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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Good morning. I hope you had a good week. My Book Retreat was kind of quiet last week as my family and I were on a week-long road trip with stops in Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. It was a lot of fun and the kids did great in the car and all the different places we stayed! I'm so glad we did it. Now C is getting ready for the start of school on Thursday.

While on vacation, I did get some reading done. I read  The Summoner by Layton Green, which I will review later this week. I still need to write a review for The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen as well. So be sure to stop back within the next few days to read my reviews.

I also have a giveaway going on right now. You can win a copy of What Language Is by John McWhorter. It ends tonight so be sure to check it out now!

Currently Reading
I'm now reading The Egyptian by Layton Green, which is being released on Saturday.

Up Next
Next I'll be reading The Rules of the Tunnel: My Brief Period of Madness by Ned Zeman. I'll be giving away a copy of that one next 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'm intrigued by Rules of the Tunnel. I may have to check that one out.

    -Anne
    My Head is Full of Books

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  2. Enjoy your books. The best book I read last week was Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Please come see what I finished and what's up next.

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  3. Hmm, very different tastes than me. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

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  4. Thanks for introducing me the Sheila's blog, i just spent some quality time looking over her book meme.

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