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.
Jennifer at Rundipinne
In case you wonder why I offer a book giveaway for those who visit others who do this meme, it is because I LOVE community. Book Blogging is all about sharing our love for books with one another. By visiting some of the other participants – you never know where you may find that next awesome read – or a blog that becomes one that you want to read more often.
As I said in the post title this is the 100th It’s Monday What Are You Reading post that I have done since I inherited this meme from J Kaye’s book blog in February of 2009. At that time I was about 8 months into book reviewing and blogging and when J Kaye asked me if I would take over this meme I was so shocked and honored! Certainly there had to be participants who had participated longer than me! I graciously accepted feeling it was a no brainer to accept… after all, this would bring new readers to Book Journey, and allow me to meet others as well. I had no idea if it would work but I jumped in. I was actually on vacation that first Monday What Are You Reading. I have left it almost exactly the same as J Kaye had done, except I added the incentive to look at other participants posts. I wanted people… to meet people. 😀
That all said – please see below for the additions I am making to this weeks post to celebrate. There is a chance at a Gift Card as well as an extra opportunity to grab a book out of the Reading Cafe. There are a couple new secret titles I added for this week only and they will be pulled once the winners have chosen what book they want. Winners will be announced Wednesday at the Morning Meandering right here.
Ok – as far as this past week.. what a bust. I feel like I hardly made a dent in any of my reading…. here is the little that was accomplished:
Working It Out by Abby Rike (book review – a non fiction story of triumph over unthinkable tragedy… you may recognize Abby from The Biggest Loser show)
The Devil In The White City by Eric Larson (Our August book club read that may very well have taken the best Book Club read so far this year spot. FANTASTIC!)
The Help movie review…. (Grab some popcorn and get to this movie!!! :razz:)
The Bookies Book Club celebrates 10 Years!!!! (walk down memory lane with me as I explain how Bookies came to be…. )
That’s it. That’s my week. I didn’t think it would be so busy but I guess between the bookies anniversary, a surprise party for Sharon (Bookie gal!), going opening night to The Help movie, working an additional shift this week at work, a baby shower, a house-warming, watching I Am Number 4 with hubby, and College Son stopping in to visit on Sunday…. yeah…. reading went to the way side. 😯
As for this week… I am hoping to do a little late summer-house keeping and catch up on some of the books I announced I was going to be reading here and have yet to do so…. those books would be: (click on any book cover to go to Amazon for a synopsis of the book).
and…. I think I should have two audio end this week (if not three) so next up for audio will be:
That’s the start tot he plan. I like it! 😀 Now I am really excited to see what you are reading! I did not make it around last week but this week I will!
The 100th post bonuses this week are: Every person that links a Its Monday What Are You Reading post to the linky below where it says “click here” will go into a drawing for a $20 amazon gift card that will be emailed to the winner this Wednesday morning.
Also – for those in a separate comment leave the name of a blog that they were introduced to through this meme and that they frequent now beyond the meme, will go in to a drawing for a chance to choose a book or bookish item from the Reading Cafe. (Check it out – there are some fun things I have added this week. 😀
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