Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's Monday, so what are you reading?



Hey everyone, how was your week? We're doing well around here. I'm working through my to-be-read shelf and keeping myself on a strict library ban. So far I've read five books from my shelf, but it doesn't look like I'm making too much progress. It might have something to do with the book loot I got last week or the giveaway I won this week...Oh well. What's a bibliophile to do? 

Read This Week:
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
By Michelle Moran

The Great Good Thing
The Great Good Thing
By Roderick Townley

Dune Road
Dune Road
By Jane Green

Posts From This Week:

Still Reading:
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics, 1954-1981, With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines, and Anecdotes
Finishing the Hat
By Stephen Sondheim


Up Next:
Troubling a Star
Troubling a Star
By Madeleine L'Engle


What did you read this week? 

28 comments:

  1. Yes...what is a bibliophile to do?? I like your titles. Have a great reading week.

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    1. I will make sure to let you know if I ever figure it out. :) Have a wonderful week too!

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  2. I love the cover art on Madame Tussaud and the illustration on the cover of The Great Good Thing. Have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. I am always a sucker for a well crafted cover. Those two are beautiful and intriguing, aren't they? Happy reading!

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  3. I am way behind on my TBR pile but it doesn't help that I work at a library! Books somehow find their way to my home :)

    I liked Madame Tussaud and learning more about that time period in history and waxwork. Dune Road looks like a book I'd enjoy too. I haven't tried any of Jane Green's novels yet.

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    1. Oh man, I would never read any of my own books if I worked at a library! I give you a lot of credit for ever reading any of your TBR pile!
      I enjoyed Madame Tussaud too. Moran had a really effortless style which I really appreciate in historical fiction.

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  4. I can't wait to hear what you thought of Madame Tussaud. I just picked up her latest, The Second Empress. I hope it's good!

    Can you believe I've never read L'Engle? Shhh, don't tell anyone! ;)

    Have a great week Lindsey!
    The Relentless Reader

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    1. I really liked it. It's good to know that she has lots of other books for me to read now!
      I won't tell anyone about you not reading L'Engle if you promise to read some soon. She is amazing. I love The Time Quintet and I love her novels The Small Rain and A Severed Wasp...you know, if you needed a starting point or anything.

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  5. Interesting selection of books. My favorite book this week was the audio of Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to mix up the fiction and non-fiction and work through my own shelves a little bit.

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  6. LOL I add to my shelves faster than I can read them even without library visits or purchases!

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I bet that is sometimes a lovely thing and sometimes a little annoying! Have a wonderful week. :)

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  7. L'Engle is another author I've been meaning to read. I recently read Michelle Moran's The Second Empress and loved it, big fan of her writing.
    Enjoy your reads this week.

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    1. It seems like a lot of people are reading The Second Empress right now. It's wonderful to hear that Moran has another excellent book!

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  8. You've read some fascinating books this week. I've heard lots of good things about the Sondheim book and who wouldn't love a L'Engle book! Enjoy!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

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    1. I'm really enjoying Sondheim as a writer. He's honest enough to recognize his own failings (and triumphs). It's a great read for anyone who loves his work or musical theatre in general.

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  9. Dune Road is going on my list. I love Jane Green's books. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. This is the second time I've read a book by Jane Green. I didn't love this one, honestly. Everything felt too easy...

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a great week too. :)

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  11. That's the problem with big to read piles, even when you make progress, it's hard to see!
    Hope you have a good reading week.
    Here's My Monday

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    1. #firstworldbookishproblems...:)
      At least it makes you feel less guilty when you go to buy more books!

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  12. Nice selection of books. I don't know if I could put myself on a library ban!

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    1. It would be easier if the little guy didn't want to go there so often. I tend to get carried away with the library - two books become four, four books become eight...and then I owe the library lots and lots of money because I can't finish them all in time!

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  13. I have Madame Tussaud on my book shelf and am hoping to get to it soon. I already read Dune Road - I love Jane Green's books!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. It's a great book! That author also has books about Nefertiti and Napoleon's second wife. I'm excited to read them all.

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