Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

First of all: I have decided to abandon Waiting on Wednesday and In My Mailbox. While these are both great memes in their own way, they are simply not for me. My IMM posts are sporadic at best, and I find myself not wanting to participate in Waiting on Wednesday. I would much rather share news about books by reading them and reviewing them, instead of simply showcasing them.

[[I may still post WoW posts... but only in the event that I am squeeing over a new release, as is the case of this week's scheduled WoW post.]]

However, I am still interested in participating in memes. Which is why I found two memes that I believe are interesting and entertaining. I am going to try my hardest to participate in these every week.

Those are: It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I hope my readers are happy with my choices!

Of course, since it's Monday, this shall be my first It's Monday! What are you reading? post!

This week was a fairly slow week, although that's not too surprising.

I read 2 books:
1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (review scheduled for Thursday)
2. Dark Song by Gail Giles (review unscheduled as of this moment).

I adore reading John Green's novels, as well as David Levithan's wonderful collaborations, and so that was a real treat to get both at the same time. Gail Giles is also a wonderful author and always keeps me entertained. Her books are really quick as well, which is a huge bonus.

On the blog this past week you can find:
1. A post concerning overcrowded Google Readers
2. My review of Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
3. My second-to-last WoW post.
4. My plans for celebrating Black History Month.
5. My review of Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.
6. A compilation of wonderful links to posts I adore.

Upcoming on the Blog:
1. My first Top Ten Tuesday
2. My review of Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson
3. My WoW post
4. My review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
3. My review of Dark Song by Gail Giles

To Read This Week:
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
2. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
*Possibly* one of my books for Black History Month, but that depends on the library.

Also: If you haven't done so, don't forget to enter my contest to win an ARC of Wither by Lauren DeStefano!

There's my first It's Monday! What are you reading? post. Please leave any suggestions in the comments... I am especially interested in the layout, and whether I did it in an easily navigated but still interesting way, but of course I'm always looking for thoughts on content :)



  1. I just picked up Anna and the French Kiss and I'm so excited to read it. I've heard such good things about it.

  2. I have been hearing a lot about Anna and the French Kiss. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

  3. You picked a great week to join us! Dark Song looks good - I hope you enjoyed it. The Lovers Dictionary sounds good - and wha.... wait! A chance to win Wither? I am so there! :)


  4. I can't wait for your review of Will Grayson Will Grayson. Hope you will stop by and see what I am reading.

  5. I enjoyed Will Grayson, Will Grayson and have put Anna and the French Kiss on my TBR.

    If you liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson you might try A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (I linked to my review).

  6. Anna and the French Kiss was a good romance. I don't read much contemporary but this one appealed. I have never read any books by John Green or David Levithin. Maybe someday! Happy reading!

  7. I only do WoW when I have a book that I really want to share with others. Generally a less known release.
    I do love IMM though, I just love looking at others and getting comments on what I get in the mail. Right now it's been kind of lame though since I'm on a book buying ban.
    Anna and the French Kiss was one of the best books I read last year, I LOVED it!
    I'm dying to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I love both of the authors!

  8. Awe I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson too :D And I can't wait to read Anna and the French Kiss, I hope you like it :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

  9. Anna and the French Kiss is oh so lovely :)

    I have Lovers' Dictionary waiting in an amazon cart... why don't I just push send? I don't know. I hope it's good!

    (& thanks for stopping by!)

  10. Interesting titles ... especially Princess Ben

  11. I loved Will Grayson Will Grayson I can't wait to find out what you think of it.