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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Can you believe it's already June?! We're almost mid-way through the year. I can't believe it. C has just three weeks left of kindergarten. This school year went by way too fast! Anyway, last week was a pretty productive blogging week for me.

I completed and reviewed Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky. I also read and reviewed Freedom's Call by John Walker. You can click on the titles to see my reviews.

I published my What My Children Are Reading this week. I have a few interesting children's picture books that I'll be reviewing over the next few weeks as well.

Finally, I'm hosting a giveaway for a gift card to CSN Stores. It ends on Wednesday, so be sure to check it out and enter to win!

Currently Reading
One Foot in Eden: A Novel by Ron Rash

Up Next
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ~ Yes, I really am going to read this finally!

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. I really enjoyed reading The Glass Castle - such a fascinating story.

    Here is my Monday!

  2. I'm reading Deep Dish, by Mary Kay Andrews AND The No-Cry Potty Training Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. ;)

  3. I loved The Glass Castle. I hope you like it! I want to read Not Without My Daughter. I have it, but it's one of those I just haven't gotten around to yet.

  4. ooh I will want to take a look at your review of Not My Daughter! Have a good week :D

  5. The Glass Castle sounds like it might be a good read. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading what you think of the book.

  6. I truly cannot believe it's already June! Where did the time go?

    I'm going to have to check out Ladybug Girl, I just read your review and I've been seeing it a few places. It's just so cute!

    Have a fantastic reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book


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