Monday, April 2, 2012

It's Monday - Happy April!



Good morning, bibliophiles. Happy Monday! Happy April!  How were your weekends?

Here at the Literary Household, we saw my sisters in their high school production of Bye Bye Birdie on Friday night.
Aren't they cute??

On Saturday, David took part in the Easter Egg Hunt at our church. He was kind of awesome at it, if I do say so myself. He may have thanked God that night that he was so good at finding more eggs than the other kids...oh boy.
The boy in action...

Saturday afternoon was mostly spent reading and playing. I read Carry the One, the husband was reading Catching Fire (I have finally succeeded in getting him hooked!) and the little one had lots of car races. 

Sunday was Palm Sunday, as you probably know, so there was churching and palms (although I don't think I actually got one...). I do the singing thing, the husband does the interning thing, and David does the "when will it be time to leave for Sunday School??" thing.


Onwards to the books! 


Read This Week:
By F. Scott Fitzgerald


Carry the One
By Carol Anshaw


Reading Now: 
By Kathryn Harrison

Posts From This Week:

Coming Up:
Q
By Evan Mandery


Entwined
By Heather Dixon

What are you reading this week? Comment on, friends! 

24 comments:

  1. I have The Enchantments sitting on my Kindle from NetGalley and I bought Entwined a few months ago. Both look exceptionally good :)
    Here's what I'm reading this week :)
    Happy Reading!

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. I got Entwined for Christmas from another blogger. I'm so bad at reading my own books though! This will finally be the week.

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  2. Congrats to your sisters on their play and to David and his amazing egg finding skills! Entwined looks really good-especially the cover!

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  3. How is Enchantments going? I have a review copy of it from netgalley but I've not started it yet, even though it does sound very good.

    Your sisters look like they had a great time in their play!

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    1. It's good so far. I'm about halfway through.
      The sisters were great - it did make me feel really old, though (!) and remember the days when I was doing the high school shows.

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  4. My fiance now wants to read Catching Fire after seeing the movie. He doesn't want to wait and see what happens in the movies.

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    1. Yay! It's really fun when you have someone to discuss the books with.

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  5. Holy Week! Hope you have a great week of reading and other good things as well! Your books all look interesting. The title of Q interests me!

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    1. Thanks! Q has an interesting premise - it's about a man who is visited by his future self and warned not to marry his fiance. Intriguing, yes?
      Have a great week!

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  6. I'm glad you liked The Beautiful and the Damned. I hope you enjoy your books this week.

    My favorite read this week was Stuck on Earth by David Class. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I will come check it out.

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  7. Oh, I love Bye Bye Birdie...it's been many years since I've seen a production.

    I'm curious about Carry the One.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

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    1. Despite many years of school and community theatre, I hadn't seen it either!
      I was underwhelmed by Carry the One unfortunately. I will be posting about it later this week.

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  8. I must admit the story of Entwined doesn't grab me but I love the cover!

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out

    Shelleyrae

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    1. I love the ideas of re-imagined fairy tales. I will have to see how good this one is!

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  9. Q sounds so good! I will have to check it out! And I have always wanted to read the Beautiful and the Damned, and it has been sitting on my book shelf at least a year. I need to get to it, I love Fitzgerald!

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    1. Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors. I know that most people love Gatsby, but I'm having fun watching the trajectory of his writing.

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  10. Are you enjoying Enchantments? I read it a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty good.

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    1. I am enjoying it. This is my first book by Kathryn Harrison and I'm curious about her backlist now. Have you read anything else written by her?

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  11. I recently read and reviewed "Carry the One" - It was simply an OK read for me; I hope it was better for you. You look to have had a GREAT reading week, though! Enjoy THIS reading week as well!

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    1. I didn't love Carry the One either. My review will be up in a few days.

      Thank you - it's been good so far!

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  12. I'm looking forward to reading Carry the One. I'm a little disappointed to read the mixed reviews, but decided to not let them sway me. Q looks good too. Sounds like something I wouldn't normally read, but would like (if that makes sense).

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    1. Hopefully you will be on the side of people who loved Carry the One!
      I understand what you mean about Q. It's good to read something that is different from your usual picks.

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