Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - January 25, 2016

Apparently this weekend was crazier than I thought!  I usually write up these posts on Sunday afternoon, but here it is mid-morning on Monday and I'm just getting to it.  Blame football--I had 2 big games to watch and, while one is more exciting than the other (Peyton Manning destroys the evil empire was definitely a great game.  I expected more from Arizona, honestly), I had to watch them both.  

So, that's why we're late today.  Blame Peyton Manning.

Right now, I'm reading:
The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
I've just started this one--I'll be reviewing it in mid-February and the ARC just showed up.  I was a little apprehensive at first when I saw that it was likened to The Interestings, which I did not like.  However, this one seems to be a much better fit for me, at least so far.

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
I'm enjoying this one so far...but holy misleading summary, Batman!  This book is absolutely NOTHING like what it was described on Netgalley (and Amazon and Goodreads).  Netgalley even has it categorized as a romance, which it most certainly is not.  The thing is, you know by the end of the first page EXACTLY what kind of book this is and it does not, in any way, line up with what the official summary says.

30 Days by Christine d'Abo
Yikes, I almost hate to put the cover pic up, but oh well.  Look, between The Ramblers and Lily and the Octopus, I needed something completely fun and brainless...and this title won the random draw on my Kindle, so there you go.  So far it is fun and sweet...and very spicy.   Not that there is a problem with that, of course...

I'm not putting a "What I'm listening to" section up this week since I made exactly zero progress on either of my two audiobooks since my last post.  Sigh!

Last week, I read:
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
I enjoyed this one more than I thought--not that I really had any reason to suspect I wouldn't like it.  However, books set in concentration camps are usually difficult to get through, just because of the subject matter.  This one, however, was easier for me to stomach.  It is the second in a series, but unlike The Scent of Secrets, this one can be read completely as a standalone (which is good, because I haven't yet read the first book, Code Name Verity).

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