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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

KEY:
E– E-book Challenge
G – 2012 Genre Challenge
BFF – Bookie Friends’ Favourites Challenge
BL – Bucket List Challenge
S – Off The Shelf Challenge
AZ – A-Z Challenge
C – Classics Challenge

Tony Levy – A Turnkey Or Not? (e-book)
The Book Club Forum reviews team was contacted by the author with a request to review this autobiography by an ex-prison officer. As my Dad has been a prison officer in the Scottish Prison Service for 25 years, I thought I might find it interesting… and I was right! It’s an insightful, often humourous look at life on the in front of the bars, but inside the prison system and so far I love it!

Amor Towles – Rules of Civility
Another review request to the BCF reviews team, this time from the publisher. I’ve only just started this one so I can’t really comment on it so far, apart from to say that the writing is wonderful. I can only hope the plot and characters live up to that promise…

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Cover Crazy

Hosted by The Book Worms

What I love:
Actually, what I love most is the style of illustration! The cover art by Lori Koefoed is just so stunning, and I adore the composition of the figure in the mirror, the ornate frame, and the natural simplicity of the creeping ivy leaves and creatures. It smacks of fairytale adventures, but also speaks of a style that might mirror *ahem* Pratchett (take a look at the Discworld covers by Paul Kidby and you’ll see what I mean).

Synopsis:

Two sisters. One a witch and a queen. The other transformed by her sister’s touch into a mirror–a mirror with voice and memory and magic, but no power to transform herself back to the girl she once was. And then, mysteriously, the queen disappears and another girl finds the mirror. This girl has troubles of her own, but she is also a means to escape and soon the girl and the mirror are on their way to find the magic that will bring both pain and hope to both of them. Mette Harrison’s mesmerizing voice spins a breathtaking tale of love, lies, and redemption.

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Musing Mondays

Hosted by Should Be Reading

How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you’ll read next?

As I take part in WWW Wednesdays each week, I usually have a pretty fair idea of what I’ll be reading next and tend to stick to that unless something comes up, such as a book arriving for review, which then takes precedence over my original choice. The original choice still gets read, just a little later than expected. I don’t think there’s ever been a specific point in my current reading where I start thinking about the next book, but I usually think a couple of books ahead as I have such a HUGE load of unread books on my shelf!

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Monday Memes

Musing Mondays

Hosted by Should Be Reading

Why do you think that the Young Adult genre is so popular, even with the adult readers? Do you read YA books, yourself?

I most certainly read young adult novels, in fact I’m a most ardent fan of them! The rich array of stories and characters, combined with some really excellent writing mean tha tif you don’t read them, you’re really missing out! I think all readers of young adult fiction realise this, and this is the reason we embrace it so wholeheartedly.

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Cover Crazy

Hosted by The Book Worms

What I love:
It’s that old combination of black, red and white again – I just cannot resist it! In this case,  I also love the stylised art deco look of the cover with the cinematic title font. The eye is immediately drawn to the Empire State Building at the centre, yet it doesn’t overpower the cover as it’s set against a muted grey backdrop. Instead, the behatted figure with the gas mask and gun is more prominent, despite being to one side. Then there’s the figure in the target-like circle.

Synopsis:

It was the last great science hero fight, but the energy blast ripped a hole in reality, and birthed the Empire State – a young, twisted parallel prohibition-era New York. When the rift starts to close, both worlds are threatened, and both must fight for the right to exist.

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It’s Monday,
What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

KEY:
E– E-book Challenge
G – 2012 Genre Challenge
BFF – Bookie Friends’ Favourites Challenge
BL – Bucket List Challenge
S – Off The Shelf Challenge
AZ – A-Z Challenge
C – Classics Challenge

Anne Frasier – Hush (E)
This Kindle e-book caught my eye and I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did! I’m now half way through and it’s so exciting! The writing is excellent and the plotting is tight. I’d never even heard of this author before, but now I’ll be looking out for more of her work to snap up!

Jackson Pearce – Sisters Red (S)
This is one of the books I bought with some of my Xmas money and I’ve been dying to get to it. The cover first grabbed my attention and positive reviews from fellow bloggers have made this a must-read. I’m just about to start it today…

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

KEY:
E– E-book Challenge
G – 2012 Genre Challenge
BFF – Bookie Friends’ Favourites Challenge
BL – Bucket List Challenge
S – Off The Shelf Challenge
AZ – A-Z Challenge
C – Classics Challenge

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

KEY:
K – Kindle e-book
G – 2012 Genre Challenge
BFF – Bookie Friends’ Favourites Challenge
BL – Bucket List Challenge
S – Off The Shelf Challenge
AZ – A-Z Challenge
C – Classics Challenge

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Continue reading

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I currently have two books on the go…

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