It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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Shirley from My Bookshelf
I felt like I had a pretty good week this past week… had some wonderful audio times periods and even a couple good reading evenings. It felt good to have some time to actually get into a book!
Here is how last week shaped up for me:
The Priest’s Graveyard by Ted Dekker: If you have not read Dekker, you need to and this would be a good one to start with :)
Heart Of Deception by ML Malcolm: This sequel is smoking and I am bummed I didn’t read the first book in this series….
The Sandalwood Tree by ElleNewmark: Book review and book tour – a treasure for the imagination!
Sunday at Tiffany’s by James Patterson: Our Bookies book club read for April and our book review (of course there is food!)
Little Princes by Conor Grennan: This book is one of the best books I have read this year! WOW WOW – DOUBLE WOW!
Open House by Elizabeth Berg - audio review: Berg puts together a story of divorce, despair, and making new life
Yeah… it was a book tour heavy week but for the most part I had the tour books read before this week. I also had book club this week which was FUN and this weekend seen Rick Springfield in concert… but more on that later this week :D
This week is a meeting heavy week early on but Thursday and Friday are looking good and then being Easter weekend the only big thing on my agenda is the big “YAY” Justin is coming home for Easter! That said here is what I plan to read this week:
In the three years since the tragic accident Mia barely survived in If I Stay, she and high school ex-boyfriend Adam have lived separate lives on opposite coasts. But then Adam, now the dissatisfied front man of popular LA-based band Collateral Damage, stops over in New York City for one night before kicking off the European leg of his tour. It happens to be the same evening that Mia, now well on her way to becoming a renowned cellist, is performing at Carnegie Hall. Adam buys a ticket, planning to slip in and out, but Mia spots him and for the first time in years they’re face-to-face with each other and their shared past. Over the course of one evening, as Adam and Mia traverse the city’s streets, they relive the four days Mia spent in the intensive care unit as well as her departure to Juilliard and from the life she knew.
Yeah – like I need another New York read but after having read If I Stay for book club I have to admit I am curious as to where she went. ;)
Shallow, poorly educated Kitty marries the passionate and intellectual Walter Fane and has an affair with a career politician, Charles Townsend, assistant colonial secretary of Hong Kong. When Walter discovers the relationship, he compels Kitty to accompany him to a cholera-infested region of mainland China, where she finds limited happiness working with children at a convent. But when Walter dies, she is forced to leave China and return to England. Generally abandoned, she grasps desperately for the affection of her one remaining relative, her long-ignored father. In the end, in sharp, unexamined contrast to her own behavior patterns, she asserts that her unborn daughter will grow up to be an independent woman.
I suspect I will finish the Meadow Massacre this week so this is what is going on my IPOD next. I picked this one up on sale at audible.com, hoping it is a good one!
During the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, three young women, members of a conservative, pious Catholic family, who had become committed to the revolutionary overthrow of the regime, were ambushed and assassinated as they drove back from visiting their jailed husbands. Thus martyred, the Mirabal sisters have become mythical figures in their country, where they are known as las mariposas (the butterflies), from their underground code names. Herself a native of the Dominican Republic, Alvarez ( How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents ) has fictionalized their story in a narrative that starts slowly but builds to a gripping intensity. Each of the girls–Patria, Minerva and Maria Terese (Mate) Mirabal–speaks in her own voice, beginning in their girlhood in the 1940s; their surviving sister, Dede, frames the narrative with her own tale of suffering and dedication to their memory. To differentiate their personalities and the ways they came to acquire revolutionary fervor, Alvarez takes the risk of describing their early lives in leisurely detail, somewhat slowing the narrative momentum. In particular, the giddy, childish diary entries of Mate, the youngest, may seem irritatingly mundane at first, but in time Mate’s heroism becomes the most moving of all, as the sisters endure the arrests of their husbands, their own imprisonment and the inexorable progress of Trujillo’s revenge. Alvarez captures the terrorized atmosphere of a police state, in which people live under the sword of terrible fear and atrocities cannot be acknowledged. As the sisters’ energetic fervor turns to anguish, Alvarez conveys their courage and their desperation, and the full import of their tragedy.
Wow right? I think this one will take some concentration!
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers – they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.
A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal – this time to save his own life.
I seen this movie a few weeks back and yeah.. this is a little backwards but I was so enthralled by the movie…. I am interested in seeing what I really missed.
I am thinking this is more than enough to keep me busy and out of trouble! I am excited to see what you have been reading! be sure to add your link to your What Are You Reading post below and I will do my best to stop by and see you. :D
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