Thursday, May 9, 2013

Update/May TBR

Found out today that Kelley Armstrong is coming to do a book signing at my local library! So excited! That's on May 22nd. Which is awesome timing because I am moving from Ontario to Nova Scotia on the 28th for my new job. So I am trying to cram in as much Ontario stuff as I can before I go. That included getting all four of my wisdom teeth out this week. Ugg. That put a bit of a damper on my plans of getting ahead on my packing, reading, etc. and instead I've just been sleeping for the past couple days.

Anyways my To Be Read list for May may be a bit ambitious but it may also be a bit more accurate than previous TBRs.

Already finished:

  1. The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery
     by Justin Richards
    finished: May 2
    rating: 4/5
  2. The Roots of Evil (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #4)
    The Roots of Evil (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #4)
    by Philip Reeve
    finished: May 2
    rating: 3/5 (I would have preferred/related more with a #4/Sarah Jane Smith pairing) 

    Rest of the Month: 

    1.  Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins (booksigning prep)
    2.  Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes (for YT BookClub)
    3. Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins (booksigning prep)
    4. The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3) The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, #3)  by Kelley Armstrong (booksigning prep)
      Exit Strategy
      Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong (booksigning prep)

      5.Tip of the Tongue (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #5) Tip of the Tongue (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, #5) by Patrick Ness

April Wrap-Up

Here's the books I ended up reading/finishing reading in April. You will see they differ slightly/quite a bit from my April TBR. Oops

  1. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers #1)
    finished: April 2, 2013
    rating: 4/5
  2. Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe (Kythan Guardians #1)
    finished: April 11, 2013
    rating: 4/5
  3. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers #2)
    finished: April 18, 2013
    rating: 4/5 (surprise, surprise)
  4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #1)
    finished: April 25, 2013
    rating: 4/5 (yes again)
At the very end of March I went to a book signing of Kelley Armstrong's in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. At that time I had several of her books on my shelves yet hadn't read any of them so I figured I'd better get cracking on them. By the time I saw her I was almost finished the Summoning and was really enjoying it. I ended up purchasing her most recent book The Rising at that event and I am looking forward to reading it but to get there I still have to read The Reckoning, the third book of the Darkest Powers trilogy, and The Gathering and The Calling the first two books of the Darkness Rising trilogy of which The Rising is the final book. Oh dear. So many books.

I read Destiny's Fire as part of the YouTube Book Club and really enjoyed it as well. I gave it a 4/5 because as much as I liked it I would have preferred more featuring the powers the characters possess than the love triangle aspects. Basically more action, less romance, but it was still a great book.

On May 25th, I am planning to attend Rachel Hawkins' booksigning in Brampton again so to prepare for this event I dusted off my Hex Hall trilogy books that have been on my shelf for what seems like ages and started to read. I read the first book Hex Hall in a day and then passed it off to my mother to read as well, as she will be coming with me to the booksigning. So onto the second book Demonglass...