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:
Ruth from My Spare Moments
Ruth, shoot me your email and I will get that sent off to you journeythroughbooks @ gmail.com
I have nothing to show you for posts this past week. I have been in New York at the Book Expo and just returned home this afternoon. I am tired, exhilarated, and so much to share with you so watch the posts starting Tuesday morning where I will recap my New York experience day by day. Hopefully by the end of the week my books I shipped home from the expo will all be here and I can show you those as well.
As for this week. I am currently reading:
Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It’s been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn’t define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
I started reading this on the way home on the plane not realizing it does not release until November so I will not be reviewing it anytime soon. However – if you have not read Joshilyn Jackson YOU MUST read her, or audio fans, listen to her books on audio as she narrates them and they are incredible! This book is proving to be excellent as well.
I am still listening to all the same audio I was last week and not sure at this moment what I will listen to next. I am curious what you have been reading this week Add your Its Monday What Are You Reading by using the link where it says click here.
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47 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
The new Joshilyn Jackson looks awesome…enjoy your reading!
It is the first one I have read Laurel, I have listened to her others 😀
Looking forward to hearing all about your week.
I am excited to start posting about it 😀
Welcome back! I can’t wait to read about your BEA experience in your upcoming posts.
Thanks Laura, good to be home.
I hope to go to BEA someday. It sounds like an overwhelming (but fun) event. I have read one of Joshilyn Jackson’s books (gods in Alabama). It reminded me of Sarah Addison Allen without the magic elements.
They are such good reads! I hope you get to BEA one of these years too!
Borrowed all three of The Little House on the Prairie books written by the female stars from the library.
Nice! I am curious what you will think of them!
I have read this author before and she’s excellent. Have a great week!
Thanks – you too!
Sounds like you had an awesome time at BEA, how exciting waiting for books to arrive … like Christmas lol. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂
It is exciting – it is always so busy that when the boxes arrive its like the first time I really get to look at them.
Can’t wait to hear all about BEA. I’m “trying” to convince my mom to start blogging about her books and going with me to BEA next year so we can share the costs!!! 🙂 I want to go SO bad!!
Yes! That would be brilliant! You would both love it! She could guest post for you and you could both go under your blog.
I just picked up the ARC of Joshilyns new book and cant wait to read it! Hope you are having a fab time at Bea, even if you dont get much rest!
It was wonderful and there is always little rest but soooo worth it!
I am glad to hear you had such a great time at the book expo, I am interested to read what you did.
Have a great week, kind regards,
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about BEA!
Thanks – I am excited to recap 😀
Love Joshilyn Jackson and can’t wait to read this one. Lucky girl, you!
I am really enjoying it.
Congrats on going to New York that had to be exciting! Lucky! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on BEA!
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Love going to BEA!
What a fun (and, I’m sure, tiring) week you’ve had! Welcome back and I look forward to your BEA musings! (yet another year that I didn’t make it, but I’m definitely shooting for it next year!)
I hope so Julie – its never too early to start planning. I will request next years dates off this week 😀
Hmmm…I think I’ve heard of Joshilyn Jackson before but have never read any of her books – I will have to take your advice and giver her a try!
Hope you had fun at BEA – enjoy your books this week –
Book By Book
Big Book Summer Challenge
She southern and fun to listen to!
Someone Else’s Love Story needs to go on my tbr list! Happy reading, Sheila. I hope you have a great week.
I am really liking it so far.. she is such a fun writer.
I’m just about to start Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell 🙂 x
Nice! Enjoy the book!
Ooh, I can’t wait to see what you think of that book! I sure loved seeing you last week!!
Thanks Kathy – I am really liking it so far. It was great seeing you too!
Boy it has been a busy day with Mr Dollycas underfoot. I am finally able to do some visiting. I will be sure to come back to hear all about BEA! I am glad you had fun!!
I have not even started visiting Lori, hopefully tonight 😀
Lucky you that you actually got to GO to BEA! I participated in Armchair BEA, but that’s nowhere close to being there!
I went around and commented on 10 different blogs this week. How fun to be apart of BEA. I’m looking forward to ALA at the end of the month. 🙂
The author has a neat name; I’ve never heard of Joshilyn. I finished The Host by Stephenie Meyer and Princess in Love by Meg Cabot. I’m currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; it’s for a group on GoodReads. I’d only recommend it if you like 1984. I’m also reading Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares. I visited 92 sites and commented on 91. I had trouble on one of the sites because it’s using that disques thing. I hope you have a good week, and lot’s of reading.
I’m glad you had such a good week! I didn’t do much better than you did as far as books go, because I was on vacation at Garden City Beach, SC. I finished a book I had started the week before, and then started another on the drive home.
Here’s my It’s Monday! for June 3.
With Book Expo keeping you busy last wekk, I hope you are able to relax to a good read this week.
I stopped and commented on 90 participating posts for this week.
here is my Monday post.
We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
Your site offered us with valuable information to work on.
You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will be grateful to you.