Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? ~ April 29th



It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Read Last Week:

    

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs: I never expected what I got from this book. Mystery and history, I like it. 

Defending Jacob by William Landay:  Holy Crap! That is what I have to say about this book. Lol. Definitely a book to read. I am going to check out the rest of Landay's books too. Review after book club, since this is our book club book. 

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews: Not my favorite by Andrews, but I didn't dislike it. First, one of the main characters has an English Setter, just like me! And second because I really like food.


Reading This Week:

  
  

The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb: This looks perfect to me for a rainy spring afternoon.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: Didn't get to this last week. May not this week either! But I am going to try.

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert: I love Brennert's books, and I can't wait to read this one!

I may not get to everything this week, or anything really, because I am in charge of this:


The school's Scholastic Book Fair. It is fun yet exhausting! And all the proceeds go to the school library, where I work.  It is a full week, but a worthwhile one.



32 comments:

  1. Lots of great books on your list! I want to read the Susan Wiggs book and Defending Jacob. I love the cover of The Fate of Mercy Alban and Palisades Park looks like a great historical too. I hope you enjoy your books! Have a great week :)

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    1. I liked the Wiggs book more than I thought I would! There were a few issues, but it was still enjoyable. :)

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  2. Holy Crap! LOL A great way to describe Defending Jacob and I think it was my response last year when I read it too. I need to read that Wendy Webb book, she is speaking at an event I am hosting in August here in Minnesota.

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    1. Lol! I feel like I kept thinking that over and over! I was enthralled by the book, and couldn't put it down!

      The Webb is great so far. I was reading it late last night and started to get a little spooked!

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  3. oh I remembr scholastic book fairs! loved them :)
    and luv your reads - looking interesting!

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    1. It is so fun to see all the new books and the excitement of the students! I love that they love the fair.

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  4. I do so like the covers of the Webb book and the Apple Orchard one.

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    1. I have always wanted to have a fancy meal in an orchard like on that cover.

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  5. I haven't read anything by Brennert before, but the cover for Palisades Park has been floating around and I've been super interested in it. Looking forward to seeing what you think!

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    1. I really love the cover - I am such a carnival and amusement park junkie, especially old coney island type stuff, that it really appeals to me.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed Defending Jacob. I look forward to The Apple Orchard, and glad to know you enjoyed it. Have a great week.

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    1. I loved Defending Jacob! I have so much to say about it!! I liked the Apple Orchard but not like I loved Defending Jacob. :)

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  7. Clockwork Princess was great! Enjoy!

    My TTT

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    1. I am glad to hear that! I am really looking forward to reading it!

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  8. Have a great time at the Scholastic Book Fair! That sounds like a fun thing to be part of. Have a great reading week!

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  9. I really like the sound of Palisades Park


    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to that one!

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  10. I hope you'll get to Clockwork Princess, it was very enjoyable :) Here's my It's Monday...post.

    Happy reading.

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    1. I am glad to hear that! I am really enjoying that series!

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  11. I've been meaning to read Clockwork Princess too, but things keep eating into my reading time :(
    Hope you enjoy this weeks reads!

    It's Monday

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    1. Ugh I know right? I could always use some more time to read!

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  12. Lots of great reading, Defending Jacob has been on my wishlist for a while and I still need to read Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Angel before I can get to Princess! Enjoy your book fair and happy reading this week :)

    What I've Been Reading!

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    1. Defending Jacob was awesome! I kept getting surprised!

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  13. I love school bookfairs - even though my kids are now grown up. At least I have grandchildren that I can buy books for. :) We just had one a few weeks ago, a whole week long. I was so proud of my granddaughter because I gave her a limit to buy books, and she chose to spend some of it on her friend. I like when kids think of each other.

    Have a great week
    My Reading Week

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    1. Aww that is sweet! Ours is the whole week too. I love the kids excitement about them!

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  14. I have The Apple Orchard on my iPad waiting to be read...now I'm more intrigued by your description! The Fate of Mercy Alban is good - I read it a while back.

    Good luck with your bookfair and hope you have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. I really liked it! It wasn't the best thing I ever read, but I enjoyed all the history.

      I am loving The Fate of Mercy Alban, it was creeping me out last night!

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  15. Holy crap!! LOL, love that ;) Wendy Webb is a local author of sorts. She writes about places that I know which is always very cool. :) I can't wait to hear what you think about Palisades Park. I had my first brush with that author when I read Moloka'i and I thought that was very well done.

    Good luck with the book fair, yay!
    Have a great week :)

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    1. I love that! I actually picked the book up because of the mention of Lake Superior, and I am from the Great Lakes state. :)

      Yes, I love his writing style! I hope that Palisades is as good as his Hawaiian books. :)

      And thanks!

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  16. Hey, I've never heard of any of those books. I must check them out. :) Have a great week!

    -Whit @Whit'sbookworld

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    1. From this list, so far I would have to say Defending Jacob is the best! I could not stop reading it!

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