Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Monday and we are having a party!


Hello there, bookish people! Did you have a good week?

I have a full house tonight (Sunday). It is my baby sister's sixteenth birthday, so that calls for four sisters, one boyfriend, and the literary family to make pizza, brownies, and a gigantic breakfast in the morning. Happy Birthday, sis!

Oh...I almost forgot. You guys, as of Monday, July 16, I have been blogging for one year. Last July, I wrote a nervous little post, followed up by my first review. Things have changed a lot since then! I feel like I'm getting in the swing of things - that balance between writing on your own blog and visiting others, reading and writing, and paying attention to stats without obsessing over them. Thank you all for visiting my little corner of the internet - you are the best.

Read This Week:

The Irresistible Henry House
By Lisa Grunwald

Second Nature
Second Nature: A Love Story
By Jacquelyn Mitchard


Reading Now:
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Telegraph Avenue
By Michael Chabon

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald


Up Next:
Angelmaker
Angelmaker
By Nick Harkaway


What are you reading this week, friends?

28 comments:

  1. Telegraph Avenue looks like good read, I'll have to look into it more :) I hope you enjoy it and your other reads this week!
    Check out what I'm reading this week!

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. I'm having fun doing the read-along. It's nice to see other people's perspectives when you are all reading at the same time!

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  2. Happy blogiversary.

    My favorite read last week was Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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  3. Well, hello! I'm reading Telegraph Avenue with you. It's funny to stumble on one of the read-a-long group at another linky. I read The Great Gatsby early this year. I thought it was a weird one. The Irresistible Henry House looks great! I look forward to your review.

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    1. Hey there! Small bloggish world, right?
      What did you find weird about Gatsby?? (I'm so curious!)

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  4. Woohoo - Happy Anniversary :-) And hope you had a fantastic weekend!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  5. I listened to The Great Gatsby a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

    Here's my Monday Post.

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    1. I never thought of listening to it. What a great idea! Who narrated the version you listened to?

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!! I know it's a classic but I never did understand the appeal of The Great Gatsby. Then again, I enjoyed it more than some other classics. Anyway, have a great reading week! And best wishes for your second year blogging!

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    1. Something about Fitzgerald feels really comfortable to me. Have you read anything else of his?
      Thank you for your kind wishes! :)

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  7. Happy anniversary, and happy 16th birthday to your sister. I loved The Great Gatsby, though I haven't read it since college. Second Nature intrigues me. I read The Deep End of the Ocean many years ago -- I think it was that author's first novel. It was definitely a page turner.

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed Second Nature. The protagonist was really different from any I had encountered before. I will have to check out The Deep End of the Ocean.

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  8. I am so ashamed, but I have never read The Great Gatsby. It's one of those books that you should read and you know you should...I just never have gotten around to it. :(

    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. No shame! There are always so many books you should have read, right? We only have so many hours in a day. :)

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  9. I hope you're enjoying The Great Gatsby, I haven't read that one in a long while. I might have to pick it up again soon :)

    Soooo many books, so little time!

    Happy Blogoversary!

    therelentlessreader.blogspot.com

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    1. I think this is my third time reading it. I'm not big on re-reading, but I love Fitzgerald.

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  10. How was Henry House? I'm also interested in hearing about the Chabon book. Happy One Year! It's a big accomplishment. I felt like I could breathe a sigh of relief and just write the way I wanted to write. I'm at two years and a few months now.

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    1. Thank you very much!I liked Henry House, but I felt like the characters suffered at the expense of covering a lot of time in history.
      Time really does help you to feel comfortable in your own skin, doesn't it? Congrats on two plus years!

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  11. Happy blogiversary! Whooohooo! I didn't do anything for my one year and I regret it. Go big! And I love your selection of books:) New follower:)

    BookJunkieMom.blogspot.com

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  12. I've always loved The Great Gatsby - one of my all time favorites. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Here's what I'm reading this week!

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    1. I love Gatsby too. Each time I read it, I find something new to appreciate.

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  13. I really want to read The Great Gatsby again before the movie comes out. Hopefully I'll be able to do that!

    Your party sounds fantastic, I hope you guys had a great time :)

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    1. I was excited to read it again anyway, but I think it will be good to have it fresh(er) in my mind when I go see the movie.
      We did have a wonderful time. I'm really glad I live close to my sisters.

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