Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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.  Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!

I have to admit I was really nervous about receiving 3 tour books this week.  My daughter had 2 dance recitals plus rehearsal, so I was afraid of that one week time limit.  Either I enjoyed all 3 books and/or they were easy reads, because I finished all 3 and managed to finally finish Drums of Autumn!

I finished Boys, Girls, & Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman first.  I really enjoyed this story, but did think it felt a little younger than most YA books do.

I read Faithful by Janet Fox next.  I was really excited about this one.  It was a predictable, but I really enjoyed that characters and the story!

I finished Claire de Lune be Christine Johnson next.  I really enjoyed the fresh new look on werewolves.  I had a hard time with the main character at first though.

And, I still managed to have the rest of the weekend to finish Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon!  I still liked this one, but it's the first in the series to not get 5 stars from me.  I'm not sure what the story lacked.  I think it might have been the introduction of new story elements that dragged it down a little.

I'm currently reading Need by Carrie Ryan (although it's possible I might finish it before this posts lol).  I also plan on reading Forget You by Jennifer Echols, We Hear The Dead  by Dianne Salerni, and if there is time Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri.

I also wanted to mention that I will be using a new rating system.  This is listed in the right side column but I wanted to post it as well.  Here it is
Do everything within your power to read this book!
This is a book worth reading!
A good book but has a few faults!
Read At Your Own Risk!

I consider 3 - 5 butterflies a good rating.  Most of what I read would be 3 or 4 butterflies, and I rarely give out 5 (I think I've had 4 maybe 5 this year).  I didn't use a 1 butterfly rating because I've never had one.  If I come across a book that belong it that category, I will add it.


  1. woo hoo! Congrats on finishing the books! I have done that.... agreed to too many tours.... glad to see you made it and enjoyed them :)

    I want to read Need and it sounds like that one is going well too!

  2. You had a good week and read some great books. Hope next week is as productive.

  3. I love your new rating system and you have been a busy reader this week. Happy Reading!!

  4. It's Monday!

    My What are you reading? is here.

    Happy Monday. Great books! I loved Need and can't wait to read Captivate (which I ordered this week). I'm also looking forward to reading Claire de Lune. :)


  5. Great reading week. Glad you finished Drums. I liked it better the second time I read it.


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