Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Welcome back to another Monday! Thanks for stopping by. I had a great week of reading and relaxing during our last beach trip of the summer. C starts 1st grade on Wednesday. It's hard to believe summer is almost over. Speaking of that, if you're participating in my Summer Reading Challenge, be sure to check in at the Month Two Recap.

Last week, I did a lot of reading. I read and reviewed Gerry Tales by Gerry Boylan, and The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. That one was for the Birth Year Challenge. I have to say I'm enjoying reading books from the year I was born. It's an interesting experience!

I also read Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou last week, but haven't written my review yet. That will be up later this week. And on the way home from the beach, I was bored and found The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the free e-reader I have on my BlackBerry. So I read that as my husband drove us home. I'll write a review for that one later this week.

Finally, I wrote up short reviews of two picture books my daughter has been enjoying this past week. You can read those in my What My Children Are Reading post.

Currently Reading
I'm currently reading Audience, Relevance, and Search by James Mathewson, Frank Donatone and Cynthia Fishel. I had started it last week, but forgot to throw it into my suitcase before we went to the beach, so I'm back to it this week!

Up Next
I think my next book will be Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. This has been on my Up Next list before and I always manage to read something else in its place, so we'll see if I really get to it this time! I also have How to Sue a Telemarketer: A Manual For Restoring Peace On Earth One Phone Call At A Time by Steve Ostrow. That one is for a book tour that I'm participating in on September 3rd, but I may read it next week.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.


  1. Nice reading week for you, Julie! Hope this one is just as good....

  2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a beautiful story. Have a great week reading. My Monday is here:

  3. How to Sue a Telemarketer is sure a catchy title. Can't wait to hear what you make of the book.

  4. How to sue a Telemarketer?! I love that title! Can't wait to read your review!

    Taming the Bookshelf

  5. I too have had Snow Flower and the Secret Fan on my list forever! A good friend gave it to me, and I just haven't gotten around to picking it up. She told me it's in her top 10 books of all time...can't wait to hear what you think of it!

    Happy Reading!

  6. I like that idea of reading books from the year I was born, it was so long ago might be reading Shakespeare. :)


  7. My son started school today and I start on Wednesday.

    My textbooks are here along with some fun stuff. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  8. Glad you enjoyed your last week of vacation! My kids start back next week, so we have one more week of summer vacation here.

    I saw the movie of Benjamin Button - wonder what the book was like? Looking forward to your review.


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  10. I like the idea of a Birth Year challenge Julie. I will have to check that out. I know next year I will have to be way more selective on the challenges I sign up for. Thay are just too hard to keep track of and mine need updating so bad! :D


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