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!
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Heather from Based On A True Story!
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I had moments this past week where I wondered if I would ever review a book again! 😛 It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, I just felt (and still feel a bit_ so behind!) I have a list of reviews to do that is currently 9 long of unreviewed but read/listened to books. Mainly – this week has been a whirlwind of activity… Monday I was in Duluth at the book sale, Tuesday was book club, Wednesday I had a friend over to help me with the BEA book boxes, and another friend over for dinner, Thursday I had a birthday dinner for a friend, Friday I had company for dinner, Saturday Al and I went out to dinner for Fathers Day. And each of those days (other than Monday and Saturday) I worked at the office as well. 😯
Due to that… I hardly reviewed books at all this week.
BUT here is what did go up:
Rebecca Read-A-Long! Come on and join in!
Come Home by Lisa Scottoline (yes, same author as my book club read this week)
BLOGIVERSARY party!!!! (The comments are hilarious!!!!) The giveaways were awesome!)
127 Hours by Aron Ralston (the true story of the guy who caught his arm between a rock and a wall while hiking and actually cuts his own arm off to get free and survive.
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline (book review and Bookies book club review)
How To Build A Better Blog (just my thoughts…. :razz:)
I am also running a Blog Survey this week that will end next Friday. I would love it if you could give me some feedback – the survey is only a couple minutes long, mostly multiple choice.
Ok..looking at all that, I guess maybe I did have a busy blog week too. While all my posts were not reviews… I did have some big posts between the BEA books and recaps, a read a long and a blogiversary. 😀
Looking at this week, here is my plan:
Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared–for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.
When Shaw McBride and Romeo Zderko drive into the small town of Brunswick , Georgia, their only thought is to fix their car’s leaky right tire and continue on to Key West, Florida, away from their dead-end jobs as computer technicians in Ohio. But when Shaw discovers that the 318 million dollar Georgia State Lottery has just been claimed by an ordinary Georgia family, he sees an opportunity – he and Romeo will blackmail the Boatwright family for half their winnings and ditch their deadbeat lives for good.
Disguised as a state lottery representative, Shaw enters the Boatwright’s home and holds the family hostage, while Romeo patrols the town, staking out the homes of the family’s loved ones, should the Boatwrights refuse to comply with their demands. But Shaw isn’t your average criminal out to make a quick buck. Instead, he has a grand messianic vision and he’ll stop at nothing to see it through — and soon, the Boatwrights find themselves living a Flannery O’Connor American nightmare from which they can’t properly awaken.
An ancient prophecy divides two sisters–one good, one evil.
Who will prevail?
Twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, they find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents’ deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.
I am still working on cleaning up some books this week so I am going to leave it at that. 😀 I am excited to see what you are reading! Please link up below where it says click here! Checking out what others have to read this week is part of the fun!
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