Posted by: vmlay | November 2, 2009

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is hosted over on J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

Books completed this week:

Ruined by Paula Morris – this was a great ghost story, I really enjoyed it.  Especially appropriate right before Halloween!

Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro — I started this last month, then got distracted by some other books but finally got back to finish it.  I enjoyed it since there were a lot of things the author discussed that I really agreed with — I think everyone could do with a bit of slacker mom in their reportroire.

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy — this is geared mostly toward single young women but I still enjoyed it.   Like Slacker Mom it was a book where I found myself agreeing with a lot of what the author had to say about how to handle oneself as you go through life.  I am going to hold onto this one as there is a lot here that I want to be able to share with my daughter as she gets older.

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris — I have been a bit ambivalent about this series, the first three books were good but I didn’t really feel “hooked” into the characters the way I would have expected considering how much I enjoy Harris’s other series about Sookie Stackhouse.  This book really turned that corner for me though, I stayed up late last night so I could finish it, I was so anxious to know what was going to happen.  The ending was unexpected and I must say I really enjoyed this book alot.  I am looking forward to the next one!

Books I started but didn’t finish:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel — I love this particular era (Henry VIII) so I thought this would be a good choice for me, but I only managed a couple chapters and couldn’t sustain my interest.  It probably has more to do with being tired and stressed out then the book itself, so I’ll pick it up again later for another try.

Books I am currently reading:

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis — I’m about half way through this YA novel and am really enjoying it.  It’s been a light read so far which seems to be what I need a lot of lately.  I haven’t read many werewolf books so this makes for a change of pace.

Up Next:

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow — Not sure if I’ll like this one or not but it certainly sounds interesting!

The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton — A “new mystery series set in revolutionary Boston” featuring Abigail Adams.  I’ve always been fascinated by Abigail Adams (her letters are wonderful) and I often enjoy mystery series that feature historical characters (such as the Jane Austen mysteries by Stephanie Barron) so this could be a really good series.  I’m looking forward to trying it out.



  1. Great list! Enjoy your reading this week : )

  2. Can’t wait to read GRAVE SECRET!

  3. I love the title of your blog 🙂 Sounds like my life except I have dogs (I love cats but my husband doesn’t).

    I’d like to read Ruined.

    Have a great week and may you get in lots of reading (despite life!)

    Here’s my list (and my dogs!):

    Lynne’s Letters

  4. I am intrigued by How to Be a Hepburn. Think I’ll have to track down a copy.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog..
    Nice list. I really like Sookie Stackhouse and I have read all the books except for A Touch of Dead…will get to that one soon. I have to read it before xmas. Than when one of my girls is going to be here then she will take it….

  6. I hope you enjoy the books you’re reading this week 🙂 The Ninth Daughter sounds interesting.

  7. I have to kinda laugh because you have a whole list every week and I am always on the same one! LOL

  8. I’ve wanted to read Confessions of a Slacker Mom for a while – sounds good!

    You read a lot last week!


  9. “Books I Started But Didn’t Finish” is a wonderful sub-list for the meme! I am plagued with this, haha.

  10. Ruined was fun, wasn’t it? Happy reading this week!

  11. I wonder why all the Booker nominees are such tomes this year. I want to read Wolf Hall too but I’m struggling with The Children’s Book – because it’s so epic and because my hand hurts if I hold it up too long!

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