Sunday, April 8, 2012

It's Monday - Happy Easter!


Hi there and a very happy Easter or Passover to you! We had a great weekend around here. I got some reading done as well as some work on a few freelance projects currently on my desk. On Sunday, the Easter Bunny paid a visit, we went to church, and then had a big lunch with my family before visiting the husband's family. We are a well-fed, tired bunch! Wait...you want some pictures? Well, alright...





Ok, enough with the pictures. I get it. Book Time!


Read This Week:


Enchantments
By Kathryn Harrison


Q
By Evan Mandery


Entwined
By Heather Dixon


I finally finished listening to:

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare
By Karen Abbott


Posts from This Past Week:
It's Monday
March Wrap-Up
Wednesdays with David: Wayside School is Falling Down
Reviews of Carry the One and Half Blood Blues


Reading Now:

Patti LuPone: A Memoir


Coming Up:
Oracle Night
Oracle Night
By Paul Auster

Tell me what you read this week in the comments - should I add it to my to-be-read list?

40 comments:

  1. So...is it bad that I haven't heard of any of those? Lol..I feel like such a failboat! Oh well...Happy Easter and Have a great week full of awesome books!

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    1. Not at all - no embarking on the failboat over here!
      I hope your Easter was great too!

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  2. Sounds like you had a nice Easter. You have some titles I'm not familiar with. Enjoy your reading. :-)

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    1. Thank you Martha. I try to mix it up a little bit, with mixed results!
      I hope you have a great reading week too!

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  3. Oh my gosh great pics and wonderful books too! Have a super week :)

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I hope you have an amazing week too. :)

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  4. Am glad to hear you had a wonderful Easter! Beautiful photos too by the way :) The three books you read this week all look great and Oracle By Paul Auster for this week is sure to be great! I love his work. Happy reading :)

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    1. Thank you!
      Oracle Night will be my first book by the author - I'm excited to read it. Have a great week!

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  5. Enjoy your books. Lovely photographs. My favorite read this week was Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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  6. I've read The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster and found it thought provoking. I'll be interested to read you review of Oracle Night. You can check out my Monday here

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_09.html

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    1. I had no idea how popular Paul Auster is - I hadn't heard of him until recently!

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  7. The photos are lovely, you look like a very happy family. The first one of your son is adorable :)
    I read Song of Achilles this week, and it was absolutely amazing. I didn't think I liked Greek mythology until I read it. And now I'm about half way through Tom Sawyer.

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    1. Thank you so much! We do love to throw a big party for Easter. :)
      I read a great review for Song of Achilles last week. I'm on my way to see what you thought.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm on my way over. :)

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  9. Aww cute pictures! Looks nice and sunny too!

    I LOVE the look of some of your books here: Q and American Rose especially! They look brilliant- I'm checking them out right now!

    New Follower :-)

    My Monday Wrap Up: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/its-mondaywhat-am-i-reading.html

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    1. Thank you. It was a perfect day - sunny and warm with just a bit of a breeze.
      Yay! Thank you for following. :)

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  10. Great photos! Thanks for sharing....

    I love the cover on Entwined....enjoy your week.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. That cover is beautiful, isn't it? Personally I can never find the time to traipse through the woods in a ball gown.. :)

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  11. What a wonderful family picture!!!!

    As for your books American Rose looks good to me!
    Have an awesome week!

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    1. Thank you!
      The parts about Gypsy Rose Lee herself were really interesting. That was certainly a fascinating, dysfunctional little family.

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  12. *SIGH* I just added Oracle Night and Q to my ever growing TBR list!!
    Popped over here to visit from It's Monday...

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    1. I am always happy to help! Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a great week as well!

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  14. Love your photos - looks like you had a lovely day!!!

    Q sounds very intriguing...I'm going to check that one out.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. Thanks, Kristin!
      I enjoyed Q. The narrator was wonderful, one of those characters you really want to succeed.

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  15. I always love to see pictures, curious to know what people look like! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful week too.

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  16. What lovely family pictures!
    Oracle Night sounds interesting

    Wishing you a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to reading Oracle Night.

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  17. I just bought Half Blood Blues as I want to read a few of the Orange longlisted books, but just had a look at your review and I'm sorry to see you didn't like it so much. Maybe I'll save it and read some more of the others first.

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    1. I liked it, I just didn't love it the way I hoped I would. That's a great idea to read a bunch of the Orange Award nominated books!

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  18. Ooh, I loved Entwined. I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings, I'm learning.

    Looks like you had a great time with your family! I hope the week greets you with fantastic books.

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    1. I am a sucker for retellings as well! I hope you have a great week and great books. :)

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  19. Great list of books. I read Oracle Night years ago. I remember enjoying it but that's about all I remember. Funny how my memory isn't that great with some books.

    Hope you enjoy!

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    1. I am terrible at remembering details of books too! That is one of the reasons I started blogging. In ten or twenty years, I want to remember which books I loved and why.

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  20. Such cute pictures! And American Rose and Q looks good:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I will be posting my reviews on those two tomorrow and Friday. :)

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