Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Another week down. I had a great week of reading, mostly because I participated in the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. It was a last-minute decision to join in and I'm glad I did it. I only read for 7 1/2 hours, but that's pretty good given that I spent the day with the family too.

I only wrote one review last week, and with the read-a-thon, I never got around to writing my weekly children's book reviews. The book I did review is The Girl's Guide to Homelessness by Brianna Karp, so you can check that out.

As far as reading goes, I read the second half of Serena by Ron Rash, and I read all of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I will have to write the reviews this week.

I also need to do a review for The Complete Walt Disney World 2010, a book I got from NetGalley and used when planning our Disney vacation last month.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith with C. I have to say he seems to be losing interest, and I think it's because we only read a few times a week, and we've only been reading a chapter at a time. That's way too slow. I may finish the book myself and do the review, then revisit it with him.

I've also started reading Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. I'm reading this one just because I want to. I had heard about it and it sounded interesting so I bought it for my Nook.

Up Next
Next, I think I'll read one of my NetGalley books, These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss. I should have some extra reading time next weekend, so I'm hoping to get a lot of reading done again this 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.

6 comments:

  1. I loved doing the Read-a-Thon it was a lot of fun! I have lots of reviews to write. Here is my week: http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_11.html

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  2. I have never read The Road.... I really should do that one of these days :)

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  3. I wanted to do the read-a-thon but my in-laws were in town and I had to spend time with them instead. :( I did get some major reading done when we all went to the beach yesterday - I finished Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (it's over 600 pages!). Happy reading this week!

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  4. Wow, you mention so many good books, I decided to become your latest follower! I also did the readathon and my total for last week was 6 books (2.5 in the readathon). So amazing!

    Happy reading this week.

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  5. I'm really curious about Moonwalking with Einstein. Happy reading this week!

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  6. The read-a-thon sounds great but like a pipe dream for me! How did you manage to read so much with two little kids around??

    I know just what you mean about going too slow on the kids' book - that used to happen to us sometimes, too. It's hard to sustain interest if you can't read every day. It's tough when the kids are involved in stuff, plus school, etc. The only time we are able to read aloud anymore is on vacation (of course, my kids are 16 and 13 so I guess that's OK now!)

    Sue

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