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!

Well another week into the New Year.  How ya’ all doin’?  I have been reading right along.  I had a pretty low key weekend (YAY!) so put in some reading time and finished an audiobook.  Here is what I posted this past week:

Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski

Labor Day Book Party with Movie Anticipation

Then Again by Diane Keaton

Bookies Review Of Reconstructing Amelia

Recap Of The PINK Concert I went to Last Weekend w/ pics

Weekend Cooking – My First Attempt AT Hibachi

What Makes A Good Book – Book Club Worthy?

The Broken Path by Cami Chechetts (a light audiobook on the possibilities of moving on)


A pretty fair week, here is what is on tap this week:

For my ears:


Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.




David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother’s wedding. He mops his sister’s floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn’t it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives — a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.



For My Eyes:


When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris–a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.




Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she’s alone at age thirty-two. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief.

Soon, the easy intimacy and playful banter of their training sessions lead Logan and Holly to most intense and steamy workouts. But can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple now that she’s met her goals—and other men are noticing?

It should be a good week!  I am excited about the books i have going.  How about you?  What have you read this past week?  Whats coming up this week?  Please add your link to your Monday What Are You Reading post below so we can see what everyone is reading 😀

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on January 19, 2014, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 82 Comments.

  1. As usual a nice selection. Enjoy.

  2. I have Twelve Years a Slave on my TBR list and I am thinking of making it a book club selection. That Part Was True sounds really good.

    I enjoyed your book discussion posts this week.

  3. You had a wonderful week. Sedaris on audio is wonderful!

  4. Sounds like a fantastic week! I really keep meaning to pick up some Sedaris.

  5. That Part Was True sounds interesting! Today I’ve been reading Christopher Fowler’s The Invisible Code.

  6. I didn’t think much of Big Girls Panties unfortunately, I really need to read something by Sedaris. Have a great week!

  7. Sounds like you had a good week. Hope this week is good too!

  8. I bet the audio of Twelve Years a Slave is very powerful.

  9. I’ve been haring so much about Twelve Years a Slave. Will look for your review. Enjoy your reading and listening week!

  10. Lots of books here! I watched the SAGS yesterday and saw 12 years a slave movie being talked about. The book would be very interesting.

  11. Sheila, Sheila… I took me three hours to blog tonight (watching football) + knitting with a friend all day, baking, and preparing for tomorrow’s dinner. 🙂 I will visit properly tomorrow, but wanted to say thanks for passing on the meg’s miles link. I will do this tomorrow (hopefully it’s not too late. I did log 9).

    Have an amazing week!

    • Awesome Mari – I am so glad you are doing it too! I think they will be having other events as well but yes, absolutely add your miles to the site tomorrow. I still need to add mine as well 🙂

  12. Another good week for you with interesting books to come. Happy reading this week too!

  13. I enjoyed Big Girl Panties…hope you do, too.

  14. The cover of That Part Was True is absolutely gorgeous! I listened to Sedaris’s When You Are Engulfed in Flames and loved it! I need to pick up more of his books. Enjoy your week!

  15. I read Big Girl Panties a while ago and thought it was okay. I couldn’t quite decide if it was a romance or chick lit. Have a great week!

  16. Yay for a low key weekend!

    Enjoy this lovely lineup of books this week, Sheila!

  17. I think you will like Big Girl Panties-I reviewed it last week. It is a fun read. That Part was true sounds good.

  18. Great reading week! I’ve wanted to read Sedaris but never had. Sounds like I need to pick up his books on audio!

  19. Great mix of books to fit whatever mood you may find yourself in! Have another great week.

  20. The PINK concert looks like it was awesome, loved the video of her flying over the audience.

    Have a great week!

  21. Looks like a good week. Mine was slow – only one finish. Off to link up and check out everyone elses week!

  22. That Part Was True looks so good. I got Wake by Anna Hope lined up and have been hearing great things about it so naturally am looking forward to picking it up. Have a great week!

  23. I like the sound of That Part Was True; cooking, Paris … what’s not to like lol. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  24. I have That Part Was True to read too, I hope you enjoy it. I’m just starting on Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters. It’s great to joining in with this again. Have a great week.

  25. The Sedaris book looks excellent!
    Book Dilettante

  26. I really should just give David Sedaris a go already. I’ve been toeing around his books for a while, but never quite picking one up. Don’t know why.

    Enjoy your week! Mine’s of a classics variety.

  27. I hope you enjoy all of your books and have a great week!

  28. Just finished Laura Childs Sweet Tea Revenge. Had also reserved Monica Ferris’And Then You Dye, to again be reminded that I’sd already read it at least once. Now, back to the ebooks Annie’s Truth and Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen. Have reserved the latest three of Cleo Coyles as well….going below zero again, so stay home and read 😉

  29. Saw your link at Faith, Hope and Cherry Tea. Looking forward to checking out the other link entries!

  30. Looks like you have a great week in front of you (as well as the one just past!). I’ve heard that Twelve Years a Slave is an even better book than movie. And I have That Part Was True on my wish list. 🙂

  31. Those are a lot of books! Enjoy 🙂

    Here’s our It’s Monday! post

  32. You had a very productive week! I think the highlight was the flying Pink concert. 🙂

  33. I am sure both of your ‘for your ears’ books I am going to want to get after reading your reviews. 🙂

  34. Wow these look like great choices. I’ve only heard of a few of them. I have Big Girl Panties on my TBR list. I’m looking forward to your review since I’ve not seen many on it. Thanks for hosting this fantastic weekly. Have a great week reading!

  35. Wow that’s a lot of books! I wish you luck on all of those. Haven’t heard of them before so I hope you enjoy!

    cCme check mine out if you have time!

  36. These all sound great! I am definitely adding Big Girl Panties, That Part is True, and the David Sedaris to my TBR list.

  37. This Part Was True looks really good – can’t wait for your review! I’m late, but I’m here!! 🙂 Have a great week, my busy friend!

  38. Wow, you DID have a good reading week…and a great blogging week! Good for you.

    Twelve Years a Slave sounds sooo good. And that s an excellent David Sedaris book – I listened to it on audio and loved it.

    Enjoy your books this week –


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  39. I added my linky, but am not participating because my mother became ill.

  40. Stephanie Evanovich is so much fun to read! I haven’t read that one though….

  41. Happy reading this week! I am home sick reading so i really should try more books than usual 😉

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