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What am I reading? 10 March 2011

What am I reading? 10 March 2011

10 Mar
I’m really bad, I have actually started to read more books and haven’t finished any of them…
But I’ll talk about the new ones and hope I’ll at least finish some before next time.
Bitten by Sean Michael
Life From Scratch by Melissa Ford

Bitten by Sean Michael
So I started on the second book. I’m about halfway through and have a hard time putting it down.
After the fire at the end of the last book they no longer have a home to return to and on top of that, Antons housekeeper is kidnapped by a rival pack.
This starts out nicely, immediately going back into all the drama and the hot sex scenes. The pacing is once again lightning fast and at the same time rich with detail.
I’m really enjoying the book and feel both anxious and exited about reading on. I want to know more but at the same time I feel like I don’t want the book to end.
Bitten can be found on Torquere.
Life From Scratch by Melissa Ford
A high class divorcee is trying to get her life back on track. She has taken the year off work to find herself and to learn who she really is. Growing up in a good family she was always taught that since they could afford to order food in or go out for dinner every night, why would she has to learn to cook?
Now in her 30s, divorced and in need for something to keep her occupied and find herself back she learns how to cook. Something that she feels will both annoy her parents as at the same time separate her further from her ex-husband.
She keeps a blog where she writes about what she has been up to and shares tips with others.
I found the idea of a book participially written as a blog quite interesting and I have found the writing style to be very easy going. I’m about a third through the book and although I don’t read a lot at one go I saviour every word.
Every chapter starts with a blog post and then goes onto the real chapter. This way easily distinguishable between the blog and her life but at the same time the blog tells about her life too. It is sometimes used to get through the “boring” parts of time passing and not a lot of stuff happening.
The book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Happy reading!
Kia
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What am I reading? 26 Feb 2011

What am I reading? 26 Feb 2011

26 Feb

I didn’t finish any of the books I talked about last time but I did start on a couple of new ones.
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, Book 2) by T. A. Pratt
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, Book 2) by Sara Shepard
[sample] Why me? By Sarah Burleton
[sample] Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
 
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, Book 2) by T. A. Pratt
I read the first book when it was put up as a free sample at Suduvu a couple of years ago. I later got my hand on this second book but never found the time to read it.
I have started reading it yesterday after I didn’t know what I wanted to read. The book is once again fast paced with lovely characters.
Marla is a kick-ass woman with foul-rag-and-bone-shop magic (as she describes it). Unlike most other sorcerers she never really specialized in one kind of magic which makes her a wicked combination of powers.
I’m not far into the book yet, only page 61, and it starts out great.
First a “reweaver” (someone who can rework reality, both physical and memories) escapes from a sorcerers mental institution and then she has to deal with a slow-assasin, someone who doesn’t just kill but will stalk the victim for a longer period of time making the victim really uneasy as they will not know when they are killed. And on top of it all she has to deal with a lovetaker, someone who perfected the skill of seduction. I’m very curious what her sexually over active sidekick will do when he meets this lovetalker but I can imagine some fun scenes coming up.
Overall I’m looking forward to reading this. The book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Finished this book in under a week. I will put a longer review up in a bit but for now I can only say WOW. I really liked it. Found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars, Book 2) by Sara Shepard
The second book starts out as interesting as the first one. Everything was always about Alison and still is, even years after she disappeared. I’m not that far into this one as I only finished the first book last night. I do like the way this second one starts out and the reviews for this second book are as promising as the first.
[sample] Why me? By Sarah Burleton
I downloaded a sample of this book from amazon and it grabbed me immediately. It starts out with why the writer chose to write the book and then how the narrator looks back on what happened to her the day the Challenger exploded. It is a solid question for a first chapter, people always ask “where were you when this or that happened” and I think it is a nice way to start the book.
For me it is quite shocking to read how a small girl simply accepts the fact her mom hates her. I found the writing to be quite descriptive and full of feeling. A lot of the time I felt wrong for the way the girl described herself or the way her brain worked. Inwardly she knows a lot of truths but outwardly she spins her world with lies. I feel quite sad and think I will buy and read the rest of the book later.
The full book can be found on Amazon (UK) and Amazon(US).
[sample] Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
The title of this book caught me immediately, thinking that it might be the book to the old movie. But I soon discovered otherwise. It was about two boys, brothers in fact, in sticky situations but it has nothing to do with their gender.
Dante is waiting for his A level results to get into university but instead of the postman Melanie, his ex-girlfriend, is ringing the doorbell. With her she has a baby and a beige-pink piece of paper. The piece of paper shows that Melanie is the mom of the baby and as Dante is trying to process that bit of information she dumps the second bomb on him, he is the dad.
Adam, Dantes brother wakes up with a headache and as this is not the first time in weeks he had a headache the equivalent of a migraine his dad insists on taking him to the doctor. Well at least it wasn’t the hospital, which he dreads even more.
It starts out good and the writing is fact paced. There is some British slang in it but nothing major.
I really think I will buy this one later on too. This book can be found on Amazon(UK) and Amazon(US).
More and more books are lining up for me to read. There is more out there than I can experience but I’ll try anyway.
Happy reading!
Kia

 
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What am I reading? 11 Feb 2011

So, what am I reading? What might be one of the next book I’ll review and what do I think of the works as I’m reading them?

I’ll be talking about:

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Selected Short Stories by Ann Somerville
Caged by Sean Michael
Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst
Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Although I find the story on it’s own a great piece, I’m struggling to get through it. I’ve fallen asleep on it a couple of times and that is not something I do very often I have to admit. I’m trying my best to read this but I find it quite hard. The book can be found on Amazon.

Selected Short Stories by Ann Somerville
A free ebook I found at Smashwords I’m halfway through the first of the stories and although the speed is not very high I do enjoy the writing style. It is totally different from Sean Michaels fast flowing story I already did a review on but enjoyable non the less. The first short story is about a young man who travels to see his boyfriend and Dom out in the countryside. It’s a sweet story, sexy and at the same time it gives a sense of ordinariness.

Caged by Sean Michael
This story is not as fast paced as his other book. The story of a rich man falling in love at first sight with a man specially bred to be a sex slave. The slave is treated badly by his former master and the rich man teaches him that there really is something better out there.
But ofcourse it is not as simple as I just put it. Not as bland either. I have gotten used to his fast paced writing from his short stories and his other book so I was quite surprised at how slow the pace was for this story. Which doesn’t mean it takes anything away from Seans skills to tell a great story. I’m only a third through the book and anxious to read more of this lovely thing.
This amazing book can once again be found at Torquere Books.

Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst
I’ve gotten through the first couple of chapters of this book and I’ve found it to be very interesting. Mark gives some great ideas that I as a techie myself do seem to agree with. I’ve been sharing some of the things I agree with on Amazon Kindle Reading List and it already has me thinking about the way we perceive the world of tech in this day and age. I’m a tenth trough the book but I seem to always start reading pieces of it at times where I should be doing other things. Ironic, digitally reading a book about how to better spend your digital time when procrastinating doing some digital work. Fun book that can be found on Amazon (UK) or Amazon (US).

Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
A book about a woman who feels stuck in the middle between her older sister who is starting a family of her own and her younger sister who has a career. She herself feels like she hasn’t done anything interesting with her life up until that point.
This is about as far as I’m into the book right now. I chose to read it although I’m not a big fan of books that deal with a persons relationship to God. I’ve always avoided books that dealt with that but I felt like I had to try something I hadn’t read before. Although the character seems quite superficial at the point where I’m reading I’ve also read a couple of great reviews about it and will give it a try.
I’m quite positive about the book up until now so I’ll see. The book can be found (for free) at Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US).

I’ll be doing a blog on the series of Teen vampire and other supernatural stories soon, just comparing the samples from Amazon. I have originally read a couple of the Twilight series in Dutch and they are a guilty pleasure of mine to read them.
I will compare the samples of the most popular series at the moment and see what they share and what they don’t share. I think it will be fun.

Happy reading!

Kia

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in reading, What am I reading?