Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9 | Currently Reading

Summer! Summer has officially arrived for the Book Den family. School ended on Tuesday, baseball season ended on Saturday. No more homework, no more practice, no more games: hello extra reading time.

Do your reading habits change in the summer? Do you believe certain books make better "summer reads"?

This week I'm reading Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes. I mentioned last week that I'm in a non-fiction kick. A new Stephen King was definitely the thing to drag me back to fiction. It's been a while since I've wanted to stay up reading all night.



What are you guys reading this week? Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!


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Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26 | Currently Reading

To those of you traveling to BEA later this week, have a safe trip and have fun! I know you all are going to have an amazing time.


Happy Memorial Day to those of you observing the holiday today. I have the day off! (Hallelujah.) Memorial Day and Independence Day are the only days off I have this summer. Excruciating...

I've been in non-fiction mode here lately, reading mostly music and piano related books. I will probably continue reading more non-fiction through the summer. Once it starts turning colder I'll probably lose myself entirely in the fiction. Two stand out books have been Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner and Great Pianists on Piano Playing. I recommend the Kenny Werner book to anyone who plays an instrument.


The only fiction book I'm reading at the moment is Sunrise by Mike Mullin. It's the final book in the Ashfall trilogy (which I just really love). It's always hard to finish a series and let go.


I may hold off picking up anything else this week so I can dive into Stephen King's new book next week! The past couple of years Stephen King has moved back into the DROP EVERYTHING AND READ THIS NOW category.


I'd love to hear what you guys are reading this week. Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!


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Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31 | Currently Reading

Hi, everyone! You may have noticed I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately. It started out simply taking time off during my kids' spring break, but that turned into the flu and pneumonia and a whole host of not feeling up to posting on the blog.

During my time away I've finished reading The Body Book by Cameron Diaz, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, and The Bleeding Season by Greg Gifune:


I enjoyed the Cameron Diaz book. The Winner's Curse wasn't particularly great for me. The Bleeding Season, however, was a really great read.

Right now I'm rereading Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon. I've been in the mood to read it again for quite some time and the new book in the Matthew Corbett series comes out in a couple of months.


I hope it is starting to look like spring for you guys. The pollen is coating EVERYTHING right now, but I'm loving the beautiful weather. All of our flower seeds have sprouted. I'm looking forward to moving those into the yard. Baseball season has started. We have just 3 short weeks until our first planned trip to the beach. Happy times make me happy.

Let me hear what is going on with you and especially what you are reading this week. Be sure to let me know in the comments or leave me a link!


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Book Review | Honor's Knight by Rachel Bach



Honor's Knight is the second book in the Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach.

Book Description

The rollicking sequel to Fortune's Pawn -- an action packed science fiction novel.

Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either.

After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she's determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi's not actually looking for it -- trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she's supposed to hate.

But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there's worse fates than being shot, and sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.

The entire time I was reading Honor's Knight all I could think was Holy shit I love this book. I'm devastated there is only one book left in the series. If you haven't read Fortune's Pawn, I cannot recommend enough that you jump on to this trilogy.

You can read my review of Fortune's Pawn here.

I mentioned in my review of Fortune's Pawn that it was more of a "space fantasy" than a science fiction novel. Honor's Knight can definitely be classified more as science fiction but this is an awesome thing. I'm loving the way this trilogy is progressing.

The Paradox series centers around Devi Morris - a totally badass mercenary chick on track to join an elite league of armored fighters. It's difficult to review Honor's Knight without spoiling the first book so I'm just going to say I loved this second book even more than the first. And I really loved the first.

There's so much action and mystery, so many twists and turns, and such awesome characters. There's also no cliffhanger at the end of this one! Just an intense longing for more... I highly, highly recommend this series.

9/10: Highly Recommended


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