Monday, October 19, 2009

What Are You Reading On Monday & Mailbox Monday

A weekly event hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

One of the few weeks where I've managed to stay focused & on task, reading what I actually listed last Monday. YAY for me :-)

What's coming up this week?  Some more surgery for me today, kind of getting tired of 'minor' procedures getting a life of their own and interrupting my schedule LOL. Anyway this time my BF Alaine will be with me to hold my hand and chat and all going well I'll get lots of reading done the rest of the week and hopefully do some blog visiting & catch up on a few reviews. And for you, stay tuned for an interview with author of Once Upon A Nightmare, the lovely Lee Moylan and if you're on your best Halloween behaviour, there just might me a creepy surprise or two in store.


Books Completed Last Week:

SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater ~ review coming ~ 5 stars

ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen ~ 4.5 stars


This Week's Reading List:

AT GRAVES END by Jeaniene Frost  - page 245

THIS PEN FOR HIRE by Laura Levine - page 40

GRACELING by Kristen Cashore

TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler - from my friend Jen @ Jenny Loves to Read

HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins


See my review for The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson


Thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday every week.

I got a surprise in my mailbox this week, a book I won back in July arrived and it's an author I've been dying to read for a while, woohoo exciting! How about you?

Requiem for the Devil by Jeri Smith-Ready.

I won this one over at Smexy Books, thanks Mandi and thank you very much Jeri for my signed copy and the great bookmarks.

A genre-busting novel that challenges the world's oldest destiny.

Set in modern-day Washington, D.C., REQUIEM depicts the end of the Devil's ten-billion-year career. For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible salvation.

Yet Lucifer's path from evil is neither straight nor smooth. Pursuing love means betraying his fellow fallen angels, the loyal friends who once followed him to damnation. Divine and infernal forces seem to conspire against his and Gianna's union. Lucifer's empire crumbles around him as he dares to defy the natural order and question his fate.

To celebrate my 1st Blogoversary two lucky readers can take their pick from a choice of 6 books in this month's spookalicious competition. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Good luck with your surgery :)

    You have a great week of reading with some fabulous books by the looks of it. I haven't read any of them so I'm looking forward to your reviews.

  2. Good luck with the surgery!
    I hope you enjoy the book!

  3. Good luck with the surgery!

    You can never go wrong with Frost's Huntress series!

    Bones Rocks!

  4. awesome books read! i have 2 read graceling 2! it looks awesome.

  5. Totally understand about the surgery. I had outpatient surgery last Monday and I'll still recovering!! This week looks like a great one for reading!! Take Care!!

  6. OMG! I just picked up Sarah Ockler's book! It's on my Monday post too. :)

  7. All thebest with your surgery today. Will be thinking of you.

  8. Good reading week. I've been considering Shiver but have seen mixed reviews. But 5 stars, I may have to go for it. Hope everything went well with your surgery:)

  9. Well I am reading your blog while you are or should be sleeping after your surgery. With the amount of time you have to rest this week you should get most of those books read. See you in the morning, pancakes in hand, I promise!

  10. Some great reads for you this week.
    And interesting mailbox

  11. Great books, as always =D

    I'm glad to see that you enjoyed Shiver :) You haven't read the Hunger Games yet? I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!

    Graceling is on my wishlist, I'm pining for the audiobook, I've heard it is really good on audio.

  12. Hope the surgery goes well and that you enjoy your convalescence with a load of good books. :-)

  13. (((Hugs))) Teddyree..

    I hope you feel better soon. You've got some nice reads there and I hope they give you some comfort while you convalesce.

    I just finished a really good historical and hope to start "Scandal" by Carolyn Jewel in the next couple of days.


  14. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who hasn't read The Hunger Games.

  15. Wising you all the best with your surgery. You read a lot of novels last week. Wishing you a wonderful week of reading.

  16. So sorry you are being hounded with surgery after surgery. Good luck with this one! That's great that Alaine will be there to help you through it! :)

    Well-Read Reviews

  17. Teddyree, you're in my thoughts for the upcoming surgery. So nice that Alaine will be with you.

  18. I can't believe I totally missed the surgery comment. I think I get so excited about what everyone is reading that I blank everything out. Good thing Alaine mentioned it in the comments or I'd still be in the dark. Keep us posted on your progress...sending well wishes your way!

  19. Requiem for the Devil sounds like a good book. happy reading.

  20. Hoping your surgery goes well and you recover quickly! Make sure you take it easy and relax. :) Will be thinking of you.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  21. I hope all goes well with the surgery and you feel better soon!

    You have some great reading coming up this week -- I really like Levine's books and Hungar Games was great!

  22. Great reading week for you. I loved Shiver and want to read Along For the Ride. Good luck with your surgery.

  23. You have some really good books lined up this week. I still need to get into the Hunger Games series.

    Congrats on your win!

    Here's my Monday Round Up.

  24. I just finished Shiver and loved it too.
    Great line up for the coming week. At Graves end and Graceling are great. More of Bones and Cat is always a good thing.

    I'm still trying to get my hands on 20 Boy Summer

    Have a great week
    here's my post

  25. Hope your surgery goes (went) well and you are on the mend.

  26. Hi Teddyree!

    How are you feeling sweetie, remember to email me if you need to vent, talk, scream!!!

    This certainly look like an interesting read, might have to take a look for myself, lol. (Maybe I should take about the extra room..... we keep hoping to add on to the garage anyway. Don't you think it would make an excellent room for the hubs to relax in???? I wonder how he would feel (he keeps calling the garage "his" space??)

    Dottie :)


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