Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (6.10.13)

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.

Another week has flown by and unfortunately not only did I not get a lot of reading time in, I didn't get much blogging time in, either. This is a super busy time for me at work - I work for Literacy Volunteers and as we approach the end of our year, I need to ensure that our students get tested (adult ed is just like k-12 ed in that we are dependent on testing as a means for funding), plus I need to get all the data in - my alter ego is 'Data Girl!'

The highlight of the week was being able to attend Princeton Library's Beach Reads Night 2013, where I got to meet 6 fabulous authors. (Click on event title and it will take you to my recap of the evening.) Of course, I walked away with the new books from each author plus was able to get them all signed. I love attending author events like this - I just wish there were more near me. While I live relatively close to NYC, it's sometimes quite a hassle to get in and out for short events.

Books Completed last week
  • Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir (library audio book) - car
  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman (library book)
Reading Now:  
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (mine, book club read-along)
  • Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (mine, audio book) - car
  • Come Home by Lisa Scottoline (library audio book) - ipod
  • The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag (review e-book)
  • The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (e-book)
  • The Lavendar Garden by Lucinda Riley (review book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews
  • If You Were Mine by Bella Andre
  • Taking Eve by Iris Johansen
  • Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
  • The Surfing Lesson by Elin Hilderbrand 
  • Time Flies by Claire Cook 
  • Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
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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 know what you mean about being close to NYC but still not getting there much for author events! I wish I could do it more often. Looks like you had a blast at the Princeton bash :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  2. I know how you feel. My month of June is crazy busy. I can't wait for my kids to finish school! I'm going to check out your author event.

  3. I've been hearing quite a bit about Reconstructing Amelia. I hope you're enjoying it and that the readalong is a blast :)

    Have a fab week and happppppy reading!

  4. Can relate to being super busy. Hope this weeks reading is better!

  5. I want to read that new Claire Cook book...enjoy your week! Here's MY MONDAY READING POST

  6. Sounds like a busy time. I hope things settle down once your year is over and you find more time for reading. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. I look forward to hearing what you thought of Looking For Me. I really enjoyed that one. I also want to read The Apple Orchard and Sea Glass Island.

  8. I honestly have no idea what I am going to read this week. Seriously my head is on "oh shiny" mode LOL

  9. I read one book by Kristin Hannah and I loved it. Have a great week!

  10. I admire how organized you are, Kristin.

    Redwood Bend arrived in today's mail. Thank you very much, Kristin! :)

  11. Didn't you just LOVE Looking for Me?

    I want to read The Apple Orchard. How is Fly Away?

    I received Lavender Garden...I love Lucinda Riley.

    You had a nice week and looks like a good one coming up too.


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    My It's Monday!! What are You Reading?

  12. You look like you have a LOT going on in the reading/blogging part of life. I hope it's all good and Happy Reading!

  13. I didn't know much about Reconstructing Amelia but met the author at BEA and now I really want to read her book - looking forward to your review!

  14. Some of those are also on my tbr pile. I'm reading Close My Eyes by Sophie Mckenzie.


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