Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Brought to you by Sheila at Book Journey!

This past week was a doozy! The book fair completely wiped me out; I would go home and around 8:00 pm just pass out from exhaustion. I was even tired on Saturday! But it is well worth it, both to see the excitement of the students about buying books, and as a fundraiser for the library. We earned our highest number of sales this year, what a blessing for my library. I already have a list of books I need to buy. Lol. My favorite moment - helping a student who brought in a hatful of pennies count out ten dollars in pennies so that he could buy the book he wanted. He was so proud of himself, and I was very happy for him. 

My new laptop came! Woohoo!

Read Last Week:

Nothing!! Just didn't have a single second to read.

Reading This Week:

Little WomenThe Signature of All Things Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold, #12.5)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I have really been in the mood to reread this book! I am going to start it this week for sure.

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: I plan on reading this, we shall see. I do have lots of time to read this week, due to our super long Thanksgiving break.

Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery: I started this a few weeks ago, and need to finish it.



30 comments:

  1. I loooooove Little Women! I haven't read it in years. What a great reading week!

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    1. I started it last night, and I am reminded how much I loved this book when I was younger!

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  2. I've been wanting to re-read Little Women, too - and I totally fell in love with that cover when I recently saw it in a bookstore! I think my book club is going to read The Signature of All Things next month, can't resist all the buzz.

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    1. That cover is super cute! I also bought a copy for my cousin's daughter last Christmas. :)

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  3. I'm a little jealous of your long Thanksgiving break ;) I have three days and I'm thrilled!

    Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading! http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is so long! I am working today and tomorrow, and that is it. It actually feels kind of weird!

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  4. Love book fairs! How fun! We dont have another one now until spring!

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    1. I love book fair too, although it is a looonggg week for me! But worth it in the end. :)

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  5. I'm glad the book fair was so successful! I used to love going to those when I was a kid. I'd save up my lunch money and buy Nancy Drew books :)

    I hope you have some time to read this week. I read Little Women for the first time last December and really loved it. I was just thinking of watching the movie soon. It is a great story for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Aww, that is the sweetest memory!

      I am really looking forward to some reading this week! And sitting on my couch with my animals. Lol.

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  6. Oh I love a good book fair! Great news for your library.

    I never finished reading Little Women - got halfway and just completely lost interest. I'd never read it as a kid like so many other people and I just wasn't in the right mood for it I suppose.

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    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, I think you really have to be in the mood for any book really. I put books down and never go back many times.

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  7. The Signature of All Things is one I will look for at the library, but I will have to get in a long line! Enjoy your books!

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    1. Yes, when it came in for me, I had almost forgotten I had requested it! Lol.

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  8. I love Little Women. Always makes me cry though, but it's a great book. Enjoy reading this week!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

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    1. Yes, I am totally going to bawl my eyes out! Lol.

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  9. Lovely story about the boy with the pennies. Have a great reading week!

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  10. Glad the book fair was a success, that's always great. I should see if my daughters are interested in Little Women yet, they have not read it. Have good week!

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    1. I think I read it when I was young, like 9 or 10. I didn't understand some of it, but I got the gist. Lol. And I really liked it! :)

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  11. I am BOUND and DETERMINED to finish Little Women by the time the year is up. I've never finished it, but I have a goal in mind and that Penguin Threads cover to spur me on!

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    1. Lol! It is a much better cover than most I have seen, that is for sure. Much more lively! I read it for a bit last night, but I fell asleep in the middle of reading, as always. Lol. Good luck! I am sure you will love it!

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  12. I hope you enjoy Gilbert's new novel, I'm hoping to review it this week. I adore her writing but the 100 year epic is a huge timespan. Still a good book once finished.

    Enjoy!

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    1. I am a little intimidated by it! But it sounds wonderful. :)

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  13. I am going to read The Signature of All Things next.

    I hope we both like it.

    ENJOY your week.

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

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  14. Oo, that cover of Little Women's lovely! Glad your book fair went well and hooray for the laptop :) I'm looking up the Christmas books you've been including here because I want to read some seasonal stories and my mind's drawn a blank.

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    1. I adore it! (I think I have been reading it too much, really, I am starting to sounds like a March!)

      I love seasonal books - they are so fun and festive! :)

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