Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?


It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we have read and what we are reading and see what everyone else is reading.

My art show was last night and it was so great! I have a wonderful support group of family and friends who showed up and made my night a special one for me. My mom gave me a copy of Coraline, one of my favorite books, with an inscription inside from her, and a peach rose whose scent was amazing. My aunt sent flowers that arrived while I was setting the show up, and decorated the table later. The night was a success for me, in the fact that I felt very supported by my loved ones' presence. And I even sold a few things, which was awesome. 

Read Last Week:


Cape Cod by William Martin: I absolutely love this book, and during the weeks leading to my show, I wanted to relax at night with such an old friend of a book. Amazing read, I recommend it to everyone.


Reading This Week:

I am so far behind in my reviews it is not even funny. I am going to attempt to do a few this week amidst cleaning my house, which is a disaster, and reading.

    

Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel: Mermaids! I love mermaid stories. This one is cool because it is also a graphic novel and includes river boating.  .

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice: This looks perfectly lovely.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler: I think I was a flapper in a past life. Maybe Zelda was my friend? 

Listening to:


Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky: I have been listening to this while I do things around the house, and I am loving it. The book and listening to it. This is my first read audio book experience, and I feel like I have finally figured out a way that works for me to listen to them.




24 comments:

  1. Congrats on your show! Sailor Twain sounds interesting. I wouldn't really know what to expect from that one.

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    1. Thanks!

      I honestly didn't know what to expect either. I started reading it late last night though and didn't want to put it down!

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  2. Much congratulations on the show. I like your list of books and especially some of the covers!

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    1. Thank you!

      I agree, some of the covers are beautiful!

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  3. I'm a few reviews behind as well!
    Congrats on your successful art show!

    Have a great week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  4. So glad your show was successful! I know what it is like to want a comfort read in stressful times. Come and see my Monday Report to catch up on my week. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! Cape Cod is definitely a go to read for me when I am wanting a comfort book, just so good!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear about your successful show! I hope you're feeling proud because you should be :D The Lemon Orchard looks lovely...and then you see that hand on her shoulder and think WHO IS THAT?? ;) Good luck cleaning your house...blech, wanna do mine when you're done? ;)

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    1. Aw thanks Jennifer!

      Yes, that is almost creepy! Lol.

      Omg this house. Bleh.

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  6. Congrats on your show!!!

    I have both the new Luanne Rice book and the Barbara Delinsky book on my tbr list and have heard great things about both of them! I do a lot of listening to audio books while in the car and while out walking. I have listened a few times while cleaning the house - it definitely makes it go a little faster!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    1. Thanks!

      The Delinsky is really good! I hadn't read anything of hers in years, and I am really enjoying Sweet Salt Air. But now I definitely want to move east. Lol.

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  7. I'm glad the art show went wonderful. You have such a loving family! I can't wait to hear how Sailor Twain turns out. I remember when it released last year. I was really wanting to read that one.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! My family is amazing, I am so lucky to have them. :)

      I am halfway through Sailor Twain; I am really loving it!

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  8. Glad your art show went well! You have some interesting books this week, happy reading.

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  9. I loved Z, readable, quick. I wasn't aware of the Delinsky title but enjoyed a few other novels. I will have to pick this one up.

    Have an amazing week!

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  10. Congratulations on your artshow, it sounds like it all went very well, so well done! I am glad you like the audio version of Sweet salt air,

    have a great week & kind regards,

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  11. I read Z on a road trip back from NY to MI and had my nose stuck in that book the entire time. I am the same OMG so many reviews but my house is in shambles boat. Hope you are successful in your reviewing/cleaning endeavors :)

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  12. Congrats on your show! The Lemon Orchard and Z are both on my wishlist so looking forward to hearing what you think of them.

    Happy reading this week :)

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  13. I haven't read it, but I've always been SO curious about Sailor Twain because of that amazing cover. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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  14. I've been waiting impatiently to get ahold of Z from the library, but it's always checked out. Enjoy reading it!

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  15. Z just sounds like it'll making reading such an amazing journey. You've got some really unique, completely enthralling books ahead! Can't wait to see how you like them :)

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  16. Sailor Twain looks fabulous...I love the cover too.

    I read Sweet Salt Air...I enjoyed it. It was the first Delinsky book I have read.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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