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:
Congratulations Jay! please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get this out to you later this week!
It was a pretty good week here, I did manage some posts:
I have a few still to review. I hope to get caught up this week. As for what I have going now:
David Sedaris’ new collection of essays – including live recordings! – tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes (“There was the lisp, of course, but more troubling than that was my voice itself, with its excitable tone and high, girlish pitch”) and unwanted guitar lessons taught by a midget. From budding performance artist (“The only crimp in my plan was that I seemed to have no talent whatsoever”) to “clearly unqualified” writing teacher in Chicago, Sedaris’ career leads him to New York City and eventually, of all places, France. His move to Paris poses a number of challenges, chief among them his inability to speak the language. Arriving a “spooky man-child” capable of communicating only through nouns, he undertakes language instruction that leads him ever deeper into cultural confusion. Whether describing the Easter bunny to puzzled classmates or watching a group of men play soccer with a cow, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter.
I listened to him on audio and really enjoyed it – I needed more 😀
I also need to give the winners of the packages from yesterdays Blogiversary party – using random.org…. here is the winners:
Package #1: Bonnie at Bonnie’s Books!
Package #2: Kara McManus!
Package #3: Nise Under The Boardwalk!!!
Package #4: Sharon Chance Sharon’s Garden Of Books
That’s it. What are you reading this week? Please add your link below where it says click here.
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