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:

Laurel : Laurel Rain Snow Creations

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

**Remember to qualify to win you need to stop back and let me know how many of the Monday What Are You reading Meme’s you commented on.  One entry per every 10.  I do this to encourage visits to new blogs and to build community.  😀

I had an insanely busy week this past week and for the first time in a long time I did not make it around to visit all the participants blogs.  I really enjoy doing that but the days got away from me and with huge commitments almost every evening I was exhausted.

The good news is that as of this morning I am over the crazy business for now and have a pretty quiet week ahead that I am so looking forward to!

Here is my past week in the literary sense:

My Interview with Nat from In Spring It Is The Dawn (check out this amazing blogger who lives in Japan!)

Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker with a giveaway (a good one from Dekker and a bonus giveaway!)

Minnesota/Wisconsin Book Blogger Meet Up Planned in October (I am working with Reagan from Miss Remmer’s Reviews to attend a book festival in the twin cities and hopefully create a meet up around this event.  Check out the details!  😀

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Review coming this week!

I’d Know You Anywhere (audio) – Review coming this week!

Gave Up On

Farenheit 451 (audio):  sadly, the audio narrator was just hard to understand.  In a mumble type tone I struggled to catch what he was saying and found myself losing the point because I was picking up on every few words.  Even more sadly, the narrator of this audio copy I have is none other than the author, Ray Bradbury himself.   I still hope to read this book some day, or perhaps I need to try the audio with a different narrator.

And yeah…. that’s about it for this week.  With BBAW I really enjoyed participating and I had a giveaway a day going on and did not get a whole lot of reading done.  This week…. I am hopeful will be different.

Here’s What Is Brewing For Me This Week

You know how I love a good Patterson audio!  I really do!  This is what will replace Fahrenheit 451 in my kitchen Cd player.

Remember the pinky swear?  I know Alita from Alita Reads started this (and probably has finished!) this book last week.  Our swear was to read it in September so this is a must read for me this week.

And it is also time to start this one!  This is the Wordshaker on line Book Club choice that we are reading currently and discussing on October 6.  It’s not to late to join in and read along with us!   I received a box of signed books for giveaway from the author this week!  (WOO HOO!!!) Which will go up for giveaway as we get closer to review time.  Those who are reading along are automatically given a bonus entry in the upcoming giveaway.

That’s my week!  I even took a nap this afternoon so I am ready to come and visit you all this time around and cant wait to see what you have been reading!  Be sure to leave the link to your Monday What Are You Reading post by entering where it says “click here” below.

I hope you all have an incredible week with books and audio that take you on wonderful adventures!  😀

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on September 19, 2010, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 129 Comments.

  1. It’s a shame the narration on Fahrenheit 451 was so poor. That seems like a good novel to listen to. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel society and The Wife’s Tale look good!

    • I thought so too Laughing Stars, I could hardly understand the reading. I am not giving up yet through. 🙂

      I agree about the other two – I think those books will be wonderful!

  2. Fahrenheit 451 is brilliant, I do hope you choose to read it. I too have The Postcard Killers and The Wife’s Tale, hopefully I shall get to both soon. Happy reading.

  3. Oh man, I’m so glad you are reading Room! (saw it on your sidebar). I can’t wait to talk to you about it.

  4. That’s too bad about Farenheit 451. I hope to read it someday. You may want to try Potato Peel Pie by audio. That’s how my friend recommended it to me.

  5. i need to start wife ‘s tale too…..also the potato peel book os my club’s oct pick
    i am about 10 pages away from being done with room….so totally living up to the hype!!!!!!!!

  6. I find that authors definitely don’t always make the best narrators. I just finished Fahrenheit 451 today and loved it!

  7. The Guernsey ….. is a wonderful wonderful book and is quite short so it should not be a problem to finish by the end of the month.

  8. I’ve wanted to read both the wife’s tale & Guernsey so I look forward to your reviews on these! Love the pinky swear!

    Happy Reading

  9. You’re in for a great week in books! I loved Guernsey and The Wife’s Tale!

  10. I’m excited to see Guernsey on your list this week! I did finish it last week – it was fantastic – but I still need to get working on that review…

  11. Love the cover for The Wife’s Tale! I’ll have to add that one to my TBR pile!!!

  12. I need to read The Wife’s Tale!! And I’ve got a giveaway going on my blog, so feel free to hop on!!

  13. Oh, that’s too bad about Fahrenheit 451. I’m eager to read The Postcard Killers at some point, too. I’m seriously behind on my James Patterson reads!

    Thanks so much for the prize, Sheila! I’m off to click on something.

  14. You can see I’m in the middle of my research. Here’s what I’m reading this week.

  15. Looks like some good ones there! Have a great reading week!

  16. Wonder if you can just pick up the book of 451 where you left off on the audio. I’ve tried that once or twice and it worked just fine.

    • Amcatoir it was so hard to understand I didn’t get far. It reminded me of someone trying to speak with a mouth full of marbles. I would probably start the book at the beginning. 😀

  17. I just visited blogs 1-10 and left comments on all. Guernsey is a great book.

  18. I’m now up to 20 comments…It is amazing the variety of books people read!

  19. Oh I loved the Guernsey Literary Society book – I hope you like it too!!

  20. what’s a girl gotta do to be early around here??? lol! I waited until after midnight! Looks like you have a good week of reading ahead of you!

  21. Oh – It has been years since I read Farenheit 451.
    I am listening to Postcard Killers too. Its a good one!
    Have a great week.

  22. I’ve never read Fahrenheit 451. I probably never will. I know I definitely won’t be listening to it! LOL I have enough trouble with my hearing lately! 🙂

  23. The reading and the voice on an audio is so important to the enjoyment of the book, it really is a shame that Fahrenheit 451 is of such poor quality. It is a great book. Hope you get a chance to read it. Have a great week.

  24. I’ve got The Postcard Killers on audio too. I can’t wait to see whether you love Guernsey as much as I did. The Wife’s Tale looks good too, love the cover!
    Hope you have a more relaxing week this week and happy reading 🙂

    • Sherri I am excited about both books. The Wife’s Tale has about 8 different covers on line, this one, the one I have on my book is my favorite – I will talk more about that in the review.

      Have a great week! 😀

  25. It’s really frustrating when narration is just too hard to understand – it’s not meant to be a foreign language comprehension exam is it! I find sometimes there is a particular octave that just blends into my dull car noise that ruins things for me too… so important to listen to audio samples very carefully… Looking forward to hearing what you think of TGL&PPPS – enjoy!

    • Booklover I dont think it the words themselves, but he mumbles into the speakers and I just struggled. It did not flow…

      audio samples – that is a good idea. I didnt even know you could do that! 😀

  26. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of Guernsey!

  27. Isn’t it disappointing when you just can’t get through a book and have to set it aside. I didn’t have a good week, am in a reading slump and don’t know why. My current read is good, I just am not in the reading mood. My list is here.

  28. I have Guernsey Literary on my shelf and I’m pretty keen on reading it. Looking forward to what you think!

  29. I have the Patterson/Marklund book waiting for me for when I finish up my current reading project. Actually, I don’t even like James Patterson, but Liza Marklund is such a good writer of Scandinavian crime fiction that I had to buy it. I hope it’s good!

    And sorry about Fahrenheit 451 — it really is a good book so it’s a shame the mumbling got in the way!

    As always, thank you!

  30. Don’t give up on Ray Bradbury! I read every single Bradbury book in our public library when I was a teenager – just loved his novels. My 16-year old son is reading Fahrenheit 451for American Lit class this year. It’s an excellent novel.

    I really loved Guernsey, too – hope you’re enjoying it.


  31. I’ve got I’d Know You Anywhere on audio too to take along on my trip. I have a couple of back up books, “just in case”.

  32. I loved Guernsey, so I hope you find yourself as in love with the characters as I was!

  33. Hope you get to finish Farenheit one of these days…it’s a great book. And so is the Guernsey book. Good reading!

    Here’s mine:

  34. The Postcard Killers was not his best in my opinion, but it was still good. I will be interested in what you think, for 2 reasons, this is his first work with this co-author, but you are listening and I read the book. It may give you a different point of view.

    Off to visit!


    • Thanks for the heads up on that one Dollycas. I haven’t started it yet, but should tonight while I am cooking. I tend to prefer Patterson on audio as to his books….. it will be fun to see the comparison. 🙂

  35. The Wife’s Tale sounds good I hope you enjoy your week!

  36. finished room…wow!!!!!
    can’t wait to hear your review……the second section is where i just couldn’t put it down…..

  37. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I haven’t read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. So many people have recommended it.

    A Wife’s Tale looks interesting. And that cover is so pretty.

    My list:

  38. Hi,

    Thanks for hosting this. I have missed participating. The Guernsey book is one of my favorites. I hope you like it.

    Here is my post for Monday:

    Take care,

  39. I am about halfway thru Post card Killers…
    I think it is keeping me on the edge of my seat of course but I have this cold and keep zoning out while reading…

  40. I just finished a James Patterson audio also and loved it! If all his are narrated like that one (Worst Case) I am going to have to get another one quickly!

    • Kristi all the more recent ones are that good. Be sure to catch the other two books is the Worst Case series….. I think that one is the third. They are all so good. 😀

  41. Sheila,
    I made it to 30 just as grandson walked in the door from hhis sitter and wants GRANDMA!! I have to say I tried to visit new blogs for me this week. I have had 3 awards bestowed on me in the last 2 weeks that I have to pass on and really was looking for new blogs I hadn’t visited before.

    The other thing is for some reason lately I am really hung up on the book covers. Years ago, back in ancient times, the books didn’t have pictures or really creative pictures on the covers like we have today. Some of the covers today would look beautiful framed and hanging on the wall. I had asked authors on facebook if they framed pictures of their covers and didn’t get a large response, but some of them are so beautiful. If you have a chance check out Leann Sweeney’s new cover on my blog. It screams mystery, but is so beautiful.

    Best Wishes,

    • Thanks Lori – I will do that. I have been thinking of taking some of the gorgeous covers, printing them out on photo paper and framing them for my reading room. I love covers!

  42. Thanks for the visit earlier… I’ve just put up this week’s post (I’ve been busy, but not reading!).

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society has been on my to-read list for some time now, I really should get around to buying & reading it as it sounds like a great read.

  43. That’s actually pretty sad about Ray Bradbury, but funny in a goofy way. You really should read it some time, it’s an incredible book. Maybe you’ll be able to find a better audio some time.

    Have a fantastic reading week and enjoy The Potato Peel book, it’s one that’s on my shelf waiting to be read. 🙂

    • Danielle – I know! I felt so bad…. its like “dude…uhhh….. you cant read your own book.” I will try it again and see on line there is an ausio with a different narrator. 🙂

  44. I am immersed in Rampant…strange but good…my idea of pink fuzzy glittery unicorns is forever erased.

  45. Oh my love the pinky swear picture, lol.

    Thanks for the best wishes, electricity is back on, yaaay.

  46. I just bought James Patterson’s 8th Confession. I like his books.
    PS Thanks for doing this, I enjoy it!!

  47. I’ve done 12 comments (I’m at work being naughty!), so now I better do some real work.

    I’ve also quit audiobooks where the narrator’s voice has curdled my blood!

  48. Okay, so, I have no idea how you get around to all of these blogs each week. Granted, I do have two toddlers to watch, but still…wow! I’m feeling pretty good though, I am finally back to commenting again and I love it! Got to visit about 60 sites today, so fun! 🙂

    • LOL Danielle – I start the night before and get the ones who sign on early done before I go to bed…. then in the am before work, on my lunch, and after work. It doesnt take that long when you break it down into groups 🙂

  49. You have some excellent ones brewing!! enjoy 😀

  50. Hi Shelia
    The link thing is not working so here is my post:
    I loved Guernsey and have read it twice and listened to the audio book. I recommend both versions. I would not mind rereading it for the Word Shakers Book Club. 🙂

  51. I commented on 10 blogs.

  52. Oh you must, you really must read Fahrenheit 451. Its been iconic for book lovers almost since it first hit the shelves. I read it for a reading class in Jr High and then they showed us the movie.

    You’re in for a treat with The Wife’s Tale. A fun read but also thought provoking and emotionally intense.

    I’ve been seeing a lot about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for awhile now. Well over a year. It’s time I checked it out. Literally. I just ordered it from the library.

    So many stories. So little time.

  53. Great books you have to read or listen too. 🙂 I love James Patterson and they are really easy to listen too also.

    Here is mine:

  54. I agree with the James Patterson audios that I, Alex Cross audio book is the reason I actually decided to give audios a try and I love them!

    Here is mine:

  55. Aw… “This linky list is now closed.” Darn school. Look what you’ve made me do?

    Well, here’s my post.

  56. Yay! 10 blogs!! 🙂

  57. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was an audio “read” for me. I loved it. The Postcard Killers is in my TBR pile.

  58. I tried to add to the Linky but I was too late. Here’s my What I’m Reading post

  59. I was too late today…had to volunteer at the school this morning. Here is mine for this week:

  60. I am new to this. I am always checking out Once upon a Twilight and decided to do my own. here is my link 🙂

  61. I couldn’t get your linky to work, it said oops this page doesn’t exist.. hmm oh well I will post it here instead.

  62. I am always amazed at how many books you get through each week! I had to take a blogging break myself for awhile but I am glad that to be back.

  63. I loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!! Such a good story told in a unique manner.

    I am looking forward to your Tags.

  64. New follower! I never had to read Fahrenheit 451 in school, but it’s one of those classic banned books that I should probably read!

    Linky wasn’t working for me so here’s my link!

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