Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's Monday...what are you reading?


Hi everybody! How was your week?

We just finished up a lovely dinner with the in-laws. I love making dinner in the crockpot - it means I can nap on the couch while it's cooking! I was really happy to put David to bed tonight listening to The Musical Life of Gustav Mole. It was one of my favorites books on tape as a child and I'm pretty sure I listened to it every night for years. I love sharing my favorite childhood books with him. Are there any books you love that you have shared with a favorite kid? 

Read This Week:
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posts from this Past Week:
Reading Now:
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
By Michael Chabon

Angelmaker
By Nick Harkaway

Up Next:
Ivanhoe
By Walter Scott


What did you read this week? 

14 comments:

  1. I've not heard of the Musical Life of Gustav Mole! Sounds like one I need to track down! xx

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    1. It's a great one, especially for little kids who love to sing or play instruments.

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  2. Telegraph Avenue has my attention. My favorite read last week was Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves (audio) by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. It's great so far and it's fun to read it before publication. All reactions are your own and not subconsciously guided by other reviews or media coverage.

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  3. Was reorganizing my bookshelves and uncovered my copy of The Great Gatsby. Pulled it out and put in on my TBR stack. Definitely time for a re-read!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Isn't reorganizing wonderful? You find so many books you had forgotten about. It's like book shopping for free!

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  4. Musical Life of Gustav Mole sounds like something my niece and nephew would love, they're just getting into that 'banging on anything to make it a musical instrument' stage! Some great books you've mentioned, happy reading!

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    1. It's a lot of fun and if you can track down the tape along with the book(and still have a tape player!), they can listen to the story and hear the instruments and music that are mentioned in the story.

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  5. Mmm, yeah, every time I reorganize my book shelves, I find books that I mean to read and keep putting aside. Then I buy more, anyway :|

    Happy reading!

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    1. I've actually pulled out the books I haven't read yet and put them on their own shelf. Of course, this doesn't help when I spot a book I would love to re-read...

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  6. The Great Gatsby was amazing! :) Looking so forward to the movie.

    Check out what I'm reading at Between the Bind.

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    1. I am excited, but trying to wait and see. I think it could either be amazing or terrible.

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  7. I've never ever tried crock pot cooking. My daughter loves it, but I've never tried it. Closest I've come is a slow roast on top of the stove - turned out pretty good. :)

    I have to hand it to you - getting through The Great Gatsby - I don't have patience anymore for reading "the classics". The books from even thirty years ago seem to be written with different english than we use now. It's ironic to me that I don't like these older books, specially since I grew up reading them, being on the lower side of 50 now. lol.

    Have fun reading this week

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    1. Gatsby is not so bad for me - perhaps because I've read it a few times now or because it's not too long? But I do plan to read Ivanhoe in a few weeks. I may regret that decision in a bit!
      Happy Reading!

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