August 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 08/27/12


Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading! (Thanks Sheila for being the hostess with the mostest!)

Happy Monday ya'll! 

Some of my posts this week:

I read and reviewed The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Pat yourselves on the backs, you deserve it: 20 proven benefits of being an avid reader

Want to do some good and receive a free book? Check this out!

I'd love to follow you on Twitter and/or like your page on Facebook. Leave me your details here?


I'll be participating in my very first read along, Gone With the Wind <~~~Join us?


I finished The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam...review coming soon


I'm re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird right now. I'd nearly forgotten just how wonderful this book is. Thank you Classics Club for inspiring me to read this gem again!

Coming up this week I'm hoping to read the three books I checked out of my darling local library. I would love to post the synopsis and cover of each but blogger is having some sort of fit right now. If you'd like to see the books I'll be reading this week please click here.

Have a great week! As always, happy reading!

52 comments:

  1. I read TKAM for the first time last year, it was good, understand why its a great classic.

    Enjoy your first readalong.

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    1. Thanks Marce, I'm looking forward to it ;)

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  2. I have NEVER read to Kill a Mockingbird. Its my goal for this summer. I've gotta check it out pretty quickly. Enjoy :)


    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. Hurry hurry, summer is almost over ;) It's such a wonderful read, you won't be disappointed at all!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. The Chaperone was such a good read!

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    1. Wasn't it though? I really enjoyed it. Great writing, great time period, great characters!

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  4. Clicked through to your library reads this week and I'm not familiar with any of them. Hope you enjoy though. I loved To Kill A Mockingbird,
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

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    1. I'm so glad I re-read TKAM. I should probably do that once a year :)

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  5. Looved TKAM. Such a great book. I've never participated in a read-a-long - I'd love to know your thoughts! :)

    Thanks for stopping by Between the Bind. :)

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    1. You should join in the read along! I'm pretty excited about it myself. I love the book and I think it will be cool to read it with other book lovers :)

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  6. I read Gone With the Wind about a decade ago. My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. It's been about that long since I first read it too. I'm looking forward to diving into it again :)

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  7. I bought GWTW last year so I can reread it. I read it about three times many years ago...and I'm curious about what I'll think of it now.

    Enjoy your week! And at Facebook, I have several pages...Laurel-Rain Snow Creations is the one I've had the longest: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurel-Rain-Snow-Creations/55598593503

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    1. I liked your page Laurel, thanks!

      Are you participating in the read along?

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  8. Hi Jennifer!

    Here's a link for you - in serendiptious response to your note and quetsion from last week: "I'd like to read poetry. I've seen quite a few bloggers talking about it recently. It intimidates me though!" - there's a rather interesting looking poetry course just starting. a friend sent the link, here's more : http://dailyspress.blogspot.de/2012/08/literary-courses-online-modern.html

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    1. Ok, talk about serendipitous! I *just* signed up for the Modern Poetry course from Coursera last night! Doo dooo doo doo! (Twilight Zone music) ;) Thanks so much for remembering me though. I plan on blogging about this later today at some point!

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  9. The Chaperone is on my list. I hope to get to it one of these days. I have never read Gone With the Wind but really need to. I'm sure the book is even better than the legendary movie. I hope you have a good reading week! Thanks for visiting me at www.thekeytothegate.blogspot.com.
    Rebecca

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    1. I hope you do get to read The Chaperone soon, I enjoyed it a LOT.

      I'm so looking forward to reading GWTW again. It is about 3000% better than the movie!

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  10. TKAMB is one I read every few years. It has been awhile since I've read GWTW. Have a great week of reading.

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    1. I think I need to read TKAMB every year ;) It's just soooooo good!

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  11. The Chaperone is on my list as well. I'd like to see what you think of The Headmaster's Wager. It sounds intriguing.

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    1. I hope you like The Chaperone, I really did. The Headmaster's Wager was fantastic. I've had such great luck with my reads lately

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  12. I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird yet. It's on my tbr list and I hope to get to it yet this year!

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    1. We all have those books that we *should* have read ;) I hope you do get to it, I think you'll love it!

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  13. Gone With the Wind seems like a great choice for a read-along. I hope you have a great time reading it and chatting with everyone about it!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey, I'm really looking forward to it!

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  14. I'll be checking out your 20 proven benefits of being an avid reader post!
    The Chaperone is on my TBR list- Need to get around to reading it!
    Good luck with your readalong !
    Have a lovely week :)

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    1. Hi Lettie, thanks for stopping by :) I hope you like The Chaperone as much as I did!

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  15. I can't believe I still haven't read To Kill A Mockingbird! Thanks for the heads up on the other posts. Enjoy your library loot.

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    1. Run out and get TKAMB right this minute Laura ;) LOL, seriously though it's an amazing read :D

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  16. Ooh, I've never read Gone with the Wind or To Kill a Mockingbird, but hopefully someday!

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    1. I hope you do read them both, I don't think you'll be at all disappointed :)

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  17. GWTW is among my top five favorite books of all time, and that says a lot. Is it a re-read or a first read for you? I love seeing the reactions of people reading it for the first time. Either way, enjoy!

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    1. It will be a re-read for me, but it's been a good decade since I read it. I remember thinking that it wasn't at all what I expected. ;) It was WAY better!

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  18. I love Gone with the Wind...one of my favorites. I was out of town at a conference and I snuggled up with GWTW every night... It was pure heaven!!

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    1. I am definitely looking forward to it. It's a good fall read too, very cozy and thick! :D

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  19. I finally got around to reading Gone With the Wind earlier this year and I could have kicked myself for waiting so long! Enjoy! When you finish, you should link your review to my Southern Lit challenge page.

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    1. LOL Jen, well at least you got around to it! I'll keep your lit challenge page in mind! I've got the worst memory in the world so let's hope that I remember!

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  20. I've never read Gone With the Wind but reading it for the first time during a readalong sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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    1. Maybe you should consider joining the read along Bonnie ;) That's a big bunch of peer pressure right there!

      You're welcome and thanks right back to you!

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  21. To Kill A Mockingbird is likewise on my list of things to reread. I just started Emma, but maybe I'll do Mockingbird next!

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    1. Oh I haven't read Emma in ages. I love the fact that there are so many great new books, but sometimes I miss those great old ones :)

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  22. Congratulations on being chosen! :)

    I haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird since highschool. I might have to re-read it. I don't remember a whole lot from it. Plus, I was in the rebellious stage and didn't like it purely for the fact we were forced to read it. Haha..

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    1. Thanks!

      Oh yea, I remember those days of not wanting to like anything that a gross grown-up recommended! You should give it another go, you'll love it!

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  23. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites!! I am such a nerd, one Easter I just wrote the names of the characters on my Easter Eggs with white crayon and then dyed them colors, so the only decoration on my eggs was Jem, Boo, Scout, Atticus, etc. Lol.

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    1. That is hilarious and fantastic! Heck, I might do that this year! ;)

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  24. I am so glad you have inspired all these people to read To Kill a Mockingbird. It's one of my favorites! Great setting, characters, and plot. It's got it all (and you can't say that about all of the classics, although I do enjoy revisiting them. Good for you to explore some...)

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    1. Thanks Julie ;) Certain books deserve a re-read and that is definitely one of them!

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  25. I have The Chaperone on my TBR list! I really need to get a kick in the ass and get to it.

    My English teacher in high school spent a whole semester on TKAM. She kinda killed it for me. :-s

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    1. Well darling, consider this your kick in the ass!! ;) Go get The Chaperone STAT!

      Oh rats :( Maybe after a few more years you'll be able to enjoy it on your own :)

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  26. Gone With the Wind read-along? maybe I should join, I've wanted to read it for years, but still haven't...

    Happy reading!

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    1. You should, you should! All the cool kids are doing it ;)

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