Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday......and boy have I missed a few

From one thing or another...I don't know - the temporary blues, laziness, mental exhaustion...who knows?  I don't.  I haven't been posting much about anything.  I used to regularly post the monday memes, AND the tuesday teaser posts, and then try to write one or two reviews a week.  Then I started slacking on the Tuesday Teasers, which actually are pretty fun.  I miss participating and I should really get back into it.  Then I really slowed down on the reviewing and now I find myself going three weeks without a monday post - I think it's been three weeks, anyway.  At least, I've posted a few reviews lately, though not nearly as many as I should.  Not for the reading I've been doing.  :)

I'm not going to promise, even to myself that I'll do better.  I don't know.  But we'll see.
But for now - it's another Monday coming up.  School has started for our district, which means I'm back to work, and both my grandchildren are attending the school I work at, which is great for me.  I love seeing them everyday.  Makes work just a little more fun.

hosted by Sheila of Book Journey - this is the weekly meme (that I've been missing) where we gather together to see what we've been reading and what others have been reading.  it's a good meme.
Let's see now- just what HAVE I read in the last few weeks...

finished reading:

Omens (Cainesville #1)
coming out August 20th (Tuesday!)
(Very good book - loved it)

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6)
Urban Fantasy
(The series, staying strong)

Frozen: Heart of Dread #1
Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston
Y/A dystopian and SciFi/fantasy mix
coming out September 17, 2013
(pretty good read)

Priceless (Rylee Adamson #1)
Urban Fantasy
(interesting concept)

Recently started/current reads

Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven
Hammered by Kevin Hearne
In Fury Born by David Weber
The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

I'm focusing right now on Velva Jean Learns to Drive.  It's not my normal genre, but it's a good book.  Once in a while I have to read something totally different - especially after I've read a few kick ass novels in my favorite genres, which I've been able to do this summer.... and speaking of kick ass novels...

Sabaska's Tale is now out in print.  I enjoy the e-books, but there's nothing like holding a novel in your hand, so I am very happy that this one is now in print, because J.A. Campbell is one of my favorite authors - so of course, I want to hold those books!  :)

It's a fun fantasy read, about a girl, a horse and an adventure in which she teams up with Sabaska.  Sabaska is a horse that is more than a horse.  She can travel, as in Travel, between worlds, or dimensions.  There is going to be more books in this series, which is exciting because Campbell has set things up with room for plenty of stories, in plenty of worlds.....Looking forward to seeing what comes next for Sabaska and/or Anna.


  1. That has to be fun, having your grandchildren at school with you! Enjoy your year. Mine starts today, too.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  2. I liked Magic Rises too. I still have to get Omens. I have just one more week before I go back to work and I am treasuring every second of it.

    Here is my Monday Report. Have a great week!

    1. I definitely wasn't ready for work, but then I never am. LOL

      Omens was very enjoyable for me. :)

  3. I understand how you feel. I get that way sometimes too. If don't have your heart in it, step back and take a breather, then when the mood strikes you can start up strong again. Hope your grandkids are settling into school okay. My youngest granddaughter starts kindergarten today, and I live in a different state so I can't be there and that's a bummer.
    Onto books. I have Omens on my wishlist and waiting for it to release--something about it sounded just so interesting! Enjoy.

    1. Oh - Omens is pretty good. I enjoyed it quite a bit; it's different from her other series and still very interesting - especially once the main character arrives in this weird little town - Cainesville...lots to discvoer still in future books.

    2. I hope your granddaughter has a great first day - both my grandchildren had a very stressfree first day. No crying or wanting mom after the day started.

  4. Love the cover of Frozen. It's good to see you back!

    1. Thanks Shandy Jo - it was an interesting read, also. Different from my recent reads.

  5. Glad you're enjoying the added bonus of having your grandkids at school, what fun. I love Kelley Armstrong, can't believe I missed Omen, but it's going on my wishlist now. Have a great week and happy reading :)

    1. It was just recently released - so you haven't really missed it yet. I enjoyed the mix of realism and superstition and that hint of other. I get the feeling that more of the other-worldly will come out with coming novels.