Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday - What are you reading?

I've recently decided to join in Sheila from Book Journey's It's Monday! What are you reading? I thought it would be a good idea so you know what to expect from me this week. Also, if you have any book suggestions, I am always open for those!

Currently Reading:
An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of "Riding Lessons." "Gritty, sensual and charged with dark secrets involving love, murder and a majestic, mute heroine (Rosie the Elephant)."Q"Parade."

I actually started this book on Friday afternoon. While it doesn't normally take me all that long to read a book of this size, I've had to work all weekend. I'm on page 196 out of 327. I plan on finishing it tonight or even tomorrow night. (If I'm feeling as ambitious as I am right now, I will tonight.)

I will provide a book review of this book once I complete it. I'm not going to lie, I have been surprisingly captivated by it. I didn't think I'd like it because in the past I haven't really cared for books that were based in different centuries. (Sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with their verbiage.) This has been a great surprise. I'm glad I listened to my mother-in-law and coworkers. :)

Tuesday/Wednesday read:
After his brothers recent disapearance Wesley Rochester wished he could just fade into obscurity. Searching for closure, he's haunted by visons. Consumed with decoding the messages, he begins turning dangerously deeper inward. Enter an intriguing, 'not quite' human stranger, who mysteriously arrives just as he feels all hope is lost. Together they begin to realize that their destinies are intricately tangled in a drama reaching far beyond the realms of the wold they know. Discovering the secrets plaguing wesley since childhood are no coincidence, and everything he believes is shattered. Captivated by her, he must decide between the life he has and the one he'd forgotten. 

'Finding Summerland' is like 'Twilight' in the sense that it is a supernatural, coming of age romance—but has a genre bending, metaphysical element and a much deeper rabbit hole. Follow the journey of two star crossed souls as they explore who they are and the ties that bind them. Enter a world intentionally forgotten. A place buried by history, where only the chosen are aware of its existence. A place covenants are made and broken, where myth leads to truth and forbidden love threatens to destroy or be destroyed, becoming just another casualty in their shadow war. 
The introductory novel in a series of five, called 'The Ameryn Chronicles'—but compelling enough to stand alone—'Finding Summerland' is sure to be savored by anyone craving to stretch the bounds of ordinary imagination, edgy enough to engage readers who enjoy unravelling a mystery, and sweet enough to grab onto the hearts of the romance lovers! Where legends breathe and dreams are alive. A 'trippy' journey to a new reality.

My initial thoughts of this book:

If this is anything like Twilight, which it is described to be, I'm going to love it. Twilight was probably one of the first books that got me reading years ago. (Side note: Although Hunger Games this year pushed me into being more frenetic.)

I've got high hopes for it since it says that it includes some of my favorite things in it. I absolutely love reading books with some sort of love interest in them. (I'm a sucker for romantic comedies.) It also includes the supernatural element as well. I like how books like this push my imagination further than I am able to. I'm looking forward to it.


  1. I love Sara Gruen's books. The movie version of Water for Elephants was good too.

    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I'm probably one of the few people who hadn't read or seen the movie! I'm holding off on watching the movie until I finish the book! :)

  2. I'm glad you've joined in this meme, it's one of my favorites! It's nice to get out there and see what everyone else is reading.

    I looooved Water for Elephants. LOVED it. Did I mention that I loved it?? ;) I hope you do too!!

    Have a great week of reading :)

    1. Me too! It's nice to lay it all out there too, makes me feel a little more organized.

      I'm like 75% through the book and I really like it too! (I wasn't so ambitious last night after laundry.)

      You too!

  3. Water for Elephants was incredible. I loooved it so much! :)

    It was actually the first book I purchased on my Kindle. Oh memories! haha!

    Come see what I'm reading at Between the Bind.

    1. That's awesome! I was a little late to join the party, but I'm happy I did! :)


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