November 25, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 11/26/12

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 finished up the 30 Day Book Challenge! Yay! Here are the last posts:


Days 26 and 27: A book I wish would be written and a book I would write if I had all the resources

Days 28, 29 and 30: A book I wish I had never read, an author that I won't read, and an author that I'll read whatever they put out

Books Reviewed:

The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O'Brien for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I also interviewed Mr. O'Brien here.

Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

Read and Not Reviewed:

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmen

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Lost at Sea by Jon Ronson

Reviews coming soon!



Currently Reading:



Upcoming:







Christine from Rainy Day Reads featured me on her Book Blogger Spotlight. Thanks Christine, you're a peach!

I hope all of my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I was able to spend the day with all three of my kids at my sister's house. We had fab food and tons of laughs. Late that night we braved the crowds and the yucky windy/snowy weather to hit some sales. You know, I really don't want to be one of those Black Friday maniacs...especially now that it's creeped its way onto the actual holiday. But there were some sales that I couldn't resist, and it was a blast hanging out with my mom, sister and youngest daughter.

Have a kick ass week ya'll!



40 comments:

  1. Abe Lincoln is a popular guy at the moment! I look forward to your review of Lost at Sea - its such an interesting book

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Isn't he though? It's well deserved of course ;) I really enjoyed Lost at Sea, Jon Ronson is quite an author!

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  2. Sounds like you had a fun Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. I'm interested to see what Brain on Fire is about. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to reviewing Brain on Fire..that poor girl went though so much!

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  3. Your Thanksgiving sounds like it full of fun! I have to say I am intrigued by Parlor Games - I hope you enjoy your reading week ahead :D

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one too Fay :) Thanks for visiting!!

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  4. The Lincoln Conspiracy is interesting and well written. Enjoy!

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    1. I really enjoyed it Harvee and I look forward to more of his work!

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  5. Great stack of books! Crazy Enough has me curious....enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It sounds like it will match it's title very well..I'm looking forward to diving into the craziness ;)

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  6. I have Parlour Games! Your stack looks awesome! I hope you have a great week!

    My Post:
    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2012/11/what-are-you-reading_26.html

    Melissa Caldwell

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    1. Thanks Melissa ;) I'm really looking forward to reading Parlor Games, it sounds like it's just my style!

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  7. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was wonderful! My husband always goes black Friday shopping with our new sister-in-law, while I have breakfast with my brother. Lol. I like that my husband has that bonding time with Chrissy. :)

    Brain on Fire sounds really good!! I will have to mention it to my mother too, it sounds exactly like something she would want to read. :)

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    1. I love that your husband does that! I hope he found some awesome deals :)

      Brain on Fire was goooood. I hope to get a review up soon!

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  8. Haven't read any of these, so I'll have to check them out! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Aleksandra :) I appreciate your visit!

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  9. I'm reading The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grishom and have The Trajectory of Dreams on my list to read sometime soon!

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    1. Oh I loved The Kitchen House :) Trajectory was very interesting..review up soon I hope!

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  10. Days 28, 29 and 30 are so interesting. =) I have several authors that I try to read everything for, but they have such extensive backlists it's IMPOSSIBLE. Really.

    I do Black Friday sheerly to watch those maniacs (and spend time with my sis and brother-in-law). Though I did ram someone with a cart Thursday night. (Sorry dude, I didn't mean to. I just turned around and there was your leg.) Anyway, if I catch some sales while I'm at it, all the better.

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    1. It's easier to go with the dead authors I swear, awful but true!

      Oh my word, that made me literally laugh out loud..sorry dude! I did end up finding some great deals, yay me!

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  11. I'm looking forward to your review of Brain on Fire, as it's on my tbr list.

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    1. It was a page turner, that's for sure! I hope to have it up soon :)

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  12. Well done for finishing the 30 day challenge!

    Have fun this week with your books, they look like very different from each other. I always enjoy reading books that are not at all similar after another (otherwise I'd probably mix them up!).

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    1. Thanks Judith :) It was a fun ride!

      I love having a wide range, I think it's good for our brains!

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  13. How was Tigers in Red Weather? I'm really interested in reading it so I'll look forward to your review.

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    1. I just put up some quick thoughts about it. It was a decent read..not a life changer ;)

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  14. The Lincoln conspiracy looks really interesting. Would like to know more about him before the film comes out here in the UK so might read a few Lincoln themed books.

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    1. He was such an interesting man at such a momentous time in history, I never tire of learning about him. I can't wait to see the film!

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  15. You are a brave lady to venture out into Black Friday. I'm glad you had a lot of fun with your family while shopping!

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  16. I can't wait to read your thoughts on Brain on Fire. Have a good week!

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    1. Thanks! Right back at you! I hope to gather my thoughts on Brain on Fire very soon

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  17. Tigers in Red Weather has caught my attention. I look forward to seeing what you thought of it! Enjoy your week!

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    1. It was a decent, quick little read :) Thanks for visiting Jen!!

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  18. I have taken Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace out of the library twice and never gotten around to it. After looking at your review it looks like I should.

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    1. It's definitely interesting and it sure made me happy to be a modern woman! ;)

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  19. Hi there Jennifer, Trajectory of Dreams looks really interesting. I'm glad to visit your post as it leads me to books that I would not otherwise have known. Book covers all look great. :) Have a great reading week!

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    1. Thank you Myra, you always leave such thoughtful comments :) I finished Trajectory of Dreams, it was a groovy ride!

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  20. I have been really curious about the new Lincoln movie and this Lincoln Conspiracy book—it keeps appearing in recommendation lists online for me. Might have to check it out!

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  21. I'll have to pop over to your review of the Lincoln Conspiracy, I read it a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it!

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