Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I hope you had a good week. Thanks for stopping by. It's been a very busy week for me in all aspects ~ reading, blogging and life in general. I feel like I accomplished a lot, though, so that's a nice feeling. First off, the reading. I finished reading Revenge: A Travis Mays Novel by Mark Young. I'll put up my review this week.

I also read The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell. I actually read that one in just two days, over the weekend. The kids are getting to the point where they'll spend hours playing outside with their friends on the weekend, and instead of cleaning, as I should have been, I sat and read. It was so nice!

Finally, I read several Mercer Mayer books with my kids since my daughter's school had Mercer Mayer Day last week.

Last week was also Book Blogger Appreciation Week and I managed to participate almost every day with the following posts:
Bloggers who have inspired me
Finding and keeping community
How blogging affects reading
My essential blogging practices

And finally, I asked for advice on books to read this Fall, once all my review commitments are fulfilled. Please weigh in on what I should read from by TBR pile. I need to put my list together for the Fall Into Reading challenge!

Currently Reading
I'm now reading The Homeplace Revisited by William Leverne Smith.

Up Next
Next, I'll be reading The Sandburg Connection by Mark de Castrique. Then I'll move on to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for Banned Books Week, which starts on Saturday! I'll also be reading And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson to my kids. This picture book was the most challenged book in 2010.

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. You really did have a busy reading week! Thanks for reminding me about Banned Book Week - I need to think about reading something for that. Hope you have another great week of reading!

  2. I really enjoyed Esme Lennox. How nice that you can read undisturbed for a while!

    Have a good week!

  3. I hope you love Fahrenheit 451 as much as I did! I really like all of Maggie O'Farrell's books. Esme Lennox was great but the others are good too.

  4. Oh, I've been wanting to read Esme Lennox ever since it came out - did you like it?

    I love Mercer Mayer books - my kids especially liked all the Little Critter book - so clever and cute!

    You made a good decision to read inside of cleaning this weekend. I did the opposite and filled my Sunday with laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning...and ended up exhausted and dissatisfied! Good for you!

    Enjoy your books this week -


  5. Sounds like you had a fantastic week last week! Yay! BBAW was great I think and I'm really looking forward to next year.

    I'll be interested to hear about what your kids think of And Tango Makes Three, it's a book I've always wanted to pick up but it's always out at our library! Hopefully they love it, I've heard great things!

    Have a fabulous reading week and thanks for stopping by earlier today! :o)

  6. I read my kids the Little Critter books! They loved them and they are in their 20s, and I still quote from them, "Just go to bed!" and "I was just so mad!" Have a great reading week.


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