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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



What a difference a week makes! Last week, I was here telling you I had read 929 pages the week before. Today, I can only report about 150 pages for the whole week! I didn't finish a single book and I only managed to put up one review.

The review is for a memoir called Before the Last All Clear by Ray Evans, who was evacuated to Wales when he was six years old to escape from the danger of World War II. I'm hosting a giveaway of a copy of this book and it ends tonight ~ so be sure to Enter Now!

Currently Reading
I'm still reading Commune of Women by Suzan Still. I haven't gotten very far, honestly.

Up Next
I plan to move on to The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen next. I also have signed up for two different read-a-thons for next weekend (see my right sidebar for links), so hopefully I'll get through another book or two during those. I also have two books I need to review.

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. The Revisionists sounds like an interesting book. Happy Reading!

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  2. I think I only reviewed one book as well.... busy lives happen :)

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  3. When reading that you'd only read 150 pages, I was going to suggest a readathon, but I see you knew about them already.

    I'm doing the 24h readathon. Not sure I'd manage two.

    Have a fun week!

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  4. We all have low weeks, sometimes life gets in the way, lol.

    I spent last week rebooting my blog on Wordpress. I hope you will stop by and let me know what you think.
    http://www.escapewithdollycas.com/

    Dollycas
    HAPPY READING!!

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  5. Been there with a bad book week. I'm not one who can put a book aside even if it's a bad one so sometimes when I've got a real snorer it sometimes takes me a couple if weeks to get through it. I hope this week goes better for you!

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  6. No worries, Julie, some weeks are just like that! This time of year seems to get especially busy.

    Hope you enjoy your books this week!

    Sue

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  7. Hopefully this week will be a better reading week for you. I'm participating in the RAT too.

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