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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Book Journey
It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Over the past two weeks, I've

Read:
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman--An important Holocaust story, but I felt the book lacked focus.

Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich--My first time through this fun mystery series, and I have to say I'm loving Morelli. Ranger has me intrigued.

Plant Life by Pamela Duncan--As in a factory kind of plant. I always love books set around where I live, and this was no exception.

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews, read by Isabel Keating--I finally finished this on audio and I loved it!

Reviewed:
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--4 Stars

Alice at Heart by Deborah Smith--4 Stars

Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey--4 Stars

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins--4 Stars

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen--3 Stars

Currently Reading:
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach, which is mostly interesting and oddly funny.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell--I've barely started it, but I'm excited to "meet" Mr. Thornton!

Up Next:
I am browsing for a new audiobook to download from my library as I write this. I don't have anything in particular in mind. Any suggestions?

What are you reading this week?

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23 comments:

  1. What a great week! I haven't ever read any Jane Austen, I totally need to read her soon :)

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  2. I've heard good things about Stiff so look forward to your review. Morelli and Ranger... as the books progress so do the "relationships" (if you can call them that!). I'm with you: Morelli I like, Ranger scares me a bit

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  3. The Stephanie Plum books are always a lot of fun. Enjoy your upcoming books!

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  4. Oh you did not care for Mansfield Park. I hope you enjoy North and South. I do not usually listen to audio books. The Kite Runner was excellent on audio. Have fun picking out an audiobook. Have a wonderful week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-26.html

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  5. Ha - I jumped off to read one of your reviews and almost forgot to come back her. I liked the Stephanie Plum books for a while but then needed to take a break from them.
    I have no idea what your library might offer but I suggest Inside Out and Room as two good audios.
    Have a great week.

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  6. I mostly read picture books. But I did finish the Hunger Games. Come see what I'm reading now.

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  7. Wow you had a really great week with lots read and reviewed. Hope this week is as good. Enjoy!

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  8. I promised myself to read North and South this year for a challenge. It's been in my library for years now, and I never got around to reading it so I guess it's about time! Enjoy reading!

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  9. I just finished North and South this past week and I loved it although it did take me awhile to get through the book. Mr. Thornton is one of my favorite characters. Have you seen the movie?

    I want to try the Stephanie Plum series this year and I want to read a Mary Kay Andrews book for your Southern lit challenge.

    Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

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  10. Good looking reading week.

    Fixer upper is on my wishlist. I love southern fiction and have to get it shipped over to England.

    Enjoy ur reading week

    carol

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  11. I laughed at your Morelli comment about the Janet Evanovich series. I read them all through book Twelve. I picked up the latest one this year and much like a soap opera, I had not missed much..... I do remember Ranger though...LOL

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  12. I just finished listening to The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (great book!) and am now listening to The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir...so far it's pretty good.

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

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  13. North and South was good. Be sure to watch the BBC production after. Love Mary Kay Andrews. It has been awhile since I've read Deborah Smith. Have a great week.

    My Reading Week

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  14. Mansfield Park is on my list for this year (fulfilling a couple of challenges...). Have yet to dive in. I've heard quite a bit about Stiff (mostly how funny it is) and it keeps hovering on the long TBR list. Hope you have a great week in reading!

    Here's my Monday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_14.html

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  15. Janet Evanovich reminds me that it is time I picked up one of hers soon. Hope you have a good reading week. I just recently started audio books and listened to Running scared by Lisa Jackson.. maybe you can try it.

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  16. I started the Stephanie Plum series at Eleven on Top, then went to Finger Lickin' Fifteen. I really need to go back to the beginning.

    But first, I have another of her books (not Plum, but a stand-alone) on my stacks. Wicked Appetite.

    Enjoy your reading!

    Here's my MONDAY MEMES POST

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  17. You reviewed some great books!
    I've never read the Janet Evanovich books. Couldn't get into the first one.

    I see you're reading Stiff. I didn't like that one as much as her others.

    Happy Monday!

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  18. If you like urban fantasy and haven't read The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, then I'd recommend downloading the 1st Dresden files audiobook "Storm Front". It's narrated by James Marsters and he does a wonderful job!

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  19. Eek1 Human cadavers? Well as long as it's interesting to read... ? ;-)

    I'm reading a mystery involving a town full of stuffed animals. Tourquai by Tim Davys. IT's actually really nice.

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  20. I have The Zookeeper's Wife sitting on my shelf. I hope to read it sometime. Sad that it doesn't stay focused enough - it's huge enough!

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  21. I've just recently heard of The Zookeeper's Wife. When was it published? Perhaps I'll just swing by your review. Sad that it lacked focus. Looks like you've accomplished a lot this last week.

    Swing on by wnen you get a chance. http://shirley-mybookshelf.blogspot.com, to read my It's Monday! post.

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  22. I've got The Fixer Upper to listen to on audio, so Im glad you're recommending it. I can definitely recommend The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf on audio but if you want something lighter and YA then I really enjoyed I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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