Sunday, October 4, 2015

It's Monday and I am a lump on my couch...

Hello, fellow book lovers. How were your weeks?

I am happily sitting here catching up on tv and twitter. This weekend, we attended a wedding which was wonderful, but I'm really not used to wearing high heels for that long! Then on Sunday, we had church and spent the rest of the day with hubby's family. I am that very specific kind of tired that comes from a really good but long couple of days.

Reading-wise, I tackled three books this week. It's some sort of new trend for me. We'll have to see if I can keep it up, but I doubt it...

All We Have Is Now is a YA novel about two teen spending the last day on earth together before an asteroid destroys the planet. It wasn't my favorite but it's a really fast read. Then I finally read Patrick Ness' beautiful A Monster Calls and finished out my week with Fat Girl Walking.


                   All We Have Is Now  A Monster Calls  Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It


This week, I'm hoping to read Margaret Atwood's new short story collection The Heart Goes Last and Chris Cleave's Gold.

           The Heart Goes Last   Gold


What are you reading this week?


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16 comments:

  1. I have been a similar lump on the couch. I'm beat. No books finished this week and I worked like a dog.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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    1. I hope this week is better for you, Deb!

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  2. Sounds like some good reading! This week I'm reading all the things that are due back to the library! Although I'm going on vacation Thursday, so I'm not really sure how much reading I'll get done.

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    1. It always seems like you are going to have more reading time because of vacation, but then you have to pack and get ready! Have a great trip!

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  3. I'm seeing The Heart Goes Last all over the book blogging community at the moment.

    I look forward to your review of A Monster Calls.

    All Things Bookish – Jade Louise

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    1. Me too! I'm excited, but I've seen some reviewers who didn't love it. We will see!

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  4. I loved A Monster Calls - did you like it? And I've been seeing that Atwood collection everywhere - must read soon ... along with all her other books on my reading list!'

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I did like it. I think I suffered a bit from all of the hype, but it is definitely a great book.

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  5. Nice looking assortment of books. It must be the weather turning us all into lumps on various couches. I spent a good part of the weekend on mine. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, let's blame it on the weather! :)

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  6. Oooh...so many good books here! I really want to read A Monster Calls - I LOVED the Chaos Walking trilogy, as did my husband and son.

    And I want to read both Gold and the Margaret Atwood collection too! So many good books and so little time :)

    Glad you had a good weekend - now put up your feet and enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I loved Chaos Walking too. Patrick Ness is a great writer!

      I hope you find some relaxing time to read this week too, Sue. :)

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  7. Amazon sent me an ARC of the latest Margaret Atwood novel.

    I will be interested to see what you think of it when you read it.

    For some reason, I'm not able to post a link to my wordpress site, so I'll include the URL here (shameless self promotion). www.nashvillebookworm.wordpress.com. :)

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    1. Are you planning to read it soon? Have you read anything else of hers?

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  8. A Monster Calls is such a wonderful book and one I recommend everyone to read. It had me in tears. I have the illustrated version.

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    1. I just have the paperback, but I may have to check out the illustrated version. I hear it's gorgeous!

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