Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's Monday and August is here!


Hello, everyone! How is your August going so far? The husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend with dinner out and a trip to hear Ingrid Michaelson in concert. We are so thankful to have our parents close by who are willing to have our little guy spend the night at their houses!

Thank you to everyone who had kind words for my family and me last week. Some things are definitely getting better, so thank you for your prayers and thoughts!

Read This Week:
The Chaperone
By Laura Moriarty

Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life
By Lauren F Winner

Gone Girl
By Gillian Flynn


Posts from this Past Week: 


Reading Now:
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
By Walter Scott


Up Next:
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green


What are you reading this week?

28 comments:

  1. I've read Ivanhoe twice. I could go for a third read of it. My favorite book last week was My favorite read last week was I Was Told There'd Be Cake by (audio) by Sloane Crosley which I listened to on my way to and from work Please come see what else I'm reading.

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    1. It is a good one. I picked it up mostly because I remembered adoring the Illustrated Classics version as a child. It's interesting to read the full text now.

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  2. Happy Anniversary! I loved Gone Girl, I hope you did too!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. Thanks so much! I thought it was brilliant, but I think I would be afraid to meet Gillian Flynn in a dark alley...

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  3. Three of these books are waiting for me on my iphone - I just haven't got to them yet! :)

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    1. I always feel as if waiting books are sad because they haven't been picked yet..just me?

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  4. Happy Anniversary!
    How is Ivanhoe going?

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    1. Thanks Sam! All the good weddings happened in the summer, right?
      Ivanhoe is going well. It's taking me longer than most books because I have to really settle into the language, but I like it. It's good to stretch yourself and besides, it's a great story.

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  5. "The Fault" has been extremely popular at my library! Perfect choice :)

    Happy reading this week!!!
    Check out what I'm reading and enter for a giveaway!

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    1. I don't read a lot of YA, but everyone has been gushing over this one! I'm excited to see what all of the fuss is about. :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary! I'd love to see her in concert, hope it was fab! You have a great list of books read and upcoming reads! Enjoy :)

    Hope you have a great week of reading!

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun concert. She actually had her husband as her opening act, so they sang a few duets together too.
      Happy Reading to you as well!

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  7. Happy Anniversary and Happy Reading!!

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  8. I hope you're loving The Fault in Our Stars. Heard so many rave reviews about Gone Girl. These are two books I want to read soon. Enjoy! Oh, and happy anniversary!!

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    1. I figured that The Fault in Our Stars would be a great change of pace after I finish Ivanhoe. I hope you enjoy it too!
      Thanks! :)

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  9. Happy late anniversary! One day I will get around to reading John Green and finding out for myself what all the fuss is about. I even own Looking for Alaska but I haven't read it yet. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks, Jen! My sister really liked Looking for Alaska but this will be my first John Green book.

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  10. I hope you love The Fault in Our Stars! I adore John Green. He really is an amazing author. What did you think of Gone Girl? Wasn't it fantastic?

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    1. It was amazing. How in the world did Gillian Flynn come up with this stuff?!?

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  11. Girl Meets God sounds like it would be a good read.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

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    1. I enjoyed it. It's set up as a series of essays centering around Jewish and Christian holidays.
      Happy reading to you too!

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  12. Happy Anniversary!

    I looked up the books you have listed this post - Gone Girl looks pretty interesting, something to keep in mind for me.

    thanks for visiting my blog - :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Gone Girl has all sorts of twists and turns that will keep you guessing.

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  13. I loved The Fault in Our Stars, though it was heart-wrenching. I hope you like it as much as I did. :)

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  14. I love the cover for Gone Girl. I totally need to read The Fault in Our Stars! My husband loved it. Hope you have a great reading week. Thanks for stopping by my Monday post:)

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    1. I started it today. It's wonderful so far! I hope you get to it soon. :)

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