Skip to main content

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Well, Banned Books Week is over. I'm so glad I spent some time reading about this issue, and that I was able to read a couple books that have been challenged over the years. I ended up reading The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey with my son. I also read The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Both books have been challenged over the years. Next year, I hope to remember this special week earlier, so I can plan to read more books from the frequently challenged lists.

In addition to the banned books, I also read and reviewed Bobo's Daughter by Bonnie Barnett. This was a fascinating, and heartbreaking memoir written by the daughter of Chester "Bobo" Barnett, the famous circus clown.

And I read and reviewed a children's book called Hoo Hoo's Song by Amanda Kleback. This is a sweet story of a bear who follows the song in his heart to the woman who needs him most.

Finally, I put together a list of some great Fall picture books that we've been reading.

Currently Reading
I'm currently reading a manuscript of a new novel by a friend of a friend.

Up Next
Next, I'm going to read Little Bee by Chris Cleave, which is my book club's October selection. And after that is Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith.

GIVEAWAYS!!
October 20th is my first blogiversary, so I've decided to host giveaways all month long! Click here to enter the first giveaway. It ends on Wednesday night.

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.

Comments

  1. Happy Blogoversary!! I have quite a bit to go before I get there (7 months?), so can't wait!!

    Here's my Monday: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have heard great things about Little Bee but unsure if it is for me.

    Enjoy celebrating your blogoversary month.

    My post.

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-are-you-reading-monday-after.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love Blogiversary celebrations. I brought coffee and coffee cake :)

    have a super reading week.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I didn't read any banned books this week but I was busy reading papers about banned books for school.

    Mostly I read picture books. Here's what I'm reading this week.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats on your first Blogoverary. I can't believe that The Old Man and The Sea was once a chllenged book, but then there were looks of books I found that were challenged that made no sense to me. Hope you enjoy Little Bee and have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy blogiversary and happy reading! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes, Banned Books Week was great wasn't it? I learned a lot about the banning and challenging of books. Many of my past and TBRs are on the list. I want to read The Old Man and the Sea before this year is out. Happy blogiversary!!! I'm going to check out your giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am still reading: 360 Degrees Longitude, one family's journey around the world by John Higham - A true story, based on John Higham and his wife September and their two children, ages eight and eleven packing up their suburban lives good-bye to travel round the world.

    O Bom Inverno, by Joao Tordo. A Portuguese Fiction thriller, and a bestseller in Portugal. A story about a frustrated depressed writer, that goes to Budapest on a literary event, and far sighted from where literary can really take him.

    And now recently started:

    Living the Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being by John-Roger and Paul Kaye. This is a book filled with practical wisdom that expands one's awareness into living a healthy life with natural healing techniques that come from within.

    Hope you are well and having a lovely week

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Getting back to blogging

It seems that blogging has dropped to the bottom of my list for the past year, and was pretty low for the year or two prior to that. I love to read, and am continuing to do so, but as my regular readers know I haven't been around much. My last blog post was almost a year ago!!

There are many things that have taken me away from blogging. Work has been much more challenging and interesting these past few years, but that means I really don't want to get back on the computer when I get home at night - or on the weekends.

Family life has been more busy with kids having multiple activities in the evenings, leaving little time to just hang out and write about the books that I read.

I will admit to a bit of a Facebook addiction, which means way too much time spent scrolling through my newsfeed instead of doing something more productive. This is one of the things I'm working on and hoping that this will free up some time for getting back to the blog.

Overall, life is good. Work is …

Book Review: The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett

Peter Byerly is distraught over the loss of his wife nine months ago. He has retreated to their cottage in the English countryside, hoping to return to his love of collecting and restoring rare books. But when he opens a book about Shakespeare forgeries and finds a Victorian watercolor of a woman who looks just like his wife, Peter is soon on a search for the origin of the painting and the truth about Shakespeare's real identity.

The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett is a wonderful journey for anyone who loves books. It follows Peter's search in 1995, which turns into a bit of a thriller at times. But Lovett also takes the reader back in time a bit so we can learn the story of his relationship with his wife and how he came to be a bookseller. He does a beautiful job of expressing Peter's feelings about the rare books he encounters, and his feelings are contagious.

And then he takes us back even further to the history of one particular volume, whos…

Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

This week, I'm participating in the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm a Reader, Not a Writer.

I'm giving away a book of your choice 
up to $10 from Book Depository.
It's that simple. Just visit  Book Depository and choose any book that is selling for $10 or less.

This giveaway is open to international entries as long as Book Depository ships to your address (click here to check). The contest ends on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight Eastern Time. The winner will be picked using Random.org and notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what book you want to win.

Check out all the other participants in the giveaway hop!