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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I know I am coming in late on posting this Sunday night. I have been cleaning all day which may sound weird for Mother’s Day…. but really I have been so excited to dig into some spring cleaning. I cleaned up a spare bedroom,painted a bathroom, dusted all furniture, hung new shower curtain, two loads of laundry, cleaned kitchen, vacuumed all carpets, cleaned entryway, shampooed all carpets.
Basically…. I smell like a combo of cleaning supplies. I am pretty sure I am sanitized. 😛
BUT – lets talk books as that is what we are really here for right? My week was not impressive…. I really don’t know what happened but here is my meager offerings:
The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs (a perfect Mothers Day read!)
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham (wowza…. I was pretty impressed with this one!)
Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon (spooky good!)
I also finished The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg – (about time I know!!!)
And that is it! True story…. I tanked out this week. 😀
So… here is my cautious plan for this week:
A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape “the life”
At thirteen, Rachel Lloyd found herself caught up in a world of pain and abuse, struggling to survive as a child with no responsible adults to support her. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. It took time and incredible resilience, but with the help of a local church community, she broke free of her pimp and her past.
Three years later, Lloyd arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit—GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services—to meet the needs of other girls with her history. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today Lloyd is executive director of GEMS in New York City and has turned it into one of the nation’s most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations.
I am really excited to read this one! This book sounds like it is a great fit for me!
Recent college grad Rhonda Farr witnesses a child abduction in front of a convenience store in Pike’s Crossing, Vt. Ernestine Ernie Florucci willingly leaves her mother’s car because her six-foot-tall abductor is wearing a rabbit suit. Rhonda remembers her best friend Lizzy’s father entertaining her and Lizzy in a rabbit costume in 1993, and vanishing soon after. Three years later, Lizzy disappeared en route to high school. Guilt over her inability to stop Ernie’s abduction spurs Rhonda to join the search for the girl. She recalls the summer that Lizzy’s older brother, Peter, had them all perform Peter Pan, which was a great success, but there were dark secrets beneath the makeshift stage.
Ok… the cover did not bother me until… now. Now its a little creepy… I think it is the frog.
I have my eye on a couple more but am going to keep it at that just to see where I land. 😀 I should be finishing up some audio this week too but I have no idea what is next…. maybe after peeking at your Monday What Are You reading posts I will know…. 😀
Please add your Monday link below to where it says click here. I can’t wait to see what you are reading! 😀
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