Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #12

This book meme is hosted by Book Journey

So last week I was really stressed out with school. More so than I thought. I didn't even feel like doing anything over the weekend. Thank goodness that week's over! I scheduled my week this week so things wouldn't catch me off guard. After this week I will be more in the flow with everything so that's good. I will have three, count them three giveaways this week! Buahahaha! It's going to be awesome. That being said one of the giveaways will be in March. It's already March people! That's insane. 

I'm sure you can tell by now that I got a new template for my blog. Sigh... I know my blog is forever changing but I think it looks nice right now. Hopefully I will like this design for a long time. 

Past Week Reads



I absolutely loved The Secret Circle show. I've been watching this book on the shelf of my University since last semester when I finally decided to just buy it already. It's very different from the book but also good in it's own way so good in fact that I read it in one sitting.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading

This is what I was supposed to read last week but again school prevented me. I'm starting today and I'm going to try to read it all in one sitting so I can get a review for you all tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Look What I Got!


So you know I bought The Secret Circle. It has two books in one and is pretty lengthy. The Candymakers is something I won from Jennifer Bertman: From the Mixed-Up Files. I didn't expect it to be so long either. Reminds me a lot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It should be good. Side Note: Is saying "Look What I Got" sound like I'm bragging too much in a bad way?


Book Discoveries
"The year is 1867, and Richmond, Virginia, lies in ruins. By day fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for reading lessons from Rachel, a freed slave who runs a school for black children. By night he follows his older brother to the meetings of a brotherhood, newly formed to support Confederate widows and grieving families like his. As the true murderous mission of the brotherhood—now known as the Ku Klux Klan—emerges, Shad is trapped between his pledge to them and what he knows is right. In this unflinching view of the bitter animosity that stemmed from economic and social upheaval in the South during the period of Reconstruction, it’s clear that the Civil War has ended, but the conflict isn’t over."





What are you reading this week?

16 comments:

  1. I'm reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Loving it so far!

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  2. Hmm... I don't know why it won't let me reply but I've heard that book is amazing. Two strong heroines in one book? What could be better? (;

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  3. I am reading Cinders & Sapphires! I read the Secret Circle (and Vampire Diaries) before the show came out and I have got to say, I really like the shows more. Vampire Diaries is one of my favorites shows.

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    1. Really? That makes me question if I want to start reading Vampire Diaries because I was thinking about it. VD is one of my favorite shows to but really when Secret Circle was on if I ever had to choose it would be Secret Circle. So excited about what's happening on VD right know :D
      So lucky! I hope you love Cinders & Sapphires! It looks so promising.

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  4. I hope you get Chasing Jupiter finished and I look forward to your review :D

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  5. Ha ha, brag away! I love seeing what new books people are adding to their shelves. (My own frequently suffer for it.) I read the first book - oh 2-in-1 - in Smith's vampire series and really enjoyed it, but I never went back and kept reading. For a while I was buying her books and just waiting for the right time, and I'm pretty sure I've got Secret Circle...somewhere!

    Is Brotherhood a graphic novel? It has that look about it. Good luck finishing Chasing Jupiter - it looks good and I hope it is!

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    1. Oh good. I'm glad you think it's okay (:
      So you have the Vampire Diaries series stashed away somewhere and you haven't read them!? Hopefully you haven't continued on just because you want to get them all before you start reading again. I got a cousin like that. She's crazy. I couldn't bare waiting that long to read a series everyone has read before me.

      It looks like it I agree but I don't think so. When I look at the authors website it just says cover design. She would have said illustrator if it was a graphic novel. It gives off the Fable (video game) look to it. I just finished reviewing Chasing Jupiter!

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  6. I am glad The Secret Circle was good and I want to read Chasing Jupiter! I just read The Secret Tree and am getting ready to start another book from my shelves. Not sure what yet! Have a great week. :)

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    1. I hope The Secret Tree was great! Your so good about starting a book from one of your shelves. I always have stacks of books around from the library that always seems to get my attention more (;
      Have a great week yourself!

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  7. It's always interesting to see the differences between the book and the movie/tv show. It's so nice to find an instance when both are great!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I don't have much experience with that actually. I should try it with the Lying Game Series (love the books) but I'm hesitant. I do want to try it with the Legend of the Seeker. Now that's going to be awesome!

      You too Lindsey!

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  8. I gave up on L.J. Smith's book long time ago. I mean I do like TVD tv-show but books are another thing. The Candymaker is something new for me and I love the cover. All that colors :) Great books :)

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    1. That's right! I remember you mentioning that you gave on the books on your blog. I LOVE the show. It's going great now. So many questions XD
      The Candymaker is by Wendy Mass. I showcased her upcoming book Life of Pi a couple of weeks ago. Also very colorful. Her books seem very carefree and fun. Thanks!

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  9. I'm reading Frost Fire by Rivers, Heavenly by Laurens and Fight or Flight by Canosa... I actually like them all... =)

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    1. Sweet (: I'm glad you are liking them all.
      Fight or Flight sounds like something I would learn in Psych class. I haven't heard of it. The summary sounds promising.

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