Sunday, November 25, 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...
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides
5 Very Good reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
By: The Oatmeal

Prepare to laugh your ass off.The hilarity of is now presented in book form with 35 never-before-seen pieces and 25 classic favorites from the Web site, including 6 Types of Crappy Hugs and 17 Things Worth Knowing about Your Cat.In Matthew Inman's 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew nibbling on your toes.

Inman creates these quirky scenes for, which launched in July 2009 and already has more than 82 million page views. In fact, every 15 to 30 seconds, someone Googles one of's creations. Now, 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides are presented in full-color inside 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). Consider such handy advice as:

* 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times 

* 6 Types of Crappy Hugs
* 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You
* 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat

What I'm Reading Now...
Shadow's Claim (Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, #1)
Shadow's Claim
By: Kresley Cole


Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.


Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.


Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch. . . .

I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was filled with shopping, of course! Didn't do any of that crazy midnight stuff but I did get out about 7:30am and find some sales at the local mall.

I'm so pleased to announce that I have gotten out of my reading funk! I am currently reading Shadow's Claim and am addicted to it. Such great characters and I can't wait to find out what happens next.

What are you reading this week??


  1. That Dolphin book sounds like a riot! I'll have to look for that :)

    Have a great week of reading!!

  2. I hadn't heard of, but I became part of your Google statistic once I read your post. ;p

  3. Glad the funk has passed. The Dolphin book looks fun!

  4. OMG, I looove The Oatmeal. I really need to read that book!

  5. Yay for being out a reading funk! I'm a big fan - gotta check out that book :-)

    Tanya Patrice