Monday, December 1, 2014

Week in Review

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Good morning. I can't believe it's December today! I think my participation in National Blog Posting Month (#NaBloPoMo) during November made the month really fly by! We spent the weekend decorating for Christmas. It's starting to look very festive around here, although it still seems a bit surreal. I haven't gotten used to the fact that Christmas is only a few weeks away!

Because of #NaBloPoMo, I once again have several posts to share, including a GIVEAWAY that ends at midnight tonight!

Reviews and Blog Posts
Reading
I participated in the Christmas Spirit Readathon last week, but didn't read as much as I had hoped. I did finish First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett. I absolutely loved it! And it prompted me to start Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which I honestly didn't get into as much as I had hoped. I read about 25% of it and then moved on to Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin, which I did finish and plan to review this week.

After that, I picked up a book at the library called The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto, which I'm enjoying so far. Next, I plan to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

Kids Reading
C still hasn't gone back to Mockingjay. I'm sure he will eventually. He did get a new book at the library, though, and he flew through it. It's Wonkenstein (The Creature from My Closet Book 1) by Obert Skye. He has the second book in the series to read next.

M read Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition on Thanksgiving so that Jolly, our elf could come back!

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too. You can also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

12 comments:

  1. I'm currently reading The Clash Of The Couples, in ebook format, because a few bloggers I "know" have stories in it. It's funny, but also touches on all the little bits of love in relationships. The real stuff that they don't tell you about until you're screaming at your husband because he ate your ice cream. Ya know, that kinda thing. I highly recommend it!

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    1. That sounds good! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Going to check out your post about tips for buying books.

    I loved The Invention of Wings. Good luck to all the entrants in your contest.

    Great on the Readathon...I can't participate in any kind of challenges. Too stressful for me. :)

    I am reading After The War Is Over

    ENJOY your week of reading.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I'll have to check out After the War is Over. Sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I don't blame C for not going back to Mockingjay. I read the Hunger Games and that was enough for me! Wokenstein is on sale at the Scholastic Book Fair that's taken over my library. I picked it up to check it out. It's great to read that it engages readers!

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    1. I wasn't all that thrilled with Mockingjay either, honestly. So I understand as well. He is definitely enjoying that other series. He wants the third book now but I'm not sure if it's out yet.

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  4. I had read the Hunger Games series and we just watched Catching Fire on Netflix on Sunday which I really liked. Have a great reading week. I am hoping there will be more reading time now that NaBloPoMo is done!

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    1. I agree on the reading! Although I am sitting here for the first day in over a month without a planned post, wondering if I should write something or take a day off!

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    1. Yes, it was. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Wonkenstein looks like a lot of fun and one my 12 year old girl would enjoy as well! :)

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    1. I bet she would! I'm always excited when we find random books like that and he likes them!

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