Reading Roundup – 17th January 2015

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Reading Roundup
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This week I have been reading not for fun.  My husband and I were recently given the date for our Canadian citizenship exam, so I have been working my way through  Discover Canada – The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.  This is required reading for the exam, and the Government of Canada very helpfully offers it in hard copy, electronic format and as an audiobook. My husband, being a traditionalist, is working from our hard copy while I am following along on my Kindle Fire.

I’ll be perfectly honest.  It’s been a while since I’ve had to study for an exam – probably at least 20 years or so now – and it’s hard.  While it’s interesting reading about my adopted homeland, it’s tough wondering what we will be asked and what I’ll need to remember.  It’s also been a while since I’ve had to actually retain information.  In the jobs I’ve had we’ve not been expected to know everything, but to be able to access resources to do our jobs.

Any tips from those who’ve been through the process would be most welcome.  I took at look at the UK citizenship test – I would have failed that one!

This week I discovered the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.  It was actually the second time I read the first book in the series, but perhaps it was the contrast with some of the other books I’ve read recently, but this time the characters just leapt off the page at me.  I ended up purchasing the whole series and am now on book three! I will be writing full reviews of the books, so I won’t say any more just now.

Added to my library this week

Vampire Academy.  First book in the series.  Originally borrowed from the library, I ended up buying it from Amazon as I knew I was going to love the series.

Vampire Academy Frostbite.  I picked this up from Amazon and as the Audible Whispersync match was only $3.99 I added it too.  It’s narrated by Khristine Hvam whose work on Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

Vampire Academy Shadow Kiss.  This is the third book in the series.  I picked this up from Amazon and again from Audible.  Once again the Whispersync for Voice match was only $3.99 and Shadow Kiss is narrated by Khrisine Hvam.

Vampire Academy Blood Promise.  You guessed it, book four of the series.  I picked this one up from Amazon.  The Whispersync for Voice cost jumped to $9.99 for this book and also the narrator changes.  Narration duties fall to Emily Schaffer for the rest of the series.  It really bugs me when they do that, especially as I enjoy Khristine’s work so much.  For these two reasons I’ve not yet purchased it on audiobook, nor the final two books in the series.

Vampire Academy Spirit Bound.  Book five of the series which I picked up from Amazon.

Vampire Academy Last Sacrifice.  The final book.  Picked up from Amazon

Cold Fire.  This is the second book in Kate Elliott’s Spirit Walker series.  I have this already on Kindle, but as I enjoyed Charlotte Parry’s narration so much that I’d held off until it was released as an audiobook.  It was finally released earlier this month, so I have picked it up from Audible.

Have a good week folks!


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