It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Last week I read…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 6 by Hisaya Nakajo

Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels

Hark! a Vagrant by Kate Beaton

The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

I reviewed…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 5 by Hisaya Nakajo

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter

Paper Towns by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Pinocchio the Boy by Lane Smith

The Field Guide by Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi

Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton

Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

This week I’m reading…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 7 by Hisaya Nakajo

Julia is Mizuki’s girlfriend! As the shocking lie tears Osaka High School apart, Mizuki’s classmates make their moves on the blonde, blue-eyed transfer student. But how long can Mizuki’s gender stay secret inside the boy’s bath?

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.

Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

Profane, honest, and totally real advice from comedian and director Kevin Smith – one of America’s most original voices 
Take one look at Kevin Smith: He’s a balding fatty who wears a size XXL hockey jersey, shorts, and slippers year-round. Not a likely source for life advice. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-four with the release ofClerks, and since then has gone on to make nine more profitable movies, runs his own production company, wrote a bestselling graphic novel, and has a beautiful wife and kids. So he must be doing something right.
As Kevin’s millions of Twitter followers and millions of podcast listeners know, he’s the first one to admit his flaws and the last one to care about them. In early 2011, he began using his platform to answer big questions from fans-like “What should I do with my life?”- and he discovered that he had a lot to say. Tough Sh*t distills his four decades of breaking all the rules down to direct and brutally honest advice, including:

Why he has accepted Ferris Bueller as his personal savior, and what the Tenets of Buellerism can teach about hiding in plain sight and lip-syncing in the face of danger Why it’s really fun to eat but not so fun to be fat What to do about people who don’t like your policies ( for starters, tell them to pucker up and smooch your big ol’ butt) What Kevin’s idol Wayne Gretzky can teach us about creativity and direction For anyone who’s out of a job, out of luck, or just out of sugary snack foods,Tough Sh*t is an unabashedly honest guide to getting the most out of doing the least.

Pyxis: The Discovery by KC Neal

Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path.

Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world–and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.

I’m also actually going to read One Wicked Sin this week.

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  1. Wow – looks like you had an awesome week, both in reading and writing reviews! Going to check them out now as there are a few of those that I’ve read. Have a great week.

  2. loricaswell

     /  March 19, 2012

    I need to get Kevin Smith’s book. It looks like when you find an author you like you stick with them. I used to be the same way until I started receiving so many books to review. So many great books, never enough time 🙂


    • Kevin Smith’s book is hilarious. I’m listening to it on audio and he reads it himself. I couldn’t be more entertained.

  3. Hey I loved your John Green reviews, he’s one of my favorites! Happy reading!

  4. The most surprising and rewarding book I read this week was The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau via NetGalley. Please come see what else I’m reading.


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