It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi all!  First off, don’t run away!  Yes it’s me.  I have been busy with the Bloggiesta (pretty much like an online Blog maintenance seminar) all weekend and yeah… I made some changes.  :D

Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading?  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.

This past weeks winner:

Lori from Escape with Dollycas

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

You are getting a mini version of this meme this week as honestly… I am a little wiped out.  I put in about 23 hours on the blog this weekend, prepping posts, fixing links, organizing, running a challenge, yeah I am wiped.  :D

This past week I did not get a lot of reading done as I had meetings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday went into Bloggiesta mode until ummm…. about 30 minutes ago. 

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (review)

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (review)

My Very Own Book Fairy sent me a box of books!  Want to win one?

The Descendants movie review with giveaway

Bloggiesta Finish Line (want to know what I did this weekend?  Check it out here.

If you participated in Bloggiesta my mini challenge is still open until midnight on Sunday (central time)

 

I’ve got a few giveaways going on so be sure to check them out.  As for this week – I have some books i need to finish so bare minimum:

The 19th Wife

Our book club read for April

John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

Library audio

Alan Bradley

Library rental

Thats it.  Add your What Are You Reading to the linky below and I as well as other will try to stop by and see what you are reading! My hours at work drops back to normal this week so I should have more time to get around.

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Posted on April 1, 2012, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 80 Comments.

  1. I’m reading The Fault in our Stars this week too! I’m curious about the audio version, though. Are you listening to the one narrated by John Green or the official one with the female narrator?

  2. The 19th Wife is really good. Hope you like it.

  3. All the books sound really good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  4. I’ve had the 19th Wife on my list for awhile, I totally need to read it soon!!!

    How is your Jane Eyre progress coming? I haven’t read anything in it for a couple of weeks, I keep getting distracted :(

  5. I hope you had fun this weekend with bloggiesta. I didn’t officially participate but caught the fever. ;)

    Have a great week.

  6. I think I like the look of The Fault in our Stars….and The 19th Wife looks intriguing, too.

    Enjoy!

    Get some rest…..

  7. I definitely want to read The 19th Wife.

  8. GREAT NEW LOOK!!! I LOVE IT!!!Almost thought I was in the wrong place, lol!!

  9. I can’t wait to read The Fault In Our Stars, I’ve read so many awesome reviews, hope my expectations aren’t too high lol. Looks like you had a big weekend with Bloggiesta … well done!
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  10. Must read The Fault in Our Stars – keep hearing good things! Loving the new look as well, and your post on increasing blog traffic as it’s something I want to try and do!

  11. Great new look! I havent read any of the books that you listed.. =)

    Have a great week!

  12. Hi – Wow what a changed look. Nice and bright and clean. Congrats!
    I was hoping to participate in Bloggiesta but the weekend got bogged with other things. *Sigh*
    Ah well – good comments and looks like it was fun. :-)
    I haven’t read any of the books you are reading so I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts.
    Have a great week.

  13. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    I like the new look except the blog is all on the right side with the left side just a streaky grey background. Maybe its my browser (I am using Firefox)?

    I hope you have a great week!

  14. I hadn’t planned to visit tonight but then I got started. :-) I visited 15 so far.

  15. Your new blog look is fantastic!

  16. I’m on the fourth of the Flavia de Luce books. I’ve read all of them but have recently gotten into listening to audios. So I’m curious how the audio production of the first book is. Would it be worth re-reading via audio?

    My favorite read this week was Stuck on Earth by David Class. Please come see what else I’m reading.

  17. At least you got some reading in. I read a couple great books. I also had a wonderfully worded and pictured post all ready to go – then while putting in the tags, my hands spzzed out and I deleted all that work. soooooo frustrated. So now it’s a short, linkless post. Se La Vi!

  18. I’m reading Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. Free on kindle and a great read.

  19. The audio for The Fault in our Stars is really great, and there’s an interview with John Green at the end! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  20. I hope you find some time to read and relax this week.

  21. I’ve been wanting to start the Flavia de Luce books for a while now but there are so many other books I want to read, too! Maybe I’ll try them on audio.

    I love your new look…it’s very bright and sharp! I did a little rearranging on my blog during Bloggiesta, too. I was able to make my header a little shorter and widen my columns.

    Have a great week!

  22. I’ve had my eye on 19th Wife and Fault in our Stars.
    I am currently reading Paris in Love by Eloisa James and Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver.

  23. We read the 19th Wife for my neighborhood book group – it was excellent. Everyone liked it.

    I enjoyed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, too. It’s a lot of fun.

    I just read my very first John Green novel last week. I’ve heard this latest one is amazing.

    Enjoy your books this week!

    Sue

  24. I am currently reading “Southern Fried” by Cathy Pickens. It’s a nice Cozy mystery. I am a huge fan of mysteries and suspense novels. It has the mystery and is seriously toned down on the violence. I usually reading culinary cozies but I have switched it up by reading the story of a lawyer who loses her job and goes back to her home town to re-group and also earn come extra income. Since she came back they unearthed a car from the lake and a man who everyone believes murder his wife has come back into the fray as well. So it’s pretty interesting so far…

    Would anyone be interested in assisting me with putting together a nice reading schedule and also a blogging schedule. I totally need help with that. I definitely want to increase my readership and comments as well. I find this blog very informative. I love it!

    Thanks,
    Regina S.

    • Hi Regina! Cozy mysteries ayy? You need to go see Lori at Escape With Dollycas, she is the cozy mystery queen and I bet she would have some good tips for you to. Feel free to ask questions here and I will help where and when I can.

      What do you mean by a reading schedule? Something to keep you on track or books to read?

      Stop back and lets chat :D

  25. I like the new look! The Flavia de Luce books were recommended to me, but I just couldn’t get into them ;-(

    Hope you have a great week!

  26. liking the new look to your blog. I’m really looking forward to reading your thoughts on The 19th Wife and The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie.

  27. Like your new look and the two new books also look good.

  28. I’ve left comments on other 10 linked blogs :-)

  29. I THOUGHT I would be able to participate in Bloggiesta this year, but it didn’t happen! I enjoyed The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – very fun read! Enjoy your reading week!

  30. I love the new layout! For some reason, on my iPad, I don’t see your photo (which I love btw) in the corner. Have a great week!

  31. Haha I thought I’d goen to the wrong blog for a moment, so used to seeing your green colour scheme. Hope you managed to get lots done over Bloggiesta. I read The Fault in Our Stars last week, I don’t think I’m going to be a huge John Green fan but was still good.

  32. The audios for the Allen Bradley series are fantastic. I love Flavia!

  33. Love the new look! Although I thought I had come to the wrong place at first.

    I’m also reading “The Fault in Our Stars”. I can’t wait to read your review.

    http://lavishedwithbooks.blogspot.com/

  34. Oh, John Green’s new one is really good, I hope you enjoy it. I managed to post my It’s Monday a day late…

  35. I’m late visiting blogs…grandkids, etc.

    I just visited my fortieth blog!

  36. Well thanks to your bloggiesta post I’ve repented of my generic comment ways! Unfortunately that makes commenting on pages, where you haven’t heard of any of the books, very challenging, Well it only took me visiting 91 blogs to find 10 that I could leave good comments on, but I did it! And it really does pay off! Thanks so much for the helpful advice!

  37. I look forward to your review of The 19th Wife. I’ve been think about reading it for a bit.

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