Welcome to the One Year Anniversary Party for It’s Monday What Are You Reading! This weekly meme was transferred to me from J Kaye, one year ago this week. I can not believe it has been a year already! I have been having so much fun with this meme and having the opportunity to share what we are reading.
This week will work like any other week with just a couple additions. First – every participant who links to this meme this week with their own “Monday What Are You Reading” post will go into a drawing for a $20 gift card to Amazon. Secondly – leave a comment on this post letting me know a)how long you have participated in this meme and/or b) a blog or blogger you now follow because you found them through this meme. ***If you post a Monday What Are You Reading post and leave a comment with the above information you will be entered twice into the drawing. If you do not have a blog but still follow this meme and visit other blogs bacause of it, leave a comment here with the “b” part from above and you will be entered as well.
Hopefully that is not too confusing. 😀
As for everything else – we still continue as we always have:
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:
Laurel from Laurel Rain Snow
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
This past week was…. insane. I did not have the reading time that I had hoped during the week and then this weekend it kind of broke free and I started catching up. At this point I have reviews written for books I have read but due to last weeks schedule did not have them written or ready to post so now I have a back up of book reviews…. expect a review a day this next week:
Help! I Have Lost My Identity! (searching for assistance in my missing Gravatar on some blogs)
This Book Is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson ( an interesting look at Librarians and what they have contributed and continue to contribute in the name of reading!)
The Secret Life Of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn (review and book tour)
As mentioned above – several books were finished this weekend and reviews written…. but in order to not overkill on posts I will wait patiently to get them out one day at a time this week.
So moving forward this week fills pretty good. Tuesday is book club so I will be able to release my thoughts on our February read of If I Stay as well as announce what we have voted to read next…. as for my reading plans:
When Kelley moves to New York to pursue her dreams of theatrical success, she expects that her only encounters with mythical beings will be confined to the stage, in the Avalon Grande Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All of that changes when she meets Sonny Flannery, who introduces Kelley to a world she never knew existed. A member of Auberon’s Janus Guard, he patrols the portal (in Central Park) between the human and faerie worlds on the few dangerous nights when it opens and members of the Unseelie Court can pass into the mortal realm. He is strangely drawn to Kelley, and as he gets to know her, he begins to suspect that there is more to her history than either of them know. Through encounters with sirens, hellhounds, and kelpies, Kelley and Sonny are drawn irrevocably into a battle among the Fey. Despite the budding attraction between them, forces they can hardly understand seek to keep them apart.
I just picked this one up on audio from the audible.com first in the series sale. I started listening to it on Saturday.
Since novelist Helen’s husband, Dan, died a year ago, she’s been unable to write, and though her publisher and agent aren’t worried, she is, particularly after a disastrous performance at a public speaking engagement leaves her wondering if her writing career will be another permanent loss. Meanwhile, daughter Tessa is getting impatient as Helen smothers her with awkward motherly affection. Tessa longs for distance and some independence, but Helen is unable to run her suburban Chicago home without continually calling on Tessa to perform the handyman chores that once belonged to Dan. And then Helen discovers Dan had withdrawn a huge chunk of their retirement money, and Helen’s quest to find out what happened turns into a journey of self-discovery and hard-won healing. Berg gracefully renders, in tragic and comic detail, the notions that every life—however blessed—has its share of awful loss, and that even crushed, defeated hearts can be revived.
Home Safe hit the kitchen cd player today after I finished listening to Testimony.
Widowed at 34, amateur harpist Marie “Angel” Buchan realizes at 40 that her life and dreams are slowly slipping away. A summer in Scotland turns out to offer far more than she ever imagined! Not only does the music of her harp capture the fancy of the small coastal village she visits, she is unexpectedly drawn into a love triangle involving the local curate and the local duke.
The boyhood friends have been estranged as adults because of their mutual love of another woman (now dead) some years before. History seems destined to repeat itself, with Marie in the thick of it. Her involvement in the lives of the two men, as well as in the community, leads to a range of exciting relationships and lands Marie in the center of the mystery of a long-unsolved local murder. Eventually she must make her decision: with whom will she cast the lot of her future?
Angel Harp is a bit of a chunkster so I am going to devote most of my reading week to it.
That’s the plan. I can not wait to see what you are all reading this week! Thank you for being a part of this weekly meme which really is a favorite of mine weekly! Please add your own Monday What Are You reading post to the linky area below so we can all come and see what you are reading too! 😀
Oh and don’t forget to comment about how long you have participated in this meme and/or a blog or blogger you now follow because of this meme. This will put you into the Anniversary drawing for the gift card!
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