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Well happy February! Anyone else watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? I didn’t relaly watch it… but it was (and is as I type this) on the tv like background cheering.
My week was fair… I read and listened to everything I said I was going to except Wonderstruck. I couldn’t get into it. I haven;t given up on it… just sat it aside for other reads….
Here is what did happen here at Book Journey this past week:
A Run In With My Nemesis (ugh…. yes she’s back….)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (audio review)
January Recap – what I read, how much, how many pages, how many audio minutes, etc… fun and goofy charts….
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews (audio review)
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euler Wolfe (audio review)
Enjoy Every Sandwich with Lee Lipsenthal w/ a GIVEAWAY!!!!
The HIGHLIGHT of my week – The Book Club Cook Book came in the mail and oh yeah…. The Bookies (my book club( are in this book twice!!!! WOO HOO!!!! Oh yeah… and I read and reviewed it too. 😛
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick (audio – the third in this set of four books)
Ok…. my audio week does look impressive – however, Make Lemonade and The Fixer Upper were finished earlier this month, just had not reviewed yet. 🙂
As for this week…. here is what is on special…. or on the grill…. or up to bat…. or in the hopper….. or next in line….. or, oh you get the picture:
When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood’s father and drove her mother mad. Her own nearly fatal injuries were fixed by alchemy—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. Now seventeen, Donna feels like a freak, doomed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. Only her relationship with her best friend, Navin, is keeping her sane.
But when vicious wood elves abduct Navin, Donna is forced to accept her role in the centuries-old war between human alchemists and these darkest outcasts of Faerie. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous guy with faery blood running through his veins and secrets of his own, Donna races to save Navin—even if it means betraying everything her parents fought to the death to protect.
I’m in a book funk… cant find one that calls to me and nabbed this one off the TBR…. hope it is a win! 😀
We ve Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alalama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi s and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded where adults had failed in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America. Focusing on four of the original participants who have participated in extensive interviews, We ve Got a Job recounts the astonishing events before, during, and after the Children s March.
This one I started last night… and wow. I am already fired up and passionate about this book.
When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it’s the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It’s no surprise that she doesn’t get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she’d be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow “It Girl” Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they’ll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she’ll have to pay.
OOH… this sounds like fun….
As for audio…. I don’t know…. 11-22-63 is still going but it is 30 hours long so I will be here a while… I just started part 2 of 4 parts. I will finish Perfect Chemistry this week and Bitter Melon. I will probably need to make a trip to the library because I really have nothing on deck to go into next.
So that’s the week plan 😀 Note I will have a birthday celebration here on Thursday – I do love excuses to celebrate and that usually means a give away (or two) for those of you I celebrate with long distance 😀
Now I am super excited to see what you have on your reading agendas this week (Maybe I will find that audio I am looking for…. 😛 ) Add your What Are You Reading link below where it says click here and I will try very hard to pop in and see you! 😀
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70 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
I like the sound of We’ve Got a Job and I enjoyed your review of The Fixer Upper. I will be looking for that one at my library.
Have a great week!
I am enjoying We’ve Got A Job Christina… its one of those books that gets my blood boiling… sometimes – I really do not understand people…
I just discovered Spin on Friday while book browsing. Looks good. I’ve added it to my list.
It does look good doesn’t it Shonda? 😀
Spin sounds awesome and I’m glad We’ve Got A Job has captured your interest. I’m off to check out some of your other posts.
Have a great week Sheila 🙂
Thanks Sheree, enjoy your week too!
Looks like you had a big audio week. You have a different line up.
It is a different line up isnt it Martha? I struggled this week picking out reads…. I feel like I need something exciting but nothing is calling me…. 😀
We’ve Got a Job looks really good…I always get a thrill when I read anything about the sixties.
Spin is one I’ve preordered for my Kindle…so soon!
Well, I mean it’s coming soon…lol
I had no idea about this children’s march Laurel…. it is very interesting.
Spin sounds vaguely familiar. Is there a movie out there like this?
Hmmm.. now that you mention it Angie it does sound familiar,I don’t think one has to do with the other… but I don’t know 😉
I need to get myself caught up on the Hush Hush series…I have mixed feelings about it, but still want to finish.
It gets good again in Silence Crystal… I will probably finish it just because I want to know 😀
I loved Hush Hush but was so disappointed in Crescendo I still haven’t read Silence. I really should though.
Have a wonderful week!
Silence will give you hope again… 😀
I just read a very positive review of Spin so I’m very curious about that one 🙂 I’m currently reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post myself and on my ear I’m listening to Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja.
Your books sound interesting Mari!
Thanks again for hosting this! I seem to have a knack for being #31! I just visited/commented on the 30 other blogs-wow there is a lot of diversity!
I love the diversity Abbi, I already added three books to my wish list last night from those lists 🙂
Oooh the Iron Witch looks good! I have Spin on my reading list this month too :). Happy reading week!
Thanks I hope to get in some good reading time this week – my favorite shows (Survivor and Amazing Race) are both off the air now so book time!!!
I read Spin just recently (my Monday post links to the review) – hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a great week!
I have heard good things Judith – I am excited to read it!
I love the sound of The Iron Witch and We’ve Got a Job! Thanks for some more great reads to add to my long, long, list! lol 🙂
Sure Pamela… I live to add books to peoples reading lists….LOL 😀
Happy Monday everyone! I’m trying to make Mondays a better day for me, but a Monday is a Monday. The first day in a long work week. 🙂 But only four more days til the weekend!
My Monday post is up. 🙂
I hope your Mondays become better for you too! And you are tight…. four more days until Friday! LOL
We’ve Got a Job has been added to my Goodreads TBR list.
Nice! I am digging into that one!
I watched a lot of the commercials and the half time show yesterday, does that count? I hope you have a great week of reading!
LOL – I usually watch the commercials Kathy, but this year I will have to look them up on You Tube… I only seen one and it will be in my morning post tomorrow 😀
You are all over the place with your reading choices lately…are you reading more and more YA?
I wish I could do audio…I just can’t get into it….
The Super Bowl commercials were kind of disappointing except for the animal ones…
LOL Patty… I guess I am all over the board … I went through a YA phase a couple summers ago… seems like I am back there now. I think it is because many of these authors I have met but still have not got around to reading their books yet.
I read Spin in January, it’s actually a light/chicklit type book with themes of treatment. I hope you like it!
Good luck with your reading, finding time for yourself and hopefully you get time with your hubby. Mine is in Istanbul this week.
I hope I like it too…. it sounds interesting. 😀 AL is out of town as well…. so it is just me 😉
The Iron Witch and Spin (I actually have this ARC) look really good! I like your selections!
I hope that you enjoy your books this week! I plan of squeezing in as much reading/blogging time as I can! 🙂 Happy Reading week to you Sheila!
Ps-I visited a whole bunch of awesome blogs this morning! 37 to be exact!
You have been busy! Enjoy your books too!
Sounds like an interesting week. Spin sounds especially good! Happy reading! 🙂
Thanks! I think it will be good 🙂
The Iron Witch cover is so, so pretty. I can see how it called out to you 🙂 Can’t wait to read that one as well!
I do love that cover Becca!
Wow, you did get through a lot of audios last week! I had almost no audio time because both of my kids were home sick with me – no alone time = no audio time!
Looks like you have a good line-up for this week – enjoy your books!
Nah Sue, a couple of those have been sitting in my draft mode…. Lemon Ade is actually from December, I just never posted it until now 😀
I think I tried to buy Spin over a year ago but couldn’t find it. Now it’s available at B & N so I’m glad I saw your post because that book looks really interesting!
I’m reading Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard. I love romantic suspense.
Spin actually releases tot he public tomorrow, thats probably why you couldnt find it… I think it is just ARCs floating around right now 😀
Birthday …..cake….balloons…I hope you have a great one!!
Visited 20 already. I woke up early and am ahead today! It’s about time. lol
Have a super week!!
Thanks Lori… it will be an interesting one. Hubby will be out of town… I thinking of going to a wine tasting for charity… that could be fun.
Iron Witch and We Have a Job to Do look amazing! Happy reading!
Thanks.. I think so too 🙂
I visited around 10-ish, probably 12-14-ish. It’s fun seeing what everyone’s doing. I like the variety of books being read by people linking up to your Monday!! Refreshing!! 🙂 Yes… first-timer.
I like that too Laura… I find more books that way! 😀
Wonderful books this week! We’ve Got a Job is one that I will definitely be looking for your review on (I have Crescendo on my [well, not-so-bebe-girl-Autumn’s] shelves – need to get to that series) 🙂
Enjoy your reading week!
Thanks Julie – it is pretty good, but also sad.
I just requested Spin. The blurb caught my attention. Have a great week Shelia!
Thanks Nise 😀 You too!
I had Hush Hush on my TBR for ages, think I picked it up in a charity shop. I found The Iron Witch a bit disappointing.
I am in the first few pages of Iron Witch…. too soon to tell… I hope it is an ok read, the sequel is sitting here too! 😀
Both Iron Witch and We’ve Got a Job sound very interesting to me.. am going to add them to my TBR 🙂
Hi Sheila: You’re reading almost as many books right now as me – here’s hoping we get through them, happy reading, Ruby
I am always amazed by how much you read each week!
Its the audio that saves me 😀
The book about the children’s march sounds fascinating. I love learning little pieces of history that not are not well known. Happy Reading, Sheila!
I think so too Lindsey!
We’ve got a job sounds a fascinating tidbit of history.
I am enjoying it Mystica!
I loved The Iron Witch and I really want to read Spin.