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:
Heather She Is Reading
Congratulations! Please choose an item out of the PRIZE BOX and email me your choice with your mailing address as well! firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow! What an amazing week. We are currently right in the beginning of Banned Books Week and I am having a lot of fun chatting it up with others about Banned Books…. here are the posts that landed here last week:
Book Bloggers Unite – a list of the top 100 banned books for the last two decades
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (my review and the Bookies – My Book Clubs review)
Review of ROOM by Emma Donoghue (I can not believe this book has sat in a box since May and I had not read it yet!)
Author Chat with Emma Donoghue (Author of ROOM) (and she even answered a question for the spoiler page!)
Review of The Face On The Milk Carton for banned Books Week (uhhhh….. WHA? I totally couldnt figure out what made this banned!)
I went to a Minnesota Author event on Saturday and uhhh…. errr…. came back with a few books. 😛
Review of Freedom Writer’s Diary for Banned Books Week (If you have not seen the movie I encourage you to do so! Then read the book of the diary’s of these students….. powerful, powerful. stuff!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (complete – need to post review this week!)
I Would Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman – audio review completed, still need to post
So how is that for a smoking awesome week? I had a lot of fun catching up with books lying around everywhere partially read thanks to Michelle’s Fall Catch Up Read-A-Thon. Granted, I could use more than one week to catch up… but I did make a dent.
This week I will continue reviewing Banned Books but I will also be reading a few other reads if all goes well. Here are a couple I hope to get to this week:
I just purchased this book this weekend but listen to this synopsis:
Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family.
This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt?
Read this unprecedented story of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.
And join Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings.
Mistaken Identity weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstance imaginable.
I have to read this!
Doesn’t this look good? I am in the mood for a little historical fiction!
I picked this one up from the library after reading about it on another blog. I am really looking forward to this story!
So that’s the week! I am so looking forward to stopping by and seeing what you are reading! This is actually one of my favorite things to do each week. Add your What Are You Reading post to the linky where it says CLICK HERE and we all can visit the posts! 😛
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