It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted at Book Journey

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Whew! I just got back from vacation yesterday. We were fortunate to spend a week and a half in Hawaii for our 10th anniversary. We went on our honeymoon and decided to go back for this milestone. We went to the Big Island for the first time and we re-visited Kauai. We both thought that Kauai could not be as gorgeous as we remembered it being but it’s actually even better. It’s truly paradise.

We left perfect weather and arrived home to snow on the ground! We occasionally get flurries this early, maybe even up to 1″ but apparently we got something like 4-5″ yesterday! Luckily the roads were too warm to get bad and it had mostly melted by the time we got home anyway. But still–I’m not ready for cold weather, especially not after our vacation!

With all that said, I didn’t get much done around here, but I did get a little reading done on the planes in between naps.


Review: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, narrated by Katherine Kellgren–4.5 stars. If you listen to audio books, you have got to check this one out!

Cover of Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott–4 Stars
Cover of Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer–4 Stars

Currently Reading:

I find myself in the middle of quite a few books. I’m not quite sure how that happened.

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau

To Kill a Warlock by H. P. Mallory

Up Next:

I’ll be looking for a new audio book as soon as I get this posted. Otherwise, I’m just going to focus on what I’ve already got going.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Happy belated anniversary, your vacation sounds divine! I will have been married for 19 years next week and I'm still waiting to go on my honeymoon!

    Read on,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Glad you had a great trip. Our 10 year anniversary was 10/4. Unfortunately we couldn't afford to go anywhere but we did have dinner out. 🙂 Here's my It's Monday! What are you Reading? post.

  3. Snow after Hawaii- that's just not right. 🙂 The Mysterious Howling looks good (like that title) and I've always been curious about the Artemis Fowl books.

  4. I haven't read any of these…enjoy! I have always been curious about Walden.


  5. PS I read The Bloody Chamber earlier in the year for an Angela carter reading week.

    I got totally sucked into her world – although obsessive, might be a more accurate choice of word!

  6. Oh your Hawai'i story has re-inspired me. Mr Books & I also honeymooned there 5 yrs ago (& I'm planning on returning for our 10th.)

    We loved the Big Island and Mau'i, but didn't have time to fit in Kauai. I have it on the 10 yr plan though!
    I read Moloka'i while we were there & would love to visit that island as well next time. Do you have any Hawaiian stories to recommend?

  7. I'm a huge Patricia C. Wrede fan. Her Enchanted Forest Chronicles series is excellent but I haven't read the one you mentioned yet. Hope you enjoy it!
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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