It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
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Dollycas from Dollycas’s Thoughts
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Due to a crazy pinched nerve in my back that slowly took me out of the game this week… I managed a LOT of reading time. I made it through books over the past four days that I have been wanting to get to for awhile. And those I have not posted yet I do have the reviews written so really…. I feel GOOD!
Here is the week in review: (dim the lights please)
Book Bloggers Beware!!! (my trips to the chiropractor this week led me to a discovery and this could happen to you too!)
Massacre At Mountain Meadows (audio on a real massacre in the 1800’s….)
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (My first Dessen and not my last that is for sure!)
Hate List by Jennifer Brown (I do not know what took me so long to read this… everyone told me too… and WOW)
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (oh …. wow.)
I also read and reviewed CLOAKED by Alex Flinn and I will link to that when it shows up on the Fairy Tale Fortnight site.
I have more book reviews written just not posted yet. Going into this next week there should be a pretty steady flow. 😀 Here is my plan for the week:
After a thrilling trip to South America, Jen, Holly, and Amanda, three Manhattanites in their mid-twenties, decide to climb off the career ladder for a year to travel the world. Inspired by The Flame Trees of Thika, Jen has always longed to see Kenya, while Holly wants to study yoga in an ashram in India. Amanda has dreams of pursuing a career as a freelance travel writer, but when she takes time out from their adventures to work on articles, it grates on the nerves of Jen, who is hoping to truly immerse herself in their surroundings. Though the three encounter snafus on the way—Holly initially finds the rigors of the ashram disheartening, the girls find themselves trapped in a car with a frightening taxi driver in Vietnam—there are many rewards on the journey, most notably when the three friends organize a group of Kenyan girls to perform a play about an influential Kenyan woman. For those with similar wanderlust, Jen, Holly and Amanda’s lively accounts make for the ideal armchair journey.
Blog tour this Tuesday….. grab your hat – we are going on an adventure! 😀
For everyone who has received an invitation to their high-school reunion and broken out in a cold, clammy sweat, Berg nails the experience: the dread that morphs into downright fear; the bouts of self-doubt that coalesce into prolonged periods of self-loathing; the internal inventory that comes up short in the bragging-rights column. Of course, there’s just as much potential for life-affirming and life-altering revelations. Glory days can be relived, damaged reputations repaired, lapsed friendships restored, lost loves rekindled. As Dorothy, Pete, Mary Alice, Candy, and Lester consider returning to Clear Springs for their fortieth high-school reunion, each contemplates the chance for redemption and revenge, renewal and retribution. Ultimately, they are then surprised to discover how much they have yet to learn about human nature and their own capacity for joy and forgiveness.
This is the WORDSHAKER on line book group read and I am so late on this it is embarrassing to even post it (I am the host of this on line group and really should be hung up by my toe nails and force fed orange peels….)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published — perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.
This one is new to me…. I am drawn to it… I dont know why.
AND… another audio but it is a mystery to me… I have several requested at the Library, just depends on what comes in first 😀
So there it is … the plan 😀 I am super excited to see what your plan for this week is 😀 Please add your Monday What Are You Reading post to the Linky below and I as well as others will come and check out what you are reading 🙂 I love this part of my week! 😀
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