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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


So I completely forgot it was Monday. I've been working all day at home as usual. What's not usual is that my son has been home with me all day. He didn't have any camps scheduled for this week. So he kept me a bit distracted as I tried to get my work done and keep him entertained all day. I just realized I never got around to posting this!

I didn't do a whole lot here on My Book Retreat last week. I wrote a review of a great detective novel set in the South: A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl. I also published a guest post by Wayne last week.

I finished reading Listen by Rene Gutteridge but haven't gotten around to writing my review for that. I also still need to write a review of Murder in the 11th House by Mitchell Scott Lewis. That one doesn't publish until early September so I am holding off a bit longer before putting up my review.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. I'm also still reading Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller for my book club. I had put it aside a couple weeks ago and really need to get back to it and finish.

Up Next
I'm not sure what I'm going to pick up next. I guess you'll have to wait until next week to find out! I do know this week will bring my NetGalley Month recap, which won't be very impressive, and my July recap, which I think will be pretty good. Plus I hope to review Listen this week.

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. I just read a synopsis for Murder in the 11th House and am interested in your opinion of it. I guess I have to wait a while but that's ok. I'm a follower so I'll be sure to catch it.

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  2. Your books sound quite interesting, I will look into them further. Enjoy your books and your week.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-50.html

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  3. Oh, yeah, I guess it is time again for a monthly summary. Seems like I just wrote June's summary - thanks for reminding me!

    I know how hard it is to get any work done with kids at home!!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

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  4. I loved Listen - I hope you enjoyed it too.

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  5. I need to read Keeper of Lost Causes soon. Murder in the 11th House sounds intriguing. Have a great week!

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