Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Monday...Hi September!


Hey everyone! Happy September and Happy Labor Day! This has been another crazy hectic week here at the literary household. We went to the Franklin Institute on Monday with my sister and her boyfriend. David had a blast, especially in the train room and the outer space section. We had a busy week at work, David had a doctor's appointment on Thursday, and then he had a try out day at a local preschool. He starts on Tuesday! I am really excited for him and sad at the same time that our baby is so big...

We slowed down a bit this weekend, but I still only managed to finish one book this week. Oh well. 

Read This Week:
Tender is the Night
Tender Is The Night
By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Wednesdays with David: Animals 1, Books 0
Reviews of The Siren of Paris, A Soft Place to Land, and The Song of Achilles

Reading Now:
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

Up Next:
Gone to Ground: A Novel
Gone To Ground
Brandilyn Collins


What are you reading this week?

32 comments:

  1. It is hard to believe September is here! Gone to Ground was good. Have a great reading week.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it. My mom passed it on to me, but I hadn't heard anything else about it.
      Happy Reading!

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  2. I love your book choices, as always :) I hope your little man loves preschool! Exciting/sad time, I totally understand.

    The Relentless Reader

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    1. Thanks - I do too! I'm sure he's going to have a blast, but it's hard to let them go, isn't it?

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  3. I'm adding The Discovery of Jeanne Baret to my wish list.

    My favorite book this week was Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. I'm enjoying it so far. I hope you do too.

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  4. I am sure your son will love preschool - and so will you!


    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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    1. Thanks Shellyrae. I know he will have a blast. We moms just have tough time letting them go!

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  5. Nice! A Fitzgerald book. We are toying with the idea of doing a Classics theme next year. We shall see how that one goes. :)

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    1. A Classics theme would be fun. I'm doing one author for a year, so this year I'm reading through Fitzgerald's cannon.

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  6. Not sure if I'm ready for another F. Scott Fitrgerald book yet. Were the characters more likeable than the ones in the Great Gatsby? The Jeanne Baret story has a pretty cover. :)

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    1. I have to say I'm not loving the characters in this one. Fitzgerald's characters are notoriously selfish, and maybe it's just wearing on me after reading so many of his works this year....

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  7. First day of preschool is one of those I have never forgotten (I have first day of high school coming up tomorrow). Enjoy your precious time with that little one. It goes by so fast!

    What do you think about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night? Of all the biographical material I've read, his writing is quite reflective of the ups and downs of his life.

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    1. Wow! First day of high school - that is a big day.

      I love Fitzgerald, although I had a really slow time with Tender Is the Night this time around. It was interesting for me to read it in sequence and see how the characters, and F Scott and Zelda, evolve.

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  8. I hope your little guy loves preschool...such a fun time!!!

    Enjoy your books this week - they are all new to me so I will be on the lookout for your reviews of them.

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

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    1. Thanks Kristin. I'm trying to mix it up with a classic, a nonfiction read, and a thriller. Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Great reading selections! Enjoy your quiet time when your kiddo goes to school! Happy Reading!

    My post:
    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2012/09/what-are-you-reading.html

    Take care,
    Melissa

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    1. Thanks Melissa. I'll actually be working part time, but I'm glad he's going to have the experience of a classroom before kindergarten. :)
      Happy Reading to you too!

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  10. September is always so hectic with the kids starting school. I hope you love your upcoming books.

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    1. Thanks Laura! I hope you find lots of time to read too. :)

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  11. Tender is the Night is one of my all time favorite books! Have a happy reading week!

    New Follower

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook
    http://kinxsbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-10.html

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    1. Fitzgerald is always wonderful. It's interesting how it strikes you different ways at different times, isn't it?

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  12. Back to school is always a busy time! Hope your little guy loves preschool. My youngest is going into 5th grade. It all goes so fast! Enjoy every moment.
    Enjoy your week of reading!

    Jen C @ readinginwbl.com
    http://readinginwbl.blogspot.com/2012/09/blog-post.html

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    1. It does go so very quickly. I hope your kids have a great first week of school too! Happy reading!

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  13. I won a copy of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret a few months back and have it on my October reading list. Is it any good? Have a great reading week!
    Come see what I'm reading this week :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. I am enjoying it so far. It's interesting to look at how much has changed and how much things have stayed the same when it comes to women in certain fields.
      I hope you have a great week as well!

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  14. Looks like you had a fun week :) Have a great one- the books look awesome!

    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great week too and get through lots of good books. :)

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  15. Jeanne Baret is one of those quietly wonderful tales that I wish more people would find and read.

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    1. I am enjoying it. It's always fascinating to discover a new figure in history.

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  16. Oh I have actually been wanting to read 'Tender is the Night' for a while, but haven't really gotten around to it. I'm excited to see what you think of it. I wasn't a bit fan of 'The Great Gatsby' even thought it is one of the most well-written books I've read. Fitzgeral is definitely an amazing author! No doubt!Maybe it was a bit too much desperation in the book... I'd like to see how 'Tender is the Night' is.

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    1. I think Gatsby is one of those books you adore or despise, and there is no middle ground! Tender Is the Night has a much older feel to it, and I think there is an air of sadness throughout because the characters (and Fitzgerald himself) have been through so much.

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