It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
What another Monday? Where did my weekend go? :D
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
Last weeks winner (using Random.Org) was:
Cassandra - Words On Paper
Congratulations! Please choose an item out of the PRIZE BOX and email me your choice with your mailing address as well! firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a pretty awesome weekend, even if it did go by fast! :D My friend Wendy started doing Group Power with me (yay!) and it is so much more fun to have someone to go with. I went to a bridal shower, drove to a nearby town and hung out in the shops, completed a couple of books, and celebrated my 23rd anniversary. (I know – holy smokes right?)
We had the weekend Book Extravaganza, which was so much fun and if you have a few minutes to read the responses to my question where I encouraged people who entered to share a little known fact about themselves then I really encourage you to do so. I was amazed! I even laughed a couple of times (sorry Ryan but that is FUNNY stuff!) (and Lynne – WOW! Super cool!) You can see who won this giveaway here.
Ok so here is what went down here this last week:
A little recap of my bookclubs last years Queen Event (and why we do it)
Author Chat with John Betcher, author of The Missing Element (Minnesota mystery author discusses his newest book – and it sounds GOOD!)
The Bookies 2010 Queen Event (I love my book club! See the pics of who was crowned Queen!)
Born Under A Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield (wow – this book was really good!!)
Author Chat with Andrea Busfield (author of Born Under A Million Shadows – who a this lady has seen it all in Afghanistan!)
Blog Survey Results (thanks everyone who participated – the results were fun and interesting!)
Author Chat with Beth Solheim (what a great lady – and a great book!)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (the books, the audio, the movie – what I loved, what was… not so much)
The Weekend Book Extravaganza (oh seriously – you have to HAVE to read these comments!)
The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott (review this week)
The Accidental Adult by Colin Sokolowski (review this week)
Between Sisters by Kristen Hannah (review this week)
Auf Wieberschen by Christa Holden Ocker ( finishing up this read)
Ok I chatted with a few authors last week but did not get a lot of my reviews posted – that’s my goal for this week! :D
Here is what I am serving up this week for reads:
Vicki at Reading At The Beach had a wonderful review on this book. I was kind of in a weekend slump where my books I was reading weren’t really doing it for me. I seen this review and called my book store and they held the last copy for me. I am flying through this and will have a review and author Claire Cook has already confirmed she would love to come and chat with us here! Woo Hoo! :D
Reading this one as part of a read A Long at 30+ A Lifetime of Books. I am excited to get going on this!
I was on Twitter the other night and a few bloggers were discussing doing this as a group and I thought it sounded like a blast! We are not starting until August 1st but I want to read up on it this week and prepare myself :)
My week should be pretty good for reading and hopefully catching up on the reviews that I need to. I am planning a trip to the cabin with some friends this next weekend which will allow for reading (at least a bit) which makes me very happy! :D
I am so thrilled to see what all of you are reading. Enter the link to your Monday What Are You Reading below where it says Click Here. Thanks and have a wonderful week of awesome reads! :D