It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Last week I read…

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes

Pyxis: The Discovery by KC Neal

I reviewed…

Hana-Kimi, Volume 7 by Hisaya Nakajo

Life is But a Dream by Brian James

One Wicked Sin by Nicola Cornick

Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels

The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu by Michelle Franklin

This week I’m reading…

Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents’ cruel mistakes. Their father, who’d rather work the system than a job, pours every dollar into his many vices, denying his daughters the shoes and clothing they need. Their mother, once a loving parent, is going through a post-post-adolescent rebellious streak and finds love with a dangerous ex-con. When she chooses starting a new family over raising her first-born girls, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and forced to rely on the begrudging kindness of increasingly distant relatives.

A string of broken promises that begins with Liz’s mother swearing, “I would never hurt you, Liz. You’re family,” propels her between guest beds in two states searching for a safe home. All the while, Liz is burdened by her stake in a bleak pact with a deceitful adult: to tell the truth about the darkest of her circumstances will cost her the ability to shelter Jaime. As Liz spirals into the abyss of fear and shame that haunts her sleepless nights, can she break free from her bonds in time to fight for her life?

I’m also still working on Steve Jobs and Mistress by Midnight. The bloggiesta stole my reading time this week. I also didn’t get to read my manga volume, so I won’t be able to participate in Manga Monday! Oh noes!

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