Monday, August 24, 2009

What are you reading Monday

It's Monday! JKaye has created a weekly meme that asks: What are you reading this week? is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week. Feel free to pile on a little extra.

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. For some reason I haven't been able to pick up again. I was really enjoying it, so I'm not sure why the book hasn't pulled me back in yet.

Books I plan to read:

What would Jane Austen do? By Laurie Brown This is for the Everything Jane Austen book challenge. From
Surely Jane Austen would know how to handle such a rake...
From the author of Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake, a new time travel romance featuring a modern day career woman swept back in time to Regency England, where she thwarts a Napoleonic spy, chats with Jane Austen, and falls in love with a notorious rake.
Eleanor is a costume designer in England for the Jane Austen festival, where her room at the inn is haunted. In the middle of the night she encounters two ghost sisters whose brother was killed in a duel over 200 years ago. They persuade her to travel back in time with them to prevent the duel. Eleanor is swept into a country house party, presided over by the charming Lord Shermont, where she encounters and befriends Jane Austen. But there's much more to Lord Shermont than the ghosts knew, and as Eleanor dances and flirts with him, she begins to lose her heart.

I can't wait to start this one :) I hope it goes better then the other Jane Austen themed books I read...

How to knit a Wild Bikini by Christie Ridgeway. This is a book that I picked up in the library. It looked like a cute, fun read. The description from

The beachside knitting shop Malibu & Ewe is the perfect place for L.A.’'s hip young crowd to enjoy colorful yarn and intimate conversation. For personal chef Nikki Carmichael, it could be the softest place to land if her new job falls through. Working for magazine writer Jay Buchanan has come with some strange conditions—like pretending to be his girlfriend. As for Jay, he finds himself drawn to the kitchen, where he’s intrigued by his sexy cook'’s ability to withstand the heat between them. And now he thinks it’s time to turn up the flames.

Last week reads:

I didn't get as many books read as I thought I would...(isn't that always the case??)

At Wicks End by Tim Myers-This was a cute mystery and an author I found through the Take A Chance Challenge. This was super short-175 pages, but the characters were adorable and I'm glad there are more books in this series. The plot: Harrison Black is left his Great-Aunts Candle shop when she dies. The catch? His aunt, knowing his job hopping ways, made it so that he has to work there five years before he can officially own the store or get the rest of his inheritance. However there are a series of strange events happening in the small town of Timber Ridge, and only Harrison thinks they are connected...he soon suspects that his aunt didn't really die from a fall from a ladder, but was murdered-now he just has to prove it.

Good Things by Mia King-From Goodreads: A charming debut novel about a lifestyle maven who learns that living simply isn't simple. Deidre McIntosh became famous teaching women "to live simply, and simply live"-ironic for a woman who thrives on the chaos of a television career, and shares a home with her best friend, the one man she can count on-who happens to be gay. But when her Seattle cooking-and-lifestyle show gets bumped off the air, and her best guy moves in with his boyfriend, she's left trying to figure out the next segment. Seizing on a chance encounter with an attractive stranger, Deidre accepts his offer to use his country home. She hopes to get away for a while and learn to practice what she preaches. To appreciate life without voice mail. To gain the courage to start again, and take the first slow, cautious steps toward a new kind of success-and maybe even love. It seems like a simple task. But it may be the hardest thing she's ever done.

I loved this book!! A review will be up shortly....

I have high hopes that I will get more then two books read this week-but I've learned that nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to reading. :)

What are you reading this week? :)