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:
Lori from Dollyas’s Thoughts
Congratulations! Please choose an item out of the PRIZE BOX (selections updated!) and email me your choice with your mailing address as well! firstname.lastname@example.org
** Please note I did get behind on sending the last few weeks of books out but will get them out this week.
This was a pretty good week I think. Here is what went on at Book Journey:
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers (A wonderful YA read)
What’s You Reading Story? (How did you become a reader? Who or what were the influences in your life)
The Night Mobile by Audrey Niffenegger (A Graphic Novel with a message)
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein (Oh man! You do not want to miss out on this one!)
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull ( a MG fantasy that is a wonderful 5 book series!)
I would also like to mention that Author Brooks J Young asked me last week is she could start a spin-off of What Are You Reading and create a Monday discussion post called What Are You WRITING? I love the idea and would really like if you could share that information with any authors/ or attempting authors you know who would like to join in her conversation. I made a sidebar button for this too as I will be participating.
A s for this week, I am excited to get started on:
The last normal moment that Mia, a talented cellist, can remember is being in the car with her family. Then she is standing outside her body beside their mangled Buick and her parents’ corpses, watching herself and her little brother being tended by paramedics. As she ponders her state (Am I dead? I actually have to ask myself this), Mia is whisked away to a hospital, where, her body in a coma, she reflects on the past and tries to decide whether to fight to live. Via Mia’s thoughts and flashbacks, Forman (Sisters in Sanity) expertly explores the teenager’s life, her passion for classical music and her strong relationships with her family, friends and boyfriend, Adam.
This is our Bookies Book Club read for February.
In Certain Women , terminally ill David Wheaton, a prominent and much-married American actor, obsessively recalls an unfinished play about King David, a role he coveted. L’Engle explores Christian faith, love, and the nature of God by framing the delayed-maturation story of Emma, Wheaton’s daughter, within three subplots: the Wheaton family saga, the story of King David, and the history of the play’s development. The characterizations of both Davids are compelling, but the primary interest here is the community of women that surrounds each man. L’Engle describes complex truths very simply, pointing out, for instance, that “Life hurts” and that if there’s “no agony, there’s no joy.”
This is for the Faith N Fiction Roundtable we will be discussing in February.
It was supposed to be a quick trip to the grocery store, but it turned into an Unspeakable Journey.
On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Isabella is abducted in the parking lot of her local grocery store. Hasam, a sinister human trafficker, arranges for her to marry his longtime friend and Saudi Arabian prince, Latif.
Latif has everything–political prowess, success, and wealth–until he meets Isabella. She is beautiful, alluring, and all that he has dreamed of in a wife, and Isabella’s defiant refusal makes her even more desirable.
Far from home, in a land where women are oppressed, Isabella struggles with the loss of her husband and two daughters, imprisonment, and isolation. Will God rescue her from this nightmare? Will she give in to hopeless despair?
I have a couple of books from last week to finish up and review so that is enough for this week. I will be skiing after work on Monday so I am not sure how quickly I will get around to visiting all your posts but I will get there! I will start tonight and again early in the morning.
Be sure to link up below where it says click here. I am excited to see what you are reading.
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