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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Good morning ~ at least it's morning here for a few more minutes! I got a late start this morning because I had a dentist appointment. Unfortunately I have a cavity. Ugh!

Last week, I got quite a bit of blogging done. I put up a review of The Pharos Objective by David Sakmyster. It was a great adventure story and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

I also reviewed In the Lap of the Gods by Li Miao Lovett. This was another excellent book. It was set in modern-day China and was quite interesting both in terms of the storyline as well as the glimpse into the culture there.

Finally, I reviewed a children's picture book called Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper, which is an adorable story about a little girl who gets her father to take her to the Pink Girls Pink-nic when her mom gets sick. Very cute!

In other news, I wanted to remind everyone about the Scholastic Online Charity Auction that is taking place through June 5, 2011. It's a great opportunity to bid on some original artwork by children's book illustrators.

And I'd love to hear how you promote your blog through Facebook. I set up a Facebook page for My Book Retreat, and am looking for ideas on how to use it.

Currently Reading
I'm still reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I just didn't have much time to read this past week, or at least I didn't make much time to read. I plan to finish it tonight. It's actually quite interesting.

Up Next
I'm going to read Blood Trust by Eric Van Lustbader next, and then I'll move on to A Game of Character by Craig Robinson, which I have for an upcoming blog tour.

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. Hi!
    My book club read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last month. I really enjoyed it. Most everyone in the club did too. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

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  2. Enjoy your book and your week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-39.html

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  3. This week I'm reading Leven Thumps to the kids, Clockwork Angel for myself and writing writing!

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  4. Oh, sorry to hear about your cavity. A very kind blog reader just sent me Henrietta Lacks last week - I can't wait to read it!

    I didn't have much time for reading last week either and have a lot of catching up to do!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

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  5. You had a good week (minus the cavity). I have not put up a Facebook Page for my blog yet... I am afraid it will be one more thing to take care of and I can barely keep up with what I have. :)

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  6. I have wondered what all you can do with facebooking for blogs. I'll be interested to see what you find! I listened to the first half of Henrietta Lacks, but didn't finish it. I really want to read the print version, though.

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  7. I am here catching up with all you have been up to while I was absent for a few days. I rely on promoting my blog by posting reviews on a selection of book review sites but I have a Facebook page for my other blog, entitled News From Italy, if you are interested it would be great to see you there Julie.

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