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!
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 telling me how many you visited. **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
Samita at Book Purring
**Updates have been made to the Reading Cafe Grab shelves!
Wow…. it probably looks like I have not been reading this week but I have. 😀 I have just been posting like crazy all things BEA related while they were fresh in my mind and before it was all old news. Believe me…. I have posts backing up over here which is kind of exciting.
So speaking of the crazy posts I put up this week…. you really will want to check some of these out:
Dinner with Beth Hoffman (Author of Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt)
Almost Home by Mariah Stewart (yes – a book review!!!)
The Crocodile Hunter meets BEA Box #1 (If you want to hear me make a complete idiot of myself… you have to see this…)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (yes – an actual book review! :D)
Harry Potter Exhibition and why I can’t let go (I can’t… I just can’t… I’m not ready yet… *sob*)
Weekend Cooking: Spiced Almonds (a treat from New York!)
So as you can see – I have been busy posting posting posting about BEA. 😛
Moving forward for this week I think the biggest thing I want to tell you is that Thursday is my 2 year Blogiversary. If you attended last year, you know I go all out – as you the readers are what makes me want to share bookish stories and reviews. If you want to see what was given away and what fun happened here (of the comments are as fun as the post) check it out here. And know that this year will be more of the same – big giveaways, and hopefully a lot of fun comments from the party attendees and you are all invited!!!
Other than the blogiversary – it is also Audio Book week! I have many audio reviews and audio related posts lined up for this week, and even if you are not a fan of audio I am going to ask that you check out what I am posting, you just never know :D.
Mary Beth Latham is a happily married woman entirely devoted to her three teenaged children. When her talented daughter Ruby casually announces she’s breaking up with her boyfriend Kirenan, a former neighbor who’s become like family, Mary Beth is slightly alarmed, but soon distracted by her son Max, who’s feeling overshadowed by his extroverted, athletic twin brother Alex. Quindlen’s novel moves briskly, propelled by the small dramas of summer camp, proms, soccer games and neighbors, until the rejected Kirenan blindsides the Lathams, and the reader, with an incredible act of violence. Left with almost nothing, Mary Beth struggles to cope with loss and guilt, protect what she has left, and regain a sense of meaning.
I had this one at reserve at the library and have already started listening to it.
With her older sister, Emma, planning a wedding and her younger sister, Sophie, preparing to launch a career on the London stage, Lulu can’t help but feel like the failure of the Atwater family. Lulu loves her sisters dearly and wants nothing but the best for them, but she finds herself stuck in a rut, working dead-end jobs with no romantic prospects in sight. When her mother asks her to find a cache of old family recipes in the attic of her childhood home, Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great-grandmother Josephine March. In her letters, Jo writes in detail about every aspect of her life: her older sister, Meg’s, new home and family; her younger sister Amy’s many admirers; Beth’s illness and the family’s shared grief over losing her too soon; and the butterflies she feels when she meets a handsome young German. As Lulu delves deeper into the lives and secrets of the March sisters, she finds solace and guidance, but can the words of her great-great-grandmother help Lulu find a place for herself in a world so different from the one Jo knew?
I was soooo excited to pick this up at BEA!
I don’t know a lot about this one and Amazon did not have a good description. I picked it up at BEA from my good friends at Blackstone audio and thought I should really give it a try for audio week.
I think that is about as much as I will get done this week unless I get into more audio. I have a bike ride this coming weekend – a 150 mile for MS and I will be leaving Friday for the cities for that ride which will take place on Saturday and Sunday – 75 miles each day. HOPING for good weather 😉
In the mean time – I am UBER excited to see what you are all reading as we enter into June. Please add your link to your Monday What Are You Reading post below where it says “click here”.
Have an awesome week! 😀
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