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.

Under the new and hopefully improved 2013 guidelines, the winner each week will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.  This past weeks winner is:

Escape With Dollycas!!!


Not a bad week here.  Thanks to last weekends “audi-thon” while I painted, I feel a little ahead an still have three books to review.  Here is what happened here last week:

The Sky Is Everywhere b Jandy Nelson  Oh LOVED THIS!

The Shining By Stephen King (Its worth it to see the picture of me in the big glasses!)

The BIG Painting Project – check out what I did last weekend

A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson (Sooooo good!)

February Recap

Crazy Book Pitches!  (Oh yeah there are some doosys out there!)


For this week I have planned:


A small boy, a cruel city, and the incredible dogs who save him.

Based on a true story!

When Ivan’s mother disappears, he’s abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family. Soon Ivan, who used to love reading fairytales, is practically living in one, as he and his pack roam the city and countryside, using their wits to find food and shelter, dodging danger, begging for coins. But Ivan can’t stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to?

A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.





Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.

Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?


I am listening to something in my jeep too but cant think of the title and really don’t want to go out there right now so ummm… yeah. 😀  What are you reading this week?  Please add you link below where it says click here.  I would love to see your posts!

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on March 3, 2013, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Oh, it looks like a good week for you, Sheila; I got The Storyteller this week, but probably won’t read it for awhile. Too many review books are ahead of it….

  2. Wow, what a great week for you! I’m curious to see what you think of The Storyteller 🙂

  3. Hmm…The Dogs of Winter looks fascinating! Sounds like a sweet and different animal story…or maybe it’s much darker than I’m imagining! I’ll be curious to see your review. 🙂

  4. Both your books promise suspense and intrigue. Hope you enjoy them both. I have never read a Jodi Picoult book, believe it or not.

  5. The Sky is Everywhere is one of my contemporary favorites 🙂

  6. Looks like you had a really good week. The Sky is Everywhere looks interesting.
    Hope this week is good too. 🙂

  7. I’m a huge Jodi Picoult fan and I can’t wait to read The Storyteller even though the endings of her last few books have ticked me off lol. Can’t wait to see what you think. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  8. So glad you loved The Sky is Everywhere! I may need to reread that one soon.

  9. I just finished Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead, am reading In the Woods for our book club, and just started Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, who wrote another book I loved!

  10. The Storyteller looks good. I’ve only read one Jodi Picoult book myself which I thought was pretty good but I didn’t like the end. I think this author likes writing sad stories :/ I’m about to start on Jasper Jones today. It should be a great 😀

  11. It looks like you’re in for some good reading – both of your upcoming books look good!

  12. Looks like a good week. Happy Reading!

  13. Sounds like the Sky is Everywhere is a popular book. I’ve commented on 20 blogs this morning. Lots of great book recommendations and my to-read list keeps growing! Thanks for hosting this fun meme.

  14. I have never read Picoult – The Storyteller sounds awesome!

  15. Oh how cool, I won!!! I really want to read The Storyteller!!! Have an awesome week!!

  16. I love the cover of Dogs of Winter. Happy reading!

  17. This is my first time participating, and I think it’s an excellent idea to share books at the beginning of the week – it helps me plan a little bit 🙂

    I have commented on more than 10 posts through your linky tools.

    Here’s my It’s Monday post.

    Enjoy your week Sheila.

  18. The Storyteller sounds really interesting. I haven’t really read anything by Picoult – would that be a good place to start?

    I hope you have an awesome week, Sheila! 🙂

  19. The Dogs of Winter sounds interesting , I’ve not heard of that one before but the Picoult I’m thinking of adding to my to read pile so I’ll be interested in hearing what you have to say on it once finished.

  20. I fell out of love with Jodi Picoult a while ago, but The Storyteller might just bring me back. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Happy Reading!

  21. Both look good, especially The Storyteller!

  22. Storyteller sounds like a great book. Need to see if my library might have it.
    I’ve commented on 11 other blogs 🙂

  23. Mondays are great when they start out with books. Lol. I haven’t read any of yours, but that’s also fun. I’m reading for the tours I’m planning this week.

  24. I’m excited to get my hands on The Storyteller, am trying to restrict my buying at the moment though (booo!)

  25. Just wanted to stop by and say I hope your week is off to a great start.

  26. Oh! there is a new Jodi Picoult out?? I love her books, how she delves into issues with no black and white answers and explores all the gray areas. She is such a good writer – I will have to check this one out. I have missed her last several.

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

  27. It’s kind of funny that I just added The Dogs of Winter to my to be read list. I need to purchase it first, of course, but I’m really interested in it, even though it’s not the type of thing that I’ve been reading lately (mostly Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy).I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to read this one, though. It seems like just the sort of thing I’d be interested in!

    Though I have to say, I was prepared to see your plans consisting of about four more books, since I feel like a slower reader with one or two books a week. Way to go on last week’s reading!

  28. I’m excited to read The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult! She’s one of my favorites!

  29. PS I’ve visited 20 blogs so far this week 🙂

  30. I haven’t read any Jodi Picoult books but have always meant to and The Storyteller may be the one.

  31. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

    I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you
    are not already 😉 Cheers!

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