September 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/24/12


Another week has gone by and it's time to share what we've been reading, and what we plan on reading next! 

I caught up on some reviews..did I cheat by slapping 3 of them together? Yea, a little.

Reviews:











Current and Upcoming Reads:


I've just started Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Two things about this book that are bugging me: One, the title is unfortunate due to the swirling vortex of hype surrounding that other book of a similar name. Two, I read about this on a blog and now I can't remember which one. (I need to get organized!)



After that I'll have to see what comes in for me at the library. I have 7/8 holds currently and it's always a surprise to see which one comes in first!


What is going on in your neck of the woods? 

Happy Reading!


43 comments:

  1. As I said on Twitter, I am reading "Dare Me" by Megan Abbott! I felt like I had to pick it up when I saw it at the library since so many other reviewers were talking about it!

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    1. I googled Dare Me because I couldn't remember it right away, but I did as soon as I saw the cover. It sounds good! I hope you like it, I'll watch for your thoughts :)

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  2. Buddy's book reminds me of Marley and Me, doesn't it to you too?? :)


    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. Indeed it does. But I never read all of Marley and Me!

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  3. Both your books this week are on my TBR pile, I've heard good things about Between Shades of Grey. Well done getting caught up on reviews, something I'm still working on lol. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. So far Between Shades of Gray is good :) I have to decide whether or not I want to review every little thing I read. I'm thinking no, lol.

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  4. I want to read Mudbound and Samuel Lake... maybe after I get through this first week of October ;)

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    1. They are both good reads Sheila. If I had to pick between the two I'd go with Samuel Lake. Good luck getting to them! ;)

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  5. You read some great books lately! Glad you loved them as much as I did. My son's girlfriend picked up Between Shades of Gray by mistake, she wanted the other one. I told her to still read the "wrong" book, because it is 10 times better! We'll see what she does.

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    1. LOL! I hope she reads the good one and skips the other ;) I'll be curious now.

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  6. I listened to Shades of Gray on audio last month. It's a heart-wrenching book.

    My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. It's a heart breaking read for sure but it definitely has some great lessons

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  7. Holy cows you read a lot this week! Don't you just love a great reading week? Too bad about the Shades of Gray book. I bet this author had the title before the other author too.

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    1. Some of those were from last week and I was just too lazy to get reviews up, lol. But yea, I did have a great reading week! I'm on a roll :)

      That poor author must be pulling her hair out, I know I would be!

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  8. You have a gorgeous selection of mixed reads here. Enjoy them all.

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    1. Thank you Mystica, I sure hope to!

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  9. I loved Mudbound....and I agree with you about the title confusion: Between Shades of Gray and the OTHER one. Loved your expression "swirling vortex of hype." My thoughts exactly.

    Enjoy your week, and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. A swirling vortex of hype that is undeserved in my opinion ;)

      Mudbound was a great read wasn't it? I need to get her latest!

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  10. So many of these sound good! I went to a workshop last week where we talked about Between Shades of Grey. I am looking forward to your review!

    The Book of Madness and Cures sounds really interesting too! I am interested in Buddy, but you will have to tell me if Buddy dies first!

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    1. Cool, what kind of workshop? It's great so far, I'm about half way in.

      I can tell you that Buddy is still alive and kicking at the end of the book, lol.

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    2. Ha, I probably made that sound cooler than it was. ;) It was a Scholastic Book workshop. I work in a school library, so I run one of the school book fairs. I like to go to both of the fall and spring workshops though so I can preview a lot of the books. Lol.

      And thank goodness! I can't read books about an animal and then boom they are dead at the end! I die. I will have to check it out. The only one I could manage was Wesley the Owl, because the author said, if you are sensitive to that kind of thing, stop reading right here. So I did.

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  11. Thanks for pointing out Between Shades of Grey. I would have passed it over based on the title but it sounds really good!

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    1. If I hadn't seen this on another blog (who are you oh blogger that reviewed this??) I never would have picked it up. With this title I think the author will need all the help she can in spreading the word about this book! I'll do my part. I'm loving it so far!

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  12. I also want to read Between Shades of Grey (*& would never, ever read that other one, egads!) but I've heard of quirks in the The Madness book and was told it wouldn't be for me, so I was happy to scratch that off my potential to read pile.
    For some reason I never got the promised Moran book, but I guess God knew I had too many to read anyway.
    Here's Monday's post.

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    1. I'll let you know how Madness goes, I have high hopes ;) Of course I do for almost every book, lol.

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  13. First They Killed My Father is an intense read. Loved (and hated) it.

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    1. I know just what you mean by that Ryan, it was the same for me. An amazing book about an amazingly awful situation.

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  14. I'm off straight away to read your review of Mudbound - I thought it was very good.

    I hope you have a good week this week - hope a good book comes up from the library.

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    1. I liked it a whole lot too Judith :) I just checked my library's site and I have 3 books waiting for me right this minute, yahoo!

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  15. I've heard Between Shades of Gray is really good, so I hope you're enjoying it!

    Happy reading & have a great week!

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  16. I'm so intrigued by the cover art and the title of The Book of Madness and Cures! Also, I had an ARC of The Homecoming of Samuel Lake that I loaned to a friend after she asked me for a recommendation, and then told me what kinds of books she likes. I should have read it first, because she loved it and passed it on to her mother in law! I don't think I'll ever see it again....

    Have a super week!

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    1. That is why loaning a book is a nightmare ;) I do hope you get to read it, it's fab.

      I've just started Madness and Cures, only on page 20 or so. I hope it's a good one :)

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  17. I try to remember which blogger recommended it on my giant list of tbr books. When I add a book to it, I also put the blog where I saw it. But, of course, this only works if I remember to refer back to the list when I am writing the review!
    I'm excited, as always, to see what you think about your books this week. :)

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    1. I need a new system to replace what I'm doing now. Which is a big fat nothing, lol

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  18. I read The Book of Madness and Cures. I cannot wait to see what you think of it. I still need to get to the Ruth Septys book. She has a new one coming out this winter already!

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    1. The Septys is so lovely :) I didn't know she has a new one coming out!! I'll have to look that up asap!

      I'm just a bit into Madness. I like the language so far, but I'm running into a few issues already. I'm hoping I don't have to slog through it.

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  19. The Book of Madness and Cures sounds like a fun read! :) I try not to put too many books on hold... I get nervous when I can't plan what I'll be reading next week :D

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    1. I know what you mean and I *should* stop putting books on hold but I can't seem to stop myself! Soon I'll have to take a library break and read the books I have laying around here at home already. Maybe ;)

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  20. So many awesome reads this week! Holy moly!

    Looking forward to reading what you think of Between Shades of Grey. I've seen some different reactions to it. :)

    Thank you for stopping by Between the Bind!

    xo,
    JL

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    1. I just posted a review of Between Shades of Gray, wonderful and heartbreaking :) In my little opinion anyway, lol.

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  21. I have heard some great things about Between Shades of Gray. I am also participating in the Sheila @ Book Journey's event for BBW, and am excited to get my post up this weekend. I'm currently reading Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan, which is great so far!

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    1. Cool! I'll look forward to your banned book post!

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