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:

Sharon from Sharon’s Garden Of Books!

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

This week… was a hard week.  Probably the hardest I have had in a long long time and I am still recovering.  If you have been here this week… you know what I am talking about.  Here are the posts that I put up this past week:

Sleepers Run by Henry Mosquera (book review)

Water For Elephants DVD Release!

My Heart Is Broken Over The Loss of A Dear Friend.  😦

The Night Strangers by Chris Bojalian (audio review)

We The Animals by Justin Torres (audio review)

Halloween Giveaway – Laura Child’s book – Skeleton Letters, personally signed hard cover copies!

Reading went out the door after Monday and with all the happenings this week I pretty much shut down other than audio.  This weekend however at the cabin led me back to Monsters Of Men by Patrick Ness which actually felt good to read and let go of all the pain. 

This week I leave for the Cities on Friday afternoon and to Honduras Saturday morning.  I will be gone until the following Friday.  Yes, It’s Monday is planned to go on while I am away and yes, if I can get my head together here there will be posts while I am away.  As for the reading plan…

Yes… yes, I am still reading.  BUT – I will finish this week and I am LOVING it (and seriously need the distraction).

Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot’s uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. Known by the police of 26 foreign countries and all 50 states as “The Skywayman,” Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam – until the law caught up with him. Now recognized as the nation’s leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades and ingenious escapes – including one from an airplane – make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit.

I seen the movie, found the audio on sale and I am LOVING this! 

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .

Still in a bit of creepy October spooky mood, this one should be just the fix… plus I have always wanted to read Gaiman.


Tuesday watch for my fun audio review of Snow Flower and The Secret Fan as well as a movie review and giveaway!

That is all I am going to plan for this week as I suspect as Friday ekes closer I will be busy planning and prepping. 

What are you reading this week?  I am excited to see so please add your Monday What Are You Reading post to the linky below where it says Click here.

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74 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

  1. I was so sorry to hear about Elmo. 😦
    Our family lost two dogs, one which we had from the time he was a puppy. I am thinking of you and your family during this hard time.

    I hope that all will go well with your trip to Honduras. Take it easy this week.

    1. I’m sorry for your loss 😦 I’ve got two furbabies myself, one is quite old at 8 years old and I couldn’t imagine how it must feel. Prayers and thoughts your way from my family to yours xoxo

  2. I like Neil Gaiman and I’ve seen the movie for Catch me if you can but haven’t checked out the book. Sorry to hear about your beloved pet. I lost mine not so long ago and know how devastating it can be. Good luck for this week.

  3. You are managing your loss as best can be it seems. Staying busy can help.
    My DH and I watch the movie of Catch Me if You Can several times. 🙂
    The Graveyard Book is on my Next Listen list at Audible. One of these days I will pick it up.
    I hope you have a good week and another grand trip to Honduras.

  4. I read Catch Me If You Can years ago and just loved it, it was really interesting and actually informative too! I should reread it 🙂

    I’m so sorry to hear about Elmo, I can only imagine how you must feel right now. I gave all of my pets a big hug after reading your entry. You and your family are in my thoughts, please let us all know if there’s anything we can do. *hugs*

  5. Thinking of you Sheila; I’m sure Elmo knows how much you love and miss him and is sending you love right back from the Rainbow Bridge.

    I hope you love The Graveyard Book as much as I did, Neil Gaiman has a voice like warm honey; love his narration.

    Enjoy your time in Honduras 🙂

  6. I thought I was the only one who had not yet read Neil Gaiman! I will get to him one day.

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Elmo. I know that it hurts right now, but eventually the pain will give way to happy memories.

    I hope you enjoy your trip to Honduras.

      1. When you find time you should dive into George R.R. Martin’s universe, I am currently reading the first book and finds it magical. I recommend it in bookform, because in my book there is an appendix that states all names and ooccupies etc. and it’s really handy to flip to it and check names etc. On my Kindle it wasn’t so handy.

  7. I loved the film Catch Me If You Can. I always meant to read the book but I have yet to get around to it.

    I loved The Graveyard. Not my favourite Gaiman but still a fantastic book. Hope you enjoy.

  8. Many many hugs to you Shelia! I know how difficult your loss must be. I’m so sorry.

    As for the reading…loved The Graveyard Book as well as Catch Me If You Can. I hope you enjoy and are very very distracted! 😉

  9. I saw Sleepers Run at the store last week and thought of you. Sending a hug your way over the lose of a dear friend.

    Graveyard seem to be on everyone Oct reading list….I’m looking forward to your review.

    Didn’t see the movie but you make it sound interesting….I’ll check netflix 😉

  10. Hope you have a better week this week and that you have an amazing time in Honduras. Looking forward to reading your review of Snow Flower…I loved that book. I am going to be reading Peony in Love this week and I’m excited to start it…I just need to finish The Secret History of the Pink Carnation which I am loving, too!

  11. Have a wonderful trip. What an experience that should be! I’m glad you found some books to keep your mind off your loss. I hope this week is much better than the last.

  12. Thanks for the audiobook of Dracula. Now to find the time to listen to it. Guess I should have been on it this past month in keeping with Halloween. I am so sorry about Elmo. What a blow.

    I really enjoyed The Graveyard book when I read it. Perhaps I should reread it….

    Have a good day

    My Head is Full of Books

  13. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, so hope you enjoy! If you ahve a chance, check out American Gods, Good Omens, or Neverwhere, as those are my favorites.

    Still keeping you and your boys (including Al!) in my thoughts, as it’s hard losing a beloved furbaby.

    Looking forward to hearing about Honduras!

    1. Thanks Terri, I am really looking forward to the audio – I heard he is an amazing narrator too 🙂

      Thank you again for your thoughts… we do so appreciate the support around the world. Elmo has no idea how much love and attention he has drawn. 🙂

  14. So sorry to hear of your loss, Sheila. I’m glad that your books brought you some little comfort this weekend.

    The Graveyard Book was lots of fun! I hope you enjoy it, too.

    Thinking of you –


  15. I think that Monsters of Men is a good distraction. It’s nice to have those kind of books that suck you in and make the real world disappear for a while.

  16. You have had quite a week and you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Today has been a crazy day here. Daughter and grandson are moving to their own place tomorrow, plus she had 2 appointments today so Kaden and I had special grandma time. Been around visiting about 30 blogs for this meme and about 20 from another, trying to right posts, waiting for a guest post that it supposed to up on Wednesday, yet I feel like I am forgetting something important. 🙂

    I hope each day gets easier for you. Books are patient, they will wait and sometimes daily life has to take precedence over everything else. We will always be here!!


  17. I wish you comfort in this time of grief for your Elmo. I hope you can immerse yourself in a good book this week and let some of the pain go

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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