Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


What I Finished Last Week

Five wonderful nonfiction books.
The reviews will be coming soon.

Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
by Brian McGrory

Help Thanks Wow:
The Three Essential Prayers
by Anne Lamott

Steal Like An Artist:
10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
by Austin Kleon

Eight Pieces of Empire:
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
by Lawrence Scott Sheets

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

What Arrived in the Mail

Yes, it's Cybils time! My poor mail carrier!


(Note: At the conclusion of the judging, these will be donated to my school library.
Thank you, publishers.)

What I'm Reading Now

The 100 Cybils nonfiction picture book nominees, of course!

And Prisoner of Zenda...

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!

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. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.


  1. Wow! That's a lot of books! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. It is a lot of books! Twenty-five in the mail to me this week!

  2. I was wondering if you needed to buy all the Cybils nominees- glad to hear that you don't. Still, it's a lot of reading, and then wow- your library must explode. I'm intrigued by that On the Map, I've started seeing it about, will be interested in your thoughts.

  3. Look at all of those fantastic children's books! Have fun reading them all!

    I thought Buddy was a really cute read, hope you did too! I have On The Map sitting on my tbr pile right now and I'm looking forward to it.

    Have a great week!!

    1. I recommend Buddy to anyone who is getting married for the first time to a person with kids. Loved it!

  4. Lots of great looking books! Enjoy....and have a great week. Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  5. Wow, so many great books! Hope you'll enjoy them!

    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday! post

  6. Looks like you got some great picture books. I liked The Prisoner of Zenda when I read it years ago. Your nonfiction books look interesting too. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

    1. Prisoner of Zenda reminds me (somehow) of Oscar Wilde's writing.

  7. All those children's books look adorable. I am especially interested in Bambino and Mr. Twain, I will have to check back for your review. :)

    Have a great week!

  8. I hope you'll enjoy all of these! Happy reading!

  9. I can't wait to read your reviews. Happy reading!

    1. Yes, I really, really need to get busy writing them all!

  10. Great Mailbox!!!!! Looking forward to your reviews!!

    Happy Reading!!

  11. What a lot of lovely new books. Sometimes I wish my kids were still small. Now they're reading YA!

    Happy reading!

  12. I really want to read the Lamott. I think I've only read one of her books so far - I must get on that!
    Have a wonderful week. :)

  13. Lol - yes indeed to your poor mail carrier :-) But yay for you having a ton of awesome books to read.

  14. Buddy sounds like a fun read. My children are moving past picture books now, I am a little sad to see that happening I must admit

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  15. Buddy looks so good! Enjoy all your Cybills reads!

  16. Black Bread White Beer by Niven Govinden, Easter Rabbit By Joseph Young (again) & An Anthology of Irish Poetry.

  17. So many wonderful books! I love how there are so many picture books about history and historical characters. You always read such interesting self-help books too. Love them!xx

  18. My copy of Buddy is sitting here right atop Mt. TBR. McGrory's columns in The Boston Globe are a joy to read whether you agree with his stated opinions or not. I've also been dipping into Help Thanks Wow and have decided just to Post-It flag the entire book.

  19. Looks like you had a great week, both with reading and your mailbox!

  20. Look at all those great books for kids; enjoy. That Buddy the chicken book makes me curious. I can't imagine how he would change someone's life LOL


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