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!

It has been a great week of narrator posts, a couple of reviews and yeah the BIG 3,000.  I have had a pretty productive weekend, worked inside and outside the house, seen some friends and had dinner tonight with my oldest son and his best friend who is practically like a son.

Here is what was posted this past week:

Top 5 Audio Books According To Narrator Tavia Gilbert


That Night by Chevy Stevens


Look Ma!  No Hands!  Audiobooks my way!


Things to look for when choosing YOUR next audio book by Narrator Xe Sands


What Has Happened To Me?  Blogging Mojo


Then and Always by Dani Atkins


Beyond Books by Narrator Karen White


Saturday Snapshot:  TORNADO


The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosney


Post #3000!!!  No kidding!  Giveaway and book discussion…


(*and remember each comment on an audiobook related post puts you into the June drawing)

Yup.  A productive week.  Here is what I am working on this week:

For My Ears


Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?

Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?

Are you often busy but not productive?

Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?

If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives.




Summer, 1926. Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley, take refuge from the blazing heat of Paris in a villa in the south of France. They swim and play bridge, and drink gin with abandon. But wherever they go they are accompanied by the glamorous and irrepressible Fife. Fife is Hadley’s best friend. She is also Ernest’s lover. Hadley is the first Mrs. Hemingway, but neither she nor Fife will be the last. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong.

Narrated by Hemingway’s four wives – Hadley, Fife, Martha, and Mary – and peopled with members of the fabled “Lost Generation” – including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald – Mrs. Hemingway paints a complex portrait of the man behind the legend and the women behind the man, a riveting tale of passion, love, and heartbreak.



For My Eyes


After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park…and discovers truths they could never have imagined.



That’s it for the big plan.  How about you?  What are you reading this week?  What did you read last night?  Any audio going on?  Please add your link to your It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading below where it says click here:



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

  1. You did have an impressive blogging week 🙂

    I was amazed by your post about the tornado and I am glad you and your family were not hurt and that you were able to rebuild and it looks like everything is flourishing.

    I am curious about The Young World. I know the author was the director of one of the Twilight movies so I wonder if this will get made into a movie too…

    1. OOH I did not know about the Twilight connection! This book is one I seen at the Book Expo I am excited to read it and heard something about the rights being bought for this one for a movie.

  2. You’ve been posting like a demon, I’ve got a little time now so I’m off to check some out. I love dystopian, hoping The Young World is worth adding to my TBR pile. Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂

  3. Congrats on 3000, that’s great! Good for you. Amazing post on the tornado BTW, so glad everything worked out for you.

    I think the Young World sounds like fun. Have a great week!

  4. Both The Young World and Mrs Hemingway sound like good reads. Congratulations on your 3000th post. That’s impressive! I enjoy audio books, especially the ones given away each summer by SYNC YA Into Your Headphones. That reminds me, I need to go download this week’s books.

  5. I thought That Night was ok – it was not my favorite by that author but it was still ok. The end blew me away, but I questioned some of the main characters choices, which is a major understatement. Lol.

  6. Finishing “No Dark Valley”, a bit of a “riff” on the Prodigal Son. After that ( which will be done before an outpatient procedure this afternoon) I’m going to read “A Dubious Mission” and “Covington Stone”

  7. I need on ounce of your productivity! I have Mrs. Hemingway here to read when I get a spare moment.

  8. Wow, 3000 posts – congratulations! I have no idea how many posts I’ve written – ?? Guess I should check.

    Essentialism sounds interesting. I am definitely feeling overwhelmed and out of control. I read two books earlier this year about similar topics – focusing on what’s important, etc. My problem is I have trouble getting rid of what’s not essential. I suppose blogging would be nonessential but i do enjoy that!

    Enjoy your books this week, Sheila –


    2014 Big Book Summer Challenge

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