Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I hope you had a wonderful week. Mine was busy but fun. I participated in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, which didn't go all that well for me. (Read my wrap-up here.) And I also participated in the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon, which was more successful for me. (Read my wrap-up here.) I think I've learned that I don't do well with short read-a-thons. I need those longer, 3-day or week-long read-a-thons. The 24-hour one really put the pressure on, making reading feel like a chore instead of fun. I know a lot of people love it, but I don't think I'll do that one again.

Anyway, here's what's been going on around here.

I hosted an interview with Ray Evans, author of Before the Last All Clear.

I finished reading Commune of Women by Suzan Still, and wrote a review for that. You can click on the title to read the review.

I also reviewed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

I shared some pictures of all the bookshelves we have in our house as part of the weekly Fall Into Reading Challenge Q&A.

And I celebrated my second Blogiversary last week, giving away a copy of my favorite book so far this year, The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen, to one of my followers, Marce from Tea Time with Marce.

And finally, I shared some books my kids have been reading.

Currently Reading
I'm almost done with The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen. I'm also about halfway through Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

Up Next
I'm going to move on to Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford next.

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. Very cool wrap up! I'm going to check out your reviews and etc. New follower here :)

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  2. I like the shorter read-a-thons, had a great time at the 24hour read-a-thon. When they're too long I don't know when to read and when to do something else. This one's very clearcut. :-)

    Hope you have a good week!

  3. I just responded to the email, yaaaay, thanks again.

    I could never do a read a thon, it will definitely make it a chore and I'm sure I will not truly appreciate what I am reading.

  4. I had the same thoughts about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - I thought it would be horror-ish but it ended up being different (but still good). I'm on to sci-fi this week with Tryptich.

  5. Glad to know you loved The Keeper of Lost Causes as I have it sitting on my stacks. Congrats on your blogiversary.

  6. Wow, you had a productive week! I'll have to check out some of your posts that I missed (busy week here).

    I can't wait to hear what you think of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - I got it for my mom for her birthday.



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