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.


Lori from Escape With Dollycas!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me your book choice out of the Reading Cafe at **And note, once I get the new shelves in there will be a lot of additions to the giveaway shelves.

I think the big question is “am I reading?”  I am, really I am…. and listening to audio – AND enjoying both… but it seems as thought you wouldn’t really know it here.  I have been planning on posting our book club review of The Crying Tree since Wednesday but each day I am doing something else and by the time I sit down to do it… I am too tired, and in the mornings, no time to write it out.  GAH.  I hate talking about the time thing week after week and I am praying that it will pass quickly and I will be back on my review track soon.  😀

Here is what I did post this past week:

Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap (YA review by Cameron)


Saving Sammy The Boy Who Caught OCD by Beth Maloney (audio review)


My Library Sale Finds (the books…the movies and yeah, the audio too!)


What I Learned By Working The Book Sale (I spent a day working our fall library sale and learned a few interesting things that I did not pick up on when I am on the shopping side of it)


It has been a long time since I have had 4 or more reviews in a week like I used to… can not wait to get back to that!  😀

This coming week, starting Monday afternoon I will be at Camp Benedict until Friday afternoon.  I am taking audio and a couple books and hope to get some reading time in.  Here is what I will be taking with me for the weeks reading:


Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

That’s a really poor synopsis right?  However I have heard good things on the blogs about this one so this will be my listen!




Tollie Erasmus, an unsavory bank robber on the run, is found dead hanging from the neck in a remote location. A bible is stuck in his left hand and at first it seems that this is a simple case of suicide. Lieutenant Kramer and his Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi are not convinced though. Soon another criminal ends up at the end of a noose; a message to Kramer and Zondi: Someone is upholding a code of justice that goes beyond the South Africa court system.

Somewhere there’s a killer who knows far too much about the hangman’s craft, and Lieutenant Kramer and Zondi must find him before his trail of death continues.




Cam has raised her daughter Aubrey alone ever since her ex left to join a cult. But now the bond between mother and daughter seems to have disappeared. While Cam is frantic to see Aubrey, a straight-A student, at the perfect college, on a path that Cam is sure will provide her daughter success and happiness, Aubrey suddenly shows no interest in her mother’s plans. Even the promise of an exciting gap year saving baby seals or bringing clean water to remote villages hasn’t tempted her. She prefers pursuing a life with her wrong-side-of-the-tracks football-hero boyfriend and her own secret hopes. Both mourn the gap that has grown between them, but Cam and Aubrey seem locked in a fight without a winner. Can they both learn how to hold onto dreams . . . and when to let go to grasp something better.


Thats the plan, I will be taking Laptop with me so I will be checking in and hopefully – reviewing as well. 😀  I would also like to know what you are reading!  Please add your what are you reading post to the linky below where it says click here.  Also, share your post on Twitter using the hashtag #IMWAYR



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51 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Hey- we all know you must have a life beyond books and blogging. In fact yours is quite busy with family and exercise and friends. Isn’t that a blessing?
    I hope you enjoy Snow Child – it is different and wonderful writing. Don’t let the slow beginning discourage you… it is worth it.
    Enjoy camp and reading this week. 🙂

  2. I feel like all I blog about lately is how I will blog more when I have time! Argh! It’s getting frustrating! But I’m trying to step back and prioritize and, much as I do love my blog, “real life” commitments just have to come first. We all understand that and we’ll be here whenever you are! Enjoy your week and your books!

  3. The Gap Year looks great-since my 18 year old daughter may or may not head in the same direction. 🙂

    Question-do you take notes when you read a book so that it will help you with your review? Or do you have a great memory when it comes time to write a post? I’m thinking I need to start taking notes or something because it feels almost like a chore to write a review because of my stinking memory fail! 🙂


    1. I do take notes – I use sticky post its and sticky post it arrows to mark passages I want to refer back to 😀 Some times something in the book really speaks to me and I want to remember it for the review.

  4. Tomorrow.. it’s my bed time now, I will catch up with you. I have had a few posts open on my laptop for a week! 🙂 Hope you are enjoying yourself, car hunting, the book fair… see, I’m watching! 🙂

    I’m actually participating this week – with a real post! 🙂

  5. I am reading Keepsake by Kristina Riggle. It’s about a single mother who’s a hoarder. She’s in danger of losing her son due to him getting injured when a pile of junk fell on him and broke his collarbone. I’m only about 50 pages in, but I’m liking the family issues that are coming up in it.

    My blogging has been non-existent for quite some time. I, too, had to step back and take care of what (and who) is most important to me. Don’t ever make excuses for doing the same. You deserve a break too! Have a great week!

  6. Life is like that sometimes, don’t apologise for living it lol. Have a wonderful time at Camp Benedict. I’ve heard fantastic things about The Snow Child, its on my TBR mountain. Happy reading Sheila 🙂

  7. I am reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. I sit here at my computer, typing away, with my Kindle turned on, and I stop to read a paragraph or two every now and then. Yes, as the song says, I got it bad. But that IS good.

  8. Hi there, we’re joining the Monday meme yet again as I enjoyed myself so much last week. Thanks for coming up with this. Among the books you have here, I think I’m going to really like The Snow Child, thanks for sharing that, will look for that in our libraries. 🙂

  9. I go through waves of posting a bunch of reviews and then sometimes I just don’t for a variety of reasons. I think we all have ebb and flow so don’t apologize by any means!

  10. Saving Sammy sounds very interesting. I’ve been reading more and more audios and I think you’re part of what influenced me to move in that direction.

  11. Have fun! I think you will really enjoy The Snow Child. You will get back on track. You just have so many things happening in the summer. I wish I had your energy 🙂

  12. I only read two books last week and I’m way less busy than you are. Don’t worry about it. We like to talk about books even without the reviews. 🙂

  13. “I hate talking about the time thing week after week…” ha ha – sounds JUST like me, Sheila! At least you managed a few posts last week – a big zero for me. One more insanely crazy busy week and then things should slow down to the usual pace of just hectic.

    I have heard such wonderful things about Snow Child – can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

    have a good week and enjoy those books!


  14. …and same here: the Snow Child has an intriguing cover. i just looked for it in Goodreads, and the first thing that pops up is a review from a friend. might be a read for the winter (or for the summer heat here ;).

  15. For a light entertaining read, that hosts romance, drama and an inspiring message to chase your dreams be sure to read Entice Me. A chick lit novel that sees three women in different stages of life go on a journey to rediscover themselves. The story is based in Brisbane, Australia and the girls travel to Spain and France as well. An enticing story that will surely make you want more.

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