Welcome to 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.
Lori from Escape with Dollycas
**PS I am a little (ok a lot) late on getting winners out as of late. I hope to get all packages out this week.
I am feeling pretty awesome right now. It was a perfect weekend. Saturday I was a slug… I literally stayed in the recliner most of the day, wrote a couple reviews, read an entire book, napped, and we ordered in for dinner and watched a movie.
Sunday, had church, went to the gym, came home and cleaned my entire kitchen, took apart the dish washer, cleaned it all out and put it back together, dusted, swept, mopped, cleaned bathrooms, jumped back on My Fitness Pal, and then had floor hockey. PRODUCTIVE? Yes. 😀
So now lets see how this past week went:
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (hoo yeah! Read it!)
Pandemonium – SPOILER PAGE! If you have read it, here we can talk about it! You know, about the thing… and the thing, and oh yeah – the THING!
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (fantastic!)
The Eyre Report #3 (my update on the reading of Jane Eyre)
The Flight Of Gemma Hardy by Margaret Livesey (a little funny that I did not recall going into this book that it is a more modern version of Jane Eyre 😀
Ice by Linda Howard (Yes, occasionally a snarky review is in order.. and here it is) 😯
DNF: Great House… by disc two I was so lost I put it away.
All in all, I think a pretty impressive week :D. I feel pretty good about what I got done, a mix of books and audio. Going into this week here is the plan, knowing I have a busy start to the week and then a girls weekend coming up on Friday…. so it will be a light one:
Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.
In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss’ world really is.
• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?
Doesnt this sound like fun? I figure with a little over a week out from the movie this would be a great read!
Newlywed Caitlin Shetterly and her husband, Dan Davis, two hardworking freelancers, began their lives together in 2008 by pursuing a lifelong, shared dream of leaving Maine and going West. At first, California was the land of plenty. Quickly, though, the recession landed, and a surprise pregnancy that was also surprisingly rough made Caitlin too sick to work. By December, every job Dan had lined up had been canceled, and though he pounded the pavement, from shop to shop and from bar to bar, he could not find any work at all. By March 2009, every cent of the couple’s savings had been spent.
So, a year after they’d set out with big plans, Caitlin and Dan packed up again, this time with a baby on board, to make their way home to move in with Caitlin’s mother. As they drove, Caitlin blogged about their situation and created audio diaries for NPR’s Weekend Edition–and received an astounding response. From all across the country, listeners offered help, opening their hearts and their homes. And when the young family arrived back in rural Maine and squeezed into Caitlin’s mother’s small saltbox house, Caitlin learned that the bonds of family run deeper than any tug to roam, and that, with love, she and Dan could hold their dreams in sight, wherever they were.
Made for You and Me captures the irrepressible spirit and quiet perseverance of one small family–and offers to share that strength with any reader willing to make the journey.
This one has sat way too long waiting on… me. 😀
Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, “When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.”Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we’d expect.
I am about half way through this one and hmmmm…. I dont know yet.
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don’t happen to like each other very much.But the sisters soon discover that everything they’ve been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.This one has such a fun title! This is up next after Carry The One.
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