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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (3) + Music Monday (2)

Monday, October 15, 2012 § 4 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 (yes, I'm still currently on The Mark of Athena, as it's been quite busy with school and being sick the last 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.
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
Medusa Girl series, Book #1

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
Order of the Dimensions by Irene Helenowski

When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.

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.
So yesterday, I was looking through my old CD's -- remember them? I can't be the only one who still buys CD's -- and I found one that one of my old high school friends burned for me. I remember it pretty clearly, we were sitting in Graphics class, I think I was in the 10th grade so this would've been around 2004-2005, and we were just talking about our favourite musicians at the time. Turned out we had similar tastes and were both big into indie music, and she suggested I listed to this band's new album because she thought I'd like their sound. Now, I'd heard of them (as well as Babyshambles) before, but I'd never really listened to a full album by them. She gave it to me next class and I listened to it non-stop at home that night. Amazing. It became one of my favourite albums of that year: The Libertines (self-titled album), their second and last album, which was released in 2004. I've been listening to it again since yesterday. Thought I'd share the track listing and my favourite song from it.
Album: The Libertines
Artist: The Libertines
Released: August 30, 2004
Genre: Garage rock revival, indie rock
Length: 42:04
Label: Rough Trade

Track listing:
  1. Can't Stand Me Now
  2. Last Post on the Bugle
  3. Don't Be Shy
  4. The Man Who Would Be King
  5. Music When the Lights Go Out
  6. Narcissist
  7. The Ha Ha Wall
  8. Arbeit Macht Frei
  9. Campaign of Hate
  10. What Katie Did
  11. Tomblands
  12. The Saga
  13. Road to Ruin
  14. What Became of the Likely Lads / France

Can't Stand Me Now, the first track of the album, is definitely my favourite. Now, though that song is my favourite off the album, it's not my favourite Libertines song. That would be: Don't Look Back Into the Sun, which was released as a single.

Hope everyone has an amazing week!

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