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! 😉

 

Well hello from Florida again!  This time I am working – long hours, in the heat with the bees.  Life… is never dull.  Where I am staying the internet is a solid maybe so I post when I can, but if you notice my absence I am either exhausted or can not get on line. 🙂

Here is what I did post this week:

 

Accidents Of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers

 

Movie Review – Nightcrawler

 

The Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash

 

The Vineyard by Michael Hurley

 

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (have been waiting for this one!)

 

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AND don’t forget the HP readalong just started – its not to late to get in on the fun – posts, prizes, badges… check it out – tell your friends!  54 are signed up now!

 

 

Reading and audio have slowed down since Tuesday.  With my long hours I am too tired to read.  I listen to audio when I am in the hotel room.  Here is what I am working on this week (I will still be working in Florida all week):

 

For My Ears:

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“My father moved our family to the United States because of a word. It was a word whose meaning fascinated him. It was a singularly American word, a fat word, a word that could only be spoken with decadent pride. That word was . . . Brunch! ‘The beauty of America,’ he would say, ‘is they have so much food, that between breakfast and lunch they have to stop and eat again.'”
—from “International House of Patel”

If you’re an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it’s a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land’s Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture, stories that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America’s favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.

 

 

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FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker’s fee.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it’s too good to pass up. Big mistake.

Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs… or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad – until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.

 

*In hindsight, Bedbugs may not be the best choice while staying in a hotel room 😉

 

For My Eyes:

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Most of us view work and play as mutually exclusive opposites, but now you can blend them together in your new route to joy-filled success. The 75 techniques in this book will guide you to be more playful and productive as you move through three vital phases of the manifestation process: dreaming (Hop), experimenting (Skip), and taking action (Jump). Discover your Play Personality and learn how to use it to create more experiences in which work feels like play, and struggle gives way to momentum, ease, and joy.

 

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About Sheila (Book Journey)

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

Posted on November 9, 2014, in Its Monday What ARe You Reading and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. this last book looks so beautiful!

  2. I did enjoy Bedbugs but it might make you itch!

  3. Okay, now I am intrigued by Bedbugs….enjoy!

  4. I really want to listen to the Amy Poehler book. That sounds good. Have a great week!

  5. Haha! Bedbugs! That cracks me up! Really probably not the best choice while staying in a hotel. 🙂
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  6. I am NOT reading Bedbugs.LOL, I’m scratching just thinking of it and since I’m staying in a hotel this coming weekend…

  7. The bedbugs story would give me the creeps and yes, I’d be SO paranoid! I’m aiming for a lighter reading week this coming week so I can catch up on some stuff. (Have added my link!)

  8. Jen G. (The Introverted Reader)

    I think you’re right about Bedbugs and the hotel! I think I’d have to change my reading plans. Good luck in Florida!

  9. Hope you’re having fun in Florida! Working with bees? Wow… I like Amy Poehler and that books looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    • Thanks Greg. I am TIRED. I went right form vacation with my son on Oct 30th into this not even a 12 hour break in between. I have worked every day around 10 – 12 hours. We have some deadlines to meet.

  10. All the books on your list sound interesting but Bedbugs…that is definitely on the list! Sounds creepy. Emma

  11. I’m seeing the Amy Poehler book pop up everywhere – she’s definitely got the zeitgeist thing working for her 🙂

  12. Just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Yesterday I started The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. I’m Trying to get back into the game. Looking forward to hearing more about the bees. Enjoy, Sheila!

  13. Hop, Skip, Jump sounds good. The bed bug book would have been itching and thinking the bugs are on me. Uggghh. 🙂

  14. I liked This Dark Road to Mercy as well! And, I lived in NYC during the bedbugs scare (I think it was like 5 yrs ago??) and it was terrifying! Every time you itched, you imagined having to burn everything in your apartment!

  15. No Land’s Man sounds fun.

  16. Looks like good reading(listening) for you this week! I like the blurb for No Land’s Man, and Hop, Skip, Jump looks like a fun read. I’ll wait on Bedbugs!!! Have a great week.

  17. MAGNOLIA CREEK by Jill Marie Landis.

  18. Never heard of Bed Bugs but it sounds very intriguing..lol. That is funny that your listening to it while in a hotel..yeah probably not the best timing…makes me itch just thinking about bed bugs..lol.

  19. I’m reading Broken Harbor by Tana French. I read her first two books earlier this week. I’m hooked!

  20. I can’t think about bedbugs…hate bugs, ugh… I used to live in FL, and boy, did we get some unwelcome critters on our property….black widow, brown recluse, palmetto bugs, scorpions, and don’t get me started on snakes 🙂

    I like the looks of all your books this week, doesn’t happen all the time but I am checking them all out further to see if I want to pick them up, so thanks for a great list!

    Enjoy your beekeeping–something I wish I could do, for a few days anyway since you are working your butt off there doing it.

    • Thanks! The bee keeping is interesting – but this week has been hard work. My hands are swollen and itch from bee stings. I dont really notice much while I am working that they are stinging me through the gloves but when I wake up they itch…makes it hard to type… I dont like that 🙂

  21. Oh I’m looking forward to listening to No Man’s Land.

    Yeah – poor timing on Bedbugs 😉

  22. Wow, you’ve been so busy lately! Yeah, Bed Bugs would give me the creeps while in a hotel room! lol

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Sue

    Book By Book

  23. Enjoy your time in Florida, even if you are working! I added the Hop, Skip, Jump title to my TBR list. It grows ever longer, but that one looks especially good.

  24. The Vineyard title sounds interesting. Hope you continue to enjoy Florida and your reading this week.

  25. Ha Bedbugs sounds terrifying!!

    Enjoy the Florida weather while you are there. 🙂

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