Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Monday - how's it going?


Hi bookish people! How are you? It's been a busy weekend at the literary house. We celebrated our nephew's second birthday on Saturday and on Sunday, we celebrated the dads with a yummy brunch. I am looking forward to spending a little quiet time at home this week (well, at least as quiet as you get with a five year old and an infant!). 

I expected to get a bit more reading done because March and Personal Days are both on the short side. I just barely finished the two of them this week, though. Oh well!

Read This Week:
March
By Geraldine Brooks

Personal Days
By Ed Park

Posts from this Past Week:

Reading Now:
The New York Trilogy
The New York Trilogy
By Paul Auster 

Up Next:
The Betrayal
By Helen Dunmore 

What are you reading this week? 

25 comments:

  1. thinking the brunch is no loss !
    have a great reading week however it goes... :)

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    1. Exactly! You don't argue about being invited to brunch - you just enjoy it. :)

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  2. I like the cover of Personal Days, I hope it was a good read.

    Read On!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. It was ok. It's the first of the PEN/Hemingway finalists that I've read that didn't knock my socks off. Oh well...

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  3. You certainly made some good reading choices! Hope you enjoyed them.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    1. Thanks Deb. I hope you are enjoying some great reads too!

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  4. What a great cover on Personal Days! I haven't seen that book before.

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    1. It is a really cool cover! We readers are suckers for an interesting design, aren't we?

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  5. Mmmm brunch :) We did the same thing for Father's Day. It was yummy.

    I hope you can find a few quiet moments this week. It's certainly not easy when you have young ones. I remember those days very well!

    Happy reading!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It's not easy, but so far the kiddos are being pretty good to us! :)

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  6. I love Geraldine Brooks - I think MARCH is the only one of hers I haven't read yet!

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    1. She's a wonderful writer. I will be bummed when I have read all of her novels - maybe then it's time to read her non-fiction??

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  7. Some weeks are like that. I love the lazier pace that I get to keep in the summer because it allows for so much more reading time. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, summer is wonderful for reading!

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  8. The Betrayal looks intriguing. Check out my weekly list here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_17.html

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    1. I put it on my tbr list a long time ago. I'm excited to finally get to it!

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  9. I have read all of Geraldine Brooks' books except MARCH. I need to get to it.

    LOVE THAT typewriter cover...I think I commented about that last week too. Sorry. :)

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I just have to read Caleb's Crossing. What did you think of that one??

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  10. I'm reading We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down, a really interesting memoir by Rachael Hanel about her gravedigging father.

    I've only real one of Geraldine Brooks' books, but I have Year of Wonder on my summer reading list. Your books sound really interesting. Have a good week of reading!

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    1. Year of Wonders is really good. Brooks' books are pretty short but they really stay with you. Have an awesome week!

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  11. These are all new to me but I hope you are enjoying your book.
    Here is my Monday .

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  12. Just finished The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian (out in July) and almooost finished with It's Not Love, It's Just Paris (out in August). Yay for ARCs. What to read next? Maybe the sequel to Art of Hearing Heartbeats? Or Sisterland? Or Life After Life (which I know you read and loved.) A good problem to have!

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    1. It's my favorite problem! Enjoy whichever book you decide to read! :)

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  13. I haven't read any of these books, but both March and Personal Days have really nice covers!

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