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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.

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.


  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...

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

    Enjoy celebrating your blogoversary month.

    My post.

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

    have a super reading week.

  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.

  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.

  6. Happy blogiversary and happy reading! :)

  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.

  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


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