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Monday, April 3, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm reading: 

Something I won in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

TITLE: The Hatching
SERIES: The Hatching, Book #1
AUTHORS: Ezekiel Boone
PUBLISHER: Random House Canada
PUBLICATION DATE: July 5, 2016
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 320 pages
GENRE: Horror
ISBN: 9780345816481
Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, D.C. laboratory. Something wants out.

The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.


Something from my bookshelf. This is my vintage 1970 edition, which I've kept from my childhood! I'm reading it aloud to my daughter, and our plan is to make our way through the whole series. This is a re-read for me, but I honestly don't remember a thing about it! It read it when I was young.

SERIES: Oz, Book #2
AUTHOR: L. Frank Baum 
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
PUBLICATION DATE: 1970 (first published 1904)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 192 pages
GENRE: Children's Fiction, Classics, Fantasy
ISBN: 0590085654

"You'll never bother me again," says Mombi the witch, "once you drink this magic brew."

"What'll it do?" cries poor Tip.

"It will turn you into a marble statue!"

Tip's heart beats wildly.

Can a mere boy escape from a witch's evil power?

But this is Oz -- the marvelous, magical land where anything can happen!


I'm listening to:

Something from my TBR mountain.

AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson
NARRATORS: Scott Brick
PUBLISHER: Tantor Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: November 8, 2006
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 3 hrs and 6 mins
GENRE: Classics, Horror
In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities - one essentially good, the other evil - for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.


I just finished:

AUTHORS: S.J. Watson
PUBLISHER: Black Swan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012 (first published April 28, 2011)
FORMAT: Mass Market Paperback
LENGTH: 372 pages
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 9780552164122


'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...'

Memories define us.

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?

Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight.

And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.

Welcome to Christine's life.



AUTHOR: Amanda Bouchet
NARRATORS: Mia Barron
PUBLISHER: Recorded Books
PUBLICATION DATE: January 3, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 11 hrs and 42 mins
GENRE: Fantasy, Romance
She's destined to destroy the world...

"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a girl to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.

But not if she can help it

Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world-for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or not at all.

What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!

10 comments:

  1. Breath of Fire is on my TBR stack but I haven't had a chance to start it yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Before I Go to Sleep looks so intriguing! I've owned it for a while, need to get around to it.

    My Monday post

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  3. Great to be moving the TBR shelf and audiobooks along. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! It feels good to make progress!

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    1. I really enjoyed it as well, though not quite as much as the first one.

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  5. Looks like a good week.

    Before I Go To Sleep was a book I liked. The ending was very good.

    Have a marvelous week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I agree, it was hard to put down!

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