Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Monday!

I'm on a reading roll. I read three good books last week and dived into the two I'd set as my summer reading goal.

What I Finished Last Week




The Other Typist: A Novel
by Suzanne Rindell

Rose has made a good life for herself. Though she grew up an orphan, she has learned a new, useful skill for a woman alone in 1923, typing, and she has...more







The Mouse-Proof Kitchen
by Saira Shah

Anna and her husband Tobias eagerly anticipate the arrival of their first child. When Freya is born, the parents learn she will never develop the way...more








Counting by 7s
by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Willow Chance is different. She is brilliant. And, except for her loving parents, Willow keeps to herself. She finds it soothing to count by 7s...more








What I'm Reading Now



Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


From Amazon:   "David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, and Philip K. Dick."






East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
From Amazon:  "California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families are fruitfully and fatally intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamiltons will helplessly replay the fall of Adam and Eve and the murderous rivalry of Cain and Abel."





It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. 

39 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! You got a lot done! Hope you enjoy your reads for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. I love East of Eden, it's one of my favorite books ever. I hope you'll like it, too.

    It's nice when the reading flows easily as it seems like it is for you now.

    Thanks for stopping by my Monday post earlier :) Happy reading!

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  3. When you have 225 books awaiting you, it's pretty easy to find a few fabulous reads!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. Hope you enjoy Cloud Atlas, I've heard it requires a great deal of focus and concentration ... I think I'll watch the movie first, that may help.
    Happy reading :)

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  5. I've heard good things about The Other Typist and The Mouse Proof Kitchen. I'm glad to see that you liked them.

    I want to read East of Eden someday as well as The Grapes of Wrath.

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  6. Teddyree has left a new comment on your post "It's Monday!":

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. Hope you enjoy Cloud Atlas, I've heard it requires a great deal of focus and concentration ... I think I'll watch the movie first, that may help.
    Happy reading :)

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  7. It's an odd week when I read only novels! Not sure what is going on there....

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  8. It has been a long time since I read Steinbeck...but I love his settings. It's a part of California that I enjoy.

    Counting by 7s sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week!

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  9. I really want to read Cloud Atlas! It sounds so good! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Ashley @ Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous

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  10. I've been wanting to read The Other Typist and Cloud Atlas!

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  11. I really liked The Mouse Proof Kitchen though it is unusual in its own way. I am not going to even attempt Cloud Atlas though

    Read on!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  12. The Mouse Proof Kitchen! What a great title. And it sounds like a great read.

    Here's my Monday Post.

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  13. What an interesting variety of books! Come see what I read last week at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  14. Whoo hoo for being on a reading roll! There's nothing better :) Enjoy your upcoming books and have a great week!

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  15. The Other Typist caught my eye. Enjoy.

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  16. You got to read Counting By 7s, too! I can't wait until it's published! I've heard lots of great things.

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  17. Cloud Atlas seems like a great read for the summer. I love East of Eden (but you probably already know that). :-) Enjoy your week.

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  18. I enjoyed the mind-twisting Other Typist a lot. I still haven't read East of Eden. Steinbeck is not one of my favorites but maybe someday I'll give it a try.

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  19. I read The Other Typist this week too! I'm off to see what you thought. Good luck with keeping up the great reading streak!

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  20. Two 'classics' this week I see. I hope you enjoy them both, and I look forward to you sharing your thoughts on Cloud Atlas.

    I hope your reading streak continues on in force!

    My Book Bubble

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  21. Ow that is some serious reading you have there. Hope you enjoy them.
    Have a great week!

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  22. I hope you're enjoying Cloud Atlas, I really want to read it :)

    Happy reading!

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  23. Hi! I hope you are enjoying your day. Thanks for stoppin by earlier

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  24. Thanks for stopping by to leave me a comment. I see you had a very good reading week, which is always a bonus. Hope the good fortune continues into the coming week.

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  25. Oh, I love Cloud Atlas! It takes a bit of time to get used to the structure, but it's such a great read.

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  26. Enjoy your books this week. I finished What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (4/5 stars) last week. This week I'm reading Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan, and OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.

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  27. You read a nice variety of genres, Rose.

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  28. Cloud Atlas is complex; if nothing else, you have to admire it for that amazing complexity, Shannon.

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  29. Great list of books! The Other Typist sounds really good.

    Enjoy your week!

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  30. Hi Deb! Hopping in, to say thanks for the visit to Jane Reads. That's a nice list of books for the week!

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  31. I always wanted to read East of Eden :)

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  32. Ahhhhh...The Other Typist. Loved that book.

    Were you confused by the ending?

    ENJOY your week.

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

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  33. Elizabeth, now I'm wondering if I missed something. Should I have been confused by the ending?!

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  34. Counting by 7s is on my TBR pile. Lots of people seem to be talking about it.

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  35. I finished The Other Typist yesterday. The ending threw me for a loop! I was OK with most of it, but then the last line left me saying, "Huh?"

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  36. Interesting, Diana. Elizabeth said that, too.

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  37. nice list, Deb! and I know you've a stack to get thru yet, so will be expecting more goodies from you ;))

    thx for stopping in at FHC !always appreciated =)

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  38. A week late but at least I am getting out to visit!
    You have a nice mix - some sound cute and then there is East of Eden. That wouldn't be a pick for me - he may be an excellent writer but a bit too dramatic and depressing most of the time for my tastes. I hope you enjoyed all of your reading and had a good week!

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