It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday!  What are you reading?  is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey  where we discuss what we have been up to lately, and what we are looking forward to in the coming week.  Stop over there and see what other bloggers have posted!

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 Here is what happened with me this week

Ok, it has been a slow week reading wise (I feel like I have been saying that a whole lot this summer, but it is true :-()

We celebrated my son’s 15th birthday, then the next day I met my husband in Boston for a few days.

I went to Paul Revere’s house, stood on the site of the Boston Massacre, and had tons of yummy food.

We went to Dergins Park, The Green Dragon (where the Sons of Liberty planned the Boston Tea Party), and Union Oyster House, which is the oldest continually run restaurant in the country!

English: Paul Revere's House in Boston, Massac...

English: Paul Revere’s House in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Union Oyster House, 1945.

Union Oyster House, 1945. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Get why there wasn’t that much reading time?

I did get to read on the plane, despite the tiny woman next to constantly hitting me with her elbow.

I finished

The Girl You Left Behind

by Jojo Moyes

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(hoping to get a review posted later today or by wednesday the latest.

I am currently reading-

My Notorious Life

by Kate Manning

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Up Next I am reading

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

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which I received as part of Librarything‘s Early Reviewer program

So, what are you reading?  Please comment-I would love to hear from you!

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It’s Monday!! What are you reading?

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This will be sort of a catch up post for the past two weeks for me.

Over those two weeks here is what I have been up to –

POSTS

The Bones of Paris

The Other Typist

The Perfume Collector

The Hunger Games- Hello my old Friend!!

Books I Finished

The Other Typist

The Perfume Collector

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mockingjay

Currently Reading

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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

In 1916 French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes her to risk everything – her family, reputation and life – in the hope of seeing her true love one last time.

Nearly a century later and Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting’s dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost him is threatened…

In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most – whatever the cost. (Goodreads)

Up Next

My Notorious Life by Kaye Manning

Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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It’s Monday!  What are you reading?  is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey  where we discuss what we have been up to lately, and what we are looking forward to in the coming week.  Stop one there and see what other bloggers have posted!

http://bookjourney.wordpress.com

Posts

Top Ten Turn Offs

Review-The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

Books Finished

I started reading The Rathbones, which I received through a Goodreads giveaway.  I really like the writing, but found I was struggling to continue reading.  Alas, I went to the library, and they had some lovely books on hold for me, so I put this aside and picked up a different book..Which leads me to-

Currently Reading

I am now reading The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch.  This is a sequel to a book I read and LOVED last year called The Hangman’s Daughter.  I had put a hold on it at my library.  Since I never know how quickly a book will come in, I was really excited to get it so quickly!  I am whipping through it as we speak.

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Up Next

I have lots of books waiting for me, so I will probably hit the library books that have a return date, and the ebooks that have a read by date.

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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Its Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly bookish meme held on Book Journey by Sheila. It’s a great place to discuss your week in reading and see what others are reading too.

Ok, I think I am suffering from some sort of summertime illness, that prevents me from reading and posting-ugh!!  I know I have been slow, but I am having such a nice relaxing summer!!  I vow to try harder this coming week.

Reviews Posted-

The Prodigal by Michael Hurley-https://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/07/17/the-prodigal-a-review/

Books Finished

(posts to follow soon)

The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

This book was really great- can’t wait to review it!

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The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

Love this author!!!

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Currently Reading

The Rathbones by Janice Clark

a Goodreads Giveaway!

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Up Next

Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni

I read-and loved Angelology and have looked forward to the sequel

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&

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

I won this giveaway from Jennifer aka  Book-alicous Mama-Thank you again!!

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What are you reading this week?

It’s Monday- I am back and posting again!!

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Its Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly bookish meme held on Book Journey by Sheila. It’s a great place to discuss your week in reading and see what others are reading too.

I am back from an AMAZING vacation in Bermuda with my husband and want to thank everyone for the well wishes!  We had a wonderful time- here the view from our cottage 🙂

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I want to stare at it all day…..

ok- back to reality-Here is what reading I have been up to-

REVIEWS POSTED

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini-https://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/06/26/and-the-mountains-echoed-by-khaled-hosseini/

The Last Original Wife by Dorthea Benton Frank-https://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/06/27/817/

FINISHED

The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen

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CURRENTLY READING

Summerset Abbey by T.J.Brown

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The Prodigal by Michael Hurley

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UP NEXT

The Rathbones by Janice Clark

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The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

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Whew!  Back into the swing of things in this lovely heat wave in NJ!!

What are you reading?  I would love to hear from you!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #8

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Its Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly bookish meme held on Book Journey by Sheila. It’s a great place to discuss your week in reading and see what others are reading too.

Tough weekend- my son left to spend a month studying engineering in PA.  I will admit, there were tears-mine.  So, on to the books-I sound like a broken record when I say AGAIN, that I wasn’t that into reading that much this week. so, here is what happened-

This week, I finished-

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

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I reviewed-

Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay

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https://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/06/19/sight-reading-a-review/

I am currently reading-

The Last Original Wife by Dorthea Benton Frank

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And up next is-

The Prodigal by Michael Hurley

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For 2,000 years, Christendom has believed that faith and penitence are the narrow gates through which all who seek heaven must pass, and that the church on Earth holds the key. What if a forgotten relic, hidden inside an abandoned ship thought to have been lost at sea more than a century ago, suddenly reappeared and cast doubt on that belief? Who would seek to use it? Who would seek to destroy it? And whose lives would it forever change? Aidan Sharpe, a disbarred and penniless lawyer trying to rebuild his life on Ocracoke Island, finds love and destiny as he seeks the answers to these questions.

What are you reading this week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #7

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Its Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly bookish meme held on Book Journey by Sheila. It’s a great place to discuss your week in reading and see what others are reading too.

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I have been having a slow week reading-wise.  I did manage a bit, but am hoping this week I can get back on track.

This week, I read-

Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay

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This was a really good book, and I am hoping to post my review on Wednesday.

Reviews Posted-

The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth joy Arnold.

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This was a great book, very well written.  You can read my review here-

https://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/06/12/the-book-of-secrets/

I am currently reading-

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

This looks interesting.  We chose this for our June book club- if we don’t need to reschedule, I will try my best to finish.

Up Next-

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

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I walked into the library this morning (after a 2 mile run- my second – my first was on Saturday-sonce high school-eek!) and this was on the no holds shelf!!!!!!

I was so excited I almost jumped up and down.  I really can’t wait to finish this post and crack this bad boy open.

What are you reading this week?  I would love to hear from you!!

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