Monday, April 23, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (4.23.12)




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

Thanks to all who shared advice on how to get audio books from library to ipod - I was able to do it...and it seemed to work!!! Now I will be able to listen to a book while I'm walking either on the treadmill at the gym or if it's nice, outside. 


Books Completed last week
  • The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer (library audio book)
  • The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani (library book)
  • The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas (review book)
Reading Now: 
  • What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen (library book)
  • The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (library audio book) - in car/house
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery (library book)
  • The Last Queen by CW Gortner (mine)
  • Babyville by Jane Green (library audio book)
Reviews completed last week:
Other Posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen 
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
  • Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson 
  • The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer
  • The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
  • The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

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  1. I want to read The Sugar Queen and The Weird Sisters. Barefoot Season sounds like fun. I am definitely in the mood for summery books though we are supposed to get a little snow today :(

    I have The Shoemaker's Wife but haven't read it yet. I'm glad you were able to figure out the audio download thing. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm listening to both The Sugar Queen and The Weird Sisters right now...I'm almost done with The Sugar Queen and I am loving it. I just started The Weird Sisters and so far, it seems pretty good. The Shoemaker's Wife was fantastic!!!

      I am starting to get into the mood with summery books, too. I have another one on reserve at the library - Elin Hilderbrand's new book...that always signifies the start of summer - reading her new book!

      Hope you don't get too much snow!

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  2. I want to know what you think of Weird Sisters. I listened to it on audio too and wasnt overly thrilled - maybe I missed something. Happy World Book Night!

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    1. I just started it this morning while at the gym - it was my goal last week to figure out how to get an audio from the library system to my ipod. So far, it's a little weird...I'll let you know what I think once I'm done.

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  3. I'm a huge fan of Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen was such a great read- looking forward to your thoughts on the audio book!

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    1. I should finish it today - I'm actually listening to it right now as I start visiting everyone participating in this meme. It's a cute story - and all the candy references are making me want to head to the candy store and load up!!!

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  4. Ooh, you have books from some of my favorite authors: Trigiani, Thayer, Kinsella, Green...to name a few. Hope you enjoy your reads...and thanks for visiting my blog. I couldn't believe I scored The Witness at a low price. Double coupons!

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    1. Double coupons are always a good thing!

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  5. I've had the Last Queen on my TBR list for awhile, it sounds so interesting and I can't wait to finally get to it :)

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    1. Yes, it does. I've read another by CW Gortner and really enjoyed it.

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  6. Yay! I am glad you figured out Overdrive to iPod! I am looking forward to What Doesn't Kill You! Have a great reading/listening week.

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    1. Thanks again for your help!!! What Doesn't Kill You is really good so far.

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  7. I enjoyed Babyville! Lots of other great titles too! Happy Reading this week!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    1. I really enjoy Jane Green's books and am slowly making my way through all her titles.

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  8. So many books!!! How fun. I love starting with Book Journey's meme, too - great way to do Monday, definitely!! And your stack of read/to-read/reviewed just makes me *sigh* with satisfaction. How wonderful!!!

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    1. I find it's the best way to organize what I have going on...plus it helps keep my motivated to get reviews done.

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  9. Great haul this week. I been wanting to read Barefoot Season. I love Susan Mallery's book. Have a great week & happy reading!

    Kayla

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    1. I was able to reserve it from the library and it came in last week...I will be reading it next!

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    2. I don't recognize a single title on your list! That's lots of new stuff for me to browse on Amazon--thanks...

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    3. I find I am always adding to my tbr list on these days when I visit everyone else.

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  10. Wow, you manage to read a lot in a week!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

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    1. Some weeks I get lots of reading in and some weeks, not so much.

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  11. So glad you were able to get Overdrive to work for your iPod! I love having the option of downloading books from home :-)

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    1. It was pretty easy once I figured it out. And, yes, it is very convenient!

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  12. Judging by the list of books you finished this week, I would say you are definitely enjoying audiobooks. They make life so much more enjoyable, don't they?

    Have a great week!

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    1. Yes, I do enjoy audio books. I listen in my car for the most part and then every once in a while, I bring them in while doing paper work. Now I plan on listening while walking on the treadmill at the gym.

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  13. You have a great week too and I'm happy you got your ipod figured out. I finished reading Spiders Bite and it's an excellent book imo. I love Jennifer Esteps writing .

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    1. I'm not familiar with that author - will have to check her out.

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  14. Did you enjoy The Shoemaker's Wife? sounds nice. :)

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    1. I absolutely loved it...it was one book that I didn't want to end!

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  15. I've heard alot about Sugar Queen. It sounds great. Have a good week!

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  16. Whew! You get many books in! These title look great and happy reading!

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  17. I read The Sugar Queen - great book. After I read it, I've since bought two more of AddisonAllen's books.

    I want to find out more about The Weird Sisters -

    Have fun reading!

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    1. The Sugar Queen was the third SAA book I've read - she's my new favorite author!!!

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  18. Wow! You are so much better organized than I am. Having the next three books you are going to read already lined up puts me to shame. I hope you enjoy your reads. Thanks for stopping by:)

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    1. I try to stick with what I list as coming up, but sometimes it changes, especially if library books come in!

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  19. I'm curious about The Shoemaker's Wife. I haven't read a book by this author but know I should.

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. It was amazing...quite possibly one of my favorite books ever!

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  20. Sorry I am late dropping by this week, I hope you are enjoying Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favourite authors

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I did enjoy it - I finished it Monday afternoon! Sarah Addison Allen is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, too.

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