Bookish Blog Hops’ Spring Hop Day 3:
What are you currently reading?
Welcome to day 3 of the hop, be sure to check out this post to catch up with what has been posted so far.
Today we are talking about what we are currently reading, and boy I have no idea where to start! I am currently reading several book for upcoming book tours, so I am going to share and ebook and audio and a hard copy with you today
Twelve-year-old Alex may have lost his ability to play sports, but he gained the ability to see ghosts. Now he must figure out how to put an evil spirit to rest–or die trying.
Once an athlete and popular kid, Alex is in a terrible car accident that severely injures his hip and leaves him with a rare power: he can hear and see ghosts. All Alex wants is to be normal. But when a malevolent spirit begins haunting him, Alex must accept his unwanted psychic powers and work with his best friend, his paranormal investigator cousin, and two friendly spirits to solve the mystery of the bones in the wall and put the vicious ghost to rest. If he fails, he’ll lose his family and friends to a gruesome fate.
Piper Taylor concedes she’ll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he can’t deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes.
The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlanta’s Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to change his mistakes. But his time slip triggers consequences beyond his wildest dreams.
Can Piper avoid the international espionage and terrorism of 2001 New York, find Nick, and bring him home before he alters the fabric of time, or will the lovers drift forever Beyond The Mist?
Feasible Planet by Ken Kores
Are we doing enough?
Are you concerned about the state of our planet and hope that governments and corporations will find a sustainable way for us to live? If you do not think about it too hard, that may work, but will it? Left on their own, with drivers of popularity and profits, I am not too convinced that it will.
The missing part of this equation is you and me. Individuals who believe that corporations and governments can do better. Individuals who believe that through action, we can buy a bit more time to develop and implement solutions to our critical issues.
Did I hear a groan out there when you read the word ‘actions’? Do not worry! Most of the actions that I am referring to will not only help save the planet, but will benefit you right away through saving money, time, better health, and having a happier life in general.
Sustainability goes beyond controlling our consumption and pollution. There are key social, political, and economic areas that need to be addressed as well, and there are several steps that individuals can take to help in these areas.
For those of you who feel we could do more, this book is for you and is loaded with actionable activities, the reasons for doing them, and explores why we are not doing them already.
Every journey starts with a first step. Hopefully this book will lead to those first sustainable steps and that will change the world.
So as you can see I am reading/listening to quite a variety right now which isn’t all that unusual for me. Now lets take a look at books the others are currently reading:
Becki Svare – A Book Lover’s Adventures
I’m currently reading One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler. Set in the gorgeous Mediterranean area around Greece and Turkey, this book just grabbed me in from the very first page and I can’t put it down! If you’re a fan of a good suspense/thriller type of book that’s set in a gorgeous area, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up. But, make sure you’ve got the time to read it! You won’t want t put it down!!
Stormi – Bewitched Reader Book Blog – www.bewitchedreader.com
I’m currently reading Best of Intentions by LK Farlow. It’s an angsty, best friend’s brother romance, which is one of my favorite romance tropes. I’m not too far into this book, but so far I’m enjoying it. The hero is a cop, so it also hits that man-in-uniform trope a lot of romance readers enjoy.
Erica Robyn – Erica Robyn Reads – www.ericarobynreads.com
The book that I’m currently reading is a book for a blog tour. It’s The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist by JT Hunter. I’m so interested and terrified of True Crime. This is a person that I haven’t heard of before and I’m really looking forward to learning more about this serial killer (as messed up as that sounds!).
Leslie Conzatti — www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com
As with yesterday’s post, I am writing as if I’m further along on books I haven’t actually read yet, so bear with me!
I am currently wending my way through Veiled Rose by Anne Elizabeth Stengl, and loving it! As with Uprooted and Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, it’s been many years since I read the first book in the Tales from Goldstone Wood series, and only just now am I finally getting around to reading the second one! It’s pretty good so far–not quite as original folklore feeling as Novik’s style, but it’s pretty and pleasing in its own right! (Note to host: further details will be added as I actually get around to reading this, so please check back here before you publish the post!)
In ebooks, I’m currently reading Ugly Girl by Mary E. Twomey. The last book I read by her was her stunning paranormal/alt history trilogy The Volumes of the Vemreaux–and let me tell you, her characters were so enthralling that I became obsessed with them, and the story was so captivating that it really-truly wrecked my emotions. You can read my reviews of each book on my blog here: >< >< >The Lie< and I promise you, you’ll want to get the whole series for yourself! Ugly Girl is the first book in a series of fantasy re-tellings she’s doing, and it’s got her same trademark style, so I’m loving it!
Laura Doherty – Tales of a Natural Spoonie – https://talesofanaturalspoonie.com
I am currently reading two books. I have just started on Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology as I am researching for my first fantasy novel. So far I am absolutely loving his retelling of the myths and legends surrounding Odin, Thor, Loki and the rest of the Norse gods. These tales are also really helping me to decide upon the mythical elements I am going to include.
The second book I am reading is the memoir Ripples from the Edge of Life by Roland Chesters for a review on my blog. This is a read and a half and although the subject matter is at times harrowing I am loving the way that Roland is sharing his story. Here is the blurb…
“If, out of the blue, you were given just two weeks to live, how would you feel? What would you do? How would you prepare for the end? Who would you tell – and how?
This was the terrible position Roland Chesters found himself in in the late summer of 2006. He knew he was seriously ill – but had no idea he had both HIV and AIDS.
Luckily, Roland did not die. Expert medical help and his own determination not to give in saw him through. His life, though, had changed forever…
Ripples From the Edge of Life is Roland’s account of a life-changing diagnosis and its impact on him and those closest to him. More than a memoir, Roland’s story is not unique; ripples spread outwards, and this empowering collection gives voice to fourteen others who have survived similar traumatic diagnoses.
This book contains wisdom, hope, humour and inspiration in equal measure. It is an essential read for anyone living with a life-changing condition, and for those who support them.”
Kim – Writer Side of Life www.writersideoflife.com
I’m currently reading Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse. This year I will be attending Worldcon since it is being held here in New Zealand. So I’m beyond excited I’ll get to vote in the Hugo Awards. This book is on my reading list for the award.
Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com
I’m currently reading Killing Me Softly by Bianca Sloane (previously published as Live and Let Die). So far it’s OK. There’s some interesting plot developments happening and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.
About the book:
On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago’s snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.
Over a year later, Tracy’s sister, Sondra, still can’t come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister’s death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy’s past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister’s life that may have led to her death.
As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she’s launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death…
Valerie, Cats Luv Coffee www.catsluvcoffee.com
Oh boy, are you ready for this? I’m currently somewhere in the middle of six books: Tales from the Fringes of Fear (children’s horror collection – think Goosebumps), Judge and Jury (PNR), Midnight in the Graveyard (a horror collection), (time travel romance), and The Wrong Side of Forty (paranormal fiction for women). Pretty varied collection, huh?
There are some great sounding books up there that I am going to have to and add to my TBR list now! Be sure to check out tomorrows post over at Cats Luv Coffee where we will be answering ‘A Book With a One Word Title’