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:

Martha from Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me your book choice out of the Reading Cafe at journeythroughbooks@gmail.com. 

 

Another crazy week has gone by and I wish I had more to report but this is what I accomplished this past week in posts:

Rebecca Read-A-Long (ooh this was fun!!!!)

will grayson, will grayson by John Green (what?  I am liking John Green books!!!)  😛

Looking For Alaska by John Green (*sigh*  I am so living John Green’s books!)

Yeah…. nothing impressive, still reading the same books… working on some new audio….  New for this week will be:

Lucy Bloom is broke, has been dumped by her boyfriend, and had to sell her house to send her 19-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book, Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marva’s huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them.

While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline – and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned – Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding: she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep and those we need to let go – but it’s not always easy to know the difference.

I started this one yesterday and I am really enjoying it so far. 

 

Other than that, I am still trying to clean up some books I want to finish.  This week should be good for that as I have Monday and Tuesday off this week and I am sooooooo thrilled!!!!  😀  REST AND RELAXATION time!!!

What are you reading this week?  What did you read last week?  I am actually going to have time this week to stop by and see for myself what you are reading and I can not wait!  😀

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Posted on July 22, 2012, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 55 Comments.

  1. Objects of My Affection sounds like a fun book. I’m glad you are enjoying the John Green books. I’ve only read The Fault in Our Stars but I liked it.

    Enjoy your time off!

  2. I’ve been wanting to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for awhile, just haven’t had time yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!!!

  3. So glad to hear you’re loving John Green’s books! Isn’t his writing fantastic?

  4. Enjoy your R&R, you sure had a busy week last week. I’ve heard good things about Jill Smolinksi’s writing and I have The Fault In Our Stars & Paper Town (have you read it Sheila?) by John Green on my TBR mountain … just not enough hours in the day 🙂

  5. Enjoy your days off! Did you read/lisen to An Abundance of Katherines by John Green?

  6. I loved Objects of My Affection…hope you do, too.

  7. We’re on vacation this week but hoping to get some reading done. So many activities planned with the kids though…having a blast so far!

  8. Have been following your meme for months and linking as well but I didnt realize you have to mention that you have visited the blogs. Have done that as well! Its easily over ten because there are some which do not link but follow your meme as well.

    • Hi Mystica, yes if you want to be in on the drawing, I just need to know how many you visited (or a good guess) 😀 I do that to encourage blog visiting and getting to meet some of the great bloggers and books out there. 😀

  9. Just wanted to come by and say hi! Hope you have a great week.

  10. Thank you for the nice surprise. Enjoy your couple of days and as always – Happy Reading!

  11. I love John Green! My Favorite would have to be the Fault in Our Stars!

  12. You have me wanting to read some John Green. I will have to check out his work. Hope you enjoy your time off. Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @The Key to the Gate

  13. I absolutely adore that cover for Objects of my Affection! So cute!

    Excited to see your thoughts on more John Green books! I’m in the minority and didn’t love will grayson, will grayson but that was primarily because I just couldn’t stand the tougher of the two will’s. But I love his other books! 🙂

    Hope you have a fabulous reading week!

  14. Sounds like you have a great book there

  15. Objects of My Affection sounds really good. Enjoy your time off!

  16. I hope you enjoy Objects of My Affection audio as much as I did!

  17. I’d like to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which I have. I loved Looking for Alaska.

    Objects of My Affection looks like a great read.

  18. I hear ya! My reading has really slowed down – thank heavens for audio books! I’ve come to realize I’ll never catch up so I might as well quit trying to.

  19. Oooh, it sounds like it would be good. I hope to finally get to started on Dark Frost. it has been a hectic weekend, with Sprint messing up my new iphone. 😦 At least I fixed it. Have a great day.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  20. Oh, John Green seems to be very popular right now. LOL. 🙂 I have to read something from fhim.

  21. Objects of my Affection sounds like fun! Have a great week!
    Joy’s Book Blog

  22. Objects of my Affections sounds like a good read!! Hope your R&R goes great!! Best time to catch up on books!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Magen Corrie

  23. I am so late today!!! Think I have been going in circles! Your books look good and you have great reasons for not having time to read, lol.

  24. This is the second time I’ve heard about a book featuring hoarding – sounds interesting, very interesting.

    I’m going to spend the rest of the summer reading from my TBR pile – when I’m not obsessing over Castleville, anyway. 🙂

    Happy Reading everyone! 🙂

    • I am curious about the other hoarding book Mardel…. I am fascinated on the subject…. I think sometimes I may be a book hoarder, but I do try to keep it arranged in a manner that doesnt give away my addiction to books….LOL

  25. I also need to go on a John Green craze, Sheila! I’ve only read one of his novels so far and really, really, really want to read more!

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Sue

  26. Ashley Montgomery

    That sounds like a great read. Here’s mine http://drpepperdiva.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/the-lust-garden/

  27. Objects of my affection sounds really interesting. I have to wonder if it’d be difficult to read, though. Since hoarding is a mental illness and I already have enough contact with mental illness in my life (via family).

    • Its not a difficult read Jo mainly because it is really focused around the woman hired to help clean up the house and has quite a bit of humor to it… I can see where it could have been heavy, but the author does a good job of avoiding that 😀

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