Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Monday and we are busy!


Hey there, bibliophiles. How is it going? This has been a crazy week! I apologize for some spotty posting this week. We were having some computer issues, but we are back up and running. 

This week saw us visiting (and loving) a preschool with David and then prepping and carrying out a concert at our church. My husband was the man in charge and I sang and played piano, among some other things. We had a local pizza place selling pizza and a few vendors. We managed to avoid any real rain, and it was a great event. I think the Summer Sounds Concert will become an annual tradition at our church. Then we had the the hubby's parents, and his brother, wife, and little guy over for dinner. Suffice it to say that we are tuckered...but it's been a really good week. 


Read This Week:

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
By Rachel Joyce

The Red House: A Novel
The Red House
By Mark Haddon

Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Reviews of Ivanhoe and The Fault in Our Stars

Reading Now:
Tender is the Night
Tender Is The Night
By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Up Next:
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
By Glynis Ridley

Check back later on Monday for my post on The Siren of Paris. What did you read this week?

23 comments:

  1. Glad you had such a great week - love concerts like that. =) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is on my radar, I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. It was a lot of fun. I was really nervous though - I'm glad we are not doing another one until next summer!
      I think the right word for The Unlikely Pilgrimage...is lovely. I hope you get the chance to read it!

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  2. I haven't heard of any of these titles, but they do look pretty good :) Hope you have a great week! The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. I loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage and I am enjoying Tender Is The Night, which is a re-read for me. I hope you have a great week as well!

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  3. I want to try The Red House! Have a super week :)

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    1. I didn't love it...but perhaps you will! Thanks for visiting, Sheila. :)

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  4. Lindsey! I'm always so jealous of the books you are reading :) Such good stuff. Seriously, I want all 4 of those right this minute.

    Hope you have a fab week!

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    1. Hehe...that is a lovely thing to hear. Thanks so much, Miss Jennifer. Have a fantastic week yourself!

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  5. The Red House is on my wish list.

    My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. I have never heard of Ottoline at Sea. I'm off to check it out!

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  6. I didn't know you sang, I'm jealous as I'm completely tone deaf!

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    1. I do indeed sing; church stuff, a little opera, and a lot of musical theatre. I don't usually play the piano at the same time though, so I was suffering from a slight case of nerves on Saturday!

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  7. Congratulations on a successful concert! I enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime but I haven't read any of Haddon's other work. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I didn't love The Red House. But not having read The Curious Incident, I don't know if the style is the same. I hope you have a wonderful week too!

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  8. sounds like you definitely had a busy week - how did you manage to find any time to read at all! I hope you are able to find some quiet this week and enjoy a book or two! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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    1. Well...I think I've passed on the right genes. When I'm home with my little guy, we often sit down for lunch with our respective books! :)

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  9. Tender is the Night is my favorite Fitzgerald book! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting me at www.thekeytothegate.blogspot.com.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca

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    1. I'm enjoying it, but it's been sort of slow going for me this time around. I think the fault is mine rather than Fitzgerald's though!

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  10. The Discovery of Jeanne Baret sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    1. I'm excited to read it. I want to try to read more about science, since it's not a field I have a lot of knowledge in.

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  11. I've read Hadden before and liked the style. I hope this book is equally good. Looking forward to your review on the Paris book. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yikes. I'm starting to feel in the minority here since I didn't like The Red House. Oh well - you win some, you lose some. :)

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