It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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:

Holly from Reading Teaching Learning!

 

Well hey… what a week.  (Why does it feel like I say that a lot?)  World Book Night, Readathon….Here is what I posted this last week:

The day after World Book Night and The Virus Monster!!!!

 

Dewey Read a Thon Recap (how I did … what I read)

 

And that is it.  😯  NO book reviews.  I need to get writing them… I have some good ones 😀

 

This week I am finishing up current reads and audio but here is what is new for this week:

 

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“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them-not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all-family money, good looks, devoted friends-but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys…

 

 

 

 

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“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

That’s all that is new.  How about you, what are you reading this week?  Please add your link below where it says click here:

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And for those of you who read mainly YA or Middle grade books, feel free to also link up the younger version of # IMWAYR as well

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Posted on April 28, 2013, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.

  1. I still haven’t read The Raven Boys. It looks interesting though.

    I hope I get to participate in World Book Night next year. It is a really cool program. I meant to take part in the Dewey Readathon but the nice weather just called to me and so I only spent a few hours reading. I hope you get caught up on your reviews this week. I am so behind in writing mine. 🙂

  2. I liked The Raven Boys. I had every intention of participating in the RAT, but with my daughter’s wedding 2 1/2 months out, we were busy with plans!

  3. I like the title of Ordinary Grace. I like the idea of World Book Night, but I am entirely too shy to put myself out there like that. If I had an outgoing person to do it with, I would be happy to cart the books around and smile at people! 😀 Enjoy your week!

  4. I haven’t read anything by Stiefvater…hope you love it.

  5. I also haven’t read Stiefvater yet. must be one of the few who have’nt.

  6. It’s great that even if you didn’t write your reviews that you still had a bookish week.

  7. You’ve been busy with big book events. Hope you enjoy The Raven Boys, I thought it was pretty good but enjoyed the Wolves of Mercy Falls series more. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  8. I’m on the fence about reading The Raven Boys. It sounds good, but I’ve heard mixed reviews (wait, since when do I let anyone else’s opinion prevent me from reading a book I think I’ll enjoy?) Happy reading!

  9. I’ve visited and commented on my first 10 blogs for this week. I’m hoping to visit another 10 to make up for being lazy the past few weeks.

  10. I’ve had the Raven Boys on my list for awhile…I’m hoping to get to it sometime soonish! Hope you enjoy it!

  11. I haven’t had the time to delve into the Raven Boys yet, but I do have it on my kindle. I really like her writing style, and I’m pretty sure I’ll like it.

    Have a fantastic week, Sheila 🙂 Enjoy your reads.

    Here’s my It’s Monday What Are You Reading post 🙂

  12. I’ve had Raven Boys on my pile for a while so I really should start it soon! Well done on your readathon hosting, I took part and I thinkI’m still trying to recover 🙂 Happy reading this week!

    What I’ve Been Reading!

  13. I would love to read that “Ordinary Grace” book. The Readathon sounds like a fun thing to do… maybe next time I can join. Will comment on the first ten blogs above my link in a while – will just have to cook dinner first. 🙂

  14. I’ve been reading wonderful things about Ordinary Grace. Hope you love it!

  15. The Raven Boys looks good. Have a great week!

  16. I’ve heard really good things about Ordinary Grace. Happy reading this week!

  17. I should have spent Readathon writing reviews! Oh well!

    Here’s my It’s Monday!

  18. I have Ordinary Grace on hold at the library. I’m hoping it comes in soon! I’ve had it on hold for over a month.

  19. I have The Raven Boys on my TBR mountain but am so bogged down with review books that I don’t know when I will have a chance to read it. I need to retire! Happy reading,

  20. I need to get to Ordinary Grace … it sounds so good and it’s a few months down in the reading pile. Must read faster!

  21. Glad to see I’m not the only one so busy and behind on reviews! lol

    Hope you are finally seeing some spring weather up there. I still need to read Raven Boys and the one that comes before it – my kids/teen/YA TBR pile is huge!

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

  22. I have reviews to catch up too. I have visited 10 and now I need to start unpacking books 🙂 I know have to admit I am a book hoarder. They looked so pretty on the shelves but all these boxes make me see I may have a problem 🙂 and that doesn’t even include the books on my Kindle. lol

  23. I loved The Raven Boys!

    Ordinary Grace sounds really good. I love books set in the 60s. 🙂

  24. I really enjoyed The Raven Boys – although I had some problems with the ending. Excited to see what you think of it.

  25. Raven Boys sounds good, thanks for sharing.

  26. You are gonna love Ordinary Grace!

  27. I was not a fan of Shiver, but Maggie Stiefvater redeemed herself with The Raven Boys! Loved the audio and can’t wait for more! I hope you enjoy it.

  28. I didn’t care for any of Maggie Stiefvater’s other books too much, but I LOVED The Raven Boys. Such a great book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  29. Hey, I just commented on 10 of my first blogs for this meme. I hope to continue to do more next time. 🙂

    -Whit @ Whit’s Book World

  30. I am a Stiefvater fan, but not a Raven Boys fan. I’ll be curious how you come out.

  31. I missed this on Monday so catching up now…currently reading A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths. I am really enjoying this series. I like the main character Ruth Galloway but the setting and the mood is what really drives the series.

  32. So… I have had your post open on my laptop for days. I’m just finding time to sit for a minute. 🙂

    I’m coming to your state tomorrow, to run the half (in Wayzata). I’m super excited to come home, see family.

    Hope you are well and finding time for your bike!

  33. Thank you for the Amazon gift certificate! Will I just receive it by e-mail? Let me know if you need any info. Thanks!!

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