It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Last week I read…

Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

One Wicked Sin by Nicola Cornick

Hana-Kimi, Volume 7 by Hisaya Nakajo

I reviewed…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 6 by Hisaya Nakajo

The Darkest Passion by Gena Showalter

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Hark! a Vagrant by Kate Beaton

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

This week I’m reading…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 8 by Hisaya Nakajo

Tired of Sano and Mizuki taking their relationship so slow, Julia confronts Sano to get him moving faster. But Sano has more things to worry about…his younger brother, Shin, has run away from home! Then, when a photo of Minami, Nakatsu and Sano appears in a girls’ fashion magazine, the men of Hana-Kimi find themselves in the world of high fashion!

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.      Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs spoke candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.      Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu by Michelle Franklin

The Kingdom of Frewyn is being invaded by the Galleisian infantry and at the forefront of the battle is Boudicca MacDaede, a First Captain in the Frewyn armed forces. Her regiment is charged with defending the borders between the two nations, but when Frewyn’s last line of defense falls, Captain MacDaede enlists the assistance of a Haanta, one of giants from the islands to the far north. Promising to free him from his imprisonment in exchange for his help, she gains his trust long enough for them to win the battle and save the Frewyn border from being breached. The giant’s freedom is granted, but Rautu cannot return home unless he redeems himself in the eyes of his people for his past transgressions. He is offered a place by the captain’s side, and together, they defeat the Galleisian forces and become the saviors of Frewyn.

One year later, King Alasdair Brennin takes the Frewyn throne, Boudicca is made commander, Gallei and Frewyn reach an accord, and Rautu is granted an invitation home. He is eager to return and see his brothers but finds it difficult to leave Frewyn without Boudicca at his side. He has become accustomed to her company and the idea of being made to live without her begins to distress him. Rautu invites the commander to the islands in hopes of finding a way for them to remain together, but when they arrive at the white shores of Sanhedhran, not everything goes as planned: one of the dangerous Haanta magi is freed, Rautu’s three brothers are strangely missing, and the neighboring nation of Thellis leads an attack on the islands.

Together, the commander and the Den Asaan Rautu must find a way to unite their two nations and defend against the Thellisian fleets, but can they do so successfully when outside forces are attempting to keep them apart?

Mistress by Midnight by Nicola Cornick

A wicked duke’s bed is no place for a lady…

Lady Merryn Fenner is on a mission to ruin the Duke of Farne. A beautiful bluestocking with a penchant for justice, Merryn has waited twelve years to satisfy her revenge against Garrick Farne. Her family name had been tarnished at his hands, her life destroyed.

For twelve years Garrick, Duke of Farne has kept the secret of what really happened on the night that he killed his best friend, Stephen Fenner, in a duel. Now Stephen’s sister is intent on discovering the truth and putting at risk all those secrets Garrick has protected.

When a disaster traps Merryn and Garrick together, white-hot desire stirs between the two sworn enemies. Merryn’s reputation is utterly compromised and she is forced to do the one thing she cannot bear; accept the scandalous marriage proposal of the man she has vowed to ruin.

 

I’m also still working on Pyxis by KC Neal and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

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  1. Brunette LIbrarian

     /  March 26, 2012

    🙂 I’m on hold for that Nicole Cornick book from my library. Looks awesome.

    Happy reading this week!

    It’s Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

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  2. loricaswell

     /  March 26, 2012

    That’s alot of reviews! Congratulations!!! They all look good to me!

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  3. I love Nicola Cornick’s writing! It’s awesome to find another fan 🙂
    Here’s my It’s Monday! Post 🙂
    Now following by e-mail 🙂
    Love the owls by the way!

    Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  4. My favorite read this week was the audio version of Shutter Island. Please come see what else I’m reading.

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  5. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

     /  March 29, 2012

    Sorry I am a bit late stopping by this week, I’ve been swamped! I hope you have been enjoying your books!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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