is hosted this month by Cindy's Love of Books.  This week the books were just pouring into my house!

For Review: 
The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion - copy courtesy of the author.

Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel - ARC courtesy of Doubleday.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage - ARC courtesy of Dial Books

For Review via NetGalley:
Advent by James Treadwell - the Deborah Harkness endorsement on the cover sold me! (Simon & Schuster)

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost - written by the co-creator of Twin Peaks! (Random House Children's Books)

Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin - I've wanted to read her former book The Happiness Project for awhile, so when I glimpsed this on NetGalley I jumped to request it! (Random House)

Purchased: (at an excursion to Barnes and Noble with a good friend!)
Eon by Alison Goodman - I purchased this because I've read lots of rave reviews on the blogosphere (and the cover is just so durn pretty)!

The Search for WondLa by Tony Diterlizzi - I bought this because I saw it on this fantastic list of books for kiddos and it is described as "sci-fi meets the Wizard of Oz!"

Phew!  That's all for the week.  What goodies did you guys get last week?


  1. Wow! Great week. I am glad to hear that Partials and Grave Mercy are good. Both are sitting on my TBR mountain waiting until my summer vacation.

    I do two new books posts each week. I showcase my new YA and Middle Grade books at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. I spotlight new adult books at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  2. Nice books. Have a great reading week!

  3. Great books alot of new to me titles. Enjoy. I had to chuckle at the name of one of the authors because we have neighbors who are Frankels. Thanks so much for linking to the IMM this month I had so much fun reading everyone's post and discovering new blogs. Happy reading

  4. The first three books in your mailbox appeal to me - I'll look for them. Enjoy!

  5. I didn't realize Gretchen Rubin has a new book out! I need to look into that! Have a great week in books!

  6. I'm really curious about The Long Way Home. I hope you enjoy all your new books! Happy reading.

  7. Have a great reading week.

  8. You got some great books! i have The Happiness project in my TBR pile. I'll have to check out Happier at Home!Enjoy!

    My Mailbox Monday