Week In Read-view #1

Posted June 10, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

This week was a very slow reading week. 
Am I in a slump? or am I just picking book that aren’t right for me.
I feel like maybe I need a break from books (I can’t believe I said that)

Something about the book I’m reading now I just feel like it’s not connecting with me.
Totally bummed when it happens so I am putting it on hold just to make sure.
This might be why I have decided to spend the summer reading books I have on my TBR list. Hoping that by the time summer is over I will be ready to try new books that are requested to me.

I think its a complete honor to get a request from an author to read a book. I turn instant fangirl
 I also don’t want to hurt any ones feeling but I think that is why I am having a problem reading books lately. Taking on reads that don’t appeal to me like I hoped and feeling

So I figured I would put that book on hold for now and start on my review book for a blog tour.

Jump when Ready by David Pandolfe

Since he drowned, Henry has remained with the same group of teenagers and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English “rocker” from the 60s? Add to that, Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills for making themselves noticed by the living. Is Henry’s group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted or seen only as a potential bad influence?

Before Henry can reach any conclusions, he witnesses his sister being kidnapped. He knows who did it, where she’s being held and what will happen if the kidnappers don’t get what they want. As the police chase false leads, Henry comes to realize that he’s his sister’s only hope. But for Henry to even have a chance, he has to convince a group of teenagers that dead doesn’t mean helpless.

Again I think this might be out of my genre but so far so good. It’s really rather interesting.

The next book(s) I have to read before I start my summer reading is for a tour in July
I plan to finally sit down this week and scan through my TBR list to try and put a rough list together. I am waiting for at least 3 books that are coming out this summer. Two Second in Series and 1 New
But I am really eager to read PODS that I got from BEA
PODs by Michelle Pickett
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That’s the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating… monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life–a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.


Synopsis looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see how it plays out. This is for sure the first one I will be reading. I got some great ones from BEA and Netgalley.

I am very excited to be able to read the ARC of 


Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared:
one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to
connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss
Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in
age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. An
unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families—Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock’s keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.

Set in steam punk London, steeped in Egyptian mythology
and literary references, with a surprising time travel twist and compelling romantic triangles, Colleen Gleason has crafted a fast-paced and romantic debut young adult novel.


In all not a lot has gone on. Just feel like I am settling on books that aren’t for me. So I am hoping to focus this summer on my TBR list and a ton of reviews for them

Hope this week is a little more excited 🙂

Until next time

Have a great week
and
Happy Reading

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I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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