January 13, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 01/14/13

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

Bloggish Business:

You guys! I'm already having the best time reading in 2013! I'm on an absolute tear, just readin' up all the books I can get my greedy little hands on.

I've set a Goodreads goal of 125 books for this year. I've also made this pledge on The Savvy Reader. I like these "challenges" because I don't have to think about them. I just read. Big whoop. I'd be doing that anyway.

One of the coolest ideas ever is to map your reading. <~~ Seriously, you want to check that out.

Reviews:

Parlor Games by Maryka Biaggio

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Read:

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
Much Ado About Loving by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly
Astray by Emma Donoghue
(Reviews coming soon!)

Currently Reading:


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Upcoming:

I don't know! I've been letting my moods and whims pick what I read. It's FABULOUS.

Yup.
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52 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are enjoying your impulsive reading!

    Have a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae@Book’d Out

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    1. It might be the wisest decision I've ever made :)

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  2. Thats a new Emma Donaghue for me. Going to keep an eye out for that one.

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    1. It's a great read Mystica, definitely keep an eye out for it!

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  3. I'm working through The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller, but I'm reserving judgment until I'm finished.

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    1. It sounds like you aren't quite sure about it so far. I'm curious now!

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  4. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Jefferson book. I am just finishing up American Sphinx by Joseph Elli. Jefferson was such a fascinating character! I really want to read this one too. I like John Meacham as a political commentator and this one sounds really good.

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    1. It's a chunky book! So far it's quite fascinating. I'm learning things which is the BEST :D

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  5. It sounds like you're having a great time, and the fact you're getting through lots of books... reading completely by whim is very tempting. Looking forward to reading your review of the Jefferson.

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    1. I really am Charlie! I feel so free :D

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  6. Your enthusiasm over reading whatever takes your fancy is contagious! I read 2 books just for me last week and that was fun! Have a great week and enjoy whatever you choose to read next :)

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    1. Yahoo! I'm glad you're enjoying it too! :D

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  7. Sounds like you have come up with a good reading plan! Yay! Reading should be liberating.

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    1. Yup, it's called not having a plan, lol. It's awesome!

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  8. I'm seriously behind on the Emma Donoghue books! Haven't even read ROOM yet, but I'm going to check out Astray.

    Enjoy reading whatever you want! I remember when I did that...and this year, I'm moving beyond accepting a lot of reviews to reading what I love and exploring new ones at my whim.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Room knocked my socks off, whew! Isn't it nice to just READ and not feel the pressure? I'm loving it!

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  9. My goal is also 125 books, I have to go check out The Savvy Reader, now.

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  10. I'm having the same kind of reading year and I love it! Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! Here's to being liberated! Yay!

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  11. Not are you just reading, you are reading wonderful books! Enjoy!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lori, I feel the same! I've been having a fab year so far

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  12. Impulsive reading is the best :)

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  13. Glad you are reading up a storm! I've got Astray on my stack, look forward to what you thoughts.

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  14. Yeah, looks like you had a fabulous start in 2013! I like reading according to my moods to and will do more of it in 2013.

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    1. I'm hearing this from a lot of bloggers lately :) I think there's a movement goin' on!

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  15. Heh.. looks like I need to check out that challenge.. the only challenges I can handle are the ones where I am just required to read. I tried to the Hist Fic Challenge, an even though I read like 80 of those in a year, I can't find the time to link up. Le sigh.

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    1. Yup, those are the best challenges, lol. The ones where you just do what you'd already be doing ;)

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  16. That's a good goal! Maybe I'll check out that challenge too. The book on Jefferson looks quite interesting.

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    1. So far it is very interesting, he was quite a man!

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  17. Great start to the New Year! This week, I'm digging through my Kindle archives to finally read the books I downloaded impulsively and then forgot about.

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    1. I hope you find some great stuff hiding in your Kindle ;)

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  18. Awesome, keep it up! Trusting your gut is the best method for choosing what to read next :) I'm doing the three challenges, but just picking whatever I feel like for them, so I'm alternating between them. I just signed up for the 50 Book Pledge too, and will read whatever I want outside the challenges, too. Why not!? The Jefferson book looks really interesting!

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    1. It's easy breezy and reminds me of life before I blogged :) Don't get me wrong, I loooove blogging. I didn't like what I let it do to my reading.

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  19. "The Year of Reading Whatever the F*ck I Want" is the best thing I've seen on the Internet today.

    Enjoy!

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  20. Reading to your mood is amazing. :-) Great mix, glad you got a great start to the year.

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    1. Thanks Marce! 2013 is already GREAT!

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  21. You are doing a fantastic job! You've read twice as many books as me so far in 2013 (sticks out tongue at you).

    I can't wait to read your thoughts on Astray. I've only read Room so far, but I hear great things about Donoghue's other works.

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    1. LOL! I don't know what is going on but my reading is ON FIRE lately! :D Room was crazy good wasn't it? I thought so anyway :)

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  22. Yay for reading whatever you want! It makes reading so much more fun, doesn't it? Enjoy!

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  23. Glad your reading is getting off to a great start! I'm hoping I will get my momentum soon.

    I'm keeping track of where I'm reading for The European Reading Challenge over at my challenge blog, but maybe I will also do a separate map for all my reading. Hmmm...

    Have a great week, Jennifer!

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  24. So far I've been reading up a storm this year and I'm loving it!

    I do hope you do the map thing, it's so much fun!

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  25. WOW 125 books is a lot!
    Good luck!

    I've been taking a look at your map. Nothing set in Spain :(((
    (I'm kidding)

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    1. Thanks Isi! Nothing set in Spain YET! It's only January, I do hope to get there this year!

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  26. I love that you're already having a great 2013...I'm reading at my own whim and fancy too!!

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    1. I think this might just be the way to go :) FOREVER!

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  27. I've heard so many good things about the Thomas Jefferson book. I hope you're enjoying it!

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    1. It's quite interesting and I'm learning a lot of things that I didn't know! I love that :)

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