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.
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*I have been a little late getting out the last few weeks winners and am doing that today.
I had a pretty sweet week here – my first ever Zumba class (which was hilarious but fun!), continued sessions for my book, a lovely low-key low commitment weekend where I was able to chill out and do a little research as well as veg out and watch several movies on Netflix: The Cure, The Band Played On, When In Rome, and New In Town. I know right? What a total lazy head! AND yes, I did get some reading in too and feel pretty good about all I managed to accomplish – even the chilling part. 😀
Peanut Butter Balls cookie recipe from our Girls Weekend
Snicker Surprise Cookie Recipe from our Girls Weekend
The Boticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato (our Bookies Book Club read for November)
Silence by Shusaku Endu (review coming this week)
Shoulder Bags and Shootings by Dorothy Howell (review coming this week)
Hide! by Jeff Foxworthy (review coming this week)
By Fire By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (review coming this week)
The Last Queen by C W Gortner (review coming soon)
Don’t Sing At The Table by Adriana Trigiani (review coming soon)
I did get some reading done this week but did not get many reviews done. I hope to catch up on some of that this week.
A Darcy Christmas has three shorter stories within the pages for fans of Austen! I am excited to read this one!
by Amanda Grange
A Darcy Christmas
by Sharon Lathan
Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Carol
by Carolyn Eberhart
Cydney Sanders thought she knew God’s plan for her life. She’d marry, have kids, and then snap her body back into shape by doing Tae Bo. But she’s celebrating her fortieth birthday as the maid of honor at her little sister’s wedding…and still single. Now her life is suddenly complicated by the best man. He’s the opposite of what she wants in a husband…and yet, he keeps defying her expectations. Starting with a lavendar rose–symbolizing enchantment–each rose he sends her reflects his growing love for her.
Cydney’s best friend Dana appears to have the perfect marriage–until she discovers her husband’s affair and her world goes into a tailspin. Then there is Phyllis–who is out of hope and out of prayers after asking God for six long years to help her husband find faith. When she runs into an old friend who is the Christian man she longs for, she’s faced with an overwhelming choice.
A mosaic of stories that follow the intertwined lives of three girls coming of age. Two young girls from Jewish and Christian families and their elderly widow next door try to find happiness in a seemingly cruel world. In spite of their different cultural and economic backgrounds, Rebecka, Helen, and Adelle all share the delicate and self-conscious journey to womanhood. All three search for love and meaning in a variety of places a charismatic church, a Depression-era orphanage, a moonlit Savannah park, an orthodox Jewish boarding school and end up finding lasting strength in the power of their friendships.
That is my plan as well as a couple I need to finish up on…. And now I want to know what you are planning on reading this week and what was the awesome and not so awesome reads of this past week! My trigger finger is itching to get to see what you have been reading. Add your What Are You Reading post to the linky below
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