It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/25/15

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Sheila from http://www.bookjourney.net hosts a fun weekly meme called It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? It’s a chance to share what you’re planning to read for the week, and to check out what everyone else is reading! Oh, my poor TBR lists. πŸ˜‰ So, here’s what I’m planning on reading this week. The #WintersRespite Read-A-Thon starts today (yay!), and I’m off of work until next Saturday, so I’m hoping I get a lot of reading in this week. Click here for my read-a-thon post. Links go to Goodreads.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-manhattan-skyline-night-new-york-city-image28953902The Schwarzschild Radius by Gustavo Florentin
Format: Paperback
Reading: For review/Book tour

Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.

After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.

When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target.

gameofthronesA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
A Song of Ice and Fire #1
Format: Kindle & Playaway Audiobook
Reading: For Fun/2015 Challenges

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

schoolofnightThe William Shakespeare Detective Agency: The School of Night by Colin Falconer
The William Shakespeare Detective Agency #1
Format: Paperback
Reading: For review/Book tour

“My name is William Shakespeare. No, not that Shakespeare; and no jests please, I’ve heard them all. I’m the other one, the ne’er do well cousin, the loafer, known to family and friends as the dunce, the one who could not recite Cicero or Horace, who could never be as good as his clever cuz, the one who has just come to Bishopsgate from Stratford with silly dreams in his head and a longing to make something more of himself than just a glover’s handyman.” What he finds in London is Lady Elizabeth Talbot, who is willing to pass a few shillings to this blundering brawler if he will help her find her husband. Poor William does not realize the trail will lead to the truth behind the death of Shakespeare’s great rival, Christopher Marlowe – or to a lifelong love affair with a woman far above his station. Each book tells the story of William’s adventures as England’s first gumshoe, set against turbulent Elizabethan politics; of his romantic pursuit of the impossible Elizabeth Talbot; while charting the career of his up and coming dramatist cousin, the bard of Stratford, but just Will to his family.

romeowandjulietRomeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley
Whales and Tails Mystery #1
Format: Kindle edition
Reading: For review

Romeow and Juliet is the first in a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt’s oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn’t working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.

In the first installment to the series Cait and her dog Max find the body of a member of the island council dead in the back room of the old fish cannery. As Cait delves into the murder she finds herself with an unlikely sleuthing partner that might just lead to a relationship of a more personal kind.

Meanwhile, Romeo, as stray cat that followed Cait home, is causing all sorts of problems for Cait as, in spite of dire warnings from the neighbor next door, he refuses to stay away from her very expensive show cat, Juliet. Could Romeo really be trying to tell Cait something about the neighbor that she initially refuses to see?

I’m also reading Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman and I have a few other books I’m hoping to get to. What about you? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments. Click the button at the top of this post if you’d like to visit Sheila’s post and link up. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kathryn! I’ve watched the first episode of Game of Thrones, then stopped because I wanted to try reading it. It’s great so far, I love getting to listen to it and follow along on my Kindle.

  1. Good luck with the read-a-thon. You got some big books ahaed of you by the looks of things!

    The Will Shakespeare Detective Agency looks fun πŸ™‚

    1. LOL Yeah, I’m not sure how well it’s going to go – that’s why I got it in audio and ebook from the library. It seems to be going a bit easier since I’m listening to it as well as reading along.

    1. Thanks, JoAnn! LOL Wouldn’t you know it, I got called in to work tomorrow, but it’s a short shift so it should be fine. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Enjoy the Read-a-Thon! You have some delightful looking books there, all new to me; I’m intrigued by Romeow and Juliet. Thanks for sharing and enjoy.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. I really can’t wait to dive into it, trying to finish a couple other books ahead of it on the review schedule. I’m sure I’ll love it, her books are great. πŸ™‚

  3. I love the GoT tv series but haven’t taken on the books yet, can’t do a ‘chunkster’ when I’m already behind with review books and the year has just started lol. Enjoy your time off and the readathon πŸ™‚

  4. Game of Thrones!!! I have a copy of the novel (with that same cover) but haven’t gotten around to reading it. I have some friends who have read that book while taking notes alongside in order to keep track of all the characters! How’s your experience reading it on Kindle/audiobook?

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