May 19, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 05/19/13


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

This always happens to me at the library!

Reviews:
(Click on the link to read my review)


Read:
(Reviews coming soon!)

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Currently Reading:
In The Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve

Upcoming:
Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
Bookish Business:

On Thursday I attended a Spring Book Club Dinner at The Brick House Cafe. (Sponsored by Redbery Books) The featured book was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Oh my word. The food! Check out my pictures here

It's time for another Classics Club Spin!

Have a great week everyone. Thanks so much for visiting me here.

63 comments:

  1. Ooh, the Ruth Ozeki book is supposed to be wonderful!

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    1. I've been hearing great things and I'm very excited to read it :)

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  2. Ah, excited for you to read A Tale for the Time Being and Frozen in Time (even though I have yet to read both) since I've heard great things!

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    1. Me too Shannon! I haven't seen a negative review so I'm jazzed up to read both of them :)

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  3. Frozen in Time sounds very good from what I've heard so far.

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    1. Me too Charlie. I'm a fan of narrative nonfiction :)

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  4. Wow, lots of good reading. In The Garden of Stone looks interesting, I like the cover. lol about that library gif.

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    1. I'm telling you, every single time I go to the library! Ha ha ;)

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  5. I read The Spirit Catches You . . a couple of years ago and found it fascinating. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!

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    1. I finished that one this morning. It WAS fascinating!

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  6. In the Garden of Stone is pretty enough that I'm going to go read the blurb. Plus, I'm the daughter of an entomologist, so anything with bugs on the cover immediately grabs me. Love your gifs lately. :-D

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I've just started Garden of Stone today. So far it's great, if a bit depressing.

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  7. What a great place to have a book club meeting! I'll tell you, if that happened to me in the library, I'd be permanently banned for freaking out so badly I knocked over shelves of books!

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    1. It was such a great dinner/meeting! It's a once a year thing but I sure wish it was more often. Watch out for creeping Mash cast members at the library, lol.

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  8. Looks like a great week and some interesting reads upcoming as well. Enjoy!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  9. The garden of Stone has a beautiful cover, it appeals to me immediately. I will be looking forward to your review.

    I am glad you enjoyed the lunch, good food and Harold Fry, what more can you want?

    Kind regards,

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    1. It's a powerful read Bettina, I'm enjoying it. Thanks so much!

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  10. You always find the best gifs!

    In The Garden of Stone is very easy on the eyes cover wise... I'll take a little look further in to that one I think.

    I hope you enjoy all your reads for the coming week :-)

    My Book Bubble

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    1. Thanks Jade :) The cover is gorgeous isn't it?

      Same to you!

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  11. And now I'm picturing that happening to you and the library and I'm giggling. Hahaha!

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    1. I can hardly walk around that place without dudes trying to grab me! Ha ha ha!

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  12. I'm curious about Frozen in Time....and I'm off to check out a couple of reviews.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading it. I've heard only good things :)

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  13. Can't wait to see what you think about Kindred! I read that book SO long ago and remember really liking it.

    And the Brick House Cafe is ADORABLE! Please tell me that they played "Brick House" by The Commodores at least once.

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    1. Kindred was a mind blower! I can't believe I've gone my whole life without reading it until now.

      They didn't play that song which bummed me out. But on my ride there I was singing in my head, does that count? ;)

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  14. I'm anxious to see what everyone thinks of In the Garden of Stone.

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    1. So far I'm enjoying it. It's a big of a downer though, lol.

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  15. A Tale for the Time Being?! I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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    1. I can't wait to get to that one! I've heard nothing but great things about it :)

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  16. Gardens of Stone looks good to me. I hope you enjoy it!!

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    1. I'm in the middle of it now and I'm liking it a lot :)

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  17. total excitement over your book club food I mean meeting!! =)
    Here is my Memes post. Have a great week!

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    1. Ha ha! The food was incredibly impressive :) Thanks Marie!

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  18. I can't wait to find out what you thought of Kindred!!!! Just started it last night, and it sucked me right in.

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    1. I can't believe how good that book was! I'm thankful to the Estella Project because I never would have read it otherwise!

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  19. "Frozen in Time" is on my list! I love those non-fiction stories of survival against all odds. I'm two-thirds through "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand right now and it's fascinating!

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    1. Me too Kristin :) I LOVED Unbroken! I hope Frozen in Time is half as good :)

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  20. That gif is kind of creepy.. you know that right?
    You have some very interesting books lined up curious on your opinion on In The Garden of Stone and A Tale for the Time Being.
    Have a great week!

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    1. LOL, it is creepy isn't it? ;)

      Thanks doll, same to you!

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  21. I want to go to a book club dinner at The Brick House Cafe! That place looks adorable!

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    1. It is the coolest little building. Awesome food and atmosphere too :)

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  22. Yaaaay you're going to read A Tale for the Time Being!!! Can't wait to see what you think of it!

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    1. I can't wait to start it! I feel like all the cool kids have already read it ;)

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  23. Your list of books looks interesting. I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

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    1. Thank you Rose :) I haven't read The Host, I hope you're enjoying it!

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  24. In the Garden of Stone looks really good - so does that cute cafe you had book club in!! My mom read The Spirit Catches You... and really liked it! Come on over to my blog to see what I'm reading. :-)www.hollymueller.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it the cutest cafe? I need to get there more often :) I can see why your mom enjoyed Spirit so much, it's a fascinating read!

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  25. The cover of In The Garden of Stone is just lovely. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Joy :) I miss seeing you around the blogsphere, where have you been hiding yourself? ;)

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    2. Whoops, I might have the wrong Joy here? LOL

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  26. Well obviously I hope you really enjoy A Tale for the Time Being! I've been meaning to read Kindred for a while but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll put it on my summer reading list.

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    1. Ohhh please read Kindred! I'm so thankful that I read it :) It's great!

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    1. I really did :) Thanks for dropping in Rachel!

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  28. Love that little video! Had to share it with my husband. He's always sneaking up on me!

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    1. LOL, it made me laugh so I just had to share it with you fine folks :)

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  29. The Book Club Dinner seems like so much fun. I am jealous! I wish we had a book club around here...
    Have an awesome week! :)

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    1. Thanks Linds, it was such a good time. Mmmm food and books!

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  30. Cute cafe and I was drooling over your book club food lol. Enjoy your new books they both sound great. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. It's the sweetest little place, I wish I got over there more often!

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  31. That little snippet had me laughing out loud!! Loved it!

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