Here is my reading summary for the week ending 15th July 2012 – the books I have finished; a sneak peek of all the books I am currently reading (as I never read just one book at a time) and any quotes or internet links that catch my eye.
My rating system:
A= Was Amazing – a real page turner and read in one sitting
B= I Really liked it
C= Average – very readable and enjoyable
D= It was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish.
1. This week I have finished:
Hot Silver – Riding the Indian Pacific by Steven Lewis (Non-Fiction) – C
2. My Current reads:
Blurbs from the books I am currently reading are:
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (YA Fantasy) – There are many mysteries within the wildwood. Jena and her sisters share the biggest of all, a fantastic secret that enables them to escape the confines of their everyday life in rural Transylvania. They have kept it hidden for nine long years. Now Jena finds herself fighting to save all she holds dear. With her constant companion Gogu the frog by her side, she must venture to realms dark and perilous in her quest to preserve, not just those she loves, but her own independence as well.
The Radleys by Matt Haig (YA Paranormal) – Life with the Radleys consists of listenening to Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can’t sleep, can’t eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can’t go outside unless they’re smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their evil Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (paranormal Romance) – As the owner of a hot nightclub, she’s more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .
Chill Factor by Rachel Caine (Paranormal Adventure) – Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin has protected the human race from monster storms, been killed, reborn as a Djinn, and then restored to her original form. Now she’s throwing the dice to stop an infinitely powerful, deeply disturbed kid-who is holed up in a Vegas hotel-from bringing on a new ice age.
3. Quote/s and links for the week
First some links that I found while surfing the net this week:
- Michael found an interesting way to discuss books he has read: http://literary-exploration.com/2012/06/23/7-deadly-sins-of-reading/ I think I might do one as well sometime this week – what do you think? What would YOUR deadly sins of reading be?
- For those of you who have Kindles and thought that you couldn’t quote from the books you read without retyping it well there is a way. For a start on Amazon you have a kindle page – will surprises never cease!!! When you are reading a book on your kindle, or kindle application on another device and you highlight something as you are reading then the highlight is recorded up on your kindle page. To copy and paste it into a document you need to go to: https://kindle.amazon.com/ then the log in is your usual Amazon log in, once in you then click on Highlights and there they all will be under book title – just copy and paste into your email or blog and there it is – easy peasy!!!!
Now some quotes:
Having said how easy highlighting is – I didn’t actually highlight any quotes and was an e-book week for me – will know for next week J