Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (3.18.13)




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.
 
Last week was crazy busy between work and then getting ready for our annual St. Patrick's Day party. Our town has a huge St. Patrick's Day parade, which is usually the Sunday after St. Patrick's Day but because the holiday fell on a Sunday this year, the New York City parade had to be held on Saturday so ours was on the actual holiday. (A lot of the same groups march in both parades) Despite the cold weather, it was a great day. We had a catered corned beef and cabbage dinner, my husband made a delicious baked potato soup and I made a ton of fun treats - thank you Pinterest for all the fun ideas!!! It was a great day hanging out with friends and family.

On the blog front, I am so glad that Bloggiesta is this coming weekend...I feel that I have been neglecting my blog lately and am once again behind on my reviews. Other than scheduled reviews for blog tours, I haven't had the time to do too much else, so this weekend should help me get back on track. Will you be participating?

Books Completed last week:
  • Children of Liberty by Paulline Simons (review book)
  • Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour by Julie Wheeler (e-book)
Reading Now: 
  • Three Sisters by Susan Mallery (review book)
  • Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car/house
  • Come Home by Lisa Scottoline (library audio book) - ipod
Next:   
  • Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs (review book)
  • The Best Man by Kristan Higgins (review book)
  • Sandcastle Bay by Sherryl Woods (review e-book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Summer in a Small Town by Sheila Roberts/Emilie Richards
  • The Good Daughter by Jane Porter
  • The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
  • Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich 
  • Henry VIII's Wives: History in an Hour by Julie Wheeler

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

22 comments:

  1. I'm surprised you managed to read anything with such a busy week. My review for Lady Of Ashes goes up tomorrow. Hope you get caught up with the help of Bloggiesta :)

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    1. Luckily both books were really interesting and I couldn't wait to sneak a few minutes here and there reading it. I'll definitely be seeing what you thought of Lady of Ashes - I loved it!!! Have you read any of her other books?

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  2. Thanks for the tip about Bloggiesta....I've bookmarked the page.

    You're moving along on the Stephanie Plum books...I need to get back to them.

    I also want to read The Good Daughter soon.

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Thank goodness for Bloggiesta - it always helps me get back on track!

      I just love the Stephanie Plum books - they are great on audio, too!

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  3. I really enjoyed both Three Sisters and The Best Man. I hope you do too. Come see my Monday Report. Happy reading.

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    1. Just posted my review of Three Sisters - really enjoyed it! Will be starting The Best Man today.

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  4. I almost picked up The Gilly Salt Sisters at the library the other day, but my pile was too huge already! Lol. I look forward to your review.

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    1. It's so good...I did the audio and loved it. Have you read her other book, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County? That was pretty good, too!

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  5. I have been seeing Three Sisters and Lady of Ashes popping up on several lists today. I am looking foward to your review of Henry VIII's Wives. I love historical fiction so this is probably one I need to add to my list. Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. Henry VIII's Wives was so interesting...hopefully my review will be up within a week (just need to get caught up with the other ones).

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  6. Holy cats, I didn't realize Bloggiesta was coming up again so soon! Ooh, that's always a great time isn't it? Have another great week of reading!!

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    1. It really is a great time. I always find that those weekends tend to be super productive and re-energize me about blogging! Let me know if you'll be participating.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your books! Have a great week!

    http://ourdesertlife2.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. I love this meme because not only do you get to see what everyone else is reading and has going on, but it helps me keep myself organized!

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  8. That's quite a list, sadly I've never heard of any of these.

    What I'm reading

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    1. Well, they're all pretty good and hopefully reviews will be up soon for the outstanding ones!

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  9. I really want to read Three Sisters and The Best Man. Hope you enjoy them both.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Three Sisters was great - review went up today. I'm starting The Best Man later today.

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  10. Yeah...I need Bloggiesta too to take care of my blog. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. It's such a great event and I end up getting so much done.

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  11. Looks like you have been and are doing some great reading. Hope it has been enjoyable!

    I'm not sure if I'm going to do Bloggiesta or not. I probably need to.

    Have a great week!

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