Weekly Book Haul
This has been a pretty quiet book week! I only got two books from the library: Legend by Marie Lu and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I keep hearing good things about these two series, so I thought I would give them a look through.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie: Yep, I am still reading this book. Part of me wants to stop, but it is my book club's pick, so I feel a little more pressure to finish it. Also, I keep hearing how amazing it is. I keep thinking that if I read a little more, I will love it.
A Feast for Crows by GRR Martin: Although I am not keeping to the planned listening schedule, I am moving right along. I will probably be listening to several hours later in the week to get it down in time though! I am enjoying the book, but it doesn't seem like much is happening. I get the impression that we are just moving pieces on a chessboard.
Divergent by Veronica Roth: I finally decided to read this book. I am doing the audiobook, but I am thinking of switching to the physical book. The reader is very clear and I like her voice; however, she reads in a fairly monotone voice. I am not sure, if I am a bit bored with the story because of the story itself (maybe I am tired of post-apocalypse stories?) or because the reader seems a bit bored with the story (it is hard to get your blood rushing when the reader is a bit calm about the dangerous events happening).
A Touch of Temptation by Tara Pammi: This was a GoodReads giveaway book that I won. I am halfway done with the book, and I will probably be done with it sometime tonight (it is only 190 pages). It is a Harlequin Presents romance. I did not realize that the Presents series (Harlequin has different series of romances, so you can always find the type that you want) include the super alpha males, so this book is not my cup of tea when it comes to romances. The protagonists keep yelling at each other, and instead of thinking it is all romantic, I think that they need to learn communication skills. Luckily, the yelling/antagonistic part of the book is reaching its conclusion and the romantic-y bits are starting to happen now.
Read This Week
The X-Files: Season 10 #1 by Joe Harris and others
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin by Jim Butcher and others
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Clean Out Your E-Reader Challenge
Ho Ho Ho Read-A-Thon
I know that the Ho Ho Ho Read-a-Thon is over, but I want to thank Kimberly from the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer from the Bawdy Book Blog for the $20 Amazon Gift Certificate! I also received some swag from the Twitter party!