Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Monday again!



Hello again, my fellow readers! How are you?

It's been a busy week for us, as usual. David had two days off from school, so things have been louder than usual this week but it was nice to have him home. We celebrated my sister's birthday yesterday and it was a fun time with lots of laughing, eating, and in a surprise turn of events, dancing. Happy birthday to my sister and my best friend, who share a birthday!

         


Reading-wise, I finally finished Emma (thank goodness!). I also participated in A More Diverse Universe over at BookLust. The challenge was to broaden your reading and read books who aren't old white men. You can see all of the reviews here


Read This Week:
Emma
Emma
By Jane Austen

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
By Karen Abbott


Bedtime Reading This Week:
Star Wars: Jedi Academy  Just Me in the Tub (Mercer Mayer's Little Critter)
Star Wars: Jedi Academy for David
Just Me in the Tub for BG


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR List
Reviews:
Becoming Josephine
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
The Story Hour



Reading Now:
The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams
By Leslie Jamison


Up Next:
Broken Monsters
Broken Monsters
By Lauren Beukes


What are you reading this week?

28 comments:

  1. The Empathy Exams sounds interesting and a bit different. It looks like you had a busy week just passed, and a fun one too with family. Hope your next few days are calm and quiet and you get reading done :)

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    1. It's a really fascinating collection of essays. I'm spacing them out so I can really muse about each one.

      Thanks Rita! I hope you have a quiet week with lots of reading too.

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  2. Sounds a busy week. Hope you enjoy this one too.

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  3. I've yet to read the Star Wars series. I really must.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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    1. My son really enjoys them. I hope you enjoy them when you get to the series!

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  4. Love the bedtime reading books! Star Wars is so much fun.
    Have a great week

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    1. Thanks Ciska. The Jedi Academy book is great, although I'm pretty sure David would read just about anything with Star Wars on the cover! :)

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  5. I've heard mixed things about Broken Monsters--interested to hear your thoughts! Emma felt like a slog, huh?

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    1. Broken Monsters is interesting so far, but I'm not too far into it.

      Emma was indeed a bit long for me. Have you read it? What did you think?

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  6. I love the Jedi Academy series! I'm playing with the idea of getting it for my brother for Christmas. He's a reluctant reader, so I'm always looking for ideas to capture his attention.

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    1. I think it would be a great choice for a reluctant reader. Are you debating other books too?

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  7. Ohhh Emma :D It's been around 100 years since I've read that one. I should do a couple of months of rereading Austen :D

    I'm super interested in the Abbot. Too many books, too little time...sigh.

    Love your bedtime reading, awww. I miss those days so much :*)

    Have a fantastic week!

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    1. The Abbott was really good. If it sways your opinion, it reads like a novel even though it's non-fiction!

      The bedtime reading is fun. BG has decided that books with real pages are much better than board books so I have been bringing the picture books back out.

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  8. Looks like you had a nice weekend. The Future for Curious People (from your Tuesday post) looks good... may have to add that. Have a great week!

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    1. It sounds interesting, doesn't it?? I hope you have a great week too!

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  9. Sounds like a fun week. Interesting books coming up too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Happy reading to you too!

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  10. Looking forward to your thoughts on Emma. :)

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    1. I found Emma a less engaging heroine than the ones in other Austen books. Have you read it? What did you think?

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    2. No, I haven't read it yet but it's a toss up between that one and Persuasion for my next Austen. Curious to see what you think of it before making my final decision.

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    3. I don't think I've read Persuasion yet. Tough choice!

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  11. Tell your sister I said Happy Birthday! She doesn't know me, but I can still be happy for her! LOL

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

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  12. Emma! As a lover of nearly all things Jane Austen, I look forward to hearing what you thought of this one.

    I'm not sure if I could handle Emma in real life, but I certainly enjoyed reading about her.

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    1. Emma is certainly a spirited character, isn't she??

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  13. I love Emma! I think it'll be the next Austen my husband reads (he's slowly making his way through her work).

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    1. It's fun to talk books with your husband. I keep giving mine books to read but the going is slow since he is so busy with work!

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