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.


Last weeks winner: Shannon from I Run, Teach, Read!

Congratulations!  Please choose a book or bookish item from the Reading Cafe!


I had a great week and a busy weekend!  Here is what I posted this past week:


Yup.  I don’t know what happened – the week ran away with my laptop time.  😯  I got in a couple morning chats but that was it. 

I thought I would have time, apparently I didn’t.  To show you that I have been doing something with my time, this is what I was doing this weekend:


That’s me this past Saturday, working on my gun safety training class and permit.  It was exhilarating, fun, scary, and I passed. 😀



The two above pictures are my project today – I am making coasters for my book club.  We have our Christmas Party on Tuesday and I am looking forward to hanging out with some of my favorite people. 😀

As far as what I am reading this week, I have to finish the book club book, The Christmas List.  Then I am starting:


One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe’s life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father, who is a tribal judge, endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated with the official investigation and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

I am really looking forward to this book!





A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice – as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

I am enjoying this one.  I love books on fitness, endurance and making it happen. 

With a meeting tomorrow, Book Club on Tuesday, Student helping on Wednesday a meeting at my house on Thursday – I think this is all I am putting on my to read.

What are you reading this week?  Please add your link below to where it says click here.  I am excited to see what you are reading… holiday books, award winners, cozies…. whats on your “to read” this week.  😛

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56 Comments on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I’ve heard that The Round House is really good. I hope you enjoy it! Sounds like you’ve got a busy week ahead.

    Are those tile coasters? I made some of those for a library craft. They are fun to make. Yours look really pretty!

  2. Congrats on passing your gun safety class. Hope to see a close up pic of your coasters … sticky beak aren’t I lol. Have a great time at your Bookie Christmas party and happy reading 🙂

  3. Those coasters look like they’re going to be super cool! I’ve never read The Round House, but I’ve enjoyed that author’s work in the past. Congratulations on passing your gun safety class!

  4. The coasters look like a great idea, will you do a how-to post? Congrats on the gun glass.

    I’ve got eat and run on my tbr list, have you read Running on Empty? the guy runs/walks across the US. Also Dean Karnazes’ 50/50, the guy runs 50 marathons, one in each state, in 50 days.

  5. It’s so awesome to hear the different hobbies of a reader! Passing gun safety class… check. Work on coasters for book club… almost done! Have a great week!

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  7. Sometimes time just runs away from us – you’ve been extremely busy lately, it seems. At least you’re busy with fun things. 🙂

    • It seems I am always busy, I have given up on those “low key” weeks I keep saying I am going to have. They are all active in one way or another. 😀

  8. I’ve been seeing The Round House on several lists but this is the first time that I have read the book description. It sounds like a powerful read. Looking forward to your review.
    Have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  9. Funny. I usually have lots of books going, too, but this week I’m just focusing on one book!

  10. I managed to tweak my knee and now I;m afraid to get out and run. Maybe I should read Eat and Run instead so I still feel like I’m accomplishing something! 😉 Good on ya for passing your class. I’ve only ever fired a handgun once. I was an interesting feeling.

    • You should do that! 😀 Bummer about your knee… I am not much of a runner but I want to become better at it. We have been doing some runs this past year and I do more walking then running and I want to change that.

  11. Busy weekend for you.

    I am reading LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane.

    I just finished One Eyed Jack by Christopher Lynch.

    Going to read a book for a blog tour: Nobody Has To Know by Frank Nappi.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

  12. Oh my, you look like you’re kicking tail with that gun! I’m amazed because there’s snow on the ground in the picture and it looks like you’re only wearing a light jacket.

  13. The Round House does sound intriguing. I have seen the book around but have never read the description before. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

  14. The coasters look really cool! Have fun with your christmas book – i actually plan to read “A Christmas Carol” this week, while the snow is falling. Thanks again for hosting monday reads, even in those busy times.

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  16. The Round House is on my TBR too! This week I’m reading Alice Munro’s “Dear Life.” I’m not usually a short story reader, so this is new for me. Have a great week!

  17. I’d love to try out gun classes! Good work on ticking something off your bucket list, mine just seems to be getting longer!

    I need some more links to It’s Monday! posts, I’ve only found a few, head over to mine and leave your link so I can have a nosy at what everyone else is reading!

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  18. My husband would be thrilled if I took a gun safety class, so way to go, Sheila! I came *this* close to downloading The Round House this morning, but I’m trying to stay focused on the pile of books I already have – HAHAHAHAAAAA!

    I already have my first book of 2013 picked out – do you??

  19. I have an unnatural aversion to guns, so I have to give it up to you for doing something I could never do. Have a great week.

  20. It’s kind of scary how good you look with a gun….

    Have a great time with your book club!

  21. The Round House…I really want to read that, too – have heard so many good things about it. I think everyone is busy this time of year, Sheila – tough to fit in blogging!

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

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