December 14, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 12/14/15


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It's already Monday? Are weekends slipping by faster than usual or is there a time suck that happens right before the holidays? Either way, Monday is here!

Here's whats been happening in my neck of the woods:

Read: 


This week I read The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott. (You can see my review of The Secret Chord here.)

Currently Reading:


It was time for something seasonal so I ordered myself a copy of A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. I started reading it last night and promptly gobbled up around half. I'd say it's aimed at middle grades ( I'm middle graded at heart!). It's plucking at the heartstrings and making me laugh and making me feel the spirit. That's a tall order!

Upcoming:

I'm not sure! Now that I'm finally back in the reading saddle there are around 8,000 books vying for my attention. We'll see what kind of mood I'm in when it's time to grab one off of them off the shelf.


What have you been reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about grabbing a Christmas book. Maybe I will see what is around when I go to the library later today...

    I'm so glad you read Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. What a great book!

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    1. I usually don't read seasonal books like that but something made me pick this one up. Maybe it was seeing it all over Twitter? (Proof that blog marketing WORKS, lol.)

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  2. Hi Jennifer, hope you are well. I am trying to get back in with blogging again.

    8000 books, going with your mood :-) Love it, enjoy choosing.

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    1. I am well, Marce :D Thanks! I recently took a long hiatus myself so I know just what you mean. Good luck!

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  3. How'd you like Liar, Temptress?! I loved that one last year. And - there is definitely a holiday time suck...you are not imagining it!

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    1. I thought it was FANTASTIC!! I seriously can't believe I didn't read it when it first came out.

      Holiday time suck, booo! ;)

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  4. The Christmas book looks fun. I know about 8000 books next possibilities! I hope you pick up the one you'll really enjoy.

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    1. Lol, book lover problems, I tell you! Thanks, Kathryn :D

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  5. Matt Haig is one of a very choice few authors whose Christmas books I would read. Go you!

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    1. I would normally never pick up a Christmas book, lol, I don't know what's happening to me! I'm in the middle of it now and it's adorably sassy.

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  6. I haven't heard of this book before, but I love middle grade and you can't go wrong with a Christmas read - I'll have to check this one out!

    Reading With Jade

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    1. Please do :D It's really adorable, but not treacly!

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  7. I started reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. The descriptions of war were a little gory for me, but I the stories are so fascinating.

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    1. I was so enthralled with that book that I hardly noticed the gore ;) Well, I did, but I found them a natural part of (any) war story.

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  8. I just can't read a seasonal book. It's like the holiday is already stuffed down my throat enough. I would gag. lol

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    1. Honestly I thought I was the same! This might be the very first time I've even tried? Normally I'm growling at people who dare play too much Christmas music, ha!

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  9. I'm going to get that Matt Haig book right now, I'm in the mood for it, and if you love it, then...yeah. :)

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    1. I like that it's definitely for kids, but it doesn't have the cloying, totally feel good thing going on. I think you'll dig it.

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  10. I am interested in your review of The Secret Chord. Ms. Brook's. books are hit and miss for me.

    Thanks for sharing your week, and I hope it has been a good one.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  11. I can't wait to see which of the 8,000 books you choose first!

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