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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (2) + Music Monday (1)

Monday, October 08, 2012 § 14 Comments

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey:
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
Here are the books that I'm currently reading this week:
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The Heroes of Olympus series, Book #3

In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery. . . .

With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments series, Book #1

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.
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.

Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.

Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.

And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun -- and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other's help, they can find their way to a better life -- but only if they're strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.
City of Bones and Impulse are re-reads, and happen to be two of my favourite books that I've read in the last year. I'm so stoked that The Mark of Athena finally came out. Loving it so far! What are you reading this week?

Hosted by Marie at Ramblings of a Daydream:
Talk about anything music related you want -spotlight a band or singer, a specific song, album, video, soundtrack, a concert you went to, old music, new music, obscure music, whatever you want. Tell us what song is inspiring you this week, or what you've listened to while reading or writing. Make a soundtrack for a favourite book, or tell us a song you associate with a certain character.
Starting off this meme by sharing my current playlist:

  • No Problem by Chase & Status
  • Blind Faith by Chase & Status
  • R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys
  • Red Lights Indicate Doors Are Secured by Arctic Monkeys
  • Heartkiller by Kat Graham
  • Creepin' Up the Backstairs by The Fratellis
  • Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis
  • Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Teen Idle by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Bubblegum Bitch by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Mowgli's Road by Marina and the Diamonds
  • I Am Not A Robot by Marina and the Diamonds

As you can tell, I'm on a big Marina and the Diamonds kick right now. Check it out:

Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada, so Happy Turkey Day, my fellow Canadians! I hope you all have an amazing day however you may be spending it.

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