It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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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! 😉

I was just looking at last weeks post and remembered I was typing up the last few sentences of that as I was on my way out of the hotel in St Paul Minnesota  on my way to Opus and Olives – the BIG author event of Minnesota.  I recall that I had super cute shoes with me, but had neglected to remember that the last time I wore that pair I had been standing and rocking back on the heel (bad habit but I do this) and one fo the heels became lose.  As I put the shoes on last Sunday I recalled that I never had the shoe fixed.  Thank goodness I am an over packer and had a back up pair (yes… that may be odd but it is how I roll), not as cute, definitely more comfy, and they did the trick.

Anyhoo… it was a great event, I still need to post pictures; but it started off a good week that then led into seeing Gone Girl at the theater and book club.  Here is what I posted this past week:

 

Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Gone Girl book VS. Movie

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cummings

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (I LOVED this one!)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – Bookies Book Club Review

Choose Your Own Adventure by Neil Patrick Harris

 

I think it was a good reading and listening week. I had quite a bit of audio time this past week and then after yesterdays readathon, I currently have 2 books and 5 audio book reviews to catch up on.  NICE. As for this week, here is what I am thinking…

For My Ears

the vanishing, wendy webb

Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired…and who the world believes is dead.

When she arrives at the Sinclairs’ enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her “too-good-to-be-true” position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls.

 

 

Nightmares, Jason Segel, segal

Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3.He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

 

 

 

Jodi Piccoult, Leaving Time

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish.

 

 

For My Eyes

Khristine

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there.

With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

 

 

KW1

In the lakeside resort town of Port Manitou, Michigan, dedicated teacher and running coach Neil Kazenzakis shoulders responsibilities that would break a lesser man: a tragic accident has left his wife seriously debilitated, he cares for his mother-in-law who suffers from dementia, and he’s raising his teenage son, Chris, on his own. On top of all that, he’s also secretly been seeing Lauren, his mother-in-law’s caregiver.

When Neil breaks up a fight one day after school, he doesn’t give the altercation much thought. He’s got bigger issues on his mind, like the fact that Lauren is ready for a commitment and he has to figure out a way to tell Chris that he’s in a serious relationship with someone other than the boy’s mother. But when an anonymous person uploads a video of the fight to YouTube, the stunning footage suggests Neil assaulted a student. With his job, his family, and his reputation suddenly in jeopardy, Neil must prove his innocence and win back the trust of the entire community—including his son’s.

 

 

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Posted on October 19, 2014, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 55 Comments.

  1. Opus and Olives sound like a cool event- looking forward to seeing the pics.

    I hope you like TEN- I liked it for the most part, and I just finished Get Even by the same author which I liked even more! Happy reading.

  2. Am keen to read Leaving Time. Ten sounds interesting (and a tad scary!!!). I’m better at reading scary things than I am at watching them!

  3. I can’t wait to read Leaving Time…hope to get it this week.

    I also enjoyed The Banks of Certain Rivers. Hope you like it.

  4. Reading Kathy Reichs Bones Are Forever on the Kindle
    My library book is Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle

  5. really cool book covers!!

  6. Leaving Time looks excellent. Have a great week!

  7. Ten sounds like And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I’d be curious to see how they really compare. Enjoy your week!

  8. Back ups are a good idea – so a back up pair of shoes certainly worked – good point to all of us!

  9. I can’t wait to read Leaving Time, I loved the prequel Larger Than Life, it made me cry. Have you read it? Have a great week of reading and life 🙂

  10. Nightmares is on my TBR. I am also a fan of NPH. Can’t wait to read his book. I guess I have a sort of How I Met Your Mother reading list.

    • It is actually better than I thought it would be. On audio Segel in the narrator which is fun. He has a few slipped in funnies that I dont think a child would pick up on (like someone dieing in a gin rummy accident (wha? lol)

  11. Ive added The Banks of Certain Rivers to my TBR now – the premise is so interesting. Enjoy your reads

    • Thanks! If you do kindle it is $3.99 right now. There is an online Facebook group reading it together with Author Catherine McKenzie hosting. Let me know if you want to connect on that. They just discussed chapters 8-12 last night… I am behind but hope to catch up this week.

  12. I just read the 2 short stories that Jodi Picoult wrote that are related to Leaving Time and am now very anxious to read the book. I’m just trying to decide if I want to do audio or print.

  13. Good books, I can’t strike up the nerve to read In Cold Blood. I haven’t read The Lovely Bones yet either. Thought I had a copy, but I don’t have one. Have a nice reading and doing week.

  14. I thought the exact same thing that Jen G. did the second I read the synopsis for Ten…it’s like an updated, teenage version of Christie’s And Then There Were None…even the cover looks similar!

    My first time linking up…thanks!

  15. Looks like some good Halloween-seaon reading this week! Have a good one 🙂

  16. Loved Leaving Time and Really like the sound of For My Eyes and The Banks of Certain Rivers. Two for the list. Linked up for the first time – thanks for hosting.

  17. I read The Banks of Certain Rivers yesterday. Yes, all in one day (and I finished it too late to adjust my post to reflect it–lol!). 😉 It completely sucked me in. Hope it does you as well.

  18. These look like good books leading up to Halloween!

  19. Ten sounds really good, as does On the Banks of Certain Rivers! I am going to pop over to your Gone Girl post. 🙂

  20. So glad to hear you had another pair of shoes. That would have been miserable with achy feet and a broken shoe.

    ENJOY your week…looks good as always.

  21. I picked up Leaving Time last week, but I’m very interested in On the Banks of Certain Rivers. Thanks for the tip about the kindle sale, I’m heading over there to claim mine now!

  22. Hooray for backup shoes!!

  23. Wow, looks like you had a great week, both reading and out in the real world!

    I just finished Nightmares! on audio and really enjoyed it. I don’t usually read celebrity authors, but this book surprised me. It was very good, perfect for middle-graders, and Jason Segel did a terrific job reading it (of course!)

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Sue

    Book By Book

  24. I do see spooky, creep, freaky stuff there 🙂
    enjoy!

  25. Nightmares! looks so fun. I will be interested to see what you think of it!

  26. Nice book choices, Sheila. Looking forward to your photos and comments from the author event. Happy reading and listening!

  27. Ten was really good, really creepy…perfect for this time of year! Enjoy 🙂

  28. I was going to dismiss The Banks until I got to the part of the video being uploaded. Now that intrigues me

  29. Oh Sheila…I have been away so long and I have NOT been reading. I am going to get myself back on track. You’re a good influence. Have a great day!

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