It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers to see what they have read and what they are reading this week.
The wonderful host of this weekly meme is Shelia from Book Journey. You can check out Sheila’s blog to find out all the details on how to take part in this fun weekly meme. Although I should warn you that this can lead to an ever increasing TBR pile, wishlist or borrowed books from the library.
Do you ever feel as though time seems to be passing you by? I have felt like that ever since we have gotten back from vacation. Its hard to believe that this is literally Michael’s last full week left of summer vacation and its back to school on the 31st.
Since coming back from vacation we have been finishing up the last week of swimming lessons (that was last week) and the same for the summer reading programs so now this last week there is really anything to do apart from dentist, eye dr and hearing test appointments. School supplies are bought and labeled and put in the new back pack.
This past week I have to admit not much reading got done because of the construction happening behind my house.
They have been working on this street behind my house now since June and it wasn’t too bad until we got back from vacation and realized that they were literally working right behind the house and the wake up call was on Monday morning at 6:30AM. So all this past week I have been up at that time and dragging through the days.
I was super excited when Friday came because I knew it would be a quiet weekend but yea you guessed it my bubble was burst big time but thankfully I don’t think they started until 7am. From the looks of it, it seems like they are finished and have moved up so I am hoping that next week will be just a little more quieter.
I am super excited because I am hoping to get through these books this week and to get reviews up as well for them. Here is what is on my reading pile this week:
Sally’s Bones by MacKenzie Cadenhead. This is coming out in September 15, 2011 and it sounds really good.
Bones is the dreadfully delicious girl’s best friend who helps solve this Burton-esque mystery. Sally is a quirky character who loves Death Rock and faded blue jeans. She fits in better with the Addams Family than with a clique of catty sixth grade girls. After her mother’s death, grief-stricken Sally begs for death…and death is exactly what she gets: a tail-wagging skeleton dog called Bones. A gift from beyond the grave, Bones is a dreadfully delicious girl’s best friend. In this cleverly written, alliterative tale the neighbourhood’s dog treats go missing and everyone blames Bones. Sally must solve the mystery to save her cadaverous canine from puppy prison. “This unusually clever, fun teen comic is based on the novel premise that parents don’t just seem evil, they actually are evil supervillains… story with clarity, a dollop of drama and just enough pizzazz.” — Publishers Weekly praise MacKenzie Cadenhead’s The Runaways Vol 1 Grades: 4-7
The Warrior Sheep Go West by Christine & Christopher Russell. This is the second book in the series and this comes out Sept 2011.
This is a wildly western adventure about five sheep, one mad professor and a quest to save all of sheepdom. A strange monster called Red Tongue has threatened all Rams, Ewes and Lambs. The Warrior Sheep know it’s up to them to stop him. Last time they saved the Sheep God. This time they have to save all of sheepdom. ‘We did it once, we can do it again,’ Wills the lamb says. And so the Warrior Sheep go West! To America, to the desert and the hot air of Las Vegas. But they have a crazy scientist following them, and Tod and Gran have been slung in jail by a over-zealous Sheriff. Can the Warriors give Professor Boomberg the slip and stop the sheep-killing monster? They’ll need to hoof it, before Red Tongue tramples all over America…Read it: it’s absolutely baaarmy!
The Quest of the Warrior Sheep by Christopher & Christine Russell. This is book one in the series and I bought it while I was in the US because I knew I was going to read the second book very soon. This one came out last year.
This is a super-funny, super-crazy crime caper with five rare-breed sheep! A silver object falls mysteriously from the sky and lands on Sal, a matronly Southdown ewe who lives happily with her sheep friends on Eppingham Farm. The sheep are convinced that an ancient ovine prophecy is being fulfilled. They must go North (so to Scotland, perhaps?), on a mission to aid Lord Aries, Sheep of all Sheepdom, Ram of Rams, in his battle against the powers of darkness in the shape of Lambad the Bad. Thus the Eppingham Posse of Rare Breed Warriors is born. In fact, the silver object is a mobile phone, dropped from a hot air balloon by Luke and Neil, who have been stealing bank money over the internet. They need that phone back to hide the evidence. And a couple of woolbags aren’t going to stand in their way! The chase is on…
So guys, this is what I am planning on reading this week, what about you?
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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday What are you reading? #33”
Love the titles – Warrior Sheep. Cute books!
Sounds like a fun reading week ahead! I’m almost done with Possession (Elana Johnson not A.S. Byatt!) and then I’ve got Juliet and Domestic Violets on my list. Enjoy your books!
The summer sure has just flown by, hasn’t it? I hope you have a good week in books!
these look great! happy reading ”)