March 10, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 03/11/13



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey
I love this meme, it inspires me to be a bit more organized than usual! 

Hello my darlings! Did you have a fantastic week? I hope so! Mine started out slow but I ended up fitting in a lot of reading. I didn't have much happening on the blog this week but that's ok right? Right!

As always, click on the links for more information and/or my review.

Reviews:



Read:


(Reviews coming soon)

Currently Reading:



Upcoming:

It's a toss up! I have a few books that are waiting to be picked up from the library. (Including Me Before You by Jojo Moyes) I need to read Dangerous Liaisons before April 1st for the Classics Club Spin. I should probably read one of my 2013 TBR Challenge books sometime in March as well. 

I'd also like to read something on my brand spanking new Kindle. I'm still playing with it and figuring it all out. 

Bloggish Business:

Want to see where I've been traveling through books? (<~~ So much fun to keep track of!)


And according to Goodreads:

You have read 41 books toward your goal of 125 books.
Awesome, you're 18 books (14%) ahead of schedule!

I've been sharing bookish graphics/photos/articles on my Facebook page. I'd love it if you'd join me there!




70 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to what your review of Between Man and Beast. Those two topics, exploration and evolution, are always interesting to me.

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    1. It's soooo good!! I am loving every page :)

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  2. No it's not ok that it has been quiet, sheeeesh, lol.

    I love your graphics, they always make me smile.

    Enjoy another week Jennifer

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    1. Uh oh! I had better post twice a day next week just for you ;) Thanks Marce!

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  3. Me Before You sounds really good. There are a lot of holds on it at my library. I hope you are enjoying your Kindle. I love mine and it goes with me almost everywhere :)

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    1. There were a lot of holds at my library too, I'm glad it finally came in :)

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  4. Go pick up Me Before You, it is very good.

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    1. That's what I keep hearing! :) I'm looking forward to reading it

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  5. I love that gif at the bottom of your post! Happy reading :)

    my IMWAYR

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  6. Love the tagline for Between Man and Beast. And ha! with your graphics. The 50 Book Pledge looks cool!

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    1. Between Man and Beast is excellent, I highly recommend it :)

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  7. Woohoo another kindle fan, I love mine! I've heard good things about Me Before You, looking forward to your thoughts on it. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I haven't used it yet, lol. But I hope to soon!

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  8. Hope you enjoy all your reads. Have a good week.

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  9. How did you get that 50 book pledge bookshelf? I just want that really bad for my reads too. I'll take that pledge if I can have that bookshelf!

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    1. Nice right?? Sign up for the pledge and you'll have that shelf!

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  10. Sounds like another great week for you. Still steaming ahead on your Goodreads count, go you! I'd love to know what book you'll first on your Kindle... Are you happy with it so far?

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    1. It was! I have a few Netgalley books on the Kindle that I downloaded before I actually owned a Kindle, lol. Maybe I'll read one of those?

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  11. Between Man and Beast looks like an interesting read. Had to go and look it up to get more details. Look forward to seeing what you think of it. Good for you being ahead in your goodreads goal. I can't seem to catch up. Have a great week.

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    1. It really is. I love a good non-fiction book and that was certainly a good one :) Thanks Karen!

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  12. A great week for you! Funny thing...I also have 41 books read on my Goodreads Challenge!

    I've requested Me Before You from my library. Hope to get it soon. Thanks for sharing..and for visiting my blog. Have a great week, and now I'm going to check out some reviews of yours.

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    1. It was a good week :) I hope we both enjoy Me Before You!

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  13. Interesting books on your blog this week! And way to go on your books read, that is amazing!! I also have to pick up the pace for 2013 TBR Challenge but the last few weeks have kicked my butt reading wise with some not so lovely reads. Le sigh.

    Here is my Bookish Memes post.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Marie :) Sorry to hear that you read some not so great books recently, that's always a bummer!

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  14. I enjoyed Me Before You. I have another book by the same author screaming from my To Be Read stack, The Last Letter From Your Lover. You may want to check that one out too!
    Happy Reading!

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    1. Oh, I don't think I've heard of that one! Was it her first? I'll definitely look it up :)

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  15. 18 books ahead of schedule! Woot Woot, you go girl :) I'm 1 book behind :(

    What are you reading @ The Brunette Librarian

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  16. I've not heard of Between Man and Beast before this but it sounds fascinating! Would love to hear what you think of it.

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    1. I really enjoyed it and I'll be reviewing it very soon!

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  17. Love your graphic. =)

    I need to use my reader more. It's feeling neglected.

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    1. Thanks Jo ;) I haven't used mine YET. But I will, sooner or later, lol.

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  18. That is a nice mixture of books you got there and I love the gif.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Ciska! I like to shake it up between genres ;)

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  19. I have to give bonus points for the dr Who thingie, I love that!

    Havea great reading week,
    kind regards,

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    1. Ha ha, thanks for the bonus points Bettina ;) I'll take 'em!

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  20. 18 books ahead? That's just... wow. I've heard almost all good about Me Before You, it seems a good book for discussion.

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    1. I'm thinking of raising my goal number! But then what if I have a very bad month? Hmm, guess I'll leave it alone for now ;)

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  21. Between Man and Beast sounds like an interesting read! Congratulations on the 18 books ahead. I'm a few books ahead as well, but no idea how many!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week!

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    1. Between Man and Beast was excellent :) Thanks Majanka! I appreciate your visit here!

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  22. I have an iTunes giftcard to use for my iPad and can't decide what books to get either...I've had the giftcard since Christmas - good thing it doesn't expire!!!

    Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

    PS - I joined your facebook page - love all the pics and quotes there!

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    1. A dear friend just gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card. I can't decide what to get either!

      Thanks for hanging out with me on FB Kristin!!

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  23. Me Before You and Between Man and Beast?! It looks like you have an amazing week of reading coming up. Happy reading.

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    1. Woot woot! Love these great reading weeks! ;)

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  24. Between Man and Beast seems really interesting! I look forward to reading what you think of it!

    I think some weeks that are quiet on our blogs are part of what makes us stay sane! I love reading and chatting about books, but it happens sometimes that I just want to read - and not write :)

    Here's my Monday Post.

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    1. Great point Lexxie ;) We do have to take time for reading so that we something to blog about!

      Thanks for visiting!

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  25. I had a good reading week as well, reading much more than I expected. You're doing great on the Goodreads challenge. Unfortunately, I need a challenge to read *less* not *more*. :-)

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    1. A reading challenge to read less...oh my word, that sounds torturous, lol!

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  26. You have lots of good things going on!

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  27. Sticks and Stones sounds like a hard read. It's so important to be informed about this stuff, but we hate to think that it is happening in our own children's schools.
    I hope you're having an awesome week so far! :)

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    1. It was very interesting and there were parts that were hard to read. There was a section that made me cry angry tears :*(

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  28. Awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now.
    Beth @ Free Spirit Books

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    1. Thanks so much Beth, I appreciate it!

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  29. Hope you enjoy Me Before You when you get it from the library.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I hope so too. I have a good feeling about it ;)

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  30. You are KILLIN' IT on your reading challenge. Nice work! I've never read Dangerous Liaisons, but I'm interested in it. Hope your week goes great!

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    1. Thanks Audrey! ;) This is my first time reading Dangerous Liaisons too. It's good so far!

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  31. The book map is great! Enjoyed and now i think of creating an own map for my global reads :) have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Dorothee :) I'm having a good time with it!

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  32. Interesting reads comimg up, I've seen the Me before You mentioned so will have to read up on it. Your doing great with your reading challenges. Have a good bookish week.

    http://ruthsrunningstitch.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Hi Ruth, thanks for visiting :) Thanks so much!

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  33. You know, I didn't even realize that Goodreads had a way to keep track of your reading challenge... I feel like a dope! LOL!

    New follower here.
    I really like your reading selection, and I'm excited to peruse your blog :)

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. LOL Heather ;) Well, now you know and you can get started! Thanks for following, I really appreciate it!

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  34. I;m very interested in Sticks and Stones. With one child who is very much his own person I am already dreading his high school years on his behalf, I can only hope that he will be strong enough to stand up for himself.

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Those years can be pretty awful for a kid. But on the other hand they can be pretty great too! :) I find that things are a lot more acceptable during my kids middle and high school years than they were in my day. (Which wasn't THAT long ago!)

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  35. Good luck with your reading this week. I'd go with the classics club spin book, cause I'm interested to see your thoughts on Dangerous Liasions.

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    1. Thanks Tanya :) I did read it! It was scandalous and fantastic!

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