Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (2.27.12)



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.

It was a crazy week. My brother-in-law was admitted to the hospital and on the ICU/CCU floor all week. I spent all week with her at the hospital and because they were out of state visiting a friend when he was admitted, we had to stay in a hotel all week. Needless to say, while I did get some reading done, I did not get to the many reviews I have to still do. Hopefully this week will be quieter and I will make a dent in that list.

Books Completed last week
  • By the King's Design by Christine Trent (review book)
  • Private Games by James Patterson (mine)
  • Destiny by Carly Phillips (library book)
Reading Now: 
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (mine, book club book)
  • The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice (library audio book)
Next:  
  • Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (library book)
  • Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs (review book)
Reviews completed last week
Other Posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Private London by James Patterson
  • The Seventh Month by Lisa Gardner
  • Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
  • First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 
  • Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer
  • A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr 
  • By the King's Design by Christine Trent (to be posted later today!) 
  • Private Games by James Patterson
  • Destiny by Carly Phillips
Contest information:  
  • New contest to be posted later today!

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

34 comments:

  1. The title, Glitter Baby, is catching my eye. Speedy recovery to your brother-in-law!

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  2. I hope your brother-in-law is doing better.

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I'd love to have you stop by.

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  3. @ BookBelle: The cover to Glitter Baby is eye-catching as well!

    @ Deb: I'm off to visit your blog.

    My brother-in-law is doing better this week - have no idea what happened which is very frustrating, but he's slowly getting back to himself. Thanks for the well-wishes!

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  4. I love Lisa Gardner's books, and must read Catch Me. I don't think I've read The Seventh Month, either...

    Enjoy your reads.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Oh Kristin I hope your BIL recovers quickly! <3 And on a side note - for what you had going on last week it looks like you did get a lot of reading done! ;)

    I hope you have a slower paced week this week girl!

    My Monday Post:
    http://www.handsandhome.ca/2012/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-30.html

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  6. Sorry to hear about your BIL. Hope his recovery is swift. May your reading be stress free this week.

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  7. @ Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow: The 7th Month is an eSpecial book - I was able to get it on my Nook. I didn't realize that Lisa Gardner had another series out - the FBI profiler series. Have you read any of those books?

    @ Bonnie: Thanks...I am hoping for a quieter week this week, too.

    @ Nise: Thanks...a stress-free week would be awesome!

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  8. thanks for stopping by my blog, looks like some interesting titles there, will definitely be checking back to see how you liked the silver boat.

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    1. I just finished it and enjoyed it. Hopefully the review will be up within a week or so - I am so far behind and am trying to get caught up.

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  9. You're so organized! I admire that you find time to read your own books as well, I have struggled with that since I started reviewing. I recently made a vow to myself that I would fit in at least one personally purchased book a month, so that I can get my personal TBR file down!

    Love your blog...I always carry a book with me too! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm now a follower :-)

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    1. I go in spurts where I read a bunch of my own books and then all I do is read review books. Plus there are the library books that have to go back by a certain time, which sometimes throws a wrench into everything, but I am trying to cut back on buying so many books, so the library helps. Doing challenges also helps - this year I strategically picked challenges that would force me to read books from my shelves.

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  10. @ Paula: So far, I am enjoying The Silver Boat. I haven't read/listened to a Luanne Rice book in a while.

    @ Stacey: There are definitely times when I feel that all I am reading are review books, but this year I have cut down on the amount of review books I am taking on. I also signed up for the Off the Shelf reading challenge, which is helping me to read my own books.

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  11. I have a bunch of reviews to write and post.

    My daughter's Scholastic book order came in. Come see what she and I read.

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    1. I used to love doing the Scholastic book orders, especially when I was teaching Kindergarten...hope your daughter enjoys her books!

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  12. You have a pile of good reading ahead of you. Enjoy them all.

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  13. I hope your brother-in-law is better soon. The Silver Boat sounds good! I love reading books about sisters since I have three.

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    1. I have two sisters and love reading about family relations...I also have four brothers!

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  14. I'm sorry to hear your brother in law is ill, I hope he is recovering. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County is on my wishlist.

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks...he's doing better. The Little Giant was really good...I hope the author writes more books - I like her writing style.

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  15. All the best to your brother-in-law! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment at my blog! Fingers crossed for you, your family - and your reading.. Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you...he seems to be getting better and I am glad to be back home!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by at m blog. It seems you are very busy reading and reviewing. I'd love to read Infidel, but my library doesn't have it. Not sure if I should buy it.

    Hope you brother-in-law will be better soon.

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    1. Infidel is definitely a compelling book - not a fast read by any means, but definitely one that makes you think.

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  17. A scary time, hope your brother-in-law makes a speedy recovery. I over-committed to review books in the last few months, hopefully I've learnt my lesson and can exercise some will power in the coming months lol
    Have a good week and happy reading :)

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    1. I've found myself in that position a few times last year and have been really choosy with the review books I take on now.

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  18. So many great books to read! Enjoy!

    I hope your brother-in-law is doing well.

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  19. I started the Little Giant book years ago but for some reason still haven't finished it. I may need to give it another try!

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    1. I enjoyed it and am hoping to see more from the author.

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  20. I love historical fiction so I have my eye on By the King's Design!

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    1. It was so good!!! Have you read her other books?

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  21. Oh I hope your BIL is doing better. And I hope you are catching up on reviews. It is frustrating for me when I get behind.
    You have many good books and several authors I like. I am thinking Glitter Baby must be a newer SEP as I have read most of her older works.
    Enjoy your weekend. :-)

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