Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (8.29.11)

It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

So I was doing really well with getting caught up with some reviews last week until Wednesday when we realized the Hurricane Irene was going to be a real threat to us over the weekend and we were heading up to New Hampshire (from NY) for my brother's wedding. The last part of the week until we left on Friday was devoted to getting things ready that we would need in case we were without power and making sure everything in the house was secure. We got back to NY late Saturday night - just hit rain all the way home. We lost power early Sunday morning only to have it come back on five hours later. And then it went out again around 4 pm and it didn't come back on until 2:30 pm this afternoon - that's almost 24 hours without power. I am so glad hubby got a generator on Thursday - even though it was quite expensive, we definitely got our money out of it! Needless to say, there wasn't a lot of reading to be done last week, but I did manage to catch up a little bit yesterday and today.

Books Completed last week:
  • NONE  :-(
Reading Now:
  • Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson (mine)
  • The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (library audio book)
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (book club book, mine)
  • The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle (mine)
  • The Queen's Captive by Barbara Kyle (mine)
  • The Queen's Gamble by Barbara Kyle (review book)
  • Hide by Lisa Gardner (library audio book)
Reviews completed this past week
Other Posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Dead Men Don't Crochet by Betty Hechtman
  • Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook
  • The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Rescue by Anita Shreve
  • Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
Contest information:
  • None right now - but I'm working on a new monthly giveaway that I am hoping to start next month.

What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!


  1. I read Cleopatra: A Life earlier this summer. I hope you enjoy it too!
    Here's my Monday:

  2. I am reading Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie.

  3. Kill Me If You Can is on my TBR list. I just love James Patterson. I recently read Now You See Her and it was awesome! Hope you enjoy your books this week! :)

    My Monday

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

  4. Looking forward to your review of "Water for Elephants". Have a great week.


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