Monday, April 23, 2012

Oops. Been a little while.

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.
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What I've Been Reading ... not nearly as much as I would like to! Not sure why ... just busy with important things or tired or sidetracked on not so important things.

Voice of the Undead (Alex Van Helsing #2)Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think I would have liked this one more if I'd read the first one more recently. Which is not to say I didn't like it. I did. But I was confused more than once. Kept reading for the general storyline and occasional awesome part (like ... how can I say it without giving away a spoiler ... the unexpected twist in one character that I hope is revisited?). Skimmed over the confusing parts.

I just went back to look at my review of the first and seriously ... cannot remember what the question about Mr. Sangster was. That is going to drive me nuts.

The idea behind this story was interesting. A vampire with an uncanny ability to inflict his will upon others. More than the "usual" vampiric thrall.

I'll be back for book three.

The Fourth Stall Part IIThe Fourth Stall Part II by Chris Rylander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Still funny. Mac is a hoot. Kitten scaring the first graders made me laugh (does that make me mean that it made me laugh?).

Though I agree with other reviewers. The whole testing ridiculousness (I mean, seriously ... the number of hours spent practicing? If we could just be TEACHING AND LEARNING during that time instead of SILENCE and bubbling and "use your strategies" then the kids would come away with A LOT MORE KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY. But the test makers would be out money so there's that. :X) made that part of the story a little hard to take. And the epilogue? Seriously, how long before we get book three? Cause that's just mean.

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Up Next Week?

I really must finish
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Plus I have
Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5)Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Variant (Variant, #1)Variant by Robison Wells

checked out from the library. Hooray for reading! Have Friday off of school so I should make good on this goal. Local holiday. ;]



  1. Variant looks interesting- looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
    Enjoy Throne of Fire- I just preordered the 3rd today.

    Happy reading this week :)

  2. I keep hearing about Fourth Stall. Those last 2 look REALLY good! :)

    I just finished CrissCross by Lynne Rae Perkins. There arent' too many books that I can't get into, but this was one of them. Have you ever read it? I finished it-just because I am like that. :)


  3. I want to read the Fourth Stall books! The premise seems very clever. I also really want to read some of Ally Carter's books. Have you read some of her's before?