It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
This was mid-terms week at school. I spent it letting students know what there current grade is in Media. This coming week is conferences. I am spending Monday evening at the Elementary and Thursday evening at the Middle School/High School. I do expect to see some parents on Thursday as I have a number of failing students. They can't seem to get the concept that they can't pass if they don't turn in their work.
Otherwise, the week has been quiet. I was pleased to see that the new season of The Voice began. That is about the only television program that I consistently watch each week. I am eagerly awaiting the beginning of the baseball season and trying to catch some Spring Training games via MLB.TV.
Coming up on Friday, which is a day off because of the evening conference hours, I will be having my taxes done. I am eager to see how everything turns out this year. I am hoping for a refund since I had to pay last year and therefore adjusted my deductions. Of course other things have changed too. I began collecting Social Security and bought a house.
I think that my reading plans for this week might be optimistic given my two extra evenings at work but here they are:
Read Last Week
100 Hours by Rachel Vincent is a thriller about a group of privileged young Americans taken hostage in Colombia by terrorists/ecoterrorists. Told from the points of view of two of the captives this story counts down their first 100 hours in captivity. The book ends on a cliffhanger. I believe that there is one more book planned. My review will be posted on March 25.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray was an excellent science fiction story. The two main characters are a young woman on a suicide mission to save her planet from being taken over by Earth and a mech - an artificial intelligence created by an Earth scientist - who had been abandoned and in his isolation developed in ways his creator didn't anticipate. My review will be posted on March 29.
Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima is the sequel to Flamecaster and book 2 of 4 in the Shattered Realms series. The story had engaging, well-rounded characters and great worldbuilding. My review will be posted on March 30.
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott is next up on my review stack.
- Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst (April 4)
- Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey (April 11)
- Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (April 11)
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.