Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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find out what other bloggers are reading.

I know, I know...things have been in warp drive lately and I haven't had much time to sleep, let alone blog.  Hopefully things will calm down a little bit now that we're in testing season and I don't have to prepare for quite so many classes.

What have you been reading lately?  I finished a great ebook called Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase.  She sent me an ARC of her ebook and I was really excited because it takes place in NOLA.  (Man do I miss that place!)  If you're into the paranormal and don't mind some steamy scenes, you'll really enjoy this book/series.  Jade Calhoun is the main character and she has just recently moved to NOLA at the request of one of her friends.  Unfortunately, her apartment is haunted and that's the last thing Jade needs.  The story kicks in gear from the first page and will have you turned (or scrolling) as quickly as you can to devour the story.  After I finished reading, I was glad to see that more books ahve been written so that I could find out more about the characters.  I had a lot of questions at the end of this book, so hopefully they get answered in the next book: Witches of Bourbon Street.

Currently, I'm reading Need You Now by Beth Wiseman.  It takes place in Round Top, Texas, which is close to where my aunt used to live and across the state from where I lived. I'm about halfway through the story and am really enjoying meeting all of the characters and they dynamics between them.  I have an idea for what I think is going to happen, but I'll have to keep reading to find out if I'm right.  I'll be posting a full review with a brief excerpt for you around the 24th of the month if you're interested in finding out more.

FCAT, our standardized testing, starts this week and I have to proctor for most of it.  Thankfully, I have Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series to read.  I'm supposed to sit and stare at the children for over 3 hours at a time, but that just freaks them out, so I've learned to "look busy" by bringing a book while proctoring.  I think the only issue I'm going to have is to try and not laugh while they're testing because the series is pretty funny.  Grandma's antics and Stephanie's thoughts have me laughing so hard that tears are rolling down my face, so I may have to bring something "boring" to read too so that the students aren't distracted by my guffawing in the back corner.  Stupid standardized tests.

Anyhoo, I apologize if I haven't made it to your blog and you've left comments on mine.  I'm trying to work may way through and respond to everyone; unfortunately, it's going slower than I would like.  Hmmm...I feel a sick day coming on soon.

So, what's on your list to read?  Anything exciting that I've missed in the past couple of weeks?  Any MUST READ NOWS?  Have a great Monday!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, when I've proctored state tests, I've found that I've been able to get a tremendous amount of reading done!

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Judith / Leeswammes said...

Sounds ideal to bring a book! Do look up unexpectedly every now and then to catch them out. :-)

Have a good week!

Kristin said...

I am hoping to start reading the Stephanie Plum series soon. I have the first book on my bookshelf and can't wait to start reading it. The movie looks so funny!

Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book

The Brunette Librarian said...

Happy reading this week! :)

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