It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hello and welcome to another fun addition of It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading?

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.

Last weeks winner:

Lori at Dollycas’s Thoughts

WOO HOO!!!!  Please choose an item out of the Reading Cafe Grab Shelves  and email me your choice with your mailing address as well!

Note:  I am behind on a few weeks of books mailings and I apologize for that – everything is packages up and hitting the post office today.  😀

I had a very productive week for banned books week.  I stuck to reading all books on the banned book list this past week, however my audio listening was my regular listens and I am thrilled to say I finished two audios, almost a third and fourth… and all those reviews will be up this week.  As for what I did post this past week:

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson (Banned Book)

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Banned Book)

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving (Banned Book and my crazy attempt at a vlog)

A WHOLE lot of links to other banned book related posts for the big giveaway! 


Also – winner of the Banned Book Week Giveaway package is:

Nise from Under The Boardwalk


YAY Nise!!!  Shoot me your address and I will get that out to you!

As I mentioned above I also finished the two audio books but will post about them this week… I wanted to keep this past week all banned… all week.

That said, Banned book Week was fun but also a lot of work so I am glad to be free to read what I want to and need to read this week.  I am keeping it simple….

Ok… ha ha… maybe this book does not qualify for”keeping it simple” but October is Classic Month for our book club and this is the classic for October 11th and from the groans I am hearing from the rest of the Bookies, I had better get on this… plus – we are dressing up for the review so I must get some insight!  😀

Ahhh…. but of course Pride and Prejudice is most likely not a sit down and read in one sitting style book so I am hoping to break it up with the final book in the trilogy I have been reading.  SO EXCITED to get into this one!

AND – this is the week my review is due for the local Her Voice Magazine…. it is due in by the 5th on a Christmas/holiday read…. my choice…. curious what I picked?  😉

I have a pretty solid week, we are serving for IHN this week which I coordinate, and the reads I picked will keep me busy in between work and all of that.  As for audio, I am hoping to finish The Night Circus this week so I am not adding any new audio to the week.  😀

SO there it is and I am so excited to see what you are doing for Fall reads…. please link up your Monday What Are You Reading post below where it says click here.  😀  Have a super week!!!

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60 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. You have some great books lined up – hope you enjoy them!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    *have commented on 16 blogs so far 🙂

  2. Enjoyed your Banned Books Week, congrats to Nise on her big win 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear whether Monsters of Men lives up to the rest of the series. Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. Hi Sheila – I missed linking and visiting the past couple of weeks. Looks like you’ve been busy and we both read Forbidden over the past weeks. I’m glad you’re enjoying the Ness trilogy. Sounds like a good series to me! Have a good week.

  4. You had a fantastic week! I love that you stuck to all banned books all week, I may have to see if I can work that into the schedule next year. A full week of only banned books sounds amazing!

    And YAY! for Monsters of Men! I can’t wait to see what you think of it. Enjoy and have a fabulous week! 🙂

  5. P&P is one of my favorites. I hope you and the Bookies will like it. I have heard good things about Monsters of Men. I hope you enjoy these and your mystery book. I still need to start The Night Circus. I am curious to find out what you think of it. Have a great week!

  6. Have a good week Sheila

    I have just chosen my first audiobook, after seeing you regularly listening to them.

    I have added it to my It’s a Monday…


  7. I recently reread Pride and Prejudice and loved it…now I want to read all Jane Austen’s other books!

    Can’t wait to see the pictures of you all dressed up!

    Have a great week!

  8. I’m currently reading a book I got from a garage sale for .50 cents! It’s called “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank” by Thad Carhart. So far, it’s very good! I recommend reading it! 🙂

  9. I am reading two at the same time:

    1. My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner by
    Meir Shalev
    2. Code Triage by Candace Calvert

    Haven’t posted here for a long time but want to get back in the habit.

  10. Oh, I love Pride and Prejudice! In fact, I’ve read it several times. It’s such great fun. Right now, I’m reading Almost a Crime by Penny Vincenzi and it’s absolutely compulsive!

  11. Wow, I’m very impressed by all your activity on Banned Books Week! Nice job!

    Looks like you have a good week lined up this week, too – a very nice mix. Enjoy your books –


  12. Thanks for all the Banned Books love, Shelia. I learned a lot!

    You’ve also talked me into re-trying The Ask and the Answer. I loved Knife, but Ask was so different, and the kid so dense, that I stopped somewhere in the beginning. This time I’ll have to power through. Everyone is still raving about all three.

    P&P book is a bit different than the movies. I hope your group likes it.

    11 comments and counting…

    1. Oh good Chris, I am so glad you enjoyed Banned Book week! I always learn something too. I am glad you are giving The Ask and The Answer another try, it took me a while to get into it – but once you are there it really takes off…. LOVED IT. 😀

  13. I’ve read Owen Meaney about 15 years ago (more or less) and Beloved around 10 years ago…where does the time fly? Both very good books.

  14. unbelievable but i think I forgot to leave a comment when i linked my post Monday night.

    so i finally got my hands on Owen Meany and started it. but I’m still reading the Twilight saga which i started during BBW. am 3/5 done with Eclipse.

    have also started Night Circus

    still hope to return to East of Eden which i started for bbw same day i started Twilight.

    it is way atypical of me to be reading multiple fiction stories at once. it makes me feel i have multiple heads that i’m trading back and forth between.

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