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Look What I’ve Been Reading

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It has been quite a few months since I’ve posted my reading list! This list stretched back into November.I have some GOOD ones for you!!

OH!! CRUD!! I’ve forgotten to add the first 2 books of this year to my Alphabet challenge! Good grief! I need to remember to do that! LOL

Just like music and movies, I have very eclectic taste in books. I’ll read just about anything, just not tooooo much non-fiction. It can be so dry. BLECK!!!!



I sure do love me some JD Robb!!! The In Death series is one of my all time favorites!!! I am all the way to #8 now!! YAY!! And each one has been just as good as the last. LOVE THEM!!!!


This is another crime series that I really like. I heard that it’s nothing like the TV show but that’s OK by me. I always prefer the books anyway! 😉


This is one of my favorite cozy series. Let’s face it, Oscar the pig/gargoyle just makes the books! LOL


This was a new author for me and I was pleasantly surprised. I LOOOOOOOVED this book!!!! At first you think you know, then you’re not too sure, then you think maybe you know again…. I love a book that keeps you guessing!


This book was AWESOME and quite perfect for this time of year. It’s great if you’ve ever lived in both the north AND the south but still very good and funny even if you’ve lived in the same place all of your life.

I have the sequel around here somewhere but I’m afraid to read it. LOL I liked the first one so much that I’m afraid the second might disappoint.


OMG!!!! Probably my 2nd favorite book of 2013. And my 3rd all time favorite series.

Stephanie is back to her car demolishing, crazy hijinks and I LOVED every second of it.  Plus, there’s Kevin the Giraffe! 😉


I read this one in less than 24 hours. It was a very fast, very entertaining YA book. Not the greatest book that I have ever read but a good one nonetheless.


Now for the one I didn’t like so much……

I realllllly wanted to like this one more. I very much enjoyed the first one. SIGH…. The second one just didn’t live up to it. Now I’m afraid to try the 3rd!

It was just sooooo boring. Maybe I was in the wrong mood, I don’t know…. I just couldn’t wait to put it down and be DONE!!!


The Book I Just Started


Yes, that is the same Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. I’m only 9 pages in, though… I’ve just been too tired to read much lately. Or maybe it’s also because I have been binge watching Homeland! I am now I HUGE fan of the show and have started the 3rd season. So far I am a little disappointed! Get on with it already!!!! LOL


Anyway, I challenged myself to read 100 books this year. So far I’ve only read 2. Not too bad! 😉




By the way, I tried a new way of linking the book covers. If it doesn’t work, I’ll come back in and fix them all.



What I’ve Been Reading

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Yesterday I told you how we are down to one computer. That’s left  A LOT of down time for me… I SHOULD be sewing or planning the next school year but I’ve been reading instead. LOL We now have the best library system that I have EVER seen, and I have seen a lot. I am taking full advantage of it and reading books that have been on my wish list for a very long time. Well, I’ve also found a couple of new books that I didn’t know about.

Here’s a list of the books that I have read in the past week.



NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

WOW!! If there was ever any doubt that Joe Hill was Stephen King’s son, it would be gone before the end of this book! I compared it to a mix of It and Christine but I think I would also mix in ‘Salem’s Lot. Major creep fest!!!




His Majesty's Hope

His Majesty’s Hope (Maggie Hope, Bk 3) by Susan Elia MacNeal 


This is the 3rd in the series (the 4th isn’t out yet BOOO).  If you like history and mysteries, then this series if for you! It is SOOOOO addictive! Set in WWII, Maggie Hope must solve some serious mysteries while protecting the British empire.



The Body at the Tower (The Agency, #2)

The Body at the Tower (The Agency, Bk 2) by Y. S. Lee


Another historical mystery and another female lead. This one is set in the Victorian Era and is NOT your average YA novel. LOVE this series!!!!




Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, Bk 2) by Kiersten White


This is the 2nd in a YA paranormal series. It’s not your typical YA. It’s very funny and suspenseful!!! Very intelligent. A lot of YA authors dumb their books down. I think that is a HUGE disservice and LOVE it when a YA author passes on the dumbing down.



Glory in Death (In Death, #2)

Glory in Death (In Death, Bk 2) by J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts)


This is the 2nd In Death book written by Nora Roberts as J. D. Robb. In the 1st book you are introduced to Eve Dallas in the year 2058. Eve is a tough as nails police detective with a heart of gold and a haunting past. Not to mention the flaming hot Rourke!!! 😉




The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)

The Diviners by Libba Bray

This is a book that I found by accident. LOL I LOVED Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series so when I saw this sitting on the library shelf I grabbed it right up!!!  I’m only about 100 pages in but I am already CREEPED completely OUT!!! LOL  I can’t wait to see where it goes.


After that I have a LONG list just sitting and waiting. The hardest part is figuring out which one to read next! LOL



I seem to have lost some of my creativity lately. Not sure what is going on. I need some inspiration, people!!!!! LOL






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