March 17, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 03/18/13




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! 

Reviews:
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Read:
(Reviews coming soon, click for more information)


Currently Reading:

I'm not sure if I'm going to end up liking this one or not. So far the story is good but the slangy language is getting on my nerves. 

Upcoming:

I might give Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan a whirl. I'm apprehensive about this one. I've seen a few iffy reviews from bloggers that I trust. 


I received an email from my library informing me that Marbles by Ellen Forney is waiting for me. I requested this book after seeing this review on 1330v.

Of course I have stacks of other books to get to. And I will get to them. Eventually. I've yet to read anything from my 2013 TBR Pile Challenge in March and I really should get on that. 

Bloggish Business:
(Other posts from this week)

Library Loot (Sharing what I grabbed from my local library this week)

Spam Stinks! (Thanks for ruining it for everyone stupid spammers!)

5 Truths about Reading (Links to great articles on the benefits of reading)

Happy reading! 



46 comments:

  1. I really can't wait to read your thoughts on Me Before You.

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    1. It was a tearjerker, that's for sure :) Lovely read!

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  2. Wasn't Long Halftime Walk one of the books from last week's Tournament of Books match-up? I'll be curious what you think of it because I don't know anyone else who has read it!

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    1. Oh! Maybe it was? I haven't been paying close attention to the ToB. I'm on the last few pages and will be finishing it up sometime this morning ;)

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  3. I am also behind on my TBR pile 2013, but I will try to read the books I need to read for that. I am curious to see what is on your list!

    Happy reading this week,
    kind regards,

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    1. I was a bit over confidant on that list, yikes. A lot of classic chunksters, lol.

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  4. I failed miserably at the TBR Pile Challenge last year. The shiny new books are always grabbing my attention.

    I'm still laughing about the spam. The toilet spam folks were back again today! lol

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    1. I understand! I *want* to read at least one of those a month so that I don't get behind.

      LOL, those toilet people are relentless aren't they???

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  5. glad you have time for all your reads! that's my challenge :)

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    1. I'm very blessed that way and I sure do count my lucky stars ;)

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  6. I was fascinated by Fever -I'm interested to see what you think!


    Enjoy your reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! I really REALLY liked Fever a LOT. :)

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  7. Haven't read any of the books you mentioned but it's always great to find a new list of recommended literature.
    I am currently reading "Marina" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, one of my favourite authors.

    My blog: Let's Read

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    1. This is how our tbr piles grow and grow ;) I hope you're enjoying Marina! I haven't read that one.

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  8. Can't wait for your review on Me Before You. Have a great week and happy reading

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  9. I've been wanting to read Me Before You...I have a request for this one from my library. Enjoy your week!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I hope your copy comes soon :) I think you'll enjoy it!

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  10. I have been meaning to read Fever! I am looking forward to your review of it. :)

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    1. Oh! You will LOVE it! It's so interesting!

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  11. Ooooooooooooooooooo I really want to read Marbles. I think it's a great read. i hope you enjoy it and tell us about it :)

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    1. Thanks Leela! I'm very excited to read that one too!

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  12. I have slowed down my reading pace in Feb/March but I hope to pick it again in April and get a book read for the TBR Challenge. I definitely do not want to fail that one. Thanks for visiting my Memes Post.

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    1. I don't want to fail that one either! It's the ONLY challenge I'm allowing myself to take part in this year. :)

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  13. I haven't read Sweet Tooth but I read McEwan's On Chesil Beach last year which received a lot of great reviews, however, I didn't really get into the story and felt the characters weren't developed enough. Perhaps I need to give another on of his books a try. I look forward to reading your thoughts on Sweet Tooth. Thanks for visiting me at The Key to the Gate. Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca

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    1. I think the only thing of his I've read so far was Atonement. I remember thinking that I didn't like it as much as I *should*. It's been forever and ever since I read that though and I'm thinking of giving it another try one of these days. My perspective changes after a few years :)

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  14. Looking forward to your review of Me Before You. As someone with a spinal cord injury it hit me on a very personal level.

    Have a great week!!

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    1. I can see why it would! Did you review it? I'm going to go see :)

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  15. Lots of really interesting books. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Me Before You, its on my to read pile but as usual that's ever increasing.

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    1. Thanks Ruth. I know what you mean about the tbr pile. Never ending! ;)

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  16. I've been wondering about Sweet Tooth, thinking whether reading another of his books first might be good, because as you said it's been getting mixed reviews. Also looking forward to your review of Me Before You :)

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    1. Ugh..I don't know if I'm even going to attempt to read it now. I haven't heard many good things so I'm wondering if I should even bother? There are SO many excellent books out there!

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  17. Looking forward to your review on the Confidant, I got it on my shelf too.
    Have a great week!!

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    1. Thanks Ciska ;) It was a good read!

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  18. I haven't heard of any of these books. I should join the TBR Challenge, I'm trying to get through my pile as well.

    What I'm reading

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    1. Getting through the tbr pile is the biggest challenge we readers face, if you ask me ;)

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  19. I'm finally coming up for air after a very stressful month. It looks like you've had a great month. I'm going to look back at some of your reviews. I'll be looking forward to your review of Me Before You.

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    1. I'm glad you're back to blogging Heidi :) I hope you have a much smoother month!

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  20. What a stack! Yay for Marbles! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I read the same thing about the Billy Lynn book. Happy reading.

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    1. I hope so too! I'm hoping to go pick it up today if the weather cooperates. It's pretty nasty out there, boo!

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  21. I've heard a lot of chatter about Billy Lynn, and I still plan to read it (someday). I'll be curious to hear your thoughts. Ditto for Sweet Tooth. Happy Monday!

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    1. I just finished it this morning. I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I did! I love when that happens! Happy Monday to you as well :)

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  22. I've been considering Sweet Tooth too. I've only read one other McEwan, but the premise sounds really interesting.
    Happy Reading, Jennifer!

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    1. I still haven't decided if I want to read it or not, lol. I started something else today. Maybe I'll read it next? Maybe not, lol

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  23. That's a shame. I did see one positive review for Sweet Tooth if that helps. Sadly I can't remember where. I love McEwan although only read a couple.

    Hope you enjoyed Me Before You. I read it this time last year and liked it. I have actually been put off reading her latest book as I worry it won't stand up to this one.

    Enjoy your week.

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  24. Thanks Karen :) I've been thinking I might try some more of her books too. She has a nice style :)

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