October 14, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/15/12

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!

It's a new week once again! I hope you all had a great one. I sure did, mostly because of Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. What an event! Did you join in? If not you should consider doing it the next time around. I believe the next Read-a-Thon will be in April and I can't wait! 

Read-a-Thon posts:
Preparation...this is very important! Stacks of books and stacks of snacks!

My main Read-a-Thon post, in which I updated my progress all during the event. Click the link to see which 5.5 books I read! I'm going to have a lot of reviews to do!

The Wrap up post..a fun set of questions and my hopes for the next time around.

Reviews:
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham

Quick thoughts on The Cutting Season, The Lotus Eaters and Heading Out to Wonderful

Current and Upcoming Reads:
I just started Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti. I don't know what I'll be picking up next. I still have a stack of books that I picked up for the Read-a-Thon, including The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson and The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn.

I hope you guys all had a lovely week of reading! 




32 comments:

  1. I want to read that 100 year old man one. I wonder if the one about the 46 year old woman climbing out the window and disappearing, only to reappear in December to claim her college degree would be a big hit?

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    1. Well I would buy that book! So I say go for it! ;)

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time at Readathon. Me, too! And I feel happy when I see all that I have read.

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

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    1. Oh my gosh, wasn't Readathon the best? I can't wait for April to come around so I can do it again :D

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  3. I didn't participate in Readathon this time, but I have done so....must try again next time.

    Hope you enjoy your books. I liked By Nightfall, but not as much as Cunningham's other books. Have a great week!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Hi Laurel! You should do it again! What a blast! My sleep schedule is all screwed up now but it's worth it :)

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  4. I can't wait to do the read-a-thon again, it's been about 18 months so I've got my fingers crossed for 2013. Have a great week and happy reading whatever you decide to go with :)

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    1. I'm glad you're going to do it! I still feel like a wreck but it was so fun! :D

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  5. I've never done the Dewey read-a-thon, but after reading about everyone's experience, I'm thinking I should give it a try next time!

    Hope you have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  6. Hope you enjoy your reads

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    1. Thanks Mystica, me too! ;) Thanks for stopping by

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  7. I am envious of those who are able to do 24 hr ReadAThons!! I know I wouldn't be able to participate since kids + Cooking + cleaning + Sleeping get in the way. GLad you had fun! Thanks for visiting my Monday post.

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    1. LOL, I have those things too but I cleaned the day before, told the kids to bug off and..well the sleeping thing wasn't great. I still feel tired!

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  8. I enjoyed the read-a-thon even though I only did about 10 hours of it. I like being able to say, "don't bother me, I'm doing a read-a-thon!), and then order carry-out for dinner.

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    1. It's the best excuse isn't it?? I've decided that I'm going to make a big crock-pot of something next time around :D

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    2. I suppose I could plan ahead, but it was easier to just order the pizza. lol

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  9. I'm curious about "Why Have Kids?" I like Jessica Valenti and likewise go back and forth about whether or not I want to have kids. Added it to my TBR list!

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    1. I'm almost done with it Crystal. It is very thought provoking! It's sure making me think about my attitudes and prejudices towards mothers/children/fathers etc!

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  10. One of these years I'm going to be able to do the read-a-thon. It sounds like such fun!

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    1. It's insane and fun and I'm so glad I did it! :D

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  11. The 100 Year Old Man sounds interesting, I might check that out! Impressive that you managed 5.5 books. It is Monday afternoon and I am SO tired. Not sure if it's from my lack so sleep last weekend ;)

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    1. A movie is already being filmed of The 100 Year Old Man! I'm not sure how new the book is but I thought it was pretty recent?

      It's taking me a while to catch up on sleep too. I might be too old for this shit, lol.

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  12. Well done for the readathon. I've been contemplating the Valenti, it looks a good discussion, though I'm not sure about the premise (and I say that as someone who's pretty set in her decisions). It'd be good to hear your thoughts on it!

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    1. I'm really enjoying the Valenti a lot. It's interesting and it's making me think..which is my favorite thing about reading ;)

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  13. I've never attempted a readathon--I doubt I have the stamina! Why Have Kids sounds like it could be really interesting.

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    1. I didn't think I would last as long as I did ;)

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  14. Hope you did better on the read-a-thon than I did. I should have known with it being my birthday weekend and all. I'm not great at 24 hour read-a-thons anyway. Hope you enjoy what you plan to read this week. =O)

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    1. You were a busy bee! Maybe the next one won't fall on such a busy weekend :) Happy belated Birthday Michelle!

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  15. You did well with the read-a-thon. If only it had been a few days earlier I might have been able to give it a go. Weekends are a bit hectic for me, and this one definitely was! Maybe next time, I'll just do it on the days I can, close to the time.:)

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    1. Thanks Wendy :) I hope you do get to participate next time, it's a great way to tackle your tbr pile. (And it's fun!)

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  16. I'm sorry its taken me so long to get here this week - sick kids ughhh!
    I hope you are enjoying your reads, and I hope you love The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared as much as I did!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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