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Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm reading: 

Something from my dusty bookshelf.

TITLE: Eve
SERIES: Eve, Book #1
AUTHOR: Anna Carey
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2011
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 318 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction/Dystopia
ISBN: 9780062114181
The year is 2032, 16 years after a deadly virus wiped out most of the earth's population. The night before 18-year-old Eve's graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.


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 the library, although I own the paperback so technically it's still from my bookshelf!

SERIES: Night Huntress, Book #1
AUTHOR: Jeaniene Frost
NARRATOR: Tavia Gilbert
PUBLISHER: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 31, 2010
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 11 hrs and 17 mins
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.

In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon, Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side...and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Jeaniene Frost lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. And while she can't see ghosts, she loves to walk through old cemeteries. Jeaniene also loves poetry and animals but fears children and hates to cook. She is currently at work on the next novel in her best-selling Night Huntress series.


I just finished:

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.




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.

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!

5 comments:

  1. What an interesting assortment of books. I enjoyed Halfway to the Grave. I read Eve but didn't like it enough to continue on with the series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. I'll be interested to hear what you think about Eve. I've had it on my 'to read' list since it came out, but it's been there long enough that I think I've lost interest.

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  3. My husband read Eve a while ago. He's the YA fan in our family. I can't recall what he though of it. Happy reading.

    I'm posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It's Monday! What are your reading?

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  4. Nice to dust off and get a book from your own bookshelf! I want to read Jeaniene Frost and at some point I will.

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  5. I loved the Cat and Bones series and am tempted to reread by listening.

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