April 21, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 04/22/13


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

Another snowy week. You guys, I don't even mind winter most of the time. But this? This is getting ridiculous. 

Considering the tragic events of the past week the weather is certainly the least of my concerns. But no negativity my little chickadees! I won't allow it here. This is our safe, sweet, reading place.

There's a lot of bookish goodness to talk about today. Let's steam ahead!

Reviews:

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Clover House by Henriette Lazaridis Power

However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley

Read:

Upcoming:

Your guess is as good as mine! Perhaps this? 



Or this? 

Bloggish Business:



World Book Night is on this coming Tuesday, yahoo! I picked up my box of books from Redbery Books and I'm very excited to give them all away. (I'm giving The Handmaid's Tale) Please click on the link to learn more about this event. 

Upcoming blog events to look forward to:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013



Saturday, April 27

Monday, May 27 – Sunday, June 2, 2013

Be sure to click the links above to sign up/register/get the info



Have a beautiful week!
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58 comments:

  1. I want to read Vampires in the Lemon Grove!!! I don't know why I haven't yet. Lol.

    I am giving away books for World Book Night as well - The Lightning Thief. :)

    And I am crossing my fingers that you guys are done with snow!

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    1. Lemon Grove is chockfull of quirky tales, it's a hoot :)

      I still haven't decided where I'm going to be giving the books away. I had better decide soon since the event is tomorrow!!

      Guess what? Winter storm tonight...up to ELEVEN INCHES of snow. Eeek.

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    2. O.M.G. how awful!! Well lets see..you could pretend you are Laura Ingalls, and do things like make sugar snow or whatever. :(

      I am giving my books away at the boys and girls club program at our school. There are just enough books for every student that attends. :)

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    3. I might take up dog sledding ;)

      That's a great idea! I hope you'll post about it!

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  3. Spring seems to have arrived finally here in the Netherlands, so I hope it will come to you as well, after a certain point, snow is getting irritating!
    You have quite some challanges ahead, so good luck with all those.
    Have a great week,
    kind regards

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    1. I hope you're enjoying the lovely spring weather in the Netherlands. Maybe I'll hope on a plane, lol. That might be the only way to find some sunshine ;)

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  4. Always enjoy the motivation of Dewey's!
    and yes, BEA! anticipaaaation...
    thinking I've had so much snow this year - including all day today!
    that I'd probably intentionally avoid the Snow Child!!

    EnJoy your week's reading!

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    1. Dewey's is my favorite! I love the excuse to lay around and read, I love the events and the people and YAY! :D

      I probably SHOULD avoid the Snow Child, lol!

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  5. You read some great books. I got Life After Life on my nightstand but did not find time yet to read it.
    Have fun at World Book Night!

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    1. Thanks Ciska :) I hope you'll find time for that one soon, it's a great read!

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  6. Perhaps with all the snow you are still experiencing, The Snow Child isn't the best book to read. Haha. Plus, Orphan Train looks pretty interesting.
    Enjoy World Book Night :-)

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    1. LOL, you might be right about that Jade! I'm really looking forward to Orphan Train. I love historical stuff and it's based on true events :)

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  7. Love the Karen Russel cover, that would look really nice on my bookshelf, lol. I am off to find a synopsis now...

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    1. Uh oh, no need to go hunting. The link is right below the picture ;) Isn't the cover fantastic??

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  8. I still need to get a copy of Atkinson's Life After Life...I love her writing....and The Interestings is on my list, too.

    Off to check some reviews...here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Life After Life is such a cool book, I hope you'll find time for it soon :)

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  9. The Snow Child certainly seems in keeping with this weather change.

    I have picked up, and failed to get into, The Handmaid's Tale before. Is it one of those books which kicks in/gets addictive 100 or so pages in?

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    1. It certainly is! We're expecting another snow storm tonight...sigh.

      The Handmaid's Tale might not be the book for you, but I'd give it another go ;)

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  10. I was hoping this would be the year that I'd finally take part in a readathon, but nope, the date's not working out for me...! Too many things happening! Have fun with your books.

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    1. Oh that's too bad :( Maybe you'll be able to do the next one! Thanks :)

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  11. I loved The Snow Child, one of my favorites. Beautiful imagery and a tale of grief, fantasy and survival. I have hard good things of The Handmaids Tale, hope you enjoy giving it away!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to The Snow Child. I've heard wonderful things :)

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  12. I'm grabbing Life After Life after reading about it on your blog!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Jennine! I hope you like it as much as I did!

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  13. Snow! That sucks. We're finally, finally, getting spring weather here in Toronto, and not a moment too soon as these winters really wear me down!

    I'm always interested in seeing what you're reading, Jennifer, cos we seem to share tastes in some areas and you often seem to be reading books I want/plan to read or get me interested in them. I got Amity & Sorrow and In the Land From the Living from Netgalley and plan on reading them next month. I've got a couple of Karen Russell books on my shelves still to read, oh and I'm looking forward to reading Kate Atkinson's new book Life After Life! Others I'll have to look into.

    And thanks for posting the link for Armchair BEA - I always miss it, every year, but I'd really like to participate this year.

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    1. We do seem to have similar tastes don't we? I always love finding another blogger with excellent taste in books, ha ha ;)

      If you have Russell's Swamplandia lying around drop everything else and read it! Quick! LOL! Seriously though, loved that book.

      This will be my first time participating in Armchair BEA. I'm looking forward to it. Hope to "see you" there ;)

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  14. I think The Interestings sounds really good! From the descriptions it sounds like you can't go wrong with either Orphan Train or The Snow Child! I put them both on my TBR list!

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    1. The Interestings was FANTASTIC :) I'm very much looking forward to both Orphan Train and Snow Child. Sooo many boooks! LOL, I can't stop. It's an illness.

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  15. The Snow Child, but then I'm biased because I loved it. That said it'd fit your weather (sorry to hear about that, it's crazy!) I've not read it, but know it''s good, so yay for The Handmaid's Tale!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you liked it Charlie. It was a finalist for this years Pulitzer so I have high hopes for it :)

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  16. I'll be giving away The Language of Flowers tomorrow and I can't wait! I adored the book.

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    1. Have fun! I really liked that book a lot too :) It was so hard to pick which book to give. I'm already looking forward to next year, lol.

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  17. This is when I start getting sad that I never filled out the form to participant in World Book Night... again! :) Next year!!

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    1. Next year for sure! Put it on your calendar now Suey ;)

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  18. OMG! So many books! I need to read Life After Life soon. Happy happy reading. Let us know how WBN goes.

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    1. Thanks pal :) I hope you do get to Life After Life, it's a gem. I hope to have a good report for WBN :D

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  19. I have a book titled Life After Life but it's by a different author: Jill McCorkle. I'm so surprised they have 2 books coming out in the same year with the same title. Orphan Train looks interesting to me. Let us know how it is!

    Your weather sounds crazy.

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    1. I saw that other Life After Life. How weird is that?? I feel for the authors, that must be a pain. I'll definitely be reviewing Orphan Train, you can count on it ;)

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  20. I try to do Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thons each year :) It's so much fun.
    I've had my eye on The Snow Child. Happy reading and Happy World Book Night!

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    1. It is such a blast isn't it? I love that event. It takes a lot out of you but man it's a good time :)

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  21. I'm so excited that you're reading Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Maybe if you can love a short story collection I can, too!

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    1. I'm better about reading short story collections now. I used to stay away from them because I'd rather read something longer that I can sink into. BUT I've found some good collections since I started blogging/paying attention to other blogger's recommendations. :)

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  22. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell has really tempted me - multiple times. But the short story aspect has deterred me. Maybe it would help with my time issues though. Happy Reading!!!

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    1. You know what's strange? I'm finding that I actually slow down when I'm reading short stories. I don't like to zoom from one story to the next because my tired little brain becomes confused. I have to let the previous story settle and fade a bit before I can read the next. Does that make any sense? ;)

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    2. mmhm. But that makes me think of that feeling you get when you end a satisfying book (and you really wish it could keep going), and how it would happen over and over with short stories...

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    3. Ah yes, that's true! That little heartbreak at the end.

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  23. I'm hoping to get to Life After Life soon, that darn pile is just way too big right now. I also noticed I have The Interestings coming in for me at the library.
    How exciting that you get to give away The Handmaid's Tale! There are only two required reading books from high school that I enjoyed and it is one of them!

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    1. I understand, that tbr pile tends to get TALL. I think they multiply while we're sleeping ;)

      I'm so happy to be giving that book away. It's one of the very best books in the world, in my opinion anyway!

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  24. Lots of reading going on for sure, great stuff. I have heard great things about Snow Child, go for that one.

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    1. Thanks Marce :) I'll be reading both of those books, I'm not sure which one I'll go for first though!

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  25. I hope you have an awesome World Book Night. It sounds like a lot of fun, but I can never figure out where I would distribute the books!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I'm still wondering where exactly to go but I have a few places in mind :)

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  26. Both books look good and I've read nothing but rave reviews on The Snow Child. I've just checked out World Book Night, would love it if Australia was participating, hopefully next year. Have fun and enjoy your reads :)

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    1. Maybe you should send the fine folks at WBN an email or two ;) Thanks!!

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    2. Thanks for your comments.i agree with you.

      book marketing

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  27. Hope you enjoyed Life After Life. I haven't read Snow Child yet but I hear it's great. I'm waiting for hot summer day. ;)

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    1. I liked Life After Life a LOT! :D I'm going to be picking Snow Child up from the library today. I hope it doesn't make me feel chillier than I already do ;)

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