Monday, December 19, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I hope you had a good week! I cannot believe that Christmas will be here in less than a week now. Yikes! I have no idea if I'll get a chance to write up my Monday post next week or the week after, but I will try to update my status at some point on here. In the meantime, here's what I've been up to this past week.

I finally finished The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith. I really enjoyed it but wish I could have read it over a shorter period of time. I'll try to write up my review at some point soon. I still have to review Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett as well. I didn't actually manage to write any reviews last week.

I did write about some of the Christmas books my kids and I have been reading.

And I put up a wonderful guest post that you have to read. It's Top Ten Lessons for Living from the Wisest Americans by Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D., author of a book I'm going to read in 2012 called 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. I just love the advice he highlights in this guest post!

Currently Reading
I'm now reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. I'm really enjoying it and looking forward to seeing what is going to become of these sisters. I understand she has a sequel to this one, and she's going to be at my local bookstore in February. So I may have to check that one out as well.

Up Next
I'm not sure what I'll pick up next. I may go with one of the NetGalley books I have in my Nook: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka or The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen.

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. Good morning Julie! I just tried Lisa See for the first time a couple months ago with Secret Fan - so good!
    Have a wonderful Christmas week!

  2. I really want to read Buddha in the Attic, I had no idea that was on Netgalley, I missed that.

    Look forward to your review.

  3. I want to read Shanghai Girls too. Have a great reading week.

  4. Not much time for writing reviews here, either, Julie!

    I've been meaning to read a Lisa See novel, too. I have Snow Flower and the Secret Fan on my TBR shelf - really need to get to it!

    Enjoy your books this week and your holiday celebrations!



Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!