Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's Monday and Thanksgiving is on its way!



Hello friends! How is the reading this week?

Around here, the reading is carrying on at the usual pace of two books a week. This is good news for my Goodreads goal, since I'm only five books away. I think I can manage five books in the next month, right?

The rest of life is the usual brand of crazy. We are getting ready for Thanksgiving and the birthday of a certain someone who will be turning seven in less than two weeks. If you figure out who let that happen, please let me know pronto. I'm pretty sure he should still be two or three years old.


Read This Week:
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
By Agatha Christie

So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be And Why It Endures
By Maureen Corrigan


Bedtime Reading This Week:
Big Dog...Little Dog    The Railway Children
Big Dog...Little Dog for BG
The Railway Children for D


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Reviews of How We Learn and Little Bee


Reading Now:
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
First Impressions
By Charlie Lovett


Up Next:
A Map of Betrayal: A Novel
A Map of Betrayal
By Ha Jin


What are you reading this week?

27 comments:

  1. Wow, a wide array of choices there. Enjoy Thanksgiving!

    Deb

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    1. I try to vary my reading. Sometimes that works better than other times! :)

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  2. First Impressions caught my eye - curious.....

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  3. The Lovett book is on my wishlist!

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    1. It sounds so interesting, doesn't it?

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  4. I have First Impressions on my shelf. I can't wait to dig into it, but I think it'll have to wait until after Thanksgiving as I'm hosting a large dinner.

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    1. Good luck! We are only in charge of an appetizer and bread to go with dinner.

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  5. Curious what you will think of the Lovett book. It looks good.
    Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday to the big boy ;)

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  6. I always enjoy how you have an eclectic variety of books- nice! Happy early birthday to that special little guy :)
    If I don't chat with you beforehand, have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving too. :)

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  7. Oh you have some great stuff on deck right now. I loved The Railway Children. I really want to read First Impressions - I can't wait to see what you think!
    I'm reading The Family Fang right now which is great. No idea what I will read next - depends on my mood I guess!

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    1. The Railway Children is my book from childhood and I have to laugh at my terrible handwriting as I recorded when I got it and who gave it to me!

      I've heard good things about The Family Fang. I'm glad you are enjoying it. :)

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  8. Have fun planning the birthday party and celebrating Thanksgiving :)
    I'm always a bit envious of Americans at this time of year, it must be nice having that extra holiday.

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    1. It is nice, although it always seems to me like Thanksgiving is Christmas' more boring sibling. I'm also not fond of this idea that we can't talk about Christmas or decorate or play carols until after Thanksgiving...

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  9. I have been seeing so many Agatha Christie books lately. I love her books.

    ENJOY your reading week.

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

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    1. I haven't read very many of her books but it's something I hope to fix!

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  10. Two books a week is great! Glad you will meet your goal. Enjoy your books this week!

    Sue
    Book By Book

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    1. Thanks Sue! I never seem to get that Goodreads goal quite right. I either shoot too high or meet the goal two weeks early!

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  11. I like the cover of First Impressions, and am kinda intrigued by the premise. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving- it sure snuck up on us quick didn't it? Yikes!

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    1. The cover of First Impressions is very similar to his previous book so I'm interested to see if he will write all literary mysteries with similar covers.

      It did sneak up! I'm nervous because I know how things snowball after Thanksgiving and it will be Christmas before we know it!

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  12. E. Nesbit is always fun. First Impressions is on my TBR list. Who can resist anything with Jane Austen in the subtitle? I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. She is great! David and I read Five Children and It last year but I had somehow forgotten about the Railway Children until now.

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  13. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on And Then There Were None - it was my first, and only thus far, Agatha Christie read.

    I hope you and David are enjoy The Railway Children. I hadn't actually read it when younger and so rectified that not too long ago, I so wished I had read it as a child. Also, David turning seven eh?! Gosh, even the thought of Alexander turning seven at some point boggles my mind. Haha!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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    Bits & Bobs

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    1. I think Christie is tough to tackle because she has so many books!! It's hard to know where to start.

      I can't believe he is going to be seven. Each year I think to myself, "Wow. He's really a big kid now." I can sort of imagine myself going, "Well, sixteen was still practically a kid. Seventeen, though! Wow." That "time flies" adage may be sort of trite but it is absolutely true!!

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  14. I hope your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We're preparing for a big birthday celebration around here too. My twins turn 7 on December 10th, but we're having their birthday party on the 7th. They are so excited! Anyway, happy birthday (in advance) to your little one (who really isn't so "little" anymore!).

    As for reading, I'm only finishing one book per week right now, and none of them are really inspiring any blog posts. So, I've been writing about other book-related issues lately.

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