Monday, August 06, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (8.6.12)




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.

I am in the middle of participating in my first ever read-a-thon, the Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-thon which runs from August 4 - August 12, and I am having a great time and getting in tons of reading. I also found out that there is another read-a-thon coming up right after this one ends - the Bout of Books Read-a-thon runs from August 13 - August 19 and I will be participating in that one, too. Perhaps by the end of both read-a-thons, I might just be caught up on some of the review books that I have received lately.

Books Completed last week:

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (mine)
  • Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr (mine)
  • Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps (review book)
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton (review book)
Reading Now: 
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 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:   
  • The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe (review book)
  • When First They Met by Debbie Macomber (e-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
  • 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 
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr
  • Runaway Girl by Carissa Phelps
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton
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What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

24 comments:

  1. The readathons sound like so much fun and a great way to catch up, I haven't done one in ages!
    Still Missing was intense, I'm off to check out your review.
    Have another wonderful week :)

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    1. So far, I've gotten quite a few books done, so I'm pretty happy.

      Yes, intense is definitely the right word for Still Missing - great but WOW!

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  2. Okay - so many on your list that I want to read too! Are you loving Girl with Dragon Tattoo series? I liked Robyn Carr and do have more of her on my Kindle that I want to get back to. Also, On the Run intrigues me. Great list!

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    1. I am loving the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. I had read book 1 about 2 years ago and then never got around to the other two books. I decided to listen to book 1 so that I could refresh my memory of what happened before starting book 2. Once I finished book 2 I couldn't wait to start book 3, but had some review books to get to first.

      I love the Robyn Carr series. Have you read her Grace Valley series? I want to read that one next.

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  3. Goodness - lots of book you've finished.

    Have a good week, happy reading

    My Monday Reading

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    1. That's because of the read-a-thon which started Saturday. Since then I've been averaging 1 book a day.

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  4. Great list of books! I still have not read the Steig Larsson series.
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. They are really good books - a little disturbing at times, but overall, they hook you in from the first page.

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  5. I participated in one Read-a-Thon awhile ago, but got distracted by other books...sigh.

    I have the second Stieg Larsson book on my stack...soon!

    Hope you enjoyed Ninepins.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. The second Stieg Larsson book was great and I just started the third this morning.

      Ninepins was good. Have you read anything else by her?

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  6. I have those Stieg Larsson books on my TBR mountainm but haven't had a chance to start them yet. And I am a big fan of Iris Johansen. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

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    1. I read the first book about 2 years ago and then just didn't have time to get to the next two. But I decided this summer both were getting read. They are really good, by the way!

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  7. Sometimes I think I am the only person in the world who hasn't read the Stieg Larsson books yet! They do look awesome, I have got to get around to reading them :)

    Happy reading this week!!!
    Check out what I'm reading and enter for a giveaway!

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    1. They completely suck you in...you don't want to put the books down!

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  8. Fantastic Selection of Books!!
    I am reading Sweet Talk by Julie Garwoof right now.

    Happy Reading!!

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    1. I'm not familiar with that book - will have to check it out.

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  9. You have been incredibly busy on the book front! I look forward to reading what you think about the Larsson books.

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    1. That's only because of the read-a-thon. The Larsson books are really good. Did you read them?

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  10. Another great week of reading for you. Hope the read-a-thons result in tons of reading as well. Loved Spring Fever

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    1. I am hoping they do, too. Spring Fever was good. Have you read any others by her?

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  11. That is a big stack of books read and to be read, awesome! I haven't read any of the Larsson books, I suppose I'll get around to them one of these days ;)

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    1. I highly recommend them - they suck you in and you don't want to put them down until you are done.

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  12. I'm doing the read-a-thons too! Good luck!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

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