Monday, February 25, 2013

Yet Another It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


What I Reviewed Last Week

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet by Susan Cain
Shhh! Hey, c’mere. I know, I know, I’m whispering, 
but you have to when you are talking about a book like this. 
Quiet. It's called...more

One for the Books
One for the Books by Joe Queenan
Don’t you love books about books? I do. 
Books about books is my favorite genre. 
I love reading about reading...more

Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day by Doug Mack
Mack’s mom went to Europe when she was a young person, 
and her only guide was the now infamous Europe on $5 a Day. 
Mack runs across a copy of this classic travel guide and sets off...more

Scent of Darkness
Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book 
when it arrived on my doorstep some weeks back. I was worried...more

The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee
The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown
Do we have a name for the genre this book falls into? 
Women’s Fiction, but that is really too broad. 
How about Women’s Fiction About Women Who Join Clubs Together 
and Meet to Try to Figure Out Why Their Marriages Failed 
and Why Their Kids Are Troubled? 
Yes. That might cover it.  And we love these stories, whatever the name of their genre...more

Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life
Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein is getting on in years. 
He’s come to that time in life when you are very, very clear 
about what’s small stuff and what’s not. 
He decides to spend some time on a Greek island thinking a little 
and writing a little about what should matter to us in our last years...more

The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
What do you do if you are a gorilla and you live in a cramped cage at a mall? 
Ivan the gorilla has befriended a couple of elephants and taken up drawing. 
And this is Ivan’s story...more

There's No One I Love Like You
There's No One I Love Like You by Jutta Langreuter
Ever want to just leave your mom and dad and find a new home with new parents? 
That’s what Little Bunny did. He was fed up...more

Lessons in French: A Novel
Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl
If you throw Paris or France in a title, 
you can know that I will probably seek this book out and give it a read. 
And I will probably like it, no matter how it's written. 
I just like reading about Paris. Happily...more

What Arrived Last Week

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

The 100-Year-Old Man 
Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson

A Free Man:
A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
by Aman Sethi

What I'm Reading Now

A Canticle for Leibowitz                   Tales of Old-Time Texas 
by Walter M. Miller, Jr.                            by J. Frank Dobie

The Coral Island                                    The Changeover
by R. M. Ballantyne                               by Margaret Mahy

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. Very nice! Once again these are all new to me but I hope you enjoyed and enjoy all your reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. One for the books sounds really really interesting. I hope my library has a copy *fingers crossed* :)

  3. Goodness, what great-sounding books. I also have the 100 year old man who climbed out the window on my list to be read but haven't really heard of the other ones. I am amazed at how many reviews you got through. I'm glad I found your blog.

  4. What an absolute mix of genres and reads. Hope you enjoy them all.

  5. Never heard of these books but they do sound interesting. Hope you enjoy them :)

  6. You have an impressive variety of books listed. I'm impressed! :)

    Have a good week! and enjoy those novels.

  7. I am so curious about Quiet, I keep hearing great things about it!

    Oh my word, The 100 Year Old Man was one of my very favorite books of 2012. I hope you love it!!

    Have a great week :)

  8. Quiet keeps popping up all around. I am getting more and more curious.

    You have an interesting mix of books this week. Enjoy!

  9. Interesting list and quiet a variety too. Enjoy and happy reading.

  10. Oooh, Coral Island - that's an awesome book. If, you know, you collect vintage boys' adventure stories as I do. It's been a while since I've read that one though.

  11. This is an incredible list of books! Quiet sounds like an insightful read. I also want to add Travels with Epicurus, Lessons in French, and One for the Books to my list. So many books and not nearly enough time for them all. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  12. I will have to see if you enjoyed Quiet later this week, after I finish it :). Everyone seems to enjoy it.

    Great list of books you are blogging about this week!

  13. I swear your books always look interesting! The 100 Year-Old-Man looks great. I need to read your review on The One and Only Ivan. I was thinking about taking it back to the library unread. Happy reading.

  14. Wow! Impressive reads...I am really curious about Quiet.

    Enjoy your week!


  15. You have quite a collection of books there. Enjoy!!

  16. A very eccelectic buncht, it seems, but all very interesting books!

    Have a great reading week,
    kind regards,

  17. The 100 year old man book is amazing. My favourite this year so far and I doubt it will drop from the top of that list. Jealous you will be reading it for the first time.

  18. So glad to see all the thumbs-up for 100-Year-Old Man! Thanks, everyone.

  19. You definately have some books that I would be interested in ...Lessons in French along with the travel books.

  20. You had quite the productive week with reviews!
    I hope you enjoy all your reads this week :-)

  21. What am I reading ? ... The Light Between Oceans (Stedman), David Copperfield (Dickens), and Ghost Knight (Funke). I am waiting for 'The One and Only Ivan' to arrive in the mail and I have written down the title 'Travels With Epicurus', as I love the idea of retiring to a Greek isle. Hmmm ... 'Quiet' sounds intriguing too ... i look forward to your impressions!

  22. I'm late with my posting but I am reading Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd, writer and editor, both of whom live in my literary neighborhood - loosely defined.

  23. I've read A Canticle for Leibowitz several times... hope you're enjoying it as much as I did.


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