Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Well, we survived the tornadoes that blew through our area on Saturday. That was scary! At least my one closet is all nice and clean now, since I had thrown everything out of it in case M and I had to hide in there. Luckily, we didn't. And we were also very thankful that my husband and son, who were out near the coast in a YMCA cabin for the weekend, weren't hit by any tornadoes either. Unfortunately, a few people we know did have damage to their homes and cars, but they are all safe, which is what matters most.

This week, I got a lot of reviewing and blogging done, but not as much reading as I had hoped. I did finish reading Moonwalking with Einstein by Josh Foer. I'll write my review for that this week.

I reviewed The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Then I reviewed The Complete Walt Disney World 2010 by Julie and Mike Neal. I actually received an email from the author after publishing my review, and she's sending me the 2011 version, which was just published, for review. So I'll let you know how the updated version is soon.

Finally, I reviewed Serena by Ron Rash. This was my first book for the I Want More Book Challenge. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it as much as the last book I read by Ron Rash, but it wasn't terrible. It was about logging, so I thought it was quite fitting as Earth Day approaches.

I also put up my What My Children Are Reading post with some of the new books they've been reading this week.

I have a giveaway ending tonight. I'm giving away the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Click here to enter. I also put up a post about all the books I've won recently. The latest is a big set of books from HarperCollins Children's Books!

In addition to all that, I finally updated my Reviews tab so it includes everything through my review of Serena yesterday.

Currently Reading
I just finished Moonwalking with Einstein last night, so I haven't started a new book yet. I do still have Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith going with my son. He was away all weekend, so we didn't make much progress this past week. I plan to finish it by the end of the month, whether I read the rest with him or to myself!

Up Next
I'm going to move on to a NetGalley book next: These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss. And then, after that, I have yet another NetGalley book: Hotel Angeline. This is a book that was written by a group of 36 writers who got together for a week and wrote the novel collaboratively, live on a stage. I had heard about this when it happened so I was excited to see it available on NetGalley. I can't wait to start it, but I'm going to try to fit in These Dark Things first.

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.

11 comments:

  1. Your book titles are all new to me, so I will look into these titles. Happy reading and enjoy your week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-35.html

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  2. I think Hotel Angeline would be fun to read. I'd like to see how all their different writing styles intertwine.

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  3. I'm loving NetGalley; they have some interesting reads.

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  4. The Road! I've been meaning to read it since forever :D Happy reading :)

    My Monday post

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  5. I have been wanting to read The Road as it reminds me of an older book I really like called Alas Babylon. Hope you have a great week!

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  6. I've been wanting to read The Road for a while now, but haven't yet made room in my TBR pile. My step-son loves the Wimpy Kid books. :)

    Sally @ Bibrary

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  7. Glad everyone is safe. I've heard good things about Moonwalking with Einstein. Looking forward to your review.

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  8. Tornadoes already..... gah! Glad you are all safe and kudos on the bonus closet cleaning :)

    I have to look at The Complete 2010 Walt Disney World as I am a super fan of all things Disney :)

    Happy Easter!

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  9. I heard about the tornadoes, glad you weren't affected. Terrible for those who were, though.

    Do you find Netgalley very tempting? I do! I don't have an ereader so I really have to stop myself getting new books from them too often - it's just not handy reading on a computer.

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  10. I've got The Road in my TBR pile, but it's been there for some time now. I really should get around to it.

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  11. I'm reading a mixture of homework and manga this week. Come see what I'm reading.

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