Thursday, August 29, 2013

Currently Reading Update (Book Reading Debacle)

Hello my dearlings,

NEWSFLASH: I began my Masters in Library Science earlier this week.

This is my school. Oh lord, it's gorgeous.
Yes, it's true. I've dived right on in, ready or not, to the wonderful world of learning to be a librarian (information specialist). 

I also launched my business online after much fiddling and working to get it up (it's still not completely ready, but I was too excited to wait for the designer to do the layout!)

So, with my MLIS studies, my business, my part-time, and this blog I have been literally camping out at my local coffee houses for internet. Internet at the apartment is STILL a no go. I'm calling the internet provider today to ask for a rush fix up and maybe I'll see internet in the comfort of my own home here in the next week or so!

This blog will NOT be shut down, no matter how busy things get. I've kind of budgeted the blog into my busy schedule and since I have few other things to do with my life but study and work I've demanded of myself that SOME semblance of enjoyment outside of the two remain!

And reading? What better excuse to cloister myself away with a book or two than being a Library Science MA student?

Anyway, let's get this circus into town. 


I'm in a pickle again! I'm in one of those moods where I'm reading every chance I get but I can't stick to one book! I've currently got 5 books going at the same time and I alternate between them depending on my mood. The last time this happened was earlier this year and it drove me quite looloo!

City of Dark Magic
Title: City of Dark Magic
Author: Magnus Flyte
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Release Date: November 27, 2012


 Cosmically fast-paced and wildly imaginative, this debut novel is a perfect potion of magic and suspense
Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.    

 Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all. Could his cryptic notes be warnings? As Sarah parses his clues about Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” she manages to get arrested, to have tantric sex in a public fountain, and to discover a time-warping drug. She also catches the attention of a four-hundred-year-old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max, and a powerful U.S. senator with secrets she will do anything to hide.

     City of Dark Magic could be called a rom-com paranormal suspense novel—or it could simply be called one of the most entertaining novels of the year.

Whiskey Beach

Title: Whiskey Beach
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Release Date:
April 16, 2014


For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets.

To summer tourists, it's the crown jewel of the town's stunning scenery. To the residents of Whiskey Beach, it's landmark and legend. To Eli Landon, it's home...

A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He need sanctuary. He needs Bluff House.

While Eli's beloved grandmother is in Boston, recuperating from a nasty fall, Abra Walsh has card for Bluff House, among her other jobs as yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, and no one is safe from her special, some would say over-bearing, brand of nurturing - including Eli.

He begins to count on Abra for far more than her cooking, cleaning, and massage skills, and starts to feel less like a victim - and more like the kind of man who can finally solve the murder of his wife and clear his name. But Bluff House's many mysteries are a siren song to someone intent on destroying Eli and reaping the rewards. He and Abra will become entangled in a centuries-old net of rumors and half-truths that could pull them under the thunderous waters of Whiskey Beach...

Passion and obsession, humor and heart flow together in a novel about two people opening themselves up to the truth - and to each other.
Seven Sorcerers

Title: Seven Sorcerers
Author: Caro King
Middlegrade Fantasy
Release Date: 
May 3, 2011

 Nin had never liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist. Ninevah realises she is the only person to remember Toby because whoever took him is about to make her disappear too. Enter Skerridge the Bogeyman, who steals kids for Mr. Strood. With his spindle, he draws all memories of Nin out of her mother's head.

Nin escapes to the Drift, the world that her new friend Jonas and Mr. Strood inhabit. But the Drift is filled with the fabulous and the dreadful; tombfolk, mudmen, and the spirits of the seven sorcerers who once ruled the land. What is the secret of the Seven Sorcerers, and will Nin and Toby escape their fate at the House of Strood?

Girl of Nightmares

Title: Girl of Nightmares
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre:  YA Horror
Release Date:  August 7, 2012
Pages: 332


It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Abarat: Absolute Midnight

Title: Absolute Midnight
Author: Clive Barker
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: September 27, 2011


Abarat: Absolute Midnight continues the thrilling adventures of Candy Quackenbush in the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day—from The Great Head that sits in the mysterious twilight waters of Eight in the Evening to the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of Gorgossium, the island of Midnight, ruled over by the evil Mater Motley. With villains resurrected and morphed and the Old Mother of darkness herself, Mater Motley, at the heart of a ruthless scheme, Abarat is in danger of being destroyed forever.

Mater Motley plans to create a darkness so complete that it blots out every glimpse of the light and vanquishes the sun, moon, and stars from the Abarat, ending all hope and happiness. Her hour has come—she is prepared to unleash the end of the world. When evil begins rising from the sea, tumbles The Great Head, and sets islands aflame, the Abarat is filled with fear.

Only one person can stop her—Candy Quackenbush from Chickentown, U.S.A., a heroine who has traveled between the Hereafter and the Abarat. She valiantly fights for the sake of her friends and her mother and to speak and act for those who have no voice. Candy and her crew battle on to ultimately defuse Mater Motley and rescue the 7,000 who have survived, with the message that even in the face of this terror and loss, they may find hope. An enthralling ride, with nonstop action, adventure, and suspense, Barker has delivered an epic dystopian battle.

So what in the world are YOU reading right now?

Until Next Blog,

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your studies and all the things around it. It is always difficult to find a rhythm in activities when things change. Enjoy all the books you are reading!