It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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. While I am no longer offering up the giveaway incentive, I do hope you will still see the value of visiting other participants and seeing what they are reading- be warned though… this meme tends to add to your reading list!


My week was a pretty busy one with book club, helping with the teens, spent a little time sick, and cheered on two friends as they ran heir first half marathon.  Reading was minimum, but I managed one post, and here is a picture from our book club review (more on that this week):


One of the pictures from our book review on Tuesday of Giants In The Earth. That’s me, 4th from the left.

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince by J K Rowling (audio review… I know, I know… but read it.  Its funny.  I think.

As for this week, here is what I am doing that is new:


Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians, now that he’s 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.

Billy Crystal is 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

I started listening to this one on my way home yesterday.

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on October 13, 2013, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Your book club looks like so much fun! I always like reading about your book group meetings and the books you select.

  2. Still not able to do a blog post but I do so like this meme so visiting!

  3. I recognized you easily in that pic because of your beautiful smile.

  4. I love Billy Crystal…one of my favorite movies is When Harry Met Sally. I’m adding it to my list.

  5. Your book club has such fun! Love it. Billy’s book sounds hilarious.

  6. Cute, fun picture. Yes, I spotted you too. I listened to books 1-5 but still have to finish 6 and 7 one of these days. 🙂

  7. love your book club pics, the photos on facebook looked so much fun! Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  8. You always seem to have a great time with your book club! Keep it up!

  9. I wish I am a part of a Book Club, too. 🙂

  10. I swear you have more fun than anyone I know! The Billy Crystal book looks great!

  11. The Billy Crystal book sounds so good. Have a great week!

  12. My book clubs do nothing this fun even though we have fun. 🙂

    I smile every time I see this photo. It looks so fun.

    ENJOY your week..I know you will. 🙂

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  13. Billy Crystal is always so entertaining so I imagine his book on audio would be a delight to listen to. Happy reading this week!

  14. Sorry to hear you were sick – me, too, going on 2 weeks now. The extra reading time is nice but otherwise I am losing patience with feeling so awful!

    I would LOVE to listen to Billy Crystal’s new book on audio – I heard an interview with him on NPR and he was hilarious!

    Enjoy your books this week and stay healthy!


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  15. Nice book club pic- not just another meet up at a coffee shop! 🙂 I’ve always liked Billy Crystal, that looks like a hoot.

  16. I think we’ll be quoting Billy Crystal for the next century. “He not dead, he’s just mostly dead.”

  17. I haven’t read anything by or about Billy Crystal before but this definitely sounds interesting/ Thank you for sharing!

  18. I love the HP series. And the audio books are extraordinary. I have the first three. Will be putting #4 on my wish list. It’s fun to listen to while I knit. Decided to join in your Monday meme, inspired by Kim of Page After Page.

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