October 21, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/22/12

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!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic week! It was a week of many reviews here on The Relentless Reader, yay!

Reviews:
Quick Thoughts on the books I read for the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli

The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín

Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson This was so stinking good! The next two books I started were duds in comparison and ended up being DNFs for me!

Currently Reading:


The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberol and Agnette Friis

Upcoming Reads:

I have a stack of library books to get through. I'm excited about all of them though so it's certainly no hardship! I love my library, but I'm going to have to ban myself from requesting books so often. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the books in my house at this time and I have to get a grip! Here's what I have coming up next:

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Charlotte and Emily : a novel of the Brontës by Jude Morgan

Midnight in Peking by Paul French

Never fall down : a boy soldier's story of survival by Patricia McCormick


Have a jolly week! Cheerio!



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    1. I hope it will be ;) I'll be reading it soon!

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  2. I enjoyed The Boy in the Suitcase, hoping to get to the next in series before end of year. I am still thinking about your review of Why Have Kids, a must read for me.

    Enjoy the week. No more library books all week, lol

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    1. Ohhh! I didn't know it was a series! Hmm. I do hope you get to Why Have Kids...I'd really like to hear your thoughts on it.

      Thanks Marce! I need someone to stop me from making requests ;)

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  3. You are in for a treat with The Uncommon Reader.

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    1. That's what I keep hearing, I sure hope so!

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  4. The Boy in the Suitcase is on my wishlist. Two weeks ago I had to take a break from this meme. Our one year old tuxedo cat had gone missing. It took us ten days to find her. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. Oh my! I'm glad you found her :) One of our cats takes a little vacation from us now and then and it always makes me nervous!

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  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed the One Hundred year Old man as well. I thought it was awesome!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Wasn't it though? It was so fun!

      Thanks! Same to you :)

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  6. All your book choices for the week sound interesting! I know what you mean by being overwhelmed with books - sometimes it almost feels like we're racing towards a finish line, like we have to read every book in the world as soon as possible! It was annoying me that it was taking me more than three weeks to finish a book, but then I realised,in the time it was written there were probably not that many books to read - not compared to these days, anyway. So you could just sit and take time with a book, because there was no pile of books waiting for you. Realising that, I decided I am just going to enjoy this book, and take my time with it, even if it takes to the end of the year! xx

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    1. Good for you Wendy, just relax and enjoy ;) That's the way we should always read, without thinking of the stacks waiting for us!

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  7. Charlotte and Emily is a must read for me - can't wait for your review! Also The Boy in the Suitcase should be fantastic. Boo on the 2 DNFs.

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    1. Stinking DNFs, blargh. I hate them, such a colossal waste of time! I'm looking forward to the Bronte book, I've heard good things :)

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  8. I get the same way at my library - I really have to resist temptation and now only order 2 books at a time ... in theory.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. In theory, lol. If only you book bloggers would stop introducing me to such great books every darn day! ;)

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  9. I've been hearing a lot about The Uncommon Reader and I really am intrigued. The Boy in the Suitcase also looks mighty interesting. Unusual titles you have here, would love to know what you think about them once you have your reviews up. :) I know what you mean about requesting too many books from the library, I stand guilty as charged as well.

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    1. I think I heard about The Uncommon Reader first from an article on Flavorwire, but since then I've seen it around the blogosphere quite a bit. I'm looking forward to it.

      There are just so many great books in the world, I can't resist! :)

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  10. Loved Uncommon Reader! Wish it was a true story!

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

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    1. I can't wait to read it. It's a tiny thing too so it won't take long to get through :)

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  11. The Uncommon Reader and Charlotte and Emily sound so good! I am especially intrigued by Uncommon Reader. I am looking forward to your review!

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    1. I've had a few duds lately so I'm really looking forward to these!

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  12. Love the cover and premise of The Forgetting Tree. Enjoy!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  13. I've only heard good about The Uncommon Reader, and I seem to remember hearing that Charlotte and Emily isn't bad either. Enjoy!

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    1. Same here Charlie, and I'm looking forward to the both of them!

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  14. I have the same problem with my library - when I go there I always come away with a bag full of books and then get home and think 'what have i done?!'

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    1. It's an illness I tell you! LOL, we're powerless!

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  15. The Boy in the Suitcase sounds intense! It is one of those that I am not sure I can bring myself to even read. Can't wait to see your review.

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    1. I'm in the middle of it now and I keep asking myself, what in the world is going on??? ;)

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  16. I am finishing "I am an Executioner: Love Stories" and hopefully going to finish "Ape House" (Sara Gruen). I picked up The Forgetting Tree at the library, but I have a small stack of books I have to get to first! :)

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    1. An executioner and love stories..well that doesn't sound like something that normally goes together, lol. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! How are you liking Ape House? I'll wait to see your review of that too!

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  17. LOL I hear you on the library issue. I always bring home way more books that I can get read in the 3 week check out period, but that is what renews are for! AND my request books always come in together too! The Foregetting Tree is one of those requests. ;o) Have a great week of reading.

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    1. You're right, the requests do come in a giant pile all at once don't they? It's so hard to keep up! :D Sigh..reader problems, pretty tragic hmm? lol

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  18. I just put holds on The Uncommon Reader and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Both sound great!

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    1. Oh good! I hope you enjoy them! I'm really looking forward to reading The Uncommon Reader and I LOVED The 100 Year Old Man so so much!

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  19. I have heard some really great things about the Boy in the Suitcase. Interested to see your review!

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    1. I hate to say it but I decided to set it aside today. I just couldn't get into it :(

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  20. The Boy in the Suitcase is on my wishlist, looking forward to your thoughts. Love the cover of Charlotte & Emily. Have a great week and good luck on that library ban lol

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    1. Thanks ;) Now, if only you bloggers would stop talking about great books! ;) I blame you and your ilk!

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  21. They are so good together!

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  22. Congrats on the new design! I have had the Charlotte and Emily book for awhile.. I need to get to that someday so I will look forward to your thoughts. Here was my Monday post.
    Have a great week!

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  23. I'm looking forward to reading The Uncommon Reader too.
    Isn't the library the best and worst place in the world? I stayed away for all of September, but then stocked up on a huge stack of books for the readathon. Maybe we need a library support group or something, so we are limited to just a few books at a time...

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  24. As soon as I saw Charlotte and Emily by Jude Morgan I had to order a copy! Hadn't heard of it before but I really enjoyed the other Morgan book I read, plus, BRONTE SISTERS!!! Cheers for that, Jennifer! ;)

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