Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I hope you've had a great week. I, unfortunately, have not. I started the week not feeling well and have gotten progressively worse as the week has gone on. I went to the doctor on Saturday and got some prescription cough medicine and antihistamine but I swear I'm worse now! I'm starting to wonder if I should just go back to the Mucinex D I was taking before I went to the doctor! I do have antibiotics now, too, since it seems to have turned into a sinus infection. I took the second dose today so hopefully I'll be on the mend soon...

So what does that have to do with books? Well, it means I had absolutely no energy, as the week wore on, to think clearly and write up reviews. I now have a backlog of three books I need to review. I rarely do this because I have a hard time remembering what I wanted to write about. But hopefully when I finally feel up to writing, I'll remember!

I finished Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell last week. I also finished Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. So I did get quite a bit of reading done.

I also wrote up my Month in Review post earlier in the week when I wasn't feeling so bad.

And I did write one review early in the week as well: The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen.

Finally, I put together a review of the picture books we've read so far for Picture Book Month.

Currently Reading
I've read about a quarter of The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I'm really enjoying it, which is good since it's a very long book. It's been on my shelf for so long because I thought it would take me forever to read it. But it's actually turning into a fairly "quick" read.

Up Next
Help me decide what to read next. Which should I choose?
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 voted for The Book Thief. I haven't gotten to it either but I've heard nothing but raves. Have a great week & feel better :)

  2. This is flu season, hope its not that, feel better.

  3. Book Thief! Book Thief! It's really good!I just started The Midwife's Confession.
    I hope you feel better...right now!

  4. I can't wait to see what you think of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and The Secret Garden. I have one staring at me from my TBR pile and the other on my wishlist!

    Definitely read The Book's not one you want to miss out on!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  5. Ugghh...I meant The Forgotten Garden!

  6. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you've been sick, Julie. That stinks. I would definitely stay on Mucinex the entire time you are sick - it thins mucus secretions (sorry for being graphic) to help prevent sinus infection and/or bronchitis. I take it maximum strength, round-the-clock when I get congested.

    Don't worry about the reviews - I'm always behind! LOL Just relax and enjoy reading while you rest and recover - glad to hear you are enjoying The Forgotten Garden - it gets better and better.



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