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Weekly Reading Recap

Good morning. I hope you had a good week. Thanks for stopping by! We had a decent week getting back into the swing of work and school. Work was a bit crazy as I'm currently working on two big projects at once, but at least it makes the time pass quickly. We also celebrated my husband's birthday last week, and M went to her first drop-off birthday party at her friend's house on Saturday night, which she really enjoyed.

As far as reading goes, I finished The Art of Life by Sabin Howard and Traci L. Slatton. That was my first book for my Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge. Yay! I'll try to write the review later this week.

I also put up a review of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, which I really enjoyed. I can't wait to read the sequel since it ends in a bit of a cliffhanger!

I also wrote a wrap-up of the 2011 Where are You Reading Challenge. And I put up a post with a linky for reviews of books read for the challenge I'm hosting.

In addition to all of that, I added a couple new pages on my blog and updated some things on my sidebar to start the new year.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading  No Story to Tell by KJ Steele.

Up Next
Next, I'll be moving on to a middle-grade book, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram. Then I'll pick up Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which is this month's selection for my book club.

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.


  1. Wow, you have had a busy week, Julie! the beginning of the year is always hectic here, too. My son's birthday is this week, so it feels as if the holiday season just keeps going!

    I've been on the fence about your challenge. I love your blog and really want to support you, but I don't read much non-fiction that isn't memoir. There are 2 books on my TBR shelf that would fit the category, but I'm not sure I'll get to 5 this year. I need to make some decisions about challenges (finally) this week.

    I have a Lisa See novel on my TBR shelf, too - must get to that one, too. So little time and so many good books!!

    Enjoy your books this week -


  2. Oh, and Unbroken is excellent - how nice that your book group chose a book that fits in your new challenge!

  3. I will have to check out your review on Unbroken. I loved her other book, Seabiscuit, so much. Hillenbrand has a great writing style, I'm sure it will be awesome!

    1. That's great to hear. I'm looking forward to starting it tonight.


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