Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! - What Are You Reading? is hosted weekly on Mondays 
by Sheila from "One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

What I Read This Week...

"Anya's Ghost" 
By: Vera Brosgol

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.


"Serpent's Kiss" 
By: Thea Harrison
Recently, Vampire Queen Carling's power has become erratic, forcing her followers to flee. Wyr sentinel Rune is drawn to the ailing Queen and decides to help find a cure for the serpent's kiss-the vampyric disease that's killing her. With their desire for each other escalating they will have to rely on each other if they have any hope of surviving the serpent's kiss...

"The Wilder Life" 
By: Wendy McClure

For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. 

Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she's never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She retraces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family- looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House, and explores the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura's hometowns. Whether she's churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of "the Laura experience." Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder's life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West.

The Wilder Life is a loving, irreverent, spirited tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American women. It is also an incredibly funny first-person account of obsessive reading, and a story about what happens when we reconnect with our childhood touchstones-and find that our old love has only deepened.


  1. Oh, "Anya's Ghost" and "The Wilder Life" sounds interesting. Enjoy your reads. :D

  2. I just got The Wilder Life from the library this week and look forward to reading it. Anya's Ghost also looks good.

  3. I really want to read the Wilder Life book.... loved Little House when I was growing up.

  4. I'm enjoying the cover on Serpents Kiss!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I'm not familiar with any of your books but Anya's Ghost sounds good. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. The Wilder Life looks very tempting....hope you enjoy your week.

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  7. The Wilder Life is one I am definitely adding to my must read list!!

    Have an awesome week!!

  8. I'm going to have to add The Wilder Life to my wishlist.

    I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  9. The guy on Serpent's Kiss is a hunk! Looks like you will have a fun reading week! *Grins*

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