Monday, September 21, 2009

What Are You Reading On 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.

Christmas is coming early here on The Eclectic Reader, make sure you pop in on September 23rd. Authors of A Christmas Ball will be here sharing Christmas recipes and other special treats!!

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Last week was all about reviews and yippee I actually committed and followed through with a lot of encouragement from BF Alaine and bloggy friends. For those of you who need some expert nagging encouragement from Alaine to get your book review backlog under control visit her blog, Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings & sign up for her nagging program. Here are the books I reviewed from my backlog. Click on the titles if you've missed them during the week.

HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick - 4 stars

ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE by Lee Moylan - 4.5 stars

THE UNDEAD NEXT DOOR by Kerrelyn Sparks - 4 stars

HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost - 5 stars


Books Completed Last Week:

EVERMORE by Alyson Noel

DARK HEART by Betsy James


This Week's Reading List:

SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook) - chapter 15

ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost - page 22

BLUE MOON by Alyson Noel


GRACELING by Kristen Cashore

ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen


The Superior Scribbler Award came to me from J.Kaye @ J.Kaye's Book Blog. J.Kaye, you are such a sweetie, thanks for this super cute award!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received the award.

3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post, which explains the award.

4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor!

5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

Here are my nominees: (apologies if you've already received this one, there are over 1000 blogs on the Mr Linky list already)

RachealfromNJ @ Enchanted by Books

This month on The Eclectic Reader you could win Fire by Kristen Cashore OR Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick OR Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. You have some fabulous books in the lineup. Along for the ride was my first Sarah Dessen book and I really liked it.

    I HAVE to check out Blue Moon and Evermore. Everyone is raving about them.

  2. Oh, nice books, both on your already read and the ones for next week! :D

    I can't wait to hear your review on:
    ~Shiver (I'm suppose to be getting this book in the mail soon)!~Graceling (I still need to read this one, dang it! LOL)
    ~Dark Heart (I've had it on my wish list for a long time, but have yet to buy it and read it!)

    Enjoy and have a great day!

  3. Well done! Now lets see what we can get done this week!

    Great reading list, you'll love Graceling and Blue Moon!

  4. I only finished one book this week. Can you believe it? And it was a fast one too! I've been messing around too much. I need to get back to reading. I'll be ready for Pak's book whenever you two are.

  5. You've got some great ones coming up this week!! I can't wait to hear what you think of Shiver (want to read it) Blue Moon (need to read it), Graceling (have to read this one too!) and I hope you like Along for the Ride. I love Dessen...Great reading week!!

  6. That's the second mention I've seen of Halfway to the Grave. Now I have to read it.
    Happy reading! :)

  7. Excellent list! I cannot wait to see how you like the books. Happy Reading!

  8. Wow, great list! I want to read Hush, Hush. Have a great week : )

  9. I am interested in reading HUSH HUSH. Another book I see listed everywhere. You have a great selection listed to read this week! Good luck!


  10. great reads! Hush Hush is one I hope to read some time soon.

  11. Wow! You've had a great week and more great books ahead! Happy reading!

  12. i want to read evermore as well :)
    mine is here

  13. Loved Evermore! Have a great reading week! :D

  14. Wow! you have good books.

  15. What a line up reads for this week..

    I can see you long hours into the night with those..

    Frost seem to quite popular book at the moment...

    happy reading..


  16. What a list of books! Happy reading!

  17. Wow, you've got quite a list lined up for this week! I hope you liked Evermore - I liked it a lot more than I was expecting to.
    I'll definitely be coming back on Wednesday for the Christmas Ball authors extravaganza. Mmmmm Christmas treats :)

  18. Happy Reading! I look forward to all of your reviews :).

  19. Congratulations on your award!You really deserve it.

  20. Congrats on the award and finishing so many reviews! And happy reading for the week to come - it looks as though you've got some wonderful books on your list!

  21. Good for you on finishing so many reviews! I went and signed up to be nagged too as I am shamefully behind. :-P

  22. Good for you on finishing all those reviews! You are awesome! Lots and lots of great books!

    Congrats on the award!

  23. Congrats on your award, you deserve it!

    Wow a great reading week!

    I enjoyed reading "One Foot in the Grave" and interested in checking out "Blue Moon" and "Wait Until Dark".

  24. Sounds like your going to have a great reading week. Lots of interesting books! Congrats on your award too :0)


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