Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.23.12)

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.

Some of you might have noticed that I was basically MIA last week - and it was totally unplanned. I somehow ended up hurting my back at some point Monday, so sitting at the computer didn't really help. I had had such grand plans of trying to catch up on some reviews before going away for the weekend, and as you will see below, didn't get to any of them. I didn't even get all that much reading done during the week as I had a hard time getting comfortable in one position and it was hard to read laying on my back on the floor with my legs up - plus the dog kept thinking it was time to play every time I did get on the floor.
Luckily it started feeling better towards the weekend and I didn't have to cancel my beach trip! We had such great weather and a blast playing on the beach with my nephew. I even dug up some of my beachy picture books to share with my nephew and they were a big hit!

Hopefully this week, I will have some time to get to those reviews!

Books Completed last week:

  • The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (library book)
  • Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods (review book)
Reading Now: 
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (mine)
  • Gold by Chris Cleave (review audio book) - in car/house
  • I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • Ninepins by Rosy Thornton (review book)
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (mine)

Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • Raising Wild Ginger by Tara Woolpy
  • Return to Rose Cottage by Sherryl Woods 
  • That Holiday Feeling by Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr
  • Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
  • Spring Fever by Mary Kaye Andrews
  • Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
  • Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
  • 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
What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!


  1. A perfect time to reading Gold by Chris Cleave. My book club read his Little Bee and enjoyed it. Hope you feel better soon.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

    1. It's really good so far! I read Little Bee for my book club, too. Did you read Incendiary yet? I still need to read that one.

  2. I'm glad that you are feeling better and that you were able to go and have a good time at the beach.

    I look forward to hearing what you think of The Great Escape. I am on the waiting list for it at the library.

    1. I loved The Great Escape...loved reading about Lucy and what she did after walking out on her own wedding!

  3. I'm excited to read Gold soon. I'm glad your back is feeling better and you got to enjoy your trip!

    1. Gold is really good...I'm almost finished with it and am hoping to have my review up later this week - just before the Olympics officially start!

  4. Ouch, I can totally relate to back problems! Hope it is better.

    1. It is, thanks...nothing like being flat on your back for a few days!

  5. Catching Fireflies is a catchy title. I'll have to check it out. Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

    1. It was a great book - I'll be having a giveaway when I post the review hopefully sometime next week!

  6. I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming reviews, you seem to pick the same sorts of books that I do. ;) I see that you are going to do a Wolf Hall read-a-long? I've never done one of those either, but I happen to be in the middle of that book right now and I'm really digging it!

    Happy reading this week!

    1. I'm excited to do the read-a-long and it means that I will definitely be getting to Wolf Hall soon! Glad you're enjoying it!

  7. So glad that your back is feeling better! Looking forward to your lastest reviews. :)

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