October 7, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/08/12

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!

I've had a productive blogging week. You know, I never realize that until it's time to put my Monday post together. So, there's another reason I love this meme. It's like a pat on the back. Of course there are those cruddy weeks...but let's not talk about those! Here's what I've been up to:
Reviewed:
Dancing to the Flute by Manisha Jolie Amin

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

I celebrated Banned Books Week by reading and reviewing Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. It took me right back to childhood and I loved it!

My 12 year old daughter reviewed Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls. She's an awesome kid, if I do say so myself. 

Read:
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Current and Upcoming Reads:

I'm in the middle of Robert Goolrick's Heading out to Wonderful right now. You know what? It really is wonderful..ha ha. Seriously though, I'm enjoying it!

I have a stack of 4 or 5 books waiting for me at the library including The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli and Blankets by Craig Thompson.

On the Blog:
I did a bit of whining about my blog pet peeves. Cathartic!

Have a fab week ya'll!




44 comments:

  1. What's your time zone? It's still Sunday in Denver! :)

    I'm reading Mitch Albom's "For One More Day"!

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    1. The early bird gets the worm and all that ;)

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  2. My nine year old daughter is reviewing on my blog tomorrow! I enjoyed your pet peeves post

    Wishing you a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Oh that is awesome! I'll be sure to read her post!

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  3. That was a productive week, well done! The cover of the Goolrick is stunning, love the use of perspective.

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    1. I'm on the last few pages of the Goolrick...omg. So crazy good!

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  4. I love Judy Blume, but I've mostly read her adult books. Looks like a great week ahead! Enjoy.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. After re-reading Are You There God? I want to re-read ALL of her stuff :)

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  5. I like participating in this meme because it does help motivate me to get things posted during the week so that my It's Monday post isn't bare!

    I loved your blogging pet peeve post - and can totally sympathize with all your points!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. It keeps me a bit organized..at least for one day of the week!

      Thanks Kristin, it was kinda fun to write that post ;)

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  6. Every so often I'll get a comment saying something like, "Wow, you had a really productive week" or whatever and I'll think to myself, "Did I?" It's only until I scroll down and look at what I've done that I'll say, "Oh, wow, I did." I think that having a blogging calendar (which was a tip that I picked up from one of the links you posted from Bloggiesta) has kept things simpler and more organized, so I've been able to be more productive lately. I always feel like I could be doing more, though. Maybe it's just my inner over-achiever talking.

    You certainly had a productive week. I think I could have read much more if I hadn't decided to read A Prayer for Owen Meany, which I'm still not halfway through. I don't want to give up on it, but I also want to read other things this week. Maybe I'll read it in between other books, just so that I have some review content this week. Maybe I should also stop thinking aloud on your blog. LOL

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    1. LOL, I do the same thing on other people's blogs! And I certainly don't mind when people do it on mine!

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  7. Loved your pet peeves. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorites and I haven't read this one yet. (Adds yet another to my TBR pile)

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    1. I loved writing that post, even though I was a bit nervous that some people would be upset by it ;) Ah yes, the ever towering tbr pile ;)

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  8. It seems like you had a great reading week! It's awesome that your daughter posts on your blog :)
    Come check out my It's Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. I really did! Thanks, I'm super glad she wanted to do that post for my blog. She's a terrific kid..I think I'll keep her around ;)

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  10. I am definitely going to read Heading Out to Wonderful. I am in full on Halloween mode right now, but it sounds like a wonderful book for November. :)

    I am looking forward to your review of The Cutting Season. I have been thinking about reading it, but I can't make up my mind.

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    1. You might be surprised at just how appropriate Heading Out to Wonderful is for October! I know I was! I only have a few pages left...off to finish it now!

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  11. Looks like a good reading week. I'm glad you're finding your current read "wonderful" -- LOL!

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    1. Thanks Joy, aren't I just the most clever? ;) lol

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  12. I haven't re-read Flowers for Algernon since I first read it in middle school. I should read it again to see if it makes as powerful impression on me now as it did then.

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    1. You should Katya! What a gorgeous read :) And so sad :(

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  13. Haven't read any of those, but I hope you'll have a great reading week :) Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Aleksandra, same to you! Thanks for visiting

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  14. You know, I have found this meme makes me feel better, too. :) I love having a stack from the library waiting on me. Enjoy them!

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    1. I just go along, reading and doing my thing. When I start putting this post together I'm always like, hey not too shabby Jen! ;)

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  15. It feels good to realize you had a productive week! Hope this week is just as productive. Off to check out your blog pet peeves.

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    1. It definitely does! Thanks Nise, right back at you!

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  16. Great reads this week! I've never read Are You There God? It's Me Margaret before...but I've heard it's a good one. :) If you'd like to stop by, Here's what I'm reading this week.

    xo,
    JL

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  17. I was just talking about Flowers for Algernon with my boyfriend the other night! He was saying how he wished he would have read it in school like I did.

    I'm going to read about your blog pet peeves :-) Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I sure wish I had read it back then too! I'm glad I finally got to it!

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  18. Pat, pat...you did have a great week!:)

    I'm really interested to see what you think of Heading Out to Wonderful. I've heard so many great things about it.

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    1. I finished it today, whew! It surprised me! (In a good way)

      Thank you for the pats, lol

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  19. Awesome week! I've had a few cruddy weeks, hope to turn that around quick smart lol. The Lotus Eaters is on Mt TBR and I haven't read Flowers for Algernon ... hmmm.
    Off to check out some of your reviews, thanks for the much needed laugh with your pet peeve post.
    Happy reading :)

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    1. The Lotus Eaters was really good, I hope you'll like it too. Flowers for Algernon is incredible, I can't recommend it enough!

      You're super welcome, thanks for visiting!

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  20. I'm adding Heading Out to Wonderful to my list right now! I remember Flowers for Algernon being one of those unique, must-read books! :)

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  21. I can't wait to read your thoughts on The Lotus Eaters. Have a good week!

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    1. I liked it and I'm eager to start her next book! :)

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  22. Ooh, suspense! ;) I've finally started on The Passage (which, honestly, everyone else has already read?!) and it's really grabbed my attention. Happy reading this week :)

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    1. You aren't the only one who hasn't read it, neither have I!! :) I'll be looking for your review though :)

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  23. I love that part about this meme too- but only when I've had a good blog/reading week :)
    All new books to me!
    Except Are you there God? It's been on the edge of my TBR for ages can't believe it was banned :P
    Have a great week!

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    1. LOL, true. If you have a lame reading/blogging week it can be a painful reminder ;)

      Thanks for visiting Lettie!

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