It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Monday again?  Yup…. I guess that’s right.  Last week was a lot of fun getting around seeing what you were all reading.  It is also fun to see you connect with the other Monday memers and leaving comments as most of really love comments!

And speaking of comments, as always I offer up again the book or item of choice out of the prize box to one commenter for commenting on the other Monday What Are You Reading posts and then letting me know here how many you have commented on, one entry per every ten comments.

So who was the comment this past week?  Thanks for asking!  🙂  I cranked up and we pulled out this winner:

Tammy Dahle

Woo Hoo Tammy!  Please pick your item of choice out of the prize box and them email me your address at

Here is my last week in Review

I Hadn’t meant To Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson (book review)

I was the Scene Of The Blog feature over at Kittling Books (Squeee!!!!!)

The Gospel According To Lost (book review)

My Shoes And I by Rene Colato Lainez (book review)

Social Justice Challenge post for March:  Domestic Violence and Child Abuse (It’s not too late to participate in this wonderful monthly challenge!)

The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch (ooh – it was everything I hoped it would be!)

God Never Blinks by Regina Brett (3 to give away to lucky commenters!)

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (book review)

This Weeks Plan

(Note – that from last weeks plan I am finishing up The Power Of  Half today and The Fiddler’s Gun is in the process of….  I am also still working my way through the Michael Sullivan trio and am excited to soon give you the full review, interview, and maybe even a giveaway!)

X2….  yes along with my review of this book I will be offering an additional copy to one lucky reader of my blog!  I know right?

I have read and loved Adriana Triginai’s writing in the past….  I am hoping lightning will strike twice and this one will be wonderful too!

I have been a long time fan of all things Titanic.  I have read several books both fiction and non fiction as well as seen many movies on the subject and toured the Titanic exhibit in Florida.

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I look forward to seeing what you are reading!

116 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Well, I think I finally figured it out! Posting this Monday meme on Sunday evening puts me closer to the top of the list!

    I am looking forward to these newer Adriana Trigiani books…I recently read Big Stone Gap and loved it!

    Happy reading!

    1. LOL Laurel 🙂 I put it up early on Sunday so I can help out the bloggers who are in areas that it is Monday already. 🙂

      I havent read the Big Stone Gap series but have heard good things!

  2. The 13th Hour looks really interesting. I’ve never read any books by Adriana Trigiani but I keep seeing them all over the place. I will have to try the first Valentine book. I’ve been wanting to read Hear Burns My Candle. I like Liz Curtis Higgs’s books and I love reading historical fiction set in Scotland. I hope you enjoy it and I’ll be looking for your review!

    1. Rachelle you crack me up! The Shoe book was a kids book… lots of pictures 🙂

      I Hadnt Meant To Tell you was small about an hour read, LOST I have been reading for awhile, 13th Hour I have been reading for a week and the audio of Swan Thieves…. I have been listening to that since February 🙂

  3. I know we have talked about this before but… gosh you read fast! I managed to listen to one book last week and only because I’m running. I just picked up The Solitude of Prime Numbers at the library, this will trump my TBR list. I’m three chapters in and am intrigued at this point.

    Have a great week!

  4. I had heard The 13th Hour was good and I have been hearing about Adriana Trigiani. I haven’t read any of her books but am very interested now.

  5. I can read a lot in a week too but I cannot get up the gumption to write full reviews most of the time. I don’t know how you do it. I enjoyed reading your review of the Swan Thieves. My son is a Titanic history fan too, it will be interesting to see what you pick up from this book. I have The Solitude of Prime Numbers on reserve at the library so I’m hoping it’s good too. My link is up, thank you for all your hard work.

    1. Sandra, I usually start the review when I start the book:


      Then I use the draft to keep notes in (things I want to mention about the book, thoughts, quotes…)

      When I am done reading the book I like to write the review while it is still fresh in my mind so I piece it all together then. 🙂

      This may be a pondering moment post one of these days Sandra 🙂

  6. I got quite a bit of reading done this week too but unlike you have several unfinished reviews. Enjoyed your review on the Swan Thieves. The 13th Hour sound good. Hae a great week.

    1. Thanks Jan 🙂 Swan Thieves was so long., there was a lot to say about it that was good – but had to mention the commitment you make to the book or audio in time 🙂

      13th Hour read so quick… it was so fast paced!

      You have a great week too Jan!

  7. Wow… how do u read and review so many in a week?! I cannot even think of doing anything more than 1 or 2 a week 🙂

    I love everything Titanic, but have not read much on it.

    I so want to read Adriana’s books too.. Everyone is raving about them!

    Hope you have a gr8 week ahead 🙂

  8. the liz curtis higgs book have such a pretty cover–being the cover judger that i am, i’d read it just for that. can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! have a great reading week sheila and thanks always for hosting this meme 🙂

    1. I thought so too Chelleyreads. I read this author so long ago but I was impressed with her topic and her style. We will see how this one turns out as it is a totally different genre.

  9. The Fiddler’s Gun is still on my to be bought list, but The 13th Hour seriously sound like a fantastic book. I’ve been reading your comments about it as you’ve read it.

    Happy reading.

  10. You always get so much done! I’m always running behind with my reading/reviews.

    Just thought I would mention Sheila, I’m having problems seeing the pictures in your posts. Well actually, they are not loading at all and are just blank white spaces. I have no idea if it’s me or not (tech savy I am not!) but thought I’d let you know incase it isn’t.

  11. Great reading week. The Swan Thieves was a long one. I read Here Burns My Candle last week and really enjoyed it. I’ve got to get to Brava Valentine.

  12. That Adriana Triginai cover is fantastic, is it silly that I do often read books based on the cover? A beautiful cover will get me every time!

    I saw that you just put up your review for The Swan Thieves recently, I look forward to reading it!

    Have a great week 🙂

  13. You have surely accomplished a lot in just a week time! And your book choices for this week sound very good as well.

    By the way, if I would like to read something related to Titanic, fiction or non-fiction, what would be the best book you think I should try first?

    1. Shy, Unsinkable by Daniel Butler was really good. I also enjoyed the Titanic Disaster Hearings. I see that there a few new ones coming out too yet this month that sound good.

  14. That’s a lot of books read! I really like the sound of The Swan Thieves, but I’ve been a little reluctant to try it, since I’ve got so many other books going right now. Kostova’s books are sooo long!

  15. I am were quite busy!! I have seen great things said about the author Adriana Trigiana,,,need to put her on my TBR list

  16. I havent read any of Adriana Triginai’s books yet but I do have a copy of her YA release Viola in Reel Life sitting in my bookshelf that needs to be read. Hope you enjoy Brava Valentine 😀

    1. Julie- it says that??? LOL If that was true I would be bragging that baby up! And it would probably be the only book I would be reading for the next few week s- ha ha 🙂

  17. Looks like you had a great week of reading! The Swan Thieves is one I’ve been hearing quite a bit about. Oh, and I’ve commented on 10 blogs. Happy reading!

  18. I wish I could read as fast as you. I am working on finishing The Emerald Storm today. Then I will have to think on what will be next. I have another book friend, we discuss as we read with. We are looking to get into Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie. But, I have so many amazing books here to read I will have to think on the next big read with it. Have a great week!

  19. What?! There’s a Titanic exhibit in Florida?? Where have I been? I love all things Titanic as well, and I would be fascinated by an exhibit on it.

    1. Amy – I am trying to think where it was. It was a few years back and may have been a traveling exhibit. I remember at the time that it had to stay all together by the rules of the families of those who had been on the Titanic. There was artifacts, letters, a menu, a life jacket, pieces of the ship… it was really interesting.

  20. Hi Sheila. You have a great and interesting listing of books as usual.

    The 13th Hour was listed on my blog a few weeks ago under Friday Finds. I’m not sure if it was my blog or not where you saw it, but I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. It certainly kept me up late in the night reading long after I should have been in bed.

    I visited 10+ blogs today and am off to visit a few more.

    Happy reading!

  21. If I had a weaker ego I’d feel like an underachiever. How do so many of you read so many books in one week?

    Thanks for hosting. I’ve lost count but I promise I honor the honor system and I’ve commented to 10+ bloggers.

    1. HI Susan…. I think I only managed three and one was a kids book. 🙂 You should look at some of the people who do this meme… they read 6-8 books a week. So amazing 🙂

      Anyway – its not about how much you read, its enjoying reading and sharing your love of books with others.

      Have a great week 🙂

  22. I only got around to 10 blogs this week, but I still manage to keep in touch with a lot of the people I’ve met through this meme. Just love it! And thanks for stopping by this week, it was so nice to have you!

    The Bill Walker novel looks great! My parents actually worked on the Queen Mary right after they were married (she did tours and he was a chef) and so I always love learning more about old cruise ships, it helps me feel more connected to them. And the Titanic is the best of them all! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    Have a fabulous reading week!

  23. I loved Big Stone Gap, but wasn’t that crazy about Very Valentine, except for the parts in Italy! You can’t go wrong when writing about Italy, I guess! I’m excited to read The 13th Hour. I keep hearing great reviews, and it sounds so different!

    I visited at least 40 blogs yesterday morning.

  24. I really liked your review of The 13th Hour – it looks intriguing! Can’t wait to pick it up! Thanks for all your posts on my blog too, I love reading them. 🙂

    Have a wonderful week!

  25. Your books always look so good! I can’t wait to read the Swan Thieves and am intrigued by Titanic 2012. I love all things Titanic too. Please keep us informed of how bad or good that one is!

  26. You had lots of good books last week! I really want to check your review on Here Burns My Candle – that looks interesting.

    And I made it to visit at least 12 other What are you reading Monday posts this week. (I lost count but figure it won’t matter unless I get 8 or so more in today which isn’t likely!)

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