September 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/01/12


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, check it out and join in the fun! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Read and Reviewed:


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
January First by Michael Schofield
Y by Marjorie Celona










Current Read:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver




Upcoming Reads:

I have a few books waiting for me at the library and my daughter and I have to finish Are You There God? It's Me Margaret for Banned Books Week. (Which is happening NOW!)

On The Blog:

Bloggiesta Ole! 
Finding My Voice: I've had such wonderful comments on this piece, thank you!

Have a groovy week everyone!
~Happy Reading~

36 comments:

  1. The Kingsolver book has me interested! await your finish and review.

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    1. So far so good Mystica :) I hope to have a review up this week

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  2. I've heard good things about Between Shades of Gray! I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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    1. It was so good, absolutely beautiful. I can't recommend it strongly enough!

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  3. I should grab Are You There God, It's Me Margaret off the shelves, I always enjoy it.
    Have another great week of readning.

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    1. I haven't read it since I was a kid and it's fun to re-read now that I'm an adult.

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  4. I took a solo trip to the library for the first time in a long time this week. It was really nice to not look at any books that featured the Berenstein Bears or dinosaurs! What books are you getting at the library?
    I'm excited to hear what you think about Flight Behavior. That is one Kingsolver novel I haven't read yet.

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    1. Ha ha, I remember those years well! My youngest is 12 now so those days are over for me (I miss them though!)

      The Cutting Season and Flowers for Algernon are 2 of the books that are waiting for me. I've requested a few titles to read for Roof Beam Reader's LGBT reading event as well. I know there are others, but those are the couple I remember :)

      The Kingsolver is pretty good, I'm learning quite a bit about Monarch butterflies!

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  5. your 'perks' read was another banned bk addition to the week -
    oh library visits! love them...;) enjoy !

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    1. Perks is AMAZING!! I want to read it again and then buy copies for everyone I know :)

      The library is my home away from home, I just love it there!

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  6. I haven't read Are You There God? It's Me Margaret yet but I've heard great things. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this one! :)

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    1. It's an oldie but a goodie, Judy Blume at her best :)

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  7. How is the new Kingslover book? My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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  8. I am so looking forward to your Banned Books post! Will your daughter contribute her thoughts as well?

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    1. I hope she will! I'm hoping we can finish up today since I'm supposed to post about it tomorrow, lol.

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  9. Between Shade's of Grey looks really interesting. Happy reading! I hope you'll drop by and check out what I've been up to this week.

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    1. It was! Sad but lovely. I hope you get to it some day :)

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  10. I'm hoping to get to Between Shades of Grey before the year is out. Looking forward to your banned books post.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I hope you do get to it, it's a fantastic book! Yay for Banned Books Week! :D

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  11. Between Shades of Gray has been added to TBR list...unlike other books that mention shades of grey! :) You can check out my Monday here

    http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/between-shades-of-gray-by-ruta-sepetys.html

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    1. LOL Kylie, I hear you. I feel bad for the author..saddled with a title that she probably chose a long time ago but which now will remind people of that OTHER book.

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  12. January First is on my TBR list....hope you enjoy your week.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! Thanks, same to you

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  13. Loved Are You There God, read it years ago but remember enough of it, and really struggle to understand what was so bad that it could be banned. Have a good reading week :)

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    1. I wonder that about most books that are banned or challenged, lol. I just learned that Green Eggs & Ham is on that list! Whhhaaaaattt??

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  14. I'm yet to read a Barbara Kingsolver book, but have one on my shelves! January First sounds intriguing and probably heartbreaking. xx

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    1. I've read a good number of hers, maybe all of them? Hmm, I'll have to look now! I like the way she uses nature almost as a character.

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  15. Banned Books, of course! The Kite Runner and listening to The Giver with my kids. BTW, great job on the quiz last week. Everyone, Jennifer knows her vocab- that's what happens when you read a lot! :)

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    1. Ooh, I loved The Kite Runner! I'm a word nerd, just like you Julia ;) Proud to be one!

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  16. I wish I had been able to find time to do Bloggiesta. I'm living vicariously through your post by reading all of the links that you included instead. LOL I'll do it next time, though.

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    1. Great links right? I plan on plugging away on all of the other Bloggiesta stuff when I have time :)

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  17. Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

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  18. I have the Kingslover latest on my wishlist. I'm going to check out your reviews of The Perks of being a Wallflower and January First, both of which I recently read and reviewed as well.
    I'm also looking forward to seeing what you think about Are You There God? It's me Margaret

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!
    Shelleyrae

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    1. I'm almost done with the Kingsolver. It's a darn good read. Maybe not her best? But still very enjoyable. :)

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  19. I am so far behind and trying to catch up on commenting. I'm slowly working my way through Flight Behavior still. I'm not quite certain what I think about it yet. I'll have to check out your review after I finish mine!

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