Monday, March 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm joining this weeks
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 
meme over at Book Journey

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 Recently finished and reviewed:

Mistle Child by Ari Berk

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

So, here's what I'm reading this week:

by Mary Roach
The best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.

by Colin Meloy

Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in—or at least returned to tell of it.
So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.


  1. I just read something somewhere about the newest Roach...of course I can't remember where now but I'm curious about her books :) I hope you have a great week!

    1. Gulp!!! Coming out in April... I'm both excited and scared, LOL.

  2. Ooh those look like interesting reads! Haven't heard of either before!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Interesting books! Have a great week.

  4. Both your books are new to me. Thanks for visiting my blog and don't worry, I'm in awe of bloggers who read 4 or 5 books a week, I'm reading at snail's pace at the moment so the most I get through is two lol.
    Cute blog, first time I've visited and I'm a new follower. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. I like your rating system. Off to check out your Days of Blood and Starlight review. Have a great week.

  6. Mary Roach is someone I'm sure I'll eventually read someday. Living in Portland where some of Wildwood takes place is kind of cool. Plus I've gotten to see Colin and Carson around town. I'll probably wait until the third book is released to try the series again.

  7. These both look tempting...thanks for sharing, and enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.