Monday, July 29, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.29.13)

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.

My nephew came for a sleepover this week - he was with us for four days and it was so much fun! I forget how I love reading chapter books with kids. He's five, excited to start kindergarten and loves being read to. I introduced him to My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett and he loved it. I had the second book in the series, so I sent it home with him, plus I sent the first book home with him so his sister can read it. He was so excited to tell her all about it! I just love sharing my love of reading with young kids!!! 

For the month of August, I will be participating in Conquering the Book Stacks along with a bunch of twitter book friends. The object is not buy any new books but rather to read from the books already sitting on our shelves. I'll be posting my list of books I hope to read during the month on August 1st when it starts. Let me know if you're joining in!
Books Completed last week
  • Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand (library book)
  • Wedding Belles by Beth Albright (e-book review)
Reading Now:   
  • The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purdy (review book)
  • The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (mine, Book Lovers Unite Book Club read-a-long) 
  • The Witness by Nora Roberts (library audio book) - car
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen (library book)
  • The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (review book)
  • The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro (review book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews:  
  • The Apple Orchard by SusanWiggs
  • A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
  • Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
  • The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
  • Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Wedding Belles by Beth Albright
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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!


  1. I love the reading to your nephew and sharing your love of books. Awesome stuff.
    Good luck with the TBR reading in August. I must put Wedding Belles on my list to read and look forward to your review of it.
    My What Are You Reading

  2. My grand daughter is 4 months old and my daughter is reading stuff to her!!!! I love the idea that hopefully she will turn out to be a reader.

  3. Heard a lot of good things about The Perfume Collector so curious to see what you think of it.
    Good luck with fighting that TBR pile :)

  4. I should join that challenge, but know I would fail! I've got to get Hunting Eve. Have a great week.

  5. Very sweet that you introduced your nephew to new books he was excited about. Enjoy the week.

  6. I want to read THE PAINTED GIRLS.


    Nice week for you....ENJOY this week as well.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. The Painted Girls is on my wishlist. I hope you enjoy it

  8. Hope you enjoy The Witness as much as I did...and I definitely am drooling over Beautiful Day.


  9. That August challenge sounds amazing - I could use some help with motivation to get through my reading pile!

    Tanya Patrice

  10. That challenge is exactly what I need but at the moment I just wouldn't stick to it, non-existent will power lol. Have fun and enjoy your new reads.


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