It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Hey there!  Welcome to 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. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

A pretty decent week – not for reading, no I have yet to finish a book in 2014, but for ringing in a New Year with friends, and running my first 5K of the year, I feel accomplished.  🙂  Here is what I did post this week:

Movie Review:  JOBS

The Readers of The New Year – great pics of the bloggers you may know!

Day Two… Nine Bloggers Reading (the rest of the pictures of the bloggers reading into the New Year)

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

1st 5k Of The Year on January 1st!!!!  The Polar Dash pictures!

Where Were You When Dumbledore Died?  (I am fascinated about the fictional moments we remember forever)

My One Little Word for 2014 (choosing  a word for the year to own and be… awesome!)


For this week, I am still finishing up on the books I posted last week, I hope to start:



Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical – most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent – and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie – and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

I want to post books as well but the truth is I have three I am working on this week, the same ones I mentioned last week so I am going to leave it at that. 🙂

I would love to know what you are reading this first week of January!  Please add your What Are You Reading post below where it says click her.

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81 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. What a busy week you have had! Thanks for the first book of the year meme, very successful and fun. Hope you enjoy The Rosie Project, I plan on listening to the audio – sometime this year!

  2. I am reading Egyptomania which is non fiction so I absorb those slower, but by the end of the week I should be on Bellman & Black. I really enjoyed both Labor Day & Reconstructing Amelia. Hope you do too.

  3. I finally made it to see Catching Fire. My friend and I both enjoyed it! She hasn’t read the books (she’s not a reader at all) so she was like, “That’s it? Really?” I was even upset by the cliffhanger and I knew it was coming! Enjoy your week!

  4. Glad your first run was fun – but cold! Sweet that there was a second day of photos and joiners for first book! The Rosie Project sounds interesting. Enjoy and have a great week.

  5. Like you not much reading but a really busy week just enjoying life 🙂
    I loved Me Before You, hope you The Rosie Project is a winner for you. Have a great week Sheila and happy reading!

  6. The Rosie Project is a fantastic read (it narrowly missed my top 10 for 2013) it is a rare book that makes me laugh out loud, this one did! Have a good week, hope you get more reading done than you think you will 🙂

  7. I really like the word that you chose for 2014! It’s amazing how much meaning there can be behind one word, and how different people would interpret it differently.
    Happy Reading!

  8. I’m reading like crazy right now, but today is my last day of Christmas break so I know that is going to change dramatically soon.

    Stay warm! It’s freezing here along the Texas Gulf Coast so I can imagine everywhere else!

  9. I hope you enjoy The Rosie Project. I read/listened last week, need to write/post my review. I didn’t LOVE it like many but it’s good.

    Have a great week!

  10. Since the New Year I have read “Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie, “The Empty City: Survivors #1” by Erin Hunter, “The Legacy: Friessen Legacy #4” by Lorhainne Eckhart, and “1,000 Creative Writing Prompts Vol. 2” by Bryan Cohen and Jeremiah Jones. Now I’m working on “Packing Light” by Allison Vesterfelt. (This is the first year I’ve started reading challenges at the beginning of the year, so I’m like way to excited about it. I know I won’t keep up this pace for the entire year, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts!

  11. I didn’t get much reading or reviewing finished either but I did post my annual travelogue from Christmas and a Sunday Salon about why I’m not making reading resolutions this year. Since I’ve only finished one book yet this year, at least it has kept my presence a little bit alive on the blog. 🙂

  12. WOW! You had a busy, busy week. It sounds like the Rosie Project is a winner, according to all the comments. Have a wonderful week and keep warm… The temps are murder here in Iowa today.

  13. I keep hearing lots about the Rosie Project! Hope you are enjoying it and looking forward to your review. I’m in the middle of several books right now but feel like I want to start a new one 🙂

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