It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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.

This past weeks winner:

Juliababyjen’s Reading Room

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

What a BUSY week but, not sitting here Sunday evening and looking back… it has been an awesome one.  I had something just about every night and a weekend out of town.  I just came back this afternoon and pulled in my yard at 3:30 pm.  I had a floor hockey game at 4 pm so changed quickly and off I went.  I finished up at 4:50 pm, drove home showered and went to a birthday party for a friend that started at 5 pm…. I got there about 5:30, tired, but clean…. and happy.  😀

Not as productive as I would have liked this week, here is what is true:


Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson (book review and Bookies food to go with the book!)


this beautiful life by Helen Schulman (a book tour on an all too real subject!)


Carry The One by Carol Anshaw (review to come)


I have made no progress this week on Jane Eyre.


Oh.  Thats it.  😯

as for this week… well, still catching up apparently.  So not going t go too crazy so I think I will leave the books as they were last week and add this:

A novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream.




Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents’ summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene’s Harbor, Michigan. Kate’s plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory.

Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane’s business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But several problems present themselves. Kate despises beer. No one seems to trust her. And she is falling hard for her boss.



Ok I know… a couple unusual choices but I have several books to finish of different genres. 😀

I now want to know what you are reading!  There was a time I used to get around to read and comment on all your posts but with the additional hours at work and working a full day on Mondays now it makes it hard to do so… in the next few weeks I will go back to my regular hours and then I can get back to more comments. razz:   In the mean time please leave a comment on this post and I will be sure to get around to all of you who do (I just love to chat books!!!) 

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Posted on March 18, 2012, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. The Otsuka book is on my wishlist. Awaiting your review.

  2. You always have such interesting looking books on your list!

  3. Thank you! So excited right now! I emailed you my choice!

    Before I Go To Sleep has been on my list since September I think. Still haven’t gotten to it!

  4. Love in a Nutshell looks good. Have a great week!

  5. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    I’d like to read both of your audio book choices this week. I hope you enjoy them

    You sure do keep yourself busy!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  6. Glad to see your week was awesome LOL. The Buddah In The Attic sounds beautiful. Have a great week playing catch up 🙂

  7. You always seem to have a few unusual books, but they’re always interesting looking. 🙂

    Have a great week –

  8. Read 18 links that had been posted. Hope you have a good week, Shelia.

  9. Buddah in the Attic looks great. Another on the list!

  10. Love in a Nutshell is one I have on Sparky (Kindle); I really want to read it…SOON. Enjoy your week!

  11. I just listened to A Buddha in the Attic & it was really interesting.

  12. Love this meme so much!! Your recent reads & read to come look awesome!!

    My post:

  13. There’s is no way I could keep up with you!! I can ‘t wait to see what you think of Buddha in the Attic. I’m reading The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone.

  14. I’d like to read the Buddha in the Attic and Before I Go to Sleep.I’m going to request them from the library right now! Enjoy the books!

  15. I’ve seen a lot of library patrons taking The Buddha in the Attic out and it looks really interesting. Enjoy your week! 🙂

  16. I have The Buddha in the Attic on my TBR list so will be curious to see what you think.
    Here’s mine:

  17. Love in a Nutshell looks like a nice light read or listen, perfect for a wonderful Spring day.

  18. You are my hero. You are one busy lady and yet you still get far more reading done than I manage. I feel like such a slacker!

    My Monday post is here .

  19. I feel like such a slacker next to you! I finished a novella and an audiobook and I didn’t have commitments every night. How do you do it all?!

  20. An eclectic week for you.

    Happy Monday and hope you are enjoying the nice weather as much as I am!

  21. great variety in the readers lists i visited [and commented on]
    this week… [+10] thanks for this connxn !

  22. me either (keep up with you). This week, Henry’s Sisters for our book club and then I’m going to suggest “Before I go to Sleep” even if it wasn’t one of your favs.
    Have a good day.

  23. I can’t wait to read Before I Go To Sleep! One of my book groups is reading it for April.

    enjoy your books this week!


  24. Revolution is a great audio! I also love the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer, the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley, The President’s Vampire series by Christopher Farnsworth, Please Ignore Vera Dietz, I am the Messenger and The Book Thief, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books are fun audio too. I could go on and on, so feel free to hit me up for suggestions! I love audiobooks.

  25. I haven’t read Janet Evanovich in a while, but I do enjoy her writing.

    I’m reading two books (really slowly, since it takes me forever to read print books, but I zip through ebooks): Cinder and A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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