March 24, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 03/25/13


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

It was a good week and a very busy weekend! Bloggiesta time, wowza. I got a lot done but my eyeballs feel like they are going to fall out from too much screen time! My family celebrated a birthday as well. My baby girl turned 13. Gulp. 

Now, the books!

Reviews:


Read:
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Marbles by Ellen Forney



Currently Reading:




Upcoming:

You guys, I don't know. My head hurts from ALL THE WORDS. We'll just see where my mood takes me. 

Bloggish Business:

I had a great Bloggiesta weekend. To see what I accomplished take a peek at the links below:

Bloggiesta Starting Line

Bloggiesta Finish Line

Did you participate in Bloggiesta?

Have a great week!

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52 comments:

  1. SO many good things going on here ;) Enjoy this week too!

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  2. Frankenstien is one of my favourite books. Read it for school years ago but should really read it again.

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    1. I didn't get as much time with it this weekend as I would have liked. I hope to really sink into it this week though :)

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  3. Love the cover of The Clover House, haven't seen any reviews for it so I'm looking forward to yours. Have a great week and happy reading, wherever your mood takes you :)

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    1. It's a lovely book :) I'm reviewing it for TLC in April, I'm looking forward to it too!

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  4. I've participated in Bloggiesta in the past and it really helped me get my blog to where it is today.

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    1. It is such a great event :) The first time I heard of it I was confused. Now I wouldn't miss it!

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  5. Ooh...a teenager! Good luck with that...lol.

    You have a good week ahead...enjoy!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. LOL, she's my 3rd teen so I hope there are no more surprises ahead! Her sister and brother have broken me in already, lol.

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  6. I've been finding that even though I plan which books to read next, I don't end up reading those books. Sometimes it's just hard to think about. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm the same! Especially this year when I've decided to let my moods and whims dictate my reading :) It's a good thing though, I like it.

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  7. I hadn't heard of The Confidant but I love historical fiction and it sounds like an easy book to get wrapped up in. I will have to keep an eye out for this one. I definitely need to participate in the next Bloggiesta. There is still so much I need to learn! Thanks for sharing your experience. Have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. If you do read it you'll have to let me know what you think of it. Bloggiesta is the BEST. I always learn so much!

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  8. I've heard a lot of good things about Fever recently, and it seems like you really enjoyed it as well. I've read a lot of fictionalized stories about historical figures lately, but this one seems worth checking out!

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    1. Fever was GREAT. I'm a sucker for a good fictionalized account of real figures! :)

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  9. My granddaughter was here this weekend so I missed Bloggeista. You had a great week and enjoy that teenager!!!

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    1. Ahh, grandkids are priority number one! :D Thanks, I'll certainly try!

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  10. I absolutely love the cover to Frankenstein. I need to read that book at some point, been on my to read list for some time. Sad I missed out on Bloggiesta, I keep telling myself I need to do that but always seem to miss it. Maybe next time.
    Here is my Monday post.

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    1. I hope you are able to participate in Bloggiesta next time around. I only heard about it at the last minute this time..whew. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Swimming to Elba sounds so good!! Since I have been reading in that region, I think I will pick it up. Have a great week, you reading machine! :)

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    1. Reading machine, lol! That is what I should have named this blog!! ;) It was a good read Erin :)

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  12. ALL THE WORDS... Yes! Me too. I find it really difficult to predict what I'm going to read in advance. Unless I have a review book scheduled in a few days, then it's a no-brainer.

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    1. I usually have some idea of what's coming up...library books that have to go back, etc. But this time I haven't a clue! Ah well, there are always numerous books calling my name ;)

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  13. My head hurts too from my March Madness Month - I just called it that, it's not official or anything, but dang, it's been crazy. Frankenstein!! How goes it??

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    1. March Madness Month! I like that Marie! :D I was able to sink into the story today for a while. It's good!

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  14. I know what you mean about too many words. I hope you're able to rest your eyes this week.

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    1. I'm hoping for more page time and less screen time ;) Although I do love this blog and hopping around others as well!

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  15. I really look forward to hearing your thoughts on Frankenstein. It is such a classic well known story. Yet despite that and its age I found the novel particularly dark and disturbing.

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    1. It's something else that's for sure! This is my first time reading it. I really had no idea what to expect.

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  16. Yes! I participated in the Bloggiesta. I'm kinda a newbie, so I learned a lot. I started blogging about a year and a half ago. Up until now I've concentrated on becoming a better writer (still working on that!), but now I would like to learn more about the design of my blog. I learned how to make a Blog Button and write the code for it! Very happy! I'm still working on my bloggiesta list. :)

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    1. Hooray for newbies! I'm one of those too ;) I've been blogging for less than a year so I'm constantly learning. I love picking the brains of long time bloggers as well. Writing code!! That's way beyond this girl!

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    2. Less than a year! Wow! Well you're doing better than me!
      Writing code- it was more like copying code, inserting my info and learning where to put it! Haha! But it was more than I knew before last weekend! ;)

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    3. Ah, I see! LOL, I think it still counts so kudos to you!! :D

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  17. Frankenstein!! Enjoy!

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  18. I had very similar feelings about Me Before You and Fever. Excited to see what you thought about Swimming To Elba!

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  19. Great minds my dear, great minds ;) Swimming to Elba..wowza. I should really work on that review!

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  20. Sounds like you had a great reading and blogging week. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Wow, a teenager! Time flies right.

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    1. I did, thanks Naida! :D Thanks for the birthday wishes, I'll pass them on :) Time flies so stinking fast!

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  21. Sigh. I didn't get a lot of reading done over the weekend (lots of stuff going on, plus Bloggiesta), so I'm still reading Quiet. BUT, I finished In the Woods!

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of Quiet. I'm so curious about that book. I'd really like to read it

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  22. Life gets too much sometimes doesn't it? We're busy busy people!

    Have a lovely reading week :) What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

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    1. Indeed we are :) I was so busy with Bloggiesta this past weekend that my head is still spinning, lol

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  23. That was a good week? What'd you think of Marbles?

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    1. I liked Marbles a lot. I thought it was powerful. It was only my 2nd graphic novel ever :)

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  24. I just received Clover House via LibraryThing. I'm anxious to read it! When I read that it takes place in Greece I knew I wanted to read it. My new husband is Greek thus, now I am interested in all things Greek.

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    1. You'll probably really enjoy it Lori. I learned a lot about Greek culture and history from The Clover House! Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the web :)

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  25. Hehehe, sometimes one gets "read" out. XD I always take breaks by reading middle grade or comics.

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_25.html

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  26. I should buy a stack of graphic novels for just that occasion ;) I was mostly burnt by doing so many things for Bloggiesta!

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