Friday, June 24, 2011

In My Mailbox

This week, my books came from Barnes & Nobles and Walmart.  My finds for the week are:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Last Night's Dinner

Last night for dinner we had one of the best things my man knows how to make, sherried beef. 

2 pounds of beef steak, cut into cubes
1 large can of cream of mushroom soup
1 packet of Lipton Onion's soup mix
3/4 cup of Sherry

Preheat over to 325 degrees

In a deep casserole dish place the beef and the mushroom soup.

Sprinkle the meat mixture with the onion soup mix.

Add the sherry and stir everything together.

Cover and bake for 3 hours.

Serve with rice or egg noodles.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World of Books.  Each week I'll spotlight the books I'm reading, recently finished, and plan to read this work.

"Just Kids" by Patti Smith 320 pages

"City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare 485 pages
"City of Ashes" by Cassandra Clare 496 pages
"Midnight Alley" by Rachel Caine 256 pages

"Smashed" by Koren Zailckas
"Feast of Fools" by Rachel Caine

Up Next:
"Virals" by Kathy Reichs
"Hot Six" by Janet Evanovich

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Top Books I Want to Read Soon (in no particular order)

 1.  Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston.

  2.  Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

 3.  City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

  4.  Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

5.  Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn

 6.  Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink

  7.  Supernaturally by Kiersten White

 8.  Die for Me by Amy Plum

  9.  Early to Death Early to Rise by Kim Harrison

 10.  Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads says:

"When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end."

My Rating:

***** 5 Stars

My review:

I absolutely love this book. In my opinion it's the best teen series since Harry Potter. The book has strong characters, a well written storyline that sucks you in, and before you know it you've finished the book.

Clary witnesses a murder while out at a dance club. From that moment on her life is never the same. This story is filled with demons, vampires, werewolves, faeries and those that hunt them.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In My Mailbox

 I have been reading Once Upon a Twilight blog for almost a year now.  Every week they do a post entitled "In My Mailbox" which is hosted at The Story Siren.  The purpose of the post was to give books recognition as neither blog can review every book that they read.  This week I'm giving it a try.

Over the weekend I hit up the half price day at Goodwill and scored some amazing books (23 for $17 and many of them hardback - some are for my stepdaughter so they won't be listed).

*The Host by Stephanie Meyers
*Bound by Light by Anna Windsor
*The Final Eclipse by Lynne Ewing
*My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
*If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch
*Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
*Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas
*The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
*Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
*Nightime is My Time by Mary Higgins Clark
*Run for Your Life by James Patterson
*Little Bee by Chris Cleave
*Virals by Kathy Reichs
*The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
*Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
*Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
*Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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