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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Book completed last week:

Reviews written last week:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell
What My Children Are Reading This Week:
  • Wes Gets a Pet by Susan Blackaby
  • A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker
  • I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara S. Garriel
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Books currently reading:
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Up next:
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Upcoming reviews:
The Cat on the Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths
Sarah's Key: A Novel by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Gail de Marcken

Visit J. Kaye's Book Blog to see what others are reading.


  1. Can't wait for your review on Sarah's Key! I just received that from my book blogger Secret Santa.

  2. I like your list of books.
    I think that I would like to start reading the books by Steig Larsson. How are you liking the second book?

  3. A wide variety of books are in your list. I like that!

    My books:

  4. I have to read the Steig Larsson's next year, just have to.....

  5. I've read The girl With the Dragon Tattoo and am looking forward to The Girl Who Played With Fire! Happy reading, you have some great books listed here.

  6. I was just mentioning The Christmas Train by David Baldacci on another blog. I thought I'd read it, but for the life of me I can't remember. I really need to check and see.

  7. Steph - My review on Sarah's Key should be up Tues or Wed.

    Deanna - I think I'm going to like the second book, but I haven't gotten very far yet - just haven't had time to sit and concentrate on it!

    Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

  8. Great books!! I've heard lots of good things about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

  9. I love Richard Paul Evans! That is a ton of books and can't wait to see what you have to say about Sara's Key, have a great week.


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