It's Monday What Are You Reading? #19 (Late Post)

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Okay so it's not Monday but I was out basically all day yesterday and didn't really have a chance to post this up which I really want to do because I want you to meet someone. For two weeks now I've been harboring  a secret. And that secret is.... I have a kitten. 

Her name is Molly and she is impossibly cute. She's about 9 weeks. She sleeps on my bed because I just gave up with her and let her sleep there. Before I go to sleep that's when she gets all excited and starts playing with the covers and me. I'm usually up late because it's Summer but I'm up even more because of her. She likes to wake me up at around seven in the morning by putting her face into my face and attacking me. She loves attacking my hand. She's a biter but she's not too rough. She likes to play with one of my dogs - Bacardi who still shoves his nose at her anytime he gets. He really wants to play with her but he's like this big boy trying to play with a baby. He's never done anything to her. I did catch him nibble on her leg once while playing but he didn't hurt her. Those two are going to be best of friends I just know it. She likes to attack his tail which he actually doesn't mind funnily. Whenever I play with her and she tries to bite me she look semi-evil, adorable, and like she's laughing manically. Whenever she's really tired and I pet the back of her head her head goes backwards until she falls down and goes to sleep. I love that fur-ball.  I only wish she would grow up so more that she can use the bathroom on the grass. Oh yeah... she's the slowest pouncer ever. She thinks she's good but she really isn't. And she usually has this look about her. This concerned focus look. So without further ado here she is:

I was going to add more pictures but I know if I do this post will just be a collage of Molly. That's her playing with my dog - Bacardi's tail.

I recently saw both The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina which I want to review soon.

I have a new blog look thanks to a friend of mine. I plan on finally updating everything with my blog like where I am with my challenges and other things. I also plan to put my button up and other blogger buttons. 

Past Reads/Reviews:

Last week I read/reviewed:

I also read:
Past Perfect

I hope to review Past Perfect this week.

showcased some picture books too:

Currently Reading:

I honestly don't know what I want to read next. I just read a great book yesterday and now I'm kind of at a stand still. I would love an opinion about what I should read next:

The options are: Send, The Wizard of Dark Street, Something Like Normal, and Erasing Time. Let me know which one you think I should read next!

I made a decision about whether or not I was going to read audio books or not. I decided I would try it out with this book:

It just feels right to start it off with this book. We will see if it works out when I actually have some quiet time to listen to it.

Book Discoveries:

Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.                                                                    

But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime--one that will determine the fate of her people.

Rosemary Bliss's family has a secret. It's the Bliss Cookery Booke--an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke under lock and whisk-shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. "Aunt" Lily rides a motorcycle, wears purple sequins, and whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, nonmagical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lily--a lot less fun.                        
So Rose and her siblings experi-ment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke.                                                                                               
A few Love Muffins and a few dozen Cookies of Truth couldn't cause too much trouble . . . could they?

From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that bloom when unconditional love and generosity prevail. For when a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take an unexpectedly joyous turn.                                  
When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there-and they didn't expect him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting-with water, with paint, with mud-those swirly swirls and swings and trees.                                       
One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of person would leave their child with strangers? All they know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. And as their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, and John and Marta and the boy begin to see the world in brand-new ways.  

Thea Denny hates the tenth grade, and her home life isn't easy. But she's passionate about making art — and about her math-genius boyfriend, Cam, a recent transfer to her upstate New York high school from California. One day Cam mysteriously vanishes — and then things really get weird. The stars on the school flag go missing, eerily cut out. Intimate videos of Cam and Thea start going viral online — videos they never took. The FBI gets involved. And Thea can hear the voice of Melody, a beautiful, disabled girl her age, whose illness has left her mute since birth. Cam once claimed to be the world's foremost hacker. . . . Is he trying to reach her, send her a sign — or is Thea losing her mind?

Jack lives in a fantasy world. Really. He's the son of the infamous Jack who stole the magic beans from the giant, and he's working hard to restore his family's reputation. He finds the perfect opportunity when a "princess" lands in front of him, apparently from the land of Punk, as her Punk Princess sweatshirt implies. May is from our world, and she's utterly confused to find herself in the midst of the fairy tale characters she has read about. But Jack and May have more in common than they realize--and together, they embark on a hilarious and wild adventure in this highly accessible, modern middle grade fantasy novel.

So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?                                                          
When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

When eighteen-year-old Hunter Jackson and his half sister, Ashlin, return to their dad’s for the first winter in years, they expect everything to be just like the warmer months they’d spent there as kids. And it is—at first. But Chance, the charismatic and adventurous boy who made their summers epic, is harboring deep secrets. Secrets that are quickly spiraling into something else entirely.    
The reason they've never met Chance’s parents or seen his home is becoming clearer. And what the siblings used to think of as Chance's quirks—the outrageous stories, his clinginess, his dangerous impulsiveness—are now warning signs that something is seriously off.                                                                              
Then Chance's mom turns up with a bullet to the head, and all eyes shift to Chance and his dad. Hunter and Ashlin know Chance is innocent...they just have to prove it. But how can they protect the boy they both love when they can’t trust a word Chance says?

They'd love to have you for dinner . . .                  
Sasha Savage is in love with Jack - a handsome, charming ... vegetarian. Which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that Sasha's family are very much 'carnivorous'. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha's father rules his clan with an iron fist and her mother's culinary skills are getting more adventurous by the day. When a too-curious private detective starts to dig for truths, the tight-knit family starts to unravel - as does their sinister taste in human beings . . .

What are you currently reading?


  1. I really want to read Erasing Time. I love Janette Rallison (CJ Hill) and I have enjoyed all the books of hers that I've read. I tried to hunt it down at the library today, but someone has it checked out :(

    1. Thanks for your opinion (:
      Well at least the book is there so you can read it another time without having to buy it.

  2. I think you should read The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina, since you saw the movies. What did you think of Anna Karenina (the movie)?

    1. I liked it... I won't say more because I'm supposed to review it. The end though...

  3. I love Sharon Creech and her new book looks fabulous (we are interviewing her in June on our blog and I am SO excited). :)

    Molly is adorable. I bet you are having so much fun together.

    Can't wait to hear about the movies...

    1. Sharon Creech is awesome :D
      Can't wait to read that interview!
      She's a handful and just really silly (:

  4. Great list of book discoveries! The Boy on the Porch, Ghost Time, and Rush are all on my list =) Made of Stars sounds really interesting, might have to add that one too.

    1. I'm mostly excited about Made of Stars. I went little crazy with the book discoveries haha (:

  5. That's quite a pile of book you have there.

    In the old days, when books were made of paper and I read too much my cat would lay down on whatever I was reading making ti clear I was spending too much time ignoring her.

    I wonder what your's will do. :-)

    Anna from "Shout with Emaginette"

    1. I would hope that books are still, for the most part at least, made of paper.

    2. My cat attacks my books and I'm sure will rip them if I didn't keep a close eye on her shenanigans. Ditto Cleo (:


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