Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (12.10.12)




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 can't believe there are only 21 days left in 2012...I have quite a bit of reading to get done if I am complete all the reading challenges I signed up for. I think I might be able to do it - I have 12 books to get to. Luckily some will count for more than one challenge! If you don't see a lot of activity on the blog between now and then, it's because I'm reading!

Today is the first day of the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop. It's the first time I am participating in a blog hop, so I do hope you'll stop by and see what I'm giving away. Also be sure to check out the other participating blogs - there are some great giveaways, plus a few grand prize giveaways as well!


Books Completed last week:
  • Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • Rococo by Adriana Trigiani (mine)
Reading Now: 
  • Vets in Love by Cathy Woodman (review book)
  • Summer House by Nancy Thayer (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See (mine) 
  • A Grown-up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson (library book)
  • Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr (mine)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
  • Book Beginnings Friday: Rococo
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr
  • The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Fated by Carly Phillips
  • Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman 
  • Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
  • Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!

18 comments:

  1. I still haven't read Shanghai Girls but I've heard really good things about that series. I did read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan which I really liked. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty looks interesting to me too. I will have to check out the blog hop. I love historical fiction.

    Good luck with your reading challenges! I still have some reading to do too. I'm so glad I have a break this month from book discussion books so I can try to get caught up on review books. Have a great week!

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    1. I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - that's what first got me hooked on Lisa See. Shanghai Girls was really good and I'm looking forward to starting Dreams of Joy this week.

      I wish I had a big break right now where I could just focus on reading - but that won't happen until the week between Christmas and New Years.

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  2. I can't believe that Christmas is so close! Good luck on getting all your goals met.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

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    1. I can't believe it's that close either and I have so much to do!!! I will be glad to have a bit of a reprieve after the holidays!

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  3. Arggh where did the year go?? Good luck with finishing off your challenges. I've got A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty and Summer House on my stacks lol
    Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. I have no idea - it feels as if it was just summer! I'm probably being overly optimistic that I can finish all my challenges, but I will give it my best shot!

      Summer House is really good so far and I'm hoping A Grown Up Kind of Pretty comes in this week so I can start that one, too!

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  4. I love several of the authors you mentioned...like Joshilyn Jackson, Nancy Thayer, and Janet Evanovich. This New Year will show me more books from authors I enjoy! Yes, it's great to meet new authors (in the review books), but I need a break!

    Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I do love Janet Evanovich and Nancy Thayer - they are very enjoyable authors. Hoping I will like Joshilyn Jackson, too!

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  5. I'm also trying to finish my challenges and need to read a few books to do so. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. Good luck to you on your challenges...hope they are all good reads!

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  6. I have not read Dreams of Joy but I have had Peony in Love on my bookshelf for a long time. I had a difficult time getting into it. Perhaps I need to give See another chance. December is passing too quickly. Too many books and not enough time. I hope you have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. I read Peony in Love and it wasn't my favorite of hers. I would highly recommend Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - it was really good. Shanghai Girls was also good.

      I think that thought all the time - way too many books and definitely not enough time!

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  7. Good luck with the challenges, I realised it just isn't going to happen and I am alright with that now.

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    1. I think I can easily get 3 of the 4 done. It's that 4th one that I might not get finished...but I'm going to give it my all!

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  8. I have book club tomorrow to discuss Gone Girl and then we will choose a new one...I just started the Lace Reader!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I have Gone Girl on the list to read. Haven't heard of The Lace Reader - will have to check that one out.

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  9. 2013 will be here before we know it. Good luck on completeing your reading challenges. I have a couple that I will not complete. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty was really good. Enjoy.

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  10. Any Janet Evonovich will be hilarious, though I'm particularly fond of Grandma. Good luck on your challenges--you'll do it!

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