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: A Love Story
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
By Michael Chabon
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
By Nick Harkaway
What are you reading this week, friends?
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!ReplyDelete
Check out what I'm reading this week!
-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages
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!Delete
My favorite read last week was Sweet Revenge (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson. Please come see what else I'm reading.
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.ReplyDelete
Hey there! Small bloggish world, right?Delete
What did you find weird about Gatsby?? (I'm so curious!)
Happy Blog-o-versary btw!ReplyDelete
Thank you! :)Delete
Woohoo - Happy Anniversary :-) And hope you had a fantastic weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Tanya!Delete
I listened to The Great Gatsby a few years ago and really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Here's my Monday Post.
I never thought of listening to it. What a great idea! Who narrated the version you listened to?Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Something about Fitzgerald feels really comfortable to me. Have you read anything else of his?Delete
Thank you for your kind wishes! :)
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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. :(ReplyDelete
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No shame! There are always so many books you should have read, right? We only have so many hours in a day. :)Delete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Soooo many books, so little time!
I think this is my third time reading it. I'm not big on re-reading, but I love Fitzgerald.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Time really does help you to feel comfortable in your own skin, doesn't it? Congrats on two plus years!
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:)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
I've always loved The Great Gatsby - one of my all time favorites. I hope you enjoy it! :)ReplyDelete
Here's what I'm reading this week!
I love Gatsby too. Each time I read it, I find something new to appreciate.Delete
I really want to read The Great Gatsby again before the movie comes out. Hopefully I'll be able to do that!ReplyDelete
Your party sounds fantastic, I hope you guys had a great time :)
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.Delete
We did have a wonderful time. I'm really glad I live close to my sisters.