Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.30.12)




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.

Where did the week go and how is it that August begins this week? I had such plans for my reading this summer and sadly, it doesn't seem to be panning out. And I don't foresee it getting much better with the Olympics going on. I do, however, have two upcoming events I will be participating in that might help. There's the Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon that runs from August 4 - August 12, and then the Wolf Hall Read-a-Long kicks off August 4th as well. This is the first time I am doing both a read-a-thon and a read-a-long so I'm not really sure what to expect, but I am excited for both.

Books Completed last week:
  • Gold by Chris Cleave (review audio book)
Reading Now: 
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (mine)
  • On the Run by Iris Johansen (review audio book) - in car/house
  • I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton (review book)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (mine)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • Spring Fever by Mary Kaye Andrews
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
  • Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 
  • I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson
  • The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

27 comments:

  1. You have several books I want to read or have recently read, like Ninepins (read), I've Got Your Number (read), and The Girl Who Played with Fire (must read - on my stack).

    Have a great week!

    MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I'm enjoying The Girl Who Played with Fire so far. I'm not sure about I've Got Your Number yet - still in the beginning of the book - hoping it gets better.

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  2. I really wanted to join in the Wolf Hall read along but just don't think I can fit it in my schedule. I hope you get to join in and have fun! I understand about the Summer of High Hopes.. I totally failed in my reading endeavors.
    My Monday post.

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    1. I figure by doing the read-a-long it will ensure me that I get to the book now...otherwise who knows when I will get to it.

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  3. I hope you enjoy Wolf Hall, I really liked it. (I liked her next book, Bring Up the Bodies even more!) Gold is on my tbr list for sure!

    Have a great week of reading

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    1. I'm excited to start reading it...I love everything Tudor!!! I have Bring Up the Bodies on my tbr list.

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  4. You will enjoy Ninepins! it was a delightful read.

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    1. It does look good. I've read one other book by her - The Tapestry of Love - which I really enjoyed!

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  5. Did you like Gold?? I read his previous book and thought it was all sorts of crazy, but this one looks ok.

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. I did enjoy Gold...different than Little Bee - not sure how it compares to Incendiary as I haven't read that one yet. I have a giveaway going on now for the audio version of Gold if you're interested.

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  6. I just asked for Gold from Amazon Vine's Late Harvest. I guess I am into all things sporting with the Olympics going on. I also like Iris Johansen but haven't had a chance to read On the Run yet. Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!

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    1. Gold was good. On the Run is an older book - somehow I missed it, but I'm enjoying it now!

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  7. My reading will be down due to the Olympics too. Have a great week of reading.

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    1. I'm hoping maybe I'll get some reviews done while watching the Olympics!

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  8. How perfect to read Gold while the Olympics are going on! It sounds like it's a great story.

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  9. All the books look great. Enjoy!

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  10. I really enjoyed The Girl Who Played With Fire. And I also can't believe it's August already!!! I feel like soooo many things happened in July, but it was also a blur.

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    1. So far, The Girl Who Played With Fire is pretty good...I'm hoping to make some good headway in it this week.

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  11. You had a great week in reading. I will have to check out your review of Gold. It's a book I hope to read.

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    1. I listened to the audio of Gold and really liked it.

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  12. I initially wasn't crazy about the idea of Gold, it seemed a bit cheesy (watched the sports? now buy the book!) but I am starting to come round after seeing a bunch of good reviews.

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    1. I enjoyed it and now am very curious about track cycling - I'm hoping to catch it during the Olympics.

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  13. Squeezing in reading or reviewing with the Olympics on is a bit of a challenge but I can comment on blogs while watching TV lol
    Enjoy your reads this week :)

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    1. That's all I might end up doing, too!

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  14. Sounds like you've been busy. I look forward to your reviews.

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepepr Diva

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