Gee, I haven't done one of these in a while! Hope I'm still in the loop.
NIGHTSHADE CITY by Hilary Wagner. It's quite a departure for me - the characters are RATS! I quickly got caught up in the story, but I'm having trouble identifying with the rats. I keep trying to get past it, but it's mentioned too frequently. I'm thinking I'll adjust to it as the story progresses. It is a good story - well written and very descriptive. Has anyone else read it? What did you think? I'm especially interested in hearing others' opinions on whether it is really appropriate for middle grade readers. I'm thinking it is geared more to older readers as there are references to young females being "drafted" into the evil overlord's harem. Any opinions?
RUSSIAN WINTER by Daphne Kalotay. The title may conflict with today's weather, but I'm really enjoying this book, and I don't want the rats to get the upper hand!
I've switched over the laundry and am halfway through my 20 oz. of Diet Coke. When it's gone, so will be I. (? Is that even English?)
5 INGREDIENT FIX by Claire Robinson, and I'm eager to try out some recipes. First up - sauteed wild mushrooms. Yum! I'll let you know how turns out. I plan on trying several recipes throughout the week in preparation for my review - and dinner, of course!
And on my drive to the office and back, I'll be listening to DON'T BLINK by James Patterson. I'm pretty excited for this "listen" as I recently completed THE POSTCARD KILLERS and it made for a really fun and wild ride to and from work last week. I hope to have my review posted for early this week.
I'm ignoring the dishes in the kitchen for now - most are clean in the dishwasher but I just don't have time to empty it right now. Everyone should learn to prioritize! There are two things that absolutely MUST be completed before the end of the day: The little dead mole that our cat, Lola, left on the back deck really deserves a decent burial. And the TV remote -- it's missing -- AGAIN! It must be found! Losing it drives me crazy - even if I'm NOT watching TV!
I know I'll be interrupting my work at the office and doing a little blog hopping this afternoon. It's what will keep me going. Hope you all have a great day -- after all, it's destined to be a 10 out of 10!
That's it! The Diet Coke is gone! and so am I . . . for now!