Sunday, 17 January 2010

What are you Reading? #5

What are you reading on Monday? is a weekly meme hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book blog where you post books completed last week and plans for upcoming books. Jump over to her blog and see who else is participating.

Yes, I'm aware it is Sunday. Presence of germ gremlins means no review today, so figured I'd do this post now, and a review tomorrow.

The reason I no long do 'In my mailbox' meme is because everything that comes through my mailbox gets read and reviewed. IE it already has pictures in 'What are you Reading' (or will do from now on). I'd rather not duplicate posts :) you like the new style of having pictures of everything? My line of thought is that it is easier to remember if you've seen a book if you see the cover. Just seeing a title and an author doesn't help me remember books.

Finished this week

(great, would have liked bit more action with shadows throughout the whole book. There will be a competition for this book (I'd forgotten I'd requested it...won it in a competition too so have 2 copies)

(Took my right back to this particular episode in BBC1's tv series (yes, there will be a competition for this book)

(3 heart touching stories about fishing communities in England)

(Very funny and sweet, tissue worthy, nominated for The Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2010)

(Great crime novel, heaps of action near the end, I thought the terrorists were idiots)

(This rivals my 2nd favourite knight children's book, whose title I shall reveal in the review)

(How one, overlooked crocodile brings life back to a fairground ride)

(Loved this! Check out the review and the interview with Joe Layburn)

(Loved this, check out the review)

(Great apocalyptic story)

Still reading/started

  • Oh look...that book isn't here anymore. And yet it still hasn't been finished...

(Written by creator of The Trouble with Dragons - this is sooo funny!)

Planning to start/read (yes, last week didn't get through all planned books due to arrival of tall ARC stack). I intend to read the first 5 or 6 today. (These particular children's books are very thin, which in no way detracts from the story).

(This sounds like fun!)

(One of the earlier stories in the Gargoylz series)

(I believe this is the first Gargoylz book)

(Purple + mention of faeries + cool girl = I had to have it!)

(Another purple cover - this one sounds entertaining)

(have you noticed that vampire/angel books (ok, now have the image of a vampire angel in my head which is making me laugh) are becoming more popular on my TBR pile?)

(I didn't know this author was the lead scriptwriter for BBC1's Spooks! Should definitely be a good read (we ignore the fact that somehow I've lost interest in Spooks. I blame anime entirely))

(I don't think this is going to be a happy book. I think I'll need a lot of tissues.)

(Pretty cover! Mine is pinky-purple - I got a proof copy! Yay! (Yes, I prize these more than a finished copy. Didn't expect this because the book has been published, so it was a bonus.))

(This is 1.2k pages long. I did go o.O...until I saw it was actually 3 books in here!)

Reviews needed to complete:


Becky said...

Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the number of books you've read and intend to read. I have Small-Minded Giants but haven't got around to reading it.

Yunaleska said...

Hi Becky, I totally recommend Small Minded Giants. Great book :)

Um...yes I've managed to read 4 books this morning. On target for reading at least 6 today :D (finishing one off...and reading 2 others).

Melissa said...

I love the cover for Against the looks so good! :)

Luisa Plaja said...

My little girl loves Knight Time! It's one of her favourite picture books.
I hope you enjoy all your lovely books!

Yunaleska said...

Books are fab. And more are on the way!

Tip one on how to make a reviewer happy.

Send them books!

Krispy said...

It still boggles me how much you read! That's great.

I just finished Fallen this past week too. It was interesting.

Also, about your vampire angel comment. I did read a book a few months back that did indeed have an angel in it who drinks blood. See, it can happen. :P