Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (9.16.13)



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.

I had a great week last week - got to meet Jojo Moyes and got lots of reading time in. Plus, I did manage to get quite a few reviews done. This week is shaping up to be another good week - 2, maybe 3 author events and Bloggiesta this weekend! YAY - hopefully by the end of next weekend, I will be totally caught up in reviews and maybe, just maybe ahead of the game! Are you participating in Bloggiesta?

 
Books Completed last week:
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • The Good Wife by Jane Porter (mine)
  • Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright (netgalley request)
  • Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre (e-book)
 
Reading Now:   
  • Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann (library book, book lovers unite book club book)
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car
 
Next:  
  • The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini (review book)
  • Gilt Trip by Laura Childs (review book)
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (review book)
 
Reviews Completed last week

 
Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  • Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack
  • The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • The Good Wife by Jane Porter
  • Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre
 
Contest information:   
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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!

18 comments:

  1. YAY you ... almost caught up. Meeting Jojo Moyes would have been great, I enjoy her books! I liked your review of The Witness and I look forward to your Bloggiesta updates, as much as I'd like to I won't be participating.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Yes - I got a bunch of reviews done, but then read a bunch of books last week, so the list is somewhat long again...oh well.

      I'm looking forward to reading Jojo Moyes' books - I've heard such great things about them.

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  2. I so want to read the rest of the Jane Porter books, have only read the first one. Have a couple of weeks hols coming up at beginning of October, which just might be a good time to do it! Have a great week.

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    1. The Brennan Sisters trilogy by Jane Porter is excellent - I highly recommend. I have a few of her other books on my shelves as well and am looking forward to reading them.

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  3. I'm so behind on the Stephanie Plum series by Evanovich. I should get back into that series. :)

    I'm also in awe of the amount of books you finished reading this past week - congrats!

    Have a great week
    My Monday

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    1. I decided this year I was going to get caught up - and listening to them on audio has helped with that, plus they are really funny and audio seems to enhance that!

      Yes, it was a good week of reading!

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  4. I didn't realize Bloggiesta is this coming weekend. Good luck! I have participated in the past but probably won't be able to this time.

    I have a copy of The Girl You Left Behind for review. I hope to read it later this fall. I also want to read The Spymistress. I read another book featuring Elizabeth Van Lew (The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen) so I'm curious to see what this author's take will be.

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    1. Yes, and as you can see from the list of reviews I still need to do, Bloggiesta couldn't be coming at a better time for me!

      I'm hoping to start The Spymistress today. I haven't read anything about Elizabeth Van Lew, but loved JC's last stand-alone, so hoping this one is just as good!

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  5. I am looking forward to The Good Wife, as I really loved the first two books.

    I also loved The Witness...and need to catch up on Stephanie Plum.

    Have a great week...here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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    1. The Good Wife is so good...but really intense right from the start!

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  6. Wish I could participate in Bloggiesta, but it would require too much sitting and my back is not up to that at this time. Hope you accomplish much! I want to get caught up with Jane's books. Have a great week.

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  7. I have The Witness and The School of Essential Ingredients on my kindle now--one from a long time ago and the other fairly new. I am hoping to read the new Jane Porter series with The Good Wife in it. Thanks for sharing here.

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  8. I like the Stephanie Plum series- I just wish she would marry Moretti already!! Have you read her other series?

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  9. Good luck with Blogiesta! I have never participated. I do like Bella Andre's Sullivan series and can't wait for more Sullivan books. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

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  10. GREAT week...I have The Spymistress in my TBR stack.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  11. Astor Place Vintage is on my TBR list. Are you enjoying it? Have a good week!

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  12. I was surprised by how much I liked The School of Essential Ingredients since I'm not a cook and I'm a ridiculously picky eater. I hope you enjoyed it too! Have a great week!

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  13. The Good Wife is one I'd like to read. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one.

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