Friday, January 28, 2011

Book Review-Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9)It had been quite awhile since reading the last book in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. I started it back in April 2008 and have been loving each book since. With so many books to read and review, I had put off reading some of the series that I had been following so it was nice to finally get back to them.

Living with the Dead is the ninth book in the series about werewolves, witches and demons. Supernaturals are a major part of the world but unknowingly to humans. In this installment, the story follows Robyn Peltier who isn't a supernatural, but gets dragged into their world when she becomes a suspect in the murder of one of her clients. It is a good thing that one of her best friends, Hope Adams, is in town with her boyfriend, Karl. The fact that she is a half demon and he a werewolf comes in handy to get Robyn out of trouble.

So nice to get lost in Armstrong's world once again. Still entertaining and fresh. I think it helps that each book follows different characters and yet shows how they are all interconnected. You are continuously reminded of the other characters and their lives. Great way to get readers interested in reading the next book.


Source: Christmas gift

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday (a day late...again)

Baby books and a book to review. The little girl is finally able to entertain herself a bit more and is sometimes taking longer naps during the day that I feel a little more able to get some reading done. So, it is time to start reviewing a bit more.

The first on my list...

Electric Barracuda: A Novel (Serge Storms)Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey sent for review for TLC Book Tours (thanks Trish)

And the babycentric books...

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the NightThe No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Though the Night by Elizabeth Pantley

Baby Yosemite

Baby Yosemite by Katherine Brumage (board book)

123 San Francisco: A Cool Counting Book (Cool Counting Books)
123 San Francisco: A Cool Counting Book by Puck (board book)

Mailbox Monday Blog Tour is being hosted by Rose City Reader for the month of January. Go see what everybody else will be reading in 2011.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2010 Books Read

The Christmas JourneyDecember
48. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris =
47. The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere + (review)
46. Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliot + (review)

45. The Dead Boys by Royce Buckingham + (review)
44. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris =

Green BabyOctober
43. Green Baby by Susannah Marriot + (review)
42. The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD (review)

41. Linger by Maggie Steifvater (review) =

40. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater (review)
39. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin (review)^
38. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (review)
37. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritson
36. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Steig Larsson=

Inside Out: A Novel
35. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (review)
34. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)
33. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
32. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich =(review)
31. Inside Out by Barry Eisler +(review)
30. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer =(review)
29. The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli ^ (review)

28. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (review)
27. I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter (review)

26. Ice Cold by Tess Gerritson ^ (review)
25. Birth Day by Mark Sloan, MD (review)
24. Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty (review)

Trackers #1April
23. Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz = (review)
22. Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz = (review)
21. Luxe by Anna Godberson
20. Trackers by Patrick Carman * (review)
19. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger ~
18. Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

17. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket =
16. Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (review)
15. Small Favor by Jim Butcher
14. Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge ~
13. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (review)
12. That Summer by Sarah Dessen (review)
11. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (review)
10. Frenemies by Alexa young
9. Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison

8. Flyte by Angie Sage
7. The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld

Sense and Sensibility and Sea MonstersJanuary
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (review)
5. Mia the Magnificent by Eileen Boggess + (review)
4. Magyk by Angie Sage (review)
3. According to Jane by Marilyn Brant (review
2. 7th Heaven by James Patterson =
1. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters + (review

^ LT Early Reviewers Program
# GoodReads First Reads Program
~ Giveaway Win
+ publisher/author sent for review (not ARC)
= Mooched/Borrowed


Friday, January 7, 2011

Mama will be back when I get better at napping


This cute little girl has been taking up a lot of my reading and online time. Thought I would share a photo of my almost 4 month old baby in an attempt to get some understanding for not being as present as I have been in the past. I feel bad for not visiting blogs, commenting, posting more reviews, participating in challenges, etc...

Hope you all can forgive me. Just take a look at that cute little face. :)


Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Loot (Mailbox Monday)

I love getting books for gifts, and this year I came home with quite a haul. Didn't get home in time for last week's Mailbox Monday, so...Happy New Year!

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good SenseChild of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter

Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11)

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9) Living With the Dead by Kelly Armstrong

The Likeness: A NovelThe Likeness by Tana French

Mailbox Monday Blog Tour is being hosted by Rose City Reader for the month of January. Go see what everybody else will be reading in 2011.