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.

6 comments:

  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 :)

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

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

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  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 Thief...it's not one you want to miss out on!!


    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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

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  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.

    Sue

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