December 16, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 12/17/12

Found this cutie patootie graphic @ Once Upon A Twilight
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

Happy Monday my book loving friends! 


Reviewed:
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (Brilliant read. I want to marry it) 

Read:
 On the Map by Simon Garfield (Review coming soon!)


Currently Reading:
Sharp by David Fitzpatrick 

Upcoming:
All the Lonely People by Jess Riley
The Bookie's Son by Andrew Goldstein
Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aickman

Other Blog Business:
I've joined the Readers' Workouts. I've been semi-successful this week.

Want to see what my mom made me? It's the best bookish present ever


This week was the slowest I've had in a long while. I'm mourning, along with the rest of the world, for the victims of the shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. I can't wrap my mind around what happened. Senseless and evil. I hope they find a way to heal. My heart hurts for everyone involved. 




34 comments:

  1. All The Lonely People sounds interesting.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it :)

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  2. Birdsong, hmmmm, you have piqued my attention dear.

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  3. I never thought about 'marrying' a book. Interesting. *grin*
    Your mom's gift is lovely - and so timely. LOL
    Have a happy week!

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    1. Timely, ha ha..I see what you did there ;) lol

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  4. LOL Birdsong ... how can I resist with a comment like that :)
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks so much :) It's a book worth marrying, lol

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  5. I have Sharp on my TBR stack! I can't wait to see what you think! Happy Reading to you!

    My post:
    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. So far, so good. I'm not very far in though ;)

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  6. I'm curious about all the books on your stack....hope you enjoy them all. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks and right back at ya Laurel ;)

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  7. All the books on your stack are new to me. They look interesting. I hope you are enjoying all of them. My Monday report is here. Happy reading!

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  8. I agree about your last comment. Such a horror. It's not exactly something we can get over.

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    1. Exactly Marie. It's not something that will be far from my thoughts :(

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  9. Have a good week, Jennifer!

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  10. I've only ever read one Sebastian Faulks book before - Charlotte Grey, and my copy has since gone missing! I'll keep your high recommendation of Birdsong in mind. :)

    Love the Jane Austen clock, very cool!

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    1. I'd really like to check out his other books since Birdsong was so good! :)

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  11. I'm a bit disconnected from the news and I've only been hearing the mass murder from the internet and twitter. I can't handle too much of that kind of thing and there has been a lot of it. Thank you for your lovely comments . Your blog was the only one I couldn't access from the mr. linky thing...hmmm. Anyway your mothers gift is awesome and I hope you have a great reading week!

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    1. Once in a while one or two of the links gives me issues as well..hmmm. You're probably being smart, staying away from the news. It's been horrendous.

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  12. I was watching the news this morning and just wanted to cry. It's so devastating. You take care of yourself.

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    1. Same to you...it's been a time of reflection and tears.

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  13. What a gorgeous gift from your mother! The perfect bookish present!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  14. Jeesh if you liked it enough to put a ring on it, Ibetter read it too!!! :)

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

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    1. Ha ha! Love the way you put that! ;)

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  15. All the Lonely People sounds like a really interesting read, especially around the holidays when we spend so much time with our families. I am very close to my family, but I think family has less to do with being related and more to do with who we truly let into our lives.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading that one ;) The author seems like a very cool chick..and she's from Wisconsin so that's a win in my book, lol

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  16. I had a difficult time with the shooting in Connecticut as well, it really upset me and I still can't wrap my head around it. I'm sorry to say that it really colored my whole weekend :(

    All the Lonely People sounds interesting, I'm going to have to look into that one a little more!

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    1. I can't seem to stop thinking about it :(

      I'm looking forward to that one myself, I hope it turns out to be a good one!

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  17. I'm definitely struggling too. Between preparing for the holidays and my thoughts continuing to cycle back to Sandy Hook, reading has become relatively unimportant. SO tragic.

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