Friday, December 23, 2011

New books, and other things too.

Well, I have books now! I'm very happy that I have new stuff to read. I was getting tired of reading and looking at the same books over and over again.
Now I'll give you the list of them but I didn't get a lot. I have a habit of going through my TBR list and just writing down like 10 books I want to get and then I never finish them. That's what happened last time. I refused to get so much books this time. I got about 6 books. Here they are:

"O Jerusalem" by Laurie R. King

I think this is the next book in the Mary Russell series I haven't read in a loooong time. I started like three pages of this book, put it down and haven't came back to it. I'm excited to get back into it because I forgot how much I love this series so far. :D

"Mistress of the Art of Death" by Ariana Franklin

It's a very gruesome name, and the plot is the same, but I'm excited to get into it. I've been wanting to read this for a while; it's just been sitting on my TBR shelf, and finally I got to check it out!

"Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear

 At first I didn't remember how I found this book. I sometimes look at the suggestions Goodreads gives you to find new books, and I found this on the suggestions for "A Fatal Waltz" by Tasha Alexander. It looked like a good book, so I added it. This cover that I posted is the paperback cover, but my library has the hard cover. It doesn't look as awesome as this one. ;P

"A Beautiful Blue Death" by Charles Finch

 I've been seeing these Charles Lenox mysteries a lot and finally I decided to read the first one. We'll see how I like these books. and they seem pretty good so I'll give them a try.

"The Book of Fires" by Jane Borodale

 If you read my last blog, you've seen this book. I was really excited to read it so I'm reading it first before any of them. So far, I like it a lot. :D

"Keturah and Lord Death" by Martine Leavitt

 This book was really short (or at least for me.) It's about 216 pages. I read it in one and a half days. The idea was a interesting I thought, and it was surprisingly good book. I enjoyed it!

Anyway, that's all of them. Before I went to the library I was reading "The Dark Road to Darjeeling" by Deanna Raybourn, the next book in Lady Julia Grey mysteries. I'll get back to it once I read all of these new books.
Well, I think that's it. Until next time! <3

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WWW Wednesday (December 21)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
 To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading? 
 I just got a whole bunch of books at the library (I'm gonna do another blog about it later.) but I'm reading "Book of Fires" by Jane Borodale.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished "Silent on the Moor" by Deanna Raybourn.
I HATE the cover of this book. I can promise you, it's not a trashy romance novel. Ugh.... but on the bright side, this book is great. I've read it several times before, and I still love it. :D

What do you think you'll read next?

I think I'll read "Mistress of the Art of Death" by Ariana Franklin next. 
This looks like it's gonna be a pretty good mystery book. Can't wait to start it!

Soon I'm gonna do another blog about all the books I got today at the library so you can see but until then, everyone have a good week! <3

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Musing Mondays (December 19)

Again, for the second time I forgot to post my Musing Monday's post. I started it, then I decided to do it later and now I'm late on posting it. Well here it is now, with a few updates first. One, I'm going to the library tomorrow so I'll have new books! But that also means I have to make a list... Two, I'm re-reading the whole Lady Julia Grey mysteries because I have nothing better to read. I started reading them three days ago? and I'm on the third one already.... I really forgot how much I love these books. :D Okay, now to the Musing Monday's post.
Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

This week's musing asks...

What's one book you always recommend to just about anyone?

 Now, some of you might guess what my answer would be, so I'll give you two books that I usually always recommend.

One, I've recommended these books to like, three people in the past month. And I even mentioned them above. I absolutely love the Lady Julia Grey mysteries and I'm always saying on here that their amazing, which is completely true. I would recommend these to anyone really. I love them!

Okay and the second books I would also recommend are Jane Austen books, especially if you like reading books in that time period. I've always been obsessed with that time period, and for me Jane Austen books are perfect for when you want to lose yourself in Victorian England. :D

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WWW Wednesday (December 14)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you'll read next?

What are you currently reading?
I'm currently reading "Silent in the Grave" by Deanna Raybourn again.
I know, I'm lame but I can't help it. I really wanted to read it again. hehe 

What did you recently finish reading? 
I think the last book I finished was "A Dance Through Time" by Lynn Kurland.
The reason I re-read this was because I was in one of those moods for a mind numbing romance that wasn't too deep. Plus this book is one of my favorites.

What do you think you'll read next? 
This is always a hard question for me because I usually don't think ahead about anything.  I have no idea what I'm gonna read next. It depends on my mood. As usual. haha 
Everyone have a good night! <3

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Musing Mondays (December 12)

Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
Like an idiot, I forgot about Musing Monday. So this post is a little late but whatever. This week's question was really good, so lets start!

This week's musing is taken from an old "Booking Through Tuesday" post:

I once knew a man who read about WWII. He read everything he could get his hands on on the subject. He had a whole wall of books that were all about WWII. It amazed me. How could he continue to find one subject that engrossing? My mother, on the other hand, loves to read best sellers. I’ve known other people who read science fiction to the exclusion of everything else; for others it was philosophy, self-help, or history.
So, to the questions…
What kind of books do you like to read?
Why? Provide specific examples.
 Before I say anything, I love the picture for today's Musing Monday. It's so pretty! :D

I love all kinds of books. If you say it's good, it doesn't matter what genre it is, I will read it. Simply because I love books. But I do have my favorites. I love fantasy, romance, and mystery. I also love a book that is action packed but still humorous. Here's some examples:

Fantasy: The best example of a great fantasy book is "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. (Here's the Goodreads page.) He wrote it so beautifully, that it was hard to put down. When you think of fantasy, you think of dragons and knights in shining armor, but this book is not about that. Now, I'm not saying I don't love those kind of books, but what I liked most about this book was the fact that it was a whole new take on the fantasy genre. Check it out!
    Romance: The thing about romance is there is all different kinds but the key is to find the right one; the one that fits you and what you like to read. Romance can be cheesy, and sometimes it isn't clean, but it depends on what your tastes are.
    I have two favorites but one of them is not exactly romance. Lynn Kurland is one of my favorite romance authors. Some of her books can be repetitive, but I love them. Also Juliet Marillier is a great romance writer, but she doesn't excatly write romance. Her books are fantasy, romance and historical fiction all in one. Her books are amazing. (Read their Goodreads pages here and here.)

    Mystery: This example is an easy one. My favorite mystery books are the Lady Julia Grey novels. I absolutely love everything about these books. Deanna Raybourn is an awesome writer, and I can't wait for her new stand alone novel to come out.  :D (Goodreads page here.)

    An example of action packed books that are humorous is the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.  I love these books. These bird kids kick some butt. It's great. hehe (Goodreads page here.)

    Anyway that answers it. What a great question... :)

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    I'm back! (Again...)

    Well, I'm back from my break from blogging and I'm ready to get into it again.

    Anyway, my friend Kaila just got The Hunger Games at a bookstore and I read a little bit. I already loved it even though I only got to page 16. hahaha I cannot wait till I can buy it, and read it. I'm so excited.
    You know, I have tons of books that I haven't read on my bookshelf but I don't want to read any of them.
     I think it's because I see those covers every morning, and just get sick of seeing them and that makes me not want to read them.... I need something NEW to read, otherwise I wont be reading very much. Which means another trip to the library is in order. I'm gonna get the books I'm most looking forward to reading, and that's it. If I get too many books my brain will get all crowded, and we know what happens when Megan's brain gets crowded, right? It's not pretty.

    Okay so I recently read The Picture Of Dorian Grey and as I'm reading through it I'm like, "This is a great book!" then I get to some parts and they came so quickly I was shocked. I was staring at the book with my mouth open.  Let me just say, (without giving anything away) that not only is Dorian an arrogant jerk, he's also a psychopath. :P

    I'm trying to think of other things I've read but I haven't really been reading. Which is terrible, but I just have other stuff going on. Once I get to the library I'll get to reading. And I mean it this time.  Everyone have a great week! <3