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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


I'm a bit late today, but wanted to be sure to get this update out. I spent the weekend working on Bloggiesta updates to my blogs, so I didn't get a lot of reading done. I did get a lot of behind-the-scenes work done on my blogs, though, so it's good to get that out of the way!

I completed and reviewed One Foot in Eden: A Novel by Ron Rash last week. This was read for the Support Your Local Authors Challenge and I loved it! I'll definitely be reading more of his books in the future.

I published my What My Children Are Reading this week. I focused on one specific book this week. It's called Because I am Your Daddy by Sherry North, and I think it makes a great Father's Day book to read if you're looking for something like that.

I've decided to host a Summer Reading Challenge. I'll be posting the details tomorrow, but essentially, it's a fairly open challenge that will run from June 21-Sept 21 and will be modeled after the challenges hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days. I'm doing her Spring Reading Thing challenge right now and wanted something to move on to when it ends next week.

Currently ReadingThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls ~ about halfway done

Up Next
Not sure yet. Probably something for review, since I have several in a pile at the moment!

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.

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  1. I have a bunch of review books I need to read, too. Somehow, other books keep snatching my attention!

    Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!
    My list for this week.

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  2. Hi Julie, I worked on Bloggiesta too this weekend and usually tried to read to late into the night. :)

    Well - this week should be more time for reading for both of us :)

    Enjoy!

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  3. I read The Glass Castle and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Happy reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-14-june.html

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  4. I'm reading "Please Excuse my Daughter!" :)

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  5. I am participating in the SRT and will bookmark you for the summer reading challenge.

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  6. i finished the glass castle last week. It was really good! i wasn't sure at first since it was my first memoir. But i loved it! I hope you do too

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  7. By the way, i too have a 3 year old girl and an almost 6 year old boy :o)

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