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Hey! Hold smokes where did October go? Our weather this past couple of weeks has been pretty sweet so not complaining here. We hit over 70 for the weekend 🙂 Gorgeous out really! Here is what I posted this week:
Cheese Deluxe by Greg Palmer
Delancey by Molly Wizenberg
Dead Poets Society… Thoughts On A Powerful Movie
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Four Friends by Robin Carr
Looking For Potter Heads! Winter Re-Read Readalong (come and play along! Prizes and fun!)
I am flying around getting ready to leave Thursday morning for Florida with my college son. SUPER EXCITED about that! We will be hanging out, hitting up Harry Potter World and more…
So... what shall I be reading and listening to during this upcoming week?
For my Ears
Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he’s lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids—which works to keep a fragile peace—until the rainy day when they’re together in the car and Ben’s volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter. Accidents of Marriage is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.
Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet (“choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover”) and decrying the worst offenders (“kale is the early morning of foods”). Fans flocked to his New York Times bestselling book Dad is Fat to hear him riff on fatherhood but now, in his second book, he will give them what they really crave—hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question “which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”
Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you’re invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents—Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.
Also included? A one night only live performance at Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Hear Amy read a chapter live in front of a young and attractive Los Angeles audience.
While listening to Yes Please, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll become convinced that your phone is trying to kill you. Don’t miss this collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers. Offering Amy’s thoughts on everything from her “too safe” childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and “the biz,” the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a “face for wigs”—Yes Please is chock-full of words, and wisdom, to live by.
For my Eyes
Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry, an orphan, lives with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley.
One day just before his eleventh birthday, an owl tries to deliver a mysterious letter the first of a sequence of events that end in Harry meeting a giant man named Hagrid. Hagrid explains Harry’s history to him: When he was a baby, the Dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, attacked and killed his parents in an attempt to kill Harry; but the only mark on Harry was a mysterious lightning-bolt scar on his forehead.
Now he has been invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where the headmaster is the great wizard Albus Dumbledore. Harry visits Diagon Alley to get his school supplies, especially his very own wand. To get to school, he takes the Hogwarts Express from platform nine and three-quarters at King’s Cross Station. On the train, he meets two fellow students who will become his closest friends: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
Harry is assigned to Gryffindor House at Hogwarts, and soon becomes the youngest-ever Seeker on the House Quidditch team. He also studies Potions with Professor Severus Snape, who displays a deep and abiding dislike for Harry, and Defense Against the Dark Arts with nervous Professor Quirrell; he and his friends defeat a mountain troll, help Hagrid raise a dragon, and explore the wonderful, fascinating world of Hogwarts.
But all events lead irrevocably toward a second encounter with Lord Voldemort, who seeks an object of legend known as the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Harry, I think will be my airplane read 🙂 Yippy! SO what are you reading this week? Please add your It’s Monday What Are You Reading to the link below where it says click here:
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59 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
Accidents of Marriage seems like an interesting (albeit) wrought read!
Have to admit to not being a Harry Potter fan. I watched a few of the movies and tried to read the first book but just couldn’t get into it!
Accidents on Marriage is quite good on audio – its not as predictable as I thought it would be.
I can’t believe October is just about over either.
That Amy Poehler book looks good. Enjoy and have a great week!
I have been waiting for her book to come out. I have had it on pre-order for months!
I read, enjoyed and reviewed Accidents of Marriage. Glad you enjoyed it. Have fun on your first trip to FL this month. All that waiting around in airports and flying will give you plenty of time to read.
I love to read on planes! 😀
Some great titles. I would read Amy Poehler’s book, and Accidents of Marriage is on my TBR list. I haven’t read Jim Gaffigan’s first book, but now I need to add this new one to my ever growing list!! *sigh*
I have listened to his other book and it was funny. 🙂
Super titles here. Enjoy.
I hope you have a fabulous trip! I’m reading Shadows in the Vineyard.
Super! I hope you enjoy it like I did!
Love the cover of Food, A Love Story. Have a great trip!!
I do too! He is quite a funny guy!
WE’ve had great weather this weekend too- beautiful with blue skies. Enjoy your trip to Florida!! Dead Poets Society was such a good movie, and I like Amy Poehler- I bet her book is a good one!
I am excited about her book!
Have a great time in Florida with your son. Just returned from there and enjoyed beautiful weather. I think many of us blinked and October is almost over.
I am never ready for winter…. 😀
I loved Accidents of Marriage…hope you do, too! Enjoy your trip….
Thanks Laurel! 🙂
Have a wonderful time away!
Thanks Earl! I think I will 🙂
I remember years ago watching Dead Poets Society – one that could do with a rewatch. I am still waiting for Book Dep to have Accidents of Marriage available – so many good reviews on that one.
I am really impressed with it!
Enjoy your time in Floriday! Fun!
Thank you 🙂
Looks like you have a good variety there. Enjoy your trip to Fla.
Thank you! I am looking forward to spending time with my son!
I’ve been meaning to add Delancy to my TBR list…and I also want to read Gaffigan’s food book! I liked his memoir, Dad is Fat. What does it tell you that the 2 books that really stood out to me from your list were about food – ha?!
Delancey is fantastic! (I love foodie books too!) 😛
Food sounds very funny! Ah, Harry Potter on the plane–enjoy!!
Thanks! Looking forward to it!
I never heard of these books, but I hope you enjoyed reading them 🙂
I love your blog for Halloween week. I’m only on the 3rd Harry Potter. I hang my head in shame. I wrote down the title The After House. I like the book titled Food. I happened to see something about the Booker out the corner of my eye. I’ll have to just cruise through your blog today. It all looks yummy.
You should join us for the Potter readalong 🙂
Have a safe trip. Looks like you have some good reading and listening ahead for the plane ride and for the week. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 The one great things about planes… oh and of course the destination 😀
Have a great trip! I really want to watch Dead Poet’s Society again – it’s been way too long.
It is sooooo worth it.
Oooooo…I want the After House. ENJOY!!
Food looks good too.
ENJOY your trip.
I am excited to start it!
I love Harry Potter! Here’s minehttp://ofbooksandbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-oct-27.html
Sounds like you have a lot of laughs in store this week on audio! Food, a Love Story sounds particularly good.
Enjoy your books this week – and your trip to visit your son!
Book By Book
Right? I questioned myself from going from comedian to comedian, but in the end… went with it. 😛
Sure! I would love to hear some other thoughts on this one 🙂
Love idea of reading Harry Potter again but fear will be too much on an already full plate. Enjoy Florida x
They are such great reads… I believe (I hope) I will fly through them 🙂
Accidents of Marriage sounds interesting and of course you can never go wrong with Harry Potter (love that cover on that edition!). I’m not familiar with The After House but it looks like a nice creepy one for Halloween! :O
I love that cover too… I dont own that cover but I hope to while in Florida 🙂
Have a wonderful time in Florida – Accidents of Marriage has caught my eye from your post.
It is really good!
I may have to reread all my favorite Harry Potter books one more time. My daughter had the movies out the other weekend, showing them to her stepgrandmother. Harry seems to be popping up everywhere!
You should readalong with us Kay!
I really want to read Accidents of Marriage and Yes Please. I’ve seen Food: A Love Story but didn’t really pay attention to it. It sounds hilarious. Great books – audio and otherwise!
I like hilarious 😀
I can’t WAIT to start The Iron Trials! My copy should be arriving this week and squeeee! SO excited. Cassandra Clare and Holly Black are two of my top-favourite-only-started-reading-this-year authors. xD
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Have a faBulbous time with your son!