Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Monday and It's the First Day of Summer Vacation!

It's my first day of summer break.
I'm off to a technology conference today and tomorrow,
but then...
Let the reading begin!

What Arrived Last Week

The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
by Broughton Coburn

The Road to Burgundy:
The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and
a New Life in France
by Ray Walker

Duel with the Devil:
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and 
Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's 
First Sensational Murder Mystery
by Paul Collins

Morning Light: A Novel
by Holland Kane

Born of Persuasion
by Jessica Dotta

Bad Boy: 
My Life On and Off the Canvas
by Eric Fischl

I'm thinking today about my reading plans for the summer.

How about you? What are you reading today?
What do you hope to read this summer?

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. I'm reading crime fiction today and this week. I have no particular reading goals for the summer, though. Maybe I should get some! :-)

  2. Oh my gosh, I want to read Duel with the Devil. Right NOW, lol.

    I hope you enjoy it!

    Enjoy your summer break :) Happy happy reading!

  3. Nice! Those are all new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I brought two grocery bags of books to my summer home with me. I hope to make a dent in that bunch this summer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. Love the look of The Road to Burgundy...and I'm curious about Morning Light.


  6. Making wine in Burgundy is a life I'd love to have right now!

  7. What a great haul of books! Enjoy your holiday, I know you've earned it.

  8. Many of the books on your list sound like good reads. I think I would go for Duel with the Devil. I love history, fiction and non-fiction. :)

  9. You always have cool selections that are new to me. Enjoy your break!

  10. Happy summer vacation!!! I'm starting to feel like summer vacation is a national holiday! :-) I hope you have a good time at the conference. Today I'm reading Lynda Barry's What It Is. I think you'll enjoy it.

  11. That are some interesting books you got there. Good thing you are having a break! Enjoy your reading.

  12. You're going to love, love, LOVE Born of Persuasion!! It's one of the best books I've ever read. EVER!! It's one I'll read many times over. ENJOY!!

  13. Interesting list of books. Enjoy!

  14. What GREAT sounding non-fiction picks! Duel with the Devil sounds fantastic. Even though I know a bit about him, I've been wanting to dig into Aaron Burr more since he showed up in The Blood of Heaven, a fiction title I read recently.

  15. Happy First-Day-Of-Summer Vacation. wonderful.

    Before I retired last year, I just savored EVERY day of summer vacation. Now I savor every day of retirement. :)

    Enjoy your summer and your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday!! What are You Reading?

  16. Enjoy your books. I'm reading Close My Eyes by Sophie Mckenzie. My plans for the summer are to just continue reading the books on my TBR pile.


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