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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Good Monday morning! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my GIVEAWAY for a copy of First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader. We had some friends visiting for the past few days, so I haven't gotten much reading done this week. Usually I read in the evenings after the kids are in bed, but lately I've been socializing instead!

Currently reading:
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trotter

Reviews written last week:
First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader *GIVEAWAY Ends Monday, March 1st*
Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems
What My Children Are Reading This Week:
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • Little Red Riding Pooh
Up next:
Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader

This meme is being hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

Comments

  1. Last Snow looks good! Is it necessary to read 1st Daughter before this one?

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Glad you had a good time with your friends. Have a great reading week.

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  3. I will have to look into This Is Where I Leave You. Not sure I know that one...

    Have a super week!

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  4. I really want to read This is Where I leave you also. Hope you enjoy it.

    My post

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-are-you-reading.html

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful line-up. Happy reading! My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-1-march.html

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  6. I think its really nice to know what your children are reading as well :-)

    Here is mine if you want to check it out
    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-is-now.html

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  7. I love the section for what your kids are reading :) Have a great week!

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  8. Great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great reading week! :D

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  9. Thanks for stopping by,Julie. I've seen This is Where I Leave You on a few other blogs. Also saw it in the library when I went yesterday. So many books, so little time. (I think that's the title of someone's blog...and it's so true!)

    Have a great week.

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  10. First time visit to your blog! My family and I are big fans of Mo Willems also. Have a great week!

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