Welcome Friends! Do you have a Coffee or a Tea? Then sit down with us and chat a little bit about your week with us!
Like every week, Heather, Pushy and Danny are sharing what they read this week and what other exciting things happened in their lives!
*image from the wonderful Seth MacBeth
Germany won the World Cup!!!!! YES! For the 4th time in history, we are world champions and the whole country is celebrating! Woot!
But.. back to reading :))
I finally (finally) finished the audio for City of Heavenly Fire– and I think it was an absolutely great way to tie finally everything together. The series got an ending it deserved and Cassandra Clare tied up neatly “The Mortal Instruments” series in, as well as introduced the next series The Dark Artficies which is coming end of 2015. Well done!
Immediately I started the next audio from one of my favorite series: Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles Book 7 “Shattered” – This series needs to be listened to on audio. I know I keep saying this, but Luke Daniels is a genius and brings these characters to live like no one else!
I finished The Fire Wish and for my love of all things Jinni related I even created a special post – Picture This! Jinni’s. After this I quickly read “Forecast by Rinda Ellitot” which I liked so much and I started Illusive which has just the perfect pitch line to get me hooked: “The X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of “super” criminals .”
After having a pretty good week at work but a cool one weather wise here in Chicago, we’ve been staying indoors once I’ve gotten home from work so it’s been a bit more calm. I’ve read a ton of Lego books with my son, but I also managed to fit in some reading for myself as well. I finished up the amazing near-future thriller The Forever Man by Pierre Ouellette. If you check out my review for the TLC Blog tour post, you can enter to win a $25 e-book gift card to the retailer of your choice and a copy of the book. I took a break from regular books to read a fantastic Twilight fanfiction, Détruit by Somah. It’s an alternate universe-all human story where Edward is a government contracted killer, and I really enjoyed this thriller. I used the website Ficsave to download the entire completed fic as a mobi file so I could read it on my Kindle.
I’m really excited to be reading the fourth installment of the Glamourist Histories, Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal. This one has been described as Jane Austen meets Oceans Eleven, and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’ve also continued to make my way through the audiobook of The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher while at work.
Now that Netflix has released the second season of Hemlock Grove, I started watching season one. I’ve made it through the first three episodes and I like it so far. There’s a werewolf that’s scruffy and cute, and some murders. I certainly like that I don’t have to wait a week between episodes and I can watch them whenever I want. I’m still watching True Blood (underwhelming), Teen Wolf (excellent), and Witches of East End (cheesy goodness).
Such a week! Lots going on personally, my brother actually go married yesterday (WOOT for SIL’s who are awesome!!). I started reading two books we’ll be hosting on tour in the next few months: The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson and Made For You by Melissa Marr. It’s no secret I love historical novels and Melissa Marr and I’m loving both books!!
On the TV front, I’ve taken my love for history and England and started re-watching the Tudors. Good stuff!!!
So guys, tell us about your week. What are you reading and watching?