It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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:


Woo hoo ATHS!  Please pick something out of the gift box and email me at with your choice!

Here is what I accomplished last week:

Women In Leadership Month – Meet Anne Frank

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (review) spooky and good!

Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman (review)

April Challenge – my challenge addition for April… check it out!  🙂

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani (Review)  – Love Trigiani!!!

12 x 12 Reading Challenge for April (I am hosting this month and actually forgot!  Yipes!)

The Fiddler’s Gun by A.S. Peterson (review)  *Fantastic book!

Worst Case (audio) by James Patterson -3 to giveaway!

And whats brewing this week?

I am finishing up Titanic 2012 and I really want to finish the Michael Sullivan series (I am almost done with the 2nd book)that I have been working on the last three+ weeks.  That is my goal for the week….

AND…. If all goes brilliantly well and somehow I get through these books…. my goal going into the weekend (with the Readathon on Saturday)… I am cruising right into these books:

With the Readathon this Saturday I am really excited to see what you are all planning to read if you are participating.    Be sure to use the Mr. McKLinky below to link your post.

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

  1. Thank you thank you! I just remembered that I had blog-hopped last week!

    Hex Hall is on my TBR! Enjoy it, will wait to read your review!

  2. I’m interested to see how read-a-thon goes, too. I’ll be cheering folks on. Hex Hall is showing up a lot lately. Happy reading.

  3. Congratulations to Aths! Awesome week! I signed up for the 12×12 and I am very excited and hope I can meet my goals. I enjoyed The Bride Collector. It looks as though you have a delightful week of reading lined-up. Enjoy.

  4. I’m still not sure about the Readathon — this is my last weekend before going to Lao for the New Year holiday and it happens to be Bike Week in Phuket with some big goings-on over on the other side of the island. Maybe I’ll just do a few hours….

    Anyway, the Michael Sullivan books look interesting.

    My books read are here.

  5. Well goodness, I wasn’t even thinking about the read-a-thon when I made my post. I have some shorter books set aside for that. Your books look great. I’m really looking forward to reading Hex Hall.

    1. I didn’t put all my readathon plans on this post – just the ones that may run over into it 🙂 You never know with me though – I may scrap the whole thing and choose all different reads 🙂

    1. Ladybug – Fabelhaven has waited so long for me that it is embarrassing. I wanted to read the second it came to my house…. and that was months ago.

  6. Very Valentine is one I’ve been wanting to read and Hex Hall sounds pretty good too. Good luck wtih the readathon, hope you get to read all you want!

    Sheila, thanks so much for the love and support you’ve shown me in comments over the last month, I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate it. Hugs Sheree

  7. I really hope you enjoy Hex Hall. I thought it was cute and hope Hawkins continues the series. I have signed up for the 12X12 challenge and also the Dewey Read-a-Thon. This will be a very busy week . Have a good one.

    1. You are right Jan! I am part of the lining up of the Mini Challenges for the readathon and it is a lot of work to organize them, watch for duplicates…

      Have a great week 🙂

  8. I just read Hex Hall this week and really enjoyed it. Of course A Fiddler’s Gun is on it’s way to me in the mail and I cannot WAIT to read it.

    Enjoy your week!

    1. I don’t know what it is about the book Kathy but I am drawn to it. I think I am sensing a little bit of the harry Potter magic…. that always draws me.

  9. Have a great week! We leave for vacation next Saturday so I will not be able to participate in the weekend events but will try to click through a few times.

    I finishing Look Again, and Anna Karenina part 3 today… I need something light to read this week before starting The last summer of Louisa May Scott, Not sure what to pick yet…

    1. Mari – I am thinking about doing the on line book group with 100 Cupboards. The idea just came to me moments ago so it is fresh in my head – but I think it will be light. 🙂 Welcome to join in !

  10. I love Trigiani too. I haven’t read Very Valentine yet. Don’t know why. I loved her Big Stone Gap series. I need to read the third and last one of the series. I think it’s the last. Not sure.

  11. I am dying to read Hex Hall, but haven’t had a chance. Too many other committments. I hope you are enjoying the Sullivan books.

    I’m off to go visit some blogs.

  12. That’s amazing what you’ve read! I do miss reading, though with a toddler, I imagine my days lost in books won’t return for some years. I do have a gardening book on my nightstand that I peruse each night, as well as A Thousand Splendid Suns that someone gave me and I’m trying to finally get through it.

    1. Enjoy Kathleen the time with the little one 🙂 Been there! Now I take my reading any way I can get it. I have recently got into audio books and they have been wonderful for road trips and biking with my IPOD.

  13. Sheila, I visited 20 blogs today (my husband is out of town…lol) I really do enjoy visiting the blogs, not just to win prizes from you. Hee hee. It’s fun seeing what everyone is reading and I love when I see books on others’ blogs that I myself have read. Like you saw on mine! I can’t believe you read Jantsen’s Gift! Oh my gosh, I absolutely positively loved it. How one woman can make such a difference in so many children’s lives…I mean, she puts Oprah to shame!

    1. Lynne – wasn’t that a great book! The author Pam Cope called me and we did a phone interview. She is just as wonderful in person! We talked for an hour. Her interview with me is on my right sidebar if you would like to check it out. I gushed about the book 🙂

  14. I’ve been wanting to read Hex Hall for a while now. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with your read-a-thon!

    I have visited 10 other blogs today 🙂

  15. I loved your review of the Bride Collector. I really want to read that one. The Fiddler’s Gun sounds like a fantastic book too.

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week.

  16. I visited 10 new sites – totally stoked. And I am absolutely adding Hex Hall to my TBR list! Thanks for the great meme. It was a lot of fun. I plan to be back next week.

    1. Oh good Outnumbered Mama – that is really what I like most about this meme. Networking with others, seeing great layouts of blogs and picking up book titles for our own reads 🙂

  17. I hope you enjoy the first book in the Fablehaven series as much as I did! I’m waiting for my turn at the library for book 5 that was just released.

    I think I might have to jump on the Hex Hall band wagon. I keep seeing good reviews!

    1. I am enjoying them Michelle – its all the other books that keep interrupting – LOL. They are coming along great though. I want to post my reviews one after another so I am trying to get them read first!

  18. I am very interested in reading Fiddler’s Gun, I must remember to put it on my list for a very soon read.

    I have Hex Hall sitting on my piano, it is not screaming out at me to read soooo…it is pushed down on my tbr list, for now.

    Fablehaven looks good; will be interested to see what you think.

    I am late to adding my link, and wow!! There are a lot of participants. I hope I can get to at least 10, shall see.

  19. Oooh, enjoy the Riyria Revelations series! (Michael J. Sullivan’s books.) Make sure to get your hands on The Emerald Storm, too. That should be available in about a week or two – it’s EXCELLENT! 😀

  20. I can’t imagine being able to read that many books in a week. My friend is a speed reader and can do it. I’m so jealous.

    We listened to FABLEHAVEN and really enjoyed it. My one grandson is on book 3 now. My other grandson loved it too, but he is dyslexic and lust looking at the size of the book discourages him. I checked into getting the other’s on CD (we checked book 1 out at the library), but they are over $40 each. I’ll have to check the other libraries in the area to see if they have any.

    HEX HALL looks good.

    I just finished THE WIDOW and THE ANGEL by Carla Neggers. THE MIST is next in that series. I’ll pick it up next time I’m at the library. I started reading Stephenie Meyer’s ECLIPSE and realized I’d already finished it. I have BREAKING DAWN and will start that one tomorrow. I have a Christine Feehan calling me as well as a couple historical fictions. Not sure what I’ll pick up next.

    1. I am optimistic Pat! LOL – The Sullivan books have been on my list for three weeks now… I like to plan big but getting it all done is rare. I usually read another book in the mix…. not sure how that happens… 😀

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