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.
Megan from Hardcover Feedback
**New books added today to the Reading Cafe giveaway!
I am really excited about this weeks meme! Mainly because as of this afternoon I completed a hard and busy two weeks of projects that had left me with minimal time to visit what you are reading, let alone read much myself. Here is what I did manage to finish this week:
Escape From Zobadak by Brad Gallagher (book review – MG)
The Secret Lives Of The Four Wives by Lola Shoneyin (book tour and review)
Bloody Jack by L A Meyer (audio review – first in the series… and ooh… you are not going to want to miss this one!)
Candy Freak by Steve Almond (audio review with addition to review since posted *see below)
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (audio review out of my norm for the Shaken Not Stirred Challenge)
Oh and I forgot to post a picture to go with my Candy Freak post… the review explains what is happening in this pic… and the result…;)
Another strong audio week which really is a sign of summer…. I can listen to audio while grilling, cleaning, mowing the lawn, when on the go – this is a great way to still get your “reads in”. 😛
That said… here is what I have happening now and on going through this week…
Those parts of Medium Raw–more of a collection of essays than a streamlined narrative–that seemed to grow out of that celebrity, such as Bourdain’s feuds with food critics and celebrity chefs, impressed reviewers the least. But they still found much to savor, particularly Bourdain’s biting personality, his own humorous self-deprecation, his ability to bring out the unknown elements of the restaurant industry, particularly the kitchen and service staff who might otherwise be ignored, and, not least of all, the well-written (if often vulgar) and compelling stories.
I seen a couple of episodes of Bourdain’s tv show a while back and was fascinated by his travel and food experiences. Yes, he is rough around the edges and that is even more apparent in this audio that I am about an hour into, but if you can over look the roughness – there is an interesting tale underneath. At least so far.
Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited eighteen-year-old daughter. Feeling smothered by Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is growing more and more attached to her new boyfriend, Ron.
When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they love so dearly. What takes longer is to remember how they really feel about each other.
I had started this book a while ago… sat it down… renewed it at the library… and now have picked it up again and am sailing along. 😀
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows — her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield — and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family’s past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness — and a demon shape-shifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human — even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.
Yes…. my reading and audio is all over the grid this week. 😛 This audio was one I picked up through Blackstone audio at BEA and thought I could give it a try. So far…. hmmm…. it is… a love story… and really, not so bad. Does anyone else think this dude on the audio cover looks like a young Timothy Hutton? Anyone? Anyone?
When Madeline Stone walks away from Chicago and moves five hundred miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she isn’t prepared for how much her life will change.
Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters-one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline begins to experience the ways of the small, tight-knit town, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its residents. It’s a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. As the story hurdles along-featuring a lost child, a dashed love, a car accident, a wedding, a fire, and a romantic reunion-Gladys, Arbutus, and the rest of the town teach Madeline more about life, love, and goodwill than she’s learned in a lifetime.
Late! Late tour review. Last weeks CRAZINESS caused me a miss on this one and gah… catching up 😀
That’s whats on the barbie.. I am still finishing the Harry Potter Books, and listening to the second in the series Bloody Jack audio too.
I have requested and received all the Mondays in July off from work! WOO HOO!!! This is a much-needed break from life happenings and with busy weekends, Monday is a great recoup day. It also means I will have more time to explore what all of you are reading and for the first time in weeks I am going to get around and see you and what is trending through the book blogs! 😀
Be sure to add your What Are You Reading post link below where it says click here, so I as well as others can find their way to you! 😀