Monday, January 2, 2017

It's Monday! Here's What I'm Reading...

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!

Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join them!

Good 2017, my fellow book dragons! It promises to be a good year. At least, I plan to make it so, and hope you do too! ^_^


What I Read Last Week:
I've somehow fallen into this deplorable habit lately of starting half a dozen books and audiobooks all at once and I haven't finished any of them yet. But I guess there was one thing I finished...

Avatar: The Last Airbender -Smoke and Shadow, parts 1-3 by Gene Luen Yang

Gotta admit, I loved a lot about this trilogy. The Avatar comics have been rather touch and go with me since the beginning, but I must say they're improving. Smoke and Shadow is probably my favorite of all to date, but let's leave the review for later, shall we?

What I'm Currently Reading:
*takes deep breath*
Are you ready for this?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Check out my review!)
An ARC from Netgalley that I am thoroughly enjoying, albeit a little slowly. Savoring. That's what I'd doing. Savoring.

The Green Man edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
After reading their anthology The Faery Reel, I knew I had to read this one about the elusive 'Green Man' of mythology, which happens to be a topic of research at the moment.

The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral -And How It Changed the American West by Jeff Guinn
I have a mental list of books at my library that I need to read. They don't always make it onto my Goodreads TBR, but whenever I walk past their shelves, I get a reminder. This has been on that mental list for the better part of four years. I don't have a great track record with nonfiction, but I'm very interested in Old West history, so we'll see.

The Man With No Name by Frostfyre7
Okay, yes, this is a fanfiction. But it's a freaking amazing and totally believable Firefly/Doctor Who crossover and it is spectacular. Seriously.
You should go read it.
Right now.
I'm so excited about it I even made an appropriate YouTube playlist.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I read this a few years ago and I didn't remember enjoying it all that much. At least, I swear I read it a few years ago. It's a favorite of a friend of mine so I decided to give it another go and -you know what? I don't think I actually finished it the first time around. Because I don't remember Fae in this story at all. Or magic. And you know what else? I really, really like it!

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
I felt like I was well-read in Sanderson until I realized Mistborn: Final Empire was the only Cosmere novel I've read. Might as well start at the beginning! As always, fascinating and elaborate and captivating.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
This has been on my TBR forever and I found this on my library's Overdrive. I love that, because I can put it onto my MP3 and listen when I can. I'm *almost* finished with it and I'm loving it.

What I'm Reading Next:
Next? Next?! Dudes, I'm not even sure I'll finish all of these!

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
At the very least, I've gotta read this. Book club book, you know.

Girls to the Rescue by Bruce Lansky
Recommended by my niece, who absolutely adores them, because these short stories are all about girls being brave and heroic!

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Told you I was enjoying Throne of Glass.

Well, that's what I'm up to.
What are your recent and current reads?


  1. I have The Bear and the Nightingale waiting to be read. I'm so glad you are enjoying it!

    1. It's really interesting and well-written; even better, it's just the type of book I've been craving!

  2. Nothing wrong with savoring. I say go for it! Keep on enjoying. Laughing at you reading so many at once. My old brain wouldn't cope!

    1. To be honest, I'm not sure that I can cope with that many!

  3. The Throne of Glass series is one of my favorites of all time. I'm impatiently waiting for the next book to be released. Also, I loved Fever 1793, partially because I live outside of Philly and it was local history and partially because it was just told so well. I actually read it out loud to my 4th graders one year and they also loved it. I hope you enjoy it as well!
    Laura :)
    It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

    1. I'll admit, Laura, I was not looking forward to reading Fever 1793. (I don't much like reading about illnesses :P) But now knowing that it's told well AND an entire class of 4th graders enjoyed it -well, I'm much more excited about it! So thanks. ^_^

  4. I'm reading The Bear and the Nightingale as well! I am loving it so far, and like you, I am reading it slowly. :) I'm planning to read the Throne of Glass series very soon too! I am glad to hear that it is good. :)

    1. Ooh, I recently found out there will be two sequels to The Bear and the Nightingale. I'm so excited!
      Throne of Glass is excellent. I'm still working on it, but it's really fun. ^_^