What’s on my (mostly virtual) nightstand? 11-13-11

The exercise of looking at what I’m planning to read in the upcoming week is fascinating, sort of like watching a train wreck. You know there’s a crash coming, but you just can’t make yourself turn your eyes away!

Thanksgiving is 11 days away. Yikes! We’re driving to Cincinnati to see my mom for the holiday weekend. I will either get a LOT of reading done, or not much at all.

I finished White Hot Christmas for Library Journal Xpress Reviews. It will be the first starred review for their ebook review program. This is a pretty big deal. I know what I wrote in the review, but I wonder what they’ll say about it being the first actual starred review?

Next week’s contenders come from three completely different sources. I received When a Man Loves a Woman from the author Alina Adams in return for an honest review. What’s unusual about this book is that it’s an enhanced ebook, with music included in order to add to the reading experience. I’ve never read an enhanced ebook, so this should be interesting. I’m looking forward to the experience.

Edge of Survival was also an author request, but it was one that came about because the Toni Anderson had seen Ebook Review Central and asked if I would review her November title through NetGalley. This is a romantic suspense title, and I’d looked at it longingly a couple of times anyway, so I requested it through NetGalley. Reading Reality is already listed as a Reviewing Organization with NetGalley.

Last, but most definitely and absolutely not least for this week, Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron, also something I requested from NetGalley.  This is the latest book in her continuing Judge Deborah Knott series. I love the series, and have read all the books from the very first, Bootlegger’s Daughter. I’ve been looking forward to this book because she ties this series in with her earlier, Lt. Sigrid Harald series.  It’s been a long time since she’s written anything in that particular series, and I’ve missed it.

Recapping from last week I finished SEAL of my Dreams (B+) in time for Veterans Day. And I’ve got Knight of Runes read, I just need to write it up.

I’m unfortunately in the middle of Dark Vow, and I haven’t started Hollow House. Hence my reference to the train wreck at the beginning. I finished Snuff (my husband wanted to borrow my iPad this week).

I started Fallen Embers. The author, Lauri J. Owen, says that I can get the review up when it’s ready. I appreciate her understanding.

And I have three books with due dates. Blood Rock and Frost Moon will still timebomb on my iPad, and Wings of Fire by Charles Todd is due back at the library, all on 11/26/11.

I don’t think I can let myself add anything new to the pile until I get something on the pile off the pile. What’s that game where you pull the blocks out of the tower? Jenga? I think this is book jenga. Only with ebooks.

4 thoughts on “What’s on my (mostly virtual) nightstand? 11-13-11

  1. Hi Marlene! Just wanted to say a huge thank you for reviewing my book for the Library Journal and for giving it a star! I had to have a lie down when I read that 🙂 Much appreciated.

      1. Thank you so much! I’m absolutely thrilled 🙂 It’s lovely to know when one person reads your work and enjoys it – even lovelier when they tell everyone else!

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