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Weekly Reading Recap

Good morning. I'm so excited to actually participate in It's Monday! on a Monday! It's been a while since I managed to get my post up that early in the week. I hope you had a great weekend. We had a nice one. My daughter's dance recital was last night so that was a nice way to end the weekend.

Last week, I finished reading Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke and published my review for the book tour. I then picked up two different books, which means I haven't managed to finish reading anything else yet!

I did get a couple other reviews done. I reviewed a courtroom thriller, Under Oath by Margaret McLean. And I reviewed some of my daughter's favorite Barbie books.

My son hasn't been reading much lately. I think basketball camp last week wore him out so when it was time for bed, he just wanted to go to sleep. He's still halfway through the second book in the Septimus Heap series, Flyte. Otherwise, he's just read a few picture books that we have around the house.

Currently Reading
I'm reading The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer and ec-o-nom-ics: a simple twist on normalcy by Kersten Kelly.

Up Next
I'm going to read These Ties by William Bortz next, and then I think I'll pick up some sort of summer read, or I might give into the hype and read 50 Shades of Grey ...

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. Hi Julie-- My book group just read Fifty Shades. We meet this Saturday for discussion. It will definitely be an interesting time. Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

    1. I'm sure it would be an interesting discussion!

  2. My daughter has all the 50 Shades books and she said they are definitely not mom material. Wow, how times change. I used to tell her she was too young for Harlequin.

    Have a great week!

    1. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't recommend them to my mom! But many of my 40-something friends are reading them. I just worry they'll be really poorly written.

  3. The Manufactured Identity sounds really interesting in a dark, twisty sort of way. Hope you are enjoying it!

    1. Well, I'm halfway through and have no idea what's going on! But it's interesting and keeps me turning the pages!

  4. 50 Shades is good - Not great literature but its a fun read. and EVERYONE and their brother is reading it :) I went on vacation 3 hours away and guess what a random lady was reading outside of the hotel??? :) A great conversation starter!

    What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??

    1. That's the only reason I'm considering reading it - it seems to be a popular topic of conversation. I just hate spending the $10 on it!

  5. I saw your rating, now look forward to your review of Manufactured Identity.

    I am SO glad I read Fifty before the hype, I am unsure if I would enjoy it now. I loved it, the first one I thought brilliant and it went down from there. The writing is not great Julie, read it for the entertainment factor. I thought the emails were very modern style.

  6. It's really tough to pick just one.
    I'd have to say some of my favorites are Chris Bohjalian, Michael Connelly, and Brian Freeman.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com


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