Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's been a very busy week here! First, I reviewed a great new children's book called Do Witches Make Fishes? by Jason Mayo. I discovered this book on Twitter, actually, and I'm so glad I did. It's a cute book and all proceeds benefit a great charity. Definitely check it out!

I have a giveaway going on. It's for a copy of Daily Guideposts: 2011, a daily devotional that has been very popular for 35 years. The giveaway ends tonight at 10pm Eastern time, so be sure to enter now if you're interested! And remember that I'm hosting giveaways all month long, so a new one will be starting on Tuesday.

I reviewed some great Halloween books that my kids and I have been reading.

And I participated in my first read-a-thon: Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. This was a last minute decision so I wasn't fully prepared to spend the entire day reading. But I did squeeze in 6 hours of reading that day, and it was fun.

I read Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I still need to write my review but it was excellent.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading a manuscript of a new novel by a friend of a friend. And I'm also about halfway through Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith.

Up Next
Next, I'm going to read Insignificant Moments by Jeremy Asher and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.

I'm also planning to review Little Bee and Back to the Homeplace this week. And I'm finally going to take some time to put some of my reviews onto Amazon.

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.

9 comments:

  1. I am so glad you were able to do the read a thon - even for a little while! It is a lot of fun!

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  2. I have Little Bees on my shelf, I keep meaning to get to it. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-1011.html

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  3. I'm surprised at how much I accomplished. Here's what I'm reading this week.

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  4. Glad you participated in the read-a-thon I had fun cheer leading this time around and still managed to get some reading done. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  5. I've read good things about Little Bee; guess I need to add it to the TBR list

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  6. Little Bee is on my wishlist, I've heard good things about it. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  7. I enjoy kids' Halloween books, hope you got some good ones.

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  8. Little Bee is a great read. Thanks for sharing your titles with us! My book of the week is by author, David A. Cleinman called, "Principle Destiny." If you enjoy fantasy and stories about royalty and intrigue then you'll enjoy this one. I especially liked the strong supporting characters that add to the life and honesty of the story.

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  9. How great you were able to participate in part of the read-a-thon! Hard for me to imagine 6 hours of reading (unless I'm sick) - how'd you manage it with the kids?

    I can't wait to read your review of Little Bee. I've heard mixed reports on it and am glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    Enjoy another great reading week!

    Sue

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