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Weekly Reading Recap

Good Monday morning! Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to all my new followers who joined My Book Retreat during the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop last week. Each Monday, I participate in this meme, hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, in which I share what I've been reading and reviewing over the past week.

Last week, I put up a review of Replay by Ken Grimwood. It was a great sci-fi novel that prompted some interesting discussions during my book club meeting a couple weeks ago.

As far as reading goes, I didn't manage to complete either of the two books I was reading last week, and I also picked up a third book! So now I'm halfway through three different books. I never do this to myself and am a bit frustrated, so I know I will be done with all three by next Monday! I generally prefer to read one book at a time.

My son is still reading the Septimus Heap book, Flyte, by Angie Sage. It's hard to believe he's been on that same book for several weeks. I think my exceptional reader is slacking this summer. I may need to start pushing him a bit to get back into reading over the rest of his break!

Currently Reading
So I'm still reading ec-o-nom-ics: a simple twist on normalcy by Kersten Kelly and 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. I'm also reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I'm scheduled to put my review up for that book tour tomorrow, so I'll definitely be finishing that one today!

Up Next
I'll need to pick up 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross next since that's my next book tour that's coming up 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.


  1. I prefer one book at a time also but those seem completely different so not to bad, just frustrating to complete now.

    Enjoy your reading week.

    1. Yes, it definitely helped that they were all very different books!

  2. I had a week in which I had bookmarks in 4 or 5 books! It does make it hard to finish one. Have a great week of reading.

    1. Yes, it does. I did manage to finish one so far...

  3. I think I've told you a dozen times before but Replay is my favorite book!! I will go take a look at your review.

    Very busy here, too, lately so I understand. And it would drive me crazy to have 3 books going at once, too!!

    Hope you have time to enjoy your books this week -


    1. I can definitely see why Replay is your favorite book. I never re-read books but it's tempting with that one.

  4. I liked 50 shades - I got a lot of flak about it from my friends but I enjoyed it. Not great literature but a fun read :)

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

    1. It's better than I expected... but I didn't have very high expectations!

  5. I'm reading 50 Shades too - well actually, listening to the audiobook version. So far I think it's pretty okay, but I'm pretty early into it. Hope you get to finish up all 3 books you've got going on, soon :-)

    1. I was surprised by how long it took to really get into any of the more interesting stuff. It's an okay book, though.

  6. I'm on book 3 of the 50 Shades series...well I will be once I buy it :) I hope you enjoy your books this week!
    Check out what I'm reading this week :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. I doubt I'll read books 2 and 3 but glad to hear you're enjoying them!


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