It’s Monday What Are You Reading #74

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 8 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

This 0ne languished on my shelf for way too long. I admired Ruth Bader Ginsburg before I read it and I admire her more after reading it.

Paper Girls Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Paper Girls Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

This one is such fun. Time travel, 1980’s nostalgia, science fiction and just the right touch of humor.

The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker

The Fade Out, Act One by Ed Brubaker

1948 Hollywood. A noir mystery story that takes place around the making of a noir movie. So good and I can’t wait to continue with the trilogy.

Continued in Print

The Likeness by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

I loved her first book and have had this one on my shelf for way too long. I’ve been kind of hit and miss about reading it but I’m enjoying it and hoping to get some quality time with it this week.

 

Continued on Audio

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

This is absolutely not my normal reading/listening fare. I heard so many good things about the narration by the author of the audio edition that I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. Her narration of her memoir is wonderful.

 

Reviews since my last update:

The Last Kingdom (DNF’d) by Bernard Cornwell

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Paper Girls Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

The Fade Out Act One by Ed Brubaker

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #73

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 13 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

After a couple of weeks of not feeling well and having trouble concentrating on my reading, I’m better and ready to kick start my reading again.

Abandoned in Print

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

We enjoyed the television series based on the first few books in this series. The Hubster read and enjoyed the first four books. Unfortunately the more I read the less I cared so I set it aside at about the 2/3 point.

 

Finished in Print

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

I loved it. It’s gorgeous except for that one two page spread of spiders. That was skipped quickly.

Started in Print

The Likeness by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

I loved her first book and have had this one on my shelf for way too long. It’s time.

 

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

This is another one that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. I’m glad to finally be reading it.

 

Finished on Audio

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

I liked this one much more than the previous book in the series. This was back to what I expect from Louise Penny. I enjoy Robert Bathurst’s narration.

 

Started on Audio

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

This is absolutely not my normal reading/listening fare. I have heard so many good things about the narration by the author of the audio edition that I decided to give it a try.

 

Reviews since my last update:

Fables Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K Rowling

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #72

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 6 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Holiday prep and all the associated stuff has really put a damper on my reading for the past couple of weeks.

Finished in Print

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

I enjoyed the first two books in this series more than I expected to. I’m looking forward to getting the third one soon.

May Day by Jess Lourey

May Day by Jess Lourey

This is the first in a cozy mystery series set in a small town in Minnesota. It was short. I don’t plan on continuing with the series.

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman

The graphic adaptation of the classic short story is by Shirley Jackson’s grandson. In some ways it wasn’t as chilling as the original and other ways it was more so.

Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

I love this series and I am so glad it has moved beyond the Mr. Dark story line.

Started in Print

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

We enjoyed the television series based on the first few books in this series. The Hubster read and enjoyed the first four books. I need to catch up.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling Illustrated by Jim Kay

 

Continuing on Audio

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

I still miss Ralph Cosham who narrated this series until his death but Robert Bathurst is doing a fine job.

What are you reading?

Reviews since my last update:

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

May Day by Jess Lourey

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by Miles Hyman

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #71

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 0 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Holiday prep and all the associated stuff has really put a damper on my reading for the past couple of weeks.

Finished in Print

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

This was a reread for me. I originally read it years ago but decided to read it again before continuing with the series. I still liked it and hope to read the second one soon.

Started in Print

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson


I enjoyed the first in this series more than I expected to. I already had the second on my shelf and I’m enjoying this one too.

 

Continuing on Audio

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

I still miss Ralph Cosham who narrated this series until his death but Robert Bathurst is doing a fine job.

What are you reading?

Reviews since my last update:

The Founding by Cynthia-Harrod Eagles

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #69

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

Fables Vol. 16: Super Team by Bill Willingham

Fables Vol.16: Super Team by Bill Willingham

The Fables series is just a whole lot of fun and this one was no exception. If you haven’t started reading this series you should.

 

Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson

Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson

One of my favorite parts of the Fables series is Cinderella as a super spy. The spinoff series featuring her is great. Cindy vs. James Bond? I might bet on Cindy.

 

Continued in Print

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

This is actually a reread for me. I originally read it years ago but decided to read it again before continuing with the series. I’m glad I decided to reread it. I’m enjoying it just as much as the first time.

 

Started in Print

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

I desperately needed some pure escapism. I’d had this on my wish list at the library for a while and it was just what I needed. I’m a fan of fractured fairy tale stuff and this is fun. It’s the first in a middle grade series featuring four rather inept princes trying to save their kingdoms. The princes are the four from Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. They’re all rather miffed that the storytellers never used their real names and called them all Prince Charming.

 

Finished on Audio

womanwhowalkedinsunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

As always the audio edition of this series was a delightful commute and driving around time book. Lisette Lecat does a fabulous job of narration.

 

Started on Audio

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Well, technically I haven’t started it yet but I will when I head out this afternoon for my errands. I love the movie The Princes Bride and Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity has been raving about this audio on Twitter so I had to get it and make it my next audio,

What are you reading?

Reviews since my last update:

Fables Vol. 16: Super Team by Bill Willingham

Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #68

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

This one languished on my shelf for a long time but now that I’ve read it I’ll be getting the sequel soon. It was a lot of fun

Fables Vol. 16: Super Team by Bill Willingham

Fables Vol. 16: Super Team by Bill Willingham

I adore the Fables series and while I haven’t always enjoyed the Mr. Dark storyline I thoroughly enjoyed this attempt by the Fables team to do away with him for good.

Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson

Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson

Cinderella as a master spy who almost everyone thinks is an airhead who runs a shoe store is one of my faorite parts of Fables. This is the second of her spinoff volumes that prove that Cindy could give James Bond a run for his money. Just pure fun.

 

Started in Print

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

This is actually a reread for me. I originally read it years ago but decided to read it again before continuing with the series.

 

Started on Audio

womanwhowalkedinsunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

I’m not sure I’d enjoy this series nearly as much in print. Lisette Lecat’s narration makes it thoroughly enjoyable and I don’t have to try to figure out the pronunciations.

What are you reading?

Reviews since my last update:

Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

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