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!

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 telling me how many you visited.  **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

Last weeks winner:

Lori – Dollycas’ Thoughts


WOO HOO!!!!  Please choose an item out of the Reading Cafe Grab Shelves  and email me your choice with your mailing address as well!   journeythroughbooks@gmail.com

In case you wonder why I offer a book giveaway for those who visit others who do this meme, it is because I LOVE community.  This is not a Blog Hop – this is hopefully, you checking out what people are reading and maybe finding new blogs you would enjoy visiting.  Book Blogging is all about sharing our love for books with one another.  By visiting some of the other participants – you never know where you may find that next awesome read – or a blog that becomes one that you want to read more often.  :D

What a fantastic weekend.  I had such an insane week I can not even tell you… but the goal – was the weekend and I made it… and it was fab.  I really wanted to spend some time reading and relaxing and that is exactly what I was able to do…. here is what was accomplished last week:

Tick Tock by James Patterson (the continuing series of Michael Bennett – audio LOVE!)

Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah (an audio that caused a meltdown in my kitchen!)

Escape by Barbara Delinsky (book review – good read but not a great read)

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho (audio review – and wow wow wow – I think audio made the difference…)

So I think another productive week!  I have two more reviews to post from this past weeks reading a more to come this week!  Here is what is on tap:

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I have been drooling over this one since the end of May at BEA – and I have had it for just as long but held out waiting… waiting for almost release time.  Well – the time has come and this baby is on the reading shelf for this week!  :D

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… this past weekend I read the first book in this series, The Knife Of Never Letting Go and let me say… WOW.  I am running full steam ahead in to this second book in the series.

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I have been wanting to read this book for a while now!  I am hoping to get to it this week to review for next weekends Weekend Cooking. 

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I started listening to this audio this weekend on my way tot he North Shore and back ( that’s about 7 hours of audio time!)

That’s what is new this week… I am finishing up a book  from last week too so I should be plenty full :D  I am excited to see what you are reading this week so please add your Monday What Are You Reading post to the link below where it says “click here”  I hope to get around to all of you this week and see what you are reading!  :D 

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on September 4, 2011, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 92 Comments.

  1. I have heard that The Alchemist is excellent. I am glad you enjoyed the audio. I have been wanting to read The Knife of Never Letting Go too. I have The Night Circus from NetGalley but I’m not sure if I’ll like it. I look forward to reading your review of it to help me decide. No pressure ;)

    Have a great week!

  2. I cannot wait to hear what you thought of The Knife Of Never Letting Go. I LOVE that series. Enjoy The Ask & The Answer!

  3. The Night Circus has been on my radar for awhile…I’m eager to read your review.

  4. You’ve had a busy week-as usual. Glad to say I posted my What Are You Reading this week. It’s been a while but I never miss reading yours and a few others. Looking forward to what you have to say about Night Circus. Have a good reading week.

  5. I like the looks of what you have coming up. Enjoy your week.

  6. Season to Taste sound good to me. I am actually ahead of the game this week, lol and I won too, can’y beat that!!! Happy Labor Day!!!

  7. I think Night Circus is going to be one I would enjoy. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  8. I posted this comment in the wrong post originally, guess I am not as awake as I thought I was, please ignore the other post, :)

    Figured out the secret, visit blogs while grandson is sleeping, lol, this is usually my reading time but have visited 10 blogs already. YEA! me!!
    Have a great week and thank you!!

  9. I really enjoyed The Alchemist too and wow I’m loving that cover for The Night Circus

  10. Great week and so many great books! A few of them are on my TBR too.

  11. I believe you about the audio magic for the Alchemist. I’m from Latin America and ~magical realism~ which is pretty common in LA literature can get dull after a while, but a good audio certainly helps! :D

    Also checking into this meme after a while :D

  12. Woot! Woot! I’m so happy you loved The Knife of Never Letting Go! It’s amazing! I cannot wait to read your review. I hope you love The Ask and the Answer! Enjoy!

    Have a fabulous reading week! :)

  13. A different sort of vampire book for me today.

  14. The Night Circus – what a title. I want to find out more about it just from the title. And congrats to Dolly – woo hoo!

    I’ve only finished one book this week, but it was a good one. :)

  15. I always liked Delinsky but the reviews lately have not been too great. Sorry it was not a “great” read for you. Good is ok but I had come to expect more from BD. Have a good week, Sheila, and happy reading!

  16. Night Circus has been making an appearance in several book blogs and it sounds/looks so interesting, looking forward to getting a copy. I’m also looking forward to your review on it. Have a wonderful week!

  17. Season to Taste and The Knitting Circle look like great books. Hope you have a great week!

  18. I hear you, Sheila! It was an insane week here, too, but we also made it to the weekend.

    Can’t wait to read your review of Winter Garden and the Alchemist – heading there next!

    Looks like you have a great line-up for this week, too – enjoy your books!

    Sue

  19. I’m amazed that you can read so much and do so much. You are Wonder Woman, for sure!

  20. I have been visiting blogs all morning. About 40 so far. thanks for hosting!

    Lisa
    Lisa’s World of Books, Monday Review

  21. Ha, re Patrick Ness: knew you couldn’t read just one! :–)

  22. I can’t wait to read The Night Circus! It looks so great!

    Happy Reading! And thanks for hosting!

  23. Sorry to hear Escape wasn’t the best book. I plan to start it sometime this week. I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Night Circus. May have to add it to my list. Have a great reading week!

  24. Season To Taste looks like it could be a good one!

  25. Escape was not a great read for me either, good but not great. So glad you are loving the Chaos Walking series. I’ve got the third book, but a couple I need to read before I get to it.

  26. Glad to hear that you enjoyed The Knife of Never Letting Go. Enjoy the second one! I am interested to hear about the Night Circus. I have heard a few good things about it. :0)

  27. I loved the Night Circus! Enjoy! : )

  28. I look forward to trying Night Circus and that KristinH. You definitely have my vote for best meme because it is great for networking.

  29. I read The Alchemist around four years ago and it was a memorable read. I’m sure it’s a different experience to know the story through audio!

  30. I’ve been reading The Night Circus, and it’s gorgeous! The text just flows, making it easy to read. Can’t wait to read your review.

    Have a great week!

  31. You had a wonderful week! I am looking forward to reading The Night circus, it has been waiting patiently on my shelf for some time now. Have a great week Sheila and happy reading.

  32. It really makes a difference with an audiobook? I have yet to seriously try that as I often take transit to and from work so no listening to a CD in the car. I’ll have to give it a try in the CD player while cooking and cleaning though.

  33. Can’t wait to see what you think of The Night Circus! I’m very curious about it. Have a great week!

  34. Looks like you’ve got a great week lined up! I really keep meaning to pick up the Kristin Hannah that is sitting on my shelf, just haven’t gotten to it yet!

  35. I can’t wait to read The Night Circus! I hope you enjoy it!!

    I commented on 11 blogs this week :)

  36. I loved the Alchemist when I read it a couple years ago. Glad you enjoyed it.

  37. I’ve visited over 30 sites so far this morning. It is fun to see what everyone is reading.

    Now I’m heading over to the library web-page to see if they have audiobook of the Alchemist. Thanks for the heads-up!!

    Have fun with the Chaos Walking series. It is intense with so many twists and turns!

    Anne
    My Head is Full of Books

  38. What a great week for you! I really can’t wait to see what you think of Night Circus .. it’s right near the top of my want list! :) … off to read some of your reviews!

  39. I didn’t really care for The Alchemist, but maybe it was just when I read it. I’ll be looking forward to what you think of The Night Circus, I can’t wiat to read it.

  40. I did get back around to commenting — 10+ this week. Hope you have a great week!

  41. I have also been wanting to read The Night Circus; in fact, I featured it on my WOW this week. Have a great reading week!

  42. In my opinion, the Ness books got better and better as they went along. Better have book 3 on hand!

  43. I’m really excited to read The Night Circus as well. I will check back to see what you thought of it.
    Thanks, as always, for this great meme. I got to read and comment on 12 other blogs today.
    Have a great week!

  44. Sounds like you had a great week, I’m off to check out your “meltdown” review. Hope The Ask & The Answer is just as good as 1st book. Happy reading :)

  45. Back to say I commented on 17 blogs this week. Thank you.

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