August 19, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?? 08/20/12

Happy Monday Relentless Readers! 



I love this meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey
It's a great way to recap your week and to plan out your reading week ahead. 

This week I read:




Gold by Chris Cleave <~~ My review



I shared an article on 9 reasons to save our public libraries here 
and I posted some fun Lit Bits here

It was a busy blogging week for me!

In giant fantastic groovy news I joined Twitter. Does that make me one of the cool kids? 
I have yet to post my first tweet, that's how uncool I really am. 

I'm currently reading:



Up Next:



Then I should get going on something for The Classics Club. 
But man oh man, 3 of the books I requested came in for me at the library!
What is a girl to do? 


Have a fantastic week!
As always, happy reading!

51 comments:

  1. The Big Necessity is on my wishlist.

    I had a fantastic week of reading so it's really difficult to pick a favorite book. I'm going to have go with a fan girl response and say the best (out of an extremely good set of books) was The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. Please come and see what else I'm reading.

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    1. I hope you like The Big Necessity!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Enjoyed your reviews last week. LOL cartoon gave me a giggle, I think the books on my TBR mountain are up to similar antics! Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Thanks so much :)

      So many many books, so little time! You just know those poor books get mad sitting there not being read, lol ;)

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  3. The Chaperone and the Headmaster's Wager both sound good. The Chaperone has got a lot of reviews but the other book is new to me. Looking forward to your review on that.

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    1. I'm reading The Chaperone right now and it's great so far. The Headmaster's Wager was one I grabbed off the shelf at the library. It sounds super, I hope I like it :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. I love the cartoon - I feel a little like that sometimes!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. You can almost hear the books fighting for your attention can't you? ;) Thanks for stopping, have a great week!

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  5. Hi Jennifer, I also love the cartoon! Very cute! I have a copy of Little Bee as well as Incendiary but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Gold looks really nice! I smiled at your poetry comment in my blog. :) I think I love poetry more than prose, I like how obscure and cryptic it can get as everything is muddled in codes and secret twists in allegories and verses. :) But yeah, prose is great too. :)

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    1. I haven't read Incendiary yet, I'll get around to it though ;) Maybe I should just try some poetry. I haven't even attempted it in YEARS.

      Thanks so much for visiting me!

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  6. The cartoon was the funniest thing ever - I snorted out loud!!! Your new books look fab. I'm looking forward to your review of The Chaperone.

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    1. LOL, I thought it was good too, and it fits ;) At times I swear I can see my books watching me and just waiting for me to read them!

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  7. You made some great reading choices. Lots of new books by authors I've loved in the past.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

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    1. Thanks Deb, it's been a good week for me as far as reading and blogging go :) I hope this next is just as good!

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  8. I loved The Chaperone...and want to read The Sandcastle Girls...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Looks like we have similar tastes :) Thanks for visiting me too Laurel!

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  9. So many books so little time! I feel the same way. You DID have a great blogging week. Enjoy your upcoming reads!

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    1. There is never enough time for all the books I want to read! (What dilemmas we readers have hmm?)

      Thanks Laura, and thanks for visiting!

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  10. Great review of The Sandcastle Girls and of Gold, both are on my wishlist! Happy reading this week!

    What I've Been Reading!

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    1. Thanks! I've had a great couple of reads lately, whooo hooo! :D Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  11. I joined Twitter and have tweeted maybe four times! Have fun. Great week of reading for you. Off to check out a couple of your reviews.

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    1. Ok, I'm not the only one then! I'm glad to hear it! Thanks for stopping by Nise :)

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  12. I'm definately going to have to look up that book on waste.

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    1. Christy, I hope you do, it was excellent! It really made me think. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. twitter is def time consuming!
    so many great links then time has just flown by..
    thx for the visit and chat - happy to see your reads. what classic choices are waiting?

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    1. Maybe it's a good thing that I'm not hanging out on Twitter then, lol, I don't need another time-sucker in my life! I have a whole list of reads for the Classics Club.
      http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-classics-club.html

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  14. You are a hoot, the Twitter comment and cartoon made me laugh out loud :-) Enjoy your reads.

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    1. Why thank you Marce, I do love to make people smile ;) Thanks for coming by!

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  15. Have you read Little Bee? Its by the same author as Gold. Oh my gosh, its crazy. My book group LOVED it, but I couldn't get into it.
    Have a great week :) The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. I sure have! There's a review of it on my blog :) I liked that even better than Gold to be honest. Just wasn't your cup of tea hmm? That happens!

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  16. The Big Necessity sounds kind of awesome. I'm intrigued :-)

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    1. It *is* pretty awesome! If you read it I'd love to know what you think :)

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  17. OK, love the cartoon sooooo much! I have The Chaperone and The Headmaster's Wager here to read too. And The Big Necessity intrigues me. Off to read your review of it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I love finding bloggers with similar reading interests! :)

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  18. Oh I have The Chaperone on my Kindle! I can't wait to read it. :-)

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    1. I'm reading it now, almost at the end in fact. It's really really good!

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  19. I've seen The Chapaerone on a lot of blogs. How are you liking it so far?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kaye :) I'm loving it! I'm just about at the end...can't wait to finish it! I'll have a review up soon too :)

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  20. I have the same problem! Here I am trying to plan out all my books and then I get an email notification telling me that ANOTHER book has come in. Haha.

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    1. Oh my gosh, I know! It's never ending!! I should *probably* stop requesting books for a bit so I can get caught up. (But will I stop? Hmm..probably not, lol)

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  21. LOL!!! Just LOVED that cartoon! :) You have some awesome books this week. enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, I'm excited about them! Thanks a million for stopping by as well :)

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  22. That cartoon is awesome. :-) I am so glad you enjoyed Sandcastle Girls and Gold! Both are books I hope to read at some point in the (preferrably near) future. The Chaperone is another one I have on my radar.

    I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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    1. It looks like we have similar (meaning awesome) tastes! I'm glad to see you here and hope you'll visit again :)

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  23. That cartoon is cracking me up. The library reserve list is always my swift and expensive downfall. I think I'm going on a self imposed library ban in September. I must read some of the books on my shelves!

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    1. Uh oh, expensive? Does that mean you have fines young lady?? ;) I should really do the same, take a library break, but it would be soooo hard!!

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  24. The library is the bane of my life I walk through to browse come out with a pile of books! They've also put a price on reserving books- which I had hoped would make it harder for me to justify but I'm currently waiting on 4 books!
    Sounds like you had a great reading week and actually kept to wha tyou posted last week- something I never seem to manage!
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Do you mean you have to pay to reserve books? I've never heard of that! I hope it's not too expensive!

      Thanks for stopping by Lettie :) I appreciate it!

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  26. Love the cartoon. That's how I feel. Especially when I'm writing up my post for this meme and when I'm reading everybody else's. (And when I'm at the library too!)

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    1. There is always a never ending pile of books to be read :) But the opposite would be so much worse!

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