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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Good morning. Hope you had a great weekend! I'm planning a big week of reviews and reading, but for now, here's what I did last week.

I didn't get a lot of adult reading done, but I did read through Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose. It's a geography book for kids. I'll be reviewing that one tomorrow for the blog tour. And I finished The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle, which I had been reading with my son. I also read the first Club Penguin book, Stowaway! Adventures at Sea, which I picked up for my son. I was curious about it since I love read-your-own-adventure types of books when I was a kid. It was fun reliving my youth with that one!

I put together a monthly review of my reading and reviewing for February. I also celebrated Read Across America Day with my kids.

I wrote reviews of Final Vector, a thriller by Allan Leverone, and Elephant Talk, a nonfiction book for kids about the way elephants communicate by Ann Downer.

I also shared a few books my kids have been reading in my What My Children Are Reading post.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading Zero Day by Mark Russinovich. It's an engaging thriller but I just didn't have a lot of time to read last week. I also started My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, but haven't gotten very far with it yet.

Up Next
I may pick up Serena by Ron Rash next, but I haven't decided for sure yet.

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. Sounds like some exciting reads you've been reading lately. I haven't heard of most of them, but they look really good.

    Here's what I'm reading

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  2. I love that you have a "What my children are reading" series - such a wonderful idea!

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  3. Productive week... I love those :) Enjoy your books Julie!

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  4. Have a great reading week! Here is my week! http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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  5. My Stroke of Insight is an amazing title!! Hope you like it even though you haven't read a smuch yet! Hop over if you have the time:
    http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
    Juli @ Universe in Words (old follower)

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  6. I finished more K to 3 books for my project, some short stories and at last, Kraken. Come see what I'm reading now.

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  7. Last week I accomplished three book reviews. This week, in addition to my reading for the bookclub, I am hosting a book giveaway! It's my first so I really hope it's a success! Please come by and enter!
    My Bookshelf

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  8. I'm curious about My Stroke of Insight...hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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