Monday, November 12, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


What I Reviewed Last Week

The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe's mom is diagnosed with terminal cancer. 
Will and his mom decide to form an informal two-person book club 
and set off reading and talking...more

The Spindlers
by Lauren Oliver
Liza is the only one who realizes her brother 
Patrick's soul has been stolen by wicked Spindlers, 
spider-ish creatures who live Below. Liza slips through...more 

The Mountain Between Us
by Charles Martin
I shouldn't even elude to plot in this review of 
The Mountain Between Us. 
You will hate me if I give anything away, 
even if I elude to the fact that...more

The Shoemaker's Wife
by Adriana Trigiani
I can't remember the last Trigiani book I read, 
but I know it was back when my most challenging reads 
were because of length of the novel rather than...more 

Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer
Artemis is clever, very clever. He wants fairy gold. And he has a plan to get it.
The fairies are rather smart, too. They want to keep their gold. The...more

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics
by Jim Al-Khalili
One of my favorite words. 
How could I pass up this book, 
with a title like that? 
Even if, when I really thought about it, 
I knew it would probably be...more

The Household Guide to Dying
by Debra Adelaide
What's an advice columnist to do when she discovers she is dying? 
Write a book providing advice about dying, of course.
And that's what Delia does, in...more

by Michael Palin
My first book by this wonderful travel author. 
How has he eluded me for so long? 
Michael Palin is that perfect mix of an excellent observer of all that...more

Julie Andrews'
Treasury for All Seasons
I'm always looking for another great book of poems and 
what better way to organize these than to set them to 
the rhythm of the seasons and who better...more

All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep
by Crescent Dragonwagon
After a busy day, children need a quiet book before bedtime. 
Just say the title of this book and you'll know right away that this is a perfect choice....more

The Thankful Book
by Todd Parr
Every book on happiness I read raves about the value of being thankful. 
Once again, Todd Parr takes on a worthy subject and brings to it the simplicity...more

What Came in the Mail Last Week
and I'm Reading Now

The Cybils nonfiction picture book nominees
have started to arrive!

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
by Peggy Thomas

Follow the Drinking Gourd
by Cari Meister

Giant Squid 
by Mary Cerullo

Queen of the Track
by Heather Lang

And I also received some wonderful new nonfiction
reads in the mail:

On the Map: 
A Mind-Expanding Exploration 
of the Way the World Looks
by Simon Garfield

How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
by Brian McGrory

What are you reading today?!

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!

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  1. Thanks for telling us about the travel writer, Palin. Travel books are ones I do enjoy! Happy reading!

    1. I could read nothing but travel books and have a happy life.

  2. The Shoemaker's Wife sounds pretty good. :) thanks for stopping by!

    1. Lots of info about making shoes that I didn't know. Who'd have thought that would be fascinating?!

  3. OOh wow! Lots of books there! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I've seen The End of Your Life Book Club on quite a few blogs and I'm hoping to get to The Shoemaker's Wife before too much longer. Looks like you enjoyed them both.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. What a happy week!

    That rooster book looks interesting. Sound like something a very close friend of mine would read. haha!

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog...

  6. I have The End of Your Life Book Club with my TBR books already. And All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep looks wonderful!

  7. I really have enjoyed Trigiani's books, but haven't yet read The Shoemaker's Wife. I want to do that soon!

    Love the cover on The Spindlers.

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  8. Great books this week. I love Adriana Trigiani - she is definitely one of my favorite authors and I absolutely loved The Shoemaker's Wife.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

    1. For some reason, I have missed the last couple of Trigiani books.

  9. The Mountain Between Us sounds so good! I am in the mood for a book just like that right now, I will have to check it out. If the library has it, it might trump one of the books I am planning on reading this week! :)

    Have a great week!

    1. My brother-in-law loved it so much that my sister got it for me for my birthday.

  10. You had a great week! I've been seeing The End of Your Life Book Club all over! Have another great week of reading.

  11. Look at all of those books, yay! Buddy was very sweet, I enjoyed it :)

  12. I keep hearing of Lauren Oliver but nothing sticks .. yet.. Enjoy your week!! Here is my Monday post.

  13. All the Awake Animals... looks like a book this grandma needs to pick up asap. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Have a great week!!

  14. Love Palin - though more for his roles in the Monty Python movies :)

    Have a happy reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  15. Happy reading! The only thing I'm reading right now is a textbook. :-)

  16. Oh wow, it IS Cybils time, isn't it? Lots and lots of great books here. For the Birds looks really beautiful and The End of Your Life Book Club - I love how diverse your reading tastes are. Wondrous variety of books on spread. Enjoy the rest of your reading week!

  17. So many great titles I want to read! Plus, there are some books that I'd read just based on their covers! Have a great reading week!


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