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.
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MarthaE from Reviews From Martha’s Bookshelf
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I had a pretty fun week this past week and had prepped enough of my pending reviews to schedule them to go live all week-long which was nice and is always the plan… just doesn’t always work out that way. Here is what happened at Book Journey this past week:
Testimony by Anita Shreve (I believe my first Shreve and it will not be my last)
When We Were Strangers by Pamela Shoenewaldt ( a don’t miss read!)
Think No Evil by Jonas Beiler (the true story of the Amish School shooting)
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (a unique Fantasy YA read)
The Art Of Mending by Elizabeth Berg (yes I am still digging Elizabeth Berg!)
Are you pro or con on Book Trailers, here’s my thoughts
I am still cleaning up a few reads and plan to keep it light this week as I have a huge week of meetings in the evening and I need to do a little book catch up. This is the plan to work on this week:
I have actually finished this book because I really wanted my review to go live on release day which is this coming Tuesday. Let me just say that this book is one of the best books I have read so far this year and I have read some pretty good books this year. Author Sarah Pekkanen and I will also be chatting it up this week about the book, the feeling of release day and more! 😀
This is our book club read for March and time to get started on it I think…
Four slave women accompany their masters to a resort in the free state of Ohio in the mid-1850s. Lizzie actually loves Drayle, the father of her two children—a brown-skinned boy named for his father and a girl white enough to pass. Reenie is the half-sister of her owner, a cruel man who passes her along to the resort manager. Sweet is pregnant and has a relatively amiable relationship with her master, while Mawu is a wild red-haired woman bent on freedom from a cruel and violent owner. Frustrations mount as they consider their options, tempted to take advantage of the help offered by free blacks and a Quaker woman. But they are guilt-ridden about the prospect of leaving their children behind. The women rely on each other for support as they come together for three summers, catching up on their lives of woe and occasional joy. Drawing on research about the resort that eventually became the first black college, Wilberforce University, the novel explores the complexities of relationships in slavery and the abiding comfort of women’s friendships.
With Wondrous Strange not complete, I have moved on to a new one for my IPOD, 1st To Die by James Patterson. I have always wanted to try this series but once a series gets into so many books I usually back away from it because I do not want to commit to what it will take to catch up. So far this one is seeming to be pretty interesting!
If all goes well I would love a chance to start this book this week as well. Hannah at Wordlily had a whole week about this author and really peaked my interest in her writing. I checked a few of her titles out from the library and think I would like to start with this one.
So that is the plan. I am hoping to get to our cabin this coming weekend to write which would mean audio both ways for a total of 7 hours! I am thinking I could get a good jump on a story there! 😀
And now I am so excited to see what you are all reading! Last week was a tough on for Mr Linky and the upgrade and due to all the time I spent trying to figure out what was happening with Linky I did not get around to all of your blogs as I had hoped too. This week though, I worked extra hours this weekend and now have Monday off so I will have time to go and check all your posts out!
Be sure to link your post below where it says “click here” and have a SUPER MONDAY and the rest of your week as well!
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