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:

Dollycas:  Dollycas’s Thoughts

Congratulations!  Please choose an item out of the PRIZE BOX and email me your choice with your mailing address as well!

Ok – I seriously blinked and missed the weekend.  I traveled to our cabin on Friday, did some cleaning and reading, and came back Saturday evening.  Sunday morning we left early to take out youngest son to college and help him set up his apartment he is renting.  By the time we got back to Brainerd…. the weekend had passed us by.

Here is what I read happened here this past week:

Review Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler (heart wrenching read!)

Review:  Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and AZ Ferguson (You may want to read this review as I am going to be talking A LOT about this book in August!  😀

Review:  The Color Purple by Alice Walker (I had never read this before and it really blew me away!)

Finished reading/listening to:

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Audio (review coming soon)

The Wildwater Walking Club by Claire Cook (review coming soon)

Auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker (review coming soon)

Men and Dogs (audio) by Katie Crouch (review coming soon)

Hailey Twitch is Not A Snitch by Lauren Barnholdt (review coming soon)

I had a good reading and audio weekend due to all the travel.  This week will be a tight one with the big bike ride this weekend I know I will pretty much get no reading done over the weekend.  So knowing that here is my plan for this week:

This is a tour book coming up on Wednesday and I am kind of pumped about this one!  😀

This one is from my library giveaway and the winner (Jennifer) chose this as my next read.  Once it is read I will be passing it on to her and then I will run the contest again.  😀

And that is it for my plan – I am keeping it light this week, if I am able to complete more I will be thrilled.   So I am so anxious to see what you are all reading (now that my name is cleared at the library…. LOL  see my I am on the lam post about that one…. hee hee)

Please enter the link to your Monday What Are You Reading below where it says “Click Here”.  Have a good week with great reads!  😯

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

  1. I really enjoyed your review for The Color Purple – it’s one of those titles I’ve heard of but never really looked into reading. It’s now on my short list.

    1. Melissa if you have not tried the Potter books in audio I highly recommend it! I dont have the time now to rea them again but having them in the car with me….. has been awesome! 😀

  2. Great reading week. I just got Men and Dogs from the library and can’t wait to read it. I’ll be interested to hear how it is on audio. Have a great week!

    1. It is good Jennifer, and her writing is consistent. After reading the Seven Year Switch it was fun to see her writing remains fun and light, and her topic is consistent. I like that.

  3. Please Stop Laughing at me sounds interesting. I wonder what it’s about, I have to check it. Have a great week – hope you get loads of reading time. 🙂

    1. Its a memoir Aths and about a girl who is picked on in school. I haven’t started it yet but my son read half of it on his way to college and he said it was relaly interesting and sad.

  4. Looks like you had a great week. I’ll have to try to stop back to read some reviews.
    I hope your bike ride is fabulous fun!
    Enjoy this week’s reading too.

  5. I’m re-reading all the Harry Potter too at the moment and I cannot wait to get to Deathly Hallows! I have never re-read that one!! I’m looking forward to your review too!!

    1. Tif I seriously could shut the world out and read the whole series again….. what an addict – LOL!

      I highly recommend them in audio if you have not tried them yet. Fantastic!

      1. I have heard the audios and the narrator is one of my all-time faves! I’ve got my mom’s copies for books 5-7. I may have to pull those out soon!! I have to get through GoF first!!

  6. I am currently listening to Deathly Hallows again in my car and enjoying it. I look forward to your review of it and the Claire Cook novel.

    Have a great week!

  7. Hey Sheila….thanks for coming to visit my blog! Just as you left I posted my what I am reading if you are interested in coming back 🙂 I felt awful you came to see your meme and I didn’t have it finished quite yet 🙂 So sorry about that!

    Your books sounds great this week….looking forward to hearing about them 🙂

    Have a blessed week and Happy Reading!

  8. You had an awesome reading week, aren’t audios great for travelling and for taking the monotony out of mundane chores 🙂 I’m off to check out your reviews; Not Without Hope has caught my attention.

  9. This weekend I picked up Beach Trip by Cathy Holden at B&N. Like Claire Cook’s book Seven Year Switch, the cover has four women sitting on beach chairs with their arms in the air. I couldn’t pass it up! Have a great week.

  10. I haven’t read any of the books you read last week, even though I of course heard of The Color Purple and actually watched the movie without reading the book.

    I will be curious what you think of Please Stop Laughing at Me.

    Happy reading, Sheila!

  11. Oh, the joys of college apartment living! Our son won’t be going to school this fall for the first time in years. I can’t wait to see what you think of The Wildwater Walking Club.

    1. Hi Kathy, of yes – the joys! This is the first year he is not in the dorms. Its a nice apartment and he is really excited. It is a 3 1/2 ride each way to his college so I was able to red a couple books on the way and back while Al drove. 🙂

  12. Sure glad to hear you’re off the hook at the library, although I’m sure someone would have been glad to bring you a cake in jail with a file in it. 😀

    1. My fine was sad Barbara, it was only $2. I felt like I should give them more…. perhaps I need to sign up to be a friend of the library…. (It’s a program they have) I should look into that. 😀

  13. I feel much like you – where did the weekend go? We spent all day Saturday driving up and down the NJ Turnpike, stuck in summer beach traffic, to pick up our kids from their week with their grandparents.

    I can’t imagine dropping my son off at college, but it’s only 2 years away!!

    Enjoy your reading week!


    1. Sue – we had him home all summer (this is college year three for him). When he was home (which was rare) it was usually with other 19, 20, 21 year olds…. that’s a lot of “Big Kids” under foot…. wanting to eat, being loud downstairs as they player Wii or watched movies.

      As much as I will miss him, it was nice to have the house back 😆

  14. Hearts on a String looks interesting… Oh, let’s see, what am I reading right now? I’m finished up with Mind Games by Carolyn Crane, I’m also almost finished with Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr and reading several ebooks, among them, Judith Rochelle’s ebook Target.

  15. I won, thank you so much!! Thought I had a early start today but with my grandson helping me with my post it took longer than usual. Hearts on a String is on my wish list so I’ll be sure to be here Wednesday.



  16. Wow! You got a lot read Sheila! I need to listen more to audio again. I could get more ‘read’ if I did that while doing housework. I just have a hard time concentrating on it with the kids and all. I find myself only getting bits and pieces of the story. But it’s still better then nothing! Of course I’d have to buy a new CD player since ours broke…
    I’m gonna go check out a review or two of yours. Good luck on the bike ride!

    1. Hi Candace! My house is quiet during the day (no little ones around) so audio works while cooking and cleaning. I do most of my audio while driving, I seem to be on a lot of road adventures lately! 😀

  17. Here I am again, better late than never! Sorry I couldn’t get a hyperlink to work to come back here…I’ve been fighting with my computer all weekend!

  18. It’s always a joy to join in with It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? I love finding out about books I didn’t previously know about. 🙂

    I’m glad to hear your name is cleared at the library! 😉

  19. Eep..I forgot to leave a comment this morning. Bad me. I look forward to your review on the Kris Radish book. She’s on my wishlist. (Along with a zillion others)

    I’ve got a suspense novel I’m trying to read and though its less than 500 pages, its going to be a trial, considering I like shiny happy books!

    1. Thanks Andrea – I like suspense too but like them in the winter or late fall… to me suspense is cool weather, long dark nights rolled up in a blanket …

  20. Sometimes weekends like that can be a blessing and a curse. I also think between you and my husband I’m going to end up on a bike sooner rather than later! LOL. Not that I despise bikes, but water sports are definitely more my thing. Have a great week and enjoy the biking! 🙂

  21. Didn’t get much read last week. I was in Nashville all week. Finished one book, EMILY’S DAUGHTER by Linda Warren. Started Bill Bryson’s IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY on the way to Nashville, but my husband went home mid-week and it went with him. Not sure when I’ll get to listen to more of it. I enjoy the audios of his books. We both enjoy his sense of humor.

    Congratulations, Dollycas. I am looking forward to your review of PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME. Good choice, Jennifer.

  22. Both of those covers are so appealing I ache to pick them up right off the screen. I had to go check our Southern Oregon library system for them. They have Please Stop Laughing at Me so I have it on my list for checking out sometime this fall after I return home. I know somewhat of the lasting effects of bullying on a child’s psyche. I’m hoping this story will contribute to putting to shame that bogus, flippant, lazy, canard used by adults in authority over minors: Kid will be kids.

    I am finally reading The Book Thief. Am about halfway through now and have been wearing my eyes out to push forward. If only I had read the large print before I left Phoenix! Or at least been willing to wait until I got back home to send for it again. But I’d read enough reviews to know that I HAD to read this book. It is not disappointing me.

    I’m pushing hard to finish it his weekend as it was due Thursday on my sister’s card! Grace period lasts thru Monday but still I’m aware someone is waiting their turn. I’m not even allowing myself to start crocheting bookmarks with the 15 new colors/types thread that arrived in the mail Tuesday until I finish!

  23. Hi

    Joining you for the first time and now following your lovely blog.

    The Mermaid’s Chair looks excting. I have the Secret Life of Bees on my TBR Shelves.
    I also have Summer at Tiffany’s on my wishlist.

    Looking forward to keeping up with your busy blog.

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