Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday morning to you! I hope you had a good week. We had an exciting weekend as my son scored his first touchdown in flag football. He also got his first black eye during the same game, but he seems to be doing fine with that. Later this week, I'm flying across the country to visit a friend all by myself. I estimate I'll have about 18 hours of time in airports and on airplanes when I can read. Yay! My Nook is loaded and ready to go!

I did a lot of reviewing last week. First was a humorous book: When Pigs Fly by Bob Sanchez. Then I reviewed a memoir: Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton and Erin Torneo. Click on the titles to read my reviews. I highly recommend both.

I signed up for yet another challenge. I couldn't resist! It's the Where Are You Reading Challenge hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. You can scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to see the map showing which states and countries the books I've read take place in. So far, I've read books in Connecticut, North Carolina and Arizona.

And finally, I shared some more books I've been reading with my kids, including some classics we've been reading with C, who is in first grade. Let me know if you have more suggestions to read with him!

As far as reading goes, I spent the whole week reading Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman, a memoir of her life after her mother and sisters died in a plane crash when she was 13 years old. I'll put up my review within the next few days.

Currently Reading
I just finished Repairing Rainbows last night, but I plan to start reading Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young tonight.

Up Next
As I mentioned, I'll be reading lots of books on my Nook over the weekend during my travels. I have Waiting for Superman, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, Final Vector by Allan Leverone, The Shepherd by Ethan Cross, and a few others. The only one I know I'm going to read is Waiting for Superman since it's a library book.

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. I finished my Cybils reading and posted a lot of nonfiction reviews. Come see what I'm reading now.

  2. I have to check out Picking Cotton and SSSQQQUUUEEE about joining the Challenge! I am having so much fun with it. I am going to put a post on the 29th for a January recap (I think I will do this each month) and if you choose to do so you can link to it with your January map results.

  3. I posted today a linky for the Where Are You Reading participants and you can add your January recaps on this challenge if you would like.


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