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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, March 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:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan--I never read series books back-to-back, but I had to know how this ended!

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi--Very funny, honest, graphic novel about the sex lives of Iranian women!

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee--Didn't finish as strongly as it started for me, but I really loved the parts that I loved.

Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji--Teens in Tehran in 1973. A refeshing look at Iran, showing that we're more alike than we think.

Reviewed:
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle--Like a vacation to France in a book. Without the headache of your own builders.

Austenland by Shannon Hale--Very cute.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss--Very strong start to a fantasy series.

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon--Imaginative, young Zora Neale Hurston and friends investigate a murder and learn some truths about race relations.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell--If you're an Austen fan, you have to read this if you haven't already.

The Known World by Edward P. Jones--Heart-breaking historical fiction about a black slave owner.

Currently Reading:
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn--Almost done! I have to chew this one over before reviewing.

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach--I was ready to hop a plane to Paris by the end of the first chapter.

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis--I haven't actually started yet, but it sounds good!

Up Next:
I'm not sure. It's almost time for a new audiobook. I may try The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Has anyone listened to it? What did you think?

What are you reading this week?

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23 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great week in reading and reviewing. I've had The Maze Runner on my to-read list for ages but have never gotten around to it. I hope you enjoy the audio.

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  2. When a series grips you like that, it feels good don't it :-)

    My post

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/03/read-reading-and-going-to-read-monday.html

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  3. You have read some good books, I read the Percy series also!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  4. I read most of the Percy Jackson books back to back. I started reading them right before the movie came out and really enjoyed the series. I am glad Percy is back in the new series.

    I liked Austenland and I loved North and South. I agree with you that it is a good read for fans of Jane Austen. I haven't read The Rooftops of Tehran yet but I want to. It sounds fantastic.

    Kat Incorrigible does look like a cute book. I have an e-ARC of that one that I need to get to soon. I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

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  5. I adored The Rooftops of Tehran and hope you do as well. Have a wonderful week reading and selecting books. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-30.html

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  6. Guess you know all about Iran now. Enjoy your week.

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  7. I tried to borrow the first Percy Jackson book from the library but it wasn't there, sadly. Maybe next time! I hear they are fantastic.

    My Monday is here.

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  8. How exciting that you just read Rooftops and I will be doing so this week :)

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  9. Hey there! I'm a new follower!! I love North and South! And I have heard the The Maze Runner is fantastic! Such a great week!!

    You can see mine here!

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  10. I want to read Embroideries. I adored The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. The Percy Jackson series is fun. I'm currently reading The Lost Hero.

    I turned in my children's book project today. The reading I did for it last week accounts for almost a third of my list. Come see what I read.

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  11. You list looks good!

    Here's mine.

    http://www.books.notoriousspinks.com/2011/03/13/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-4/

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  12. I recently listened to Scorch Trials, and really enjoyed it, so I am thinking The Maze Runner would also be good. Have a great week!

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  13. I have seen Rooftops on a few blogs today, is it on a book tour? My book club read this a few years ago (loved it) and we even had an opportunity to discuss it with the author. He's amazing and such a good storyteller. We didn't want the night to end.

    Enjoy your week!

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  14. A busy week!

    Enjoy ur reading this week

    carol

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  15. A Year in Provence sounds wonderful...hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  16. Have you read the Persepolis books by Marjane Satrapi? I read them after reading Reading Lolita in Tehran. I didn't realize Marjane had other books.

    I have Rooftops of Tehran on my tbr list and can't wait to read it.

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

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  17. What a great week! And, how about this? I read The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop last week too!

    Here's my complete Monday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_14.html

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  18. I am still reading Moby Dick, but I'm also reading Heather's Webber's A Hoe Lot of Trouble. It's a nice little mystery. I feel I need to read more mysteries.

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  19. You read some great books! Look forward to read your reviews!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

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  20. I've got the Percy Jackson series to listen to at some stage and I think I'd enjoy Embroideries, something a little bit different.
    I listened to Kitty and The Midnight Hour last year and while I enjoyed it, it was not without issue but I will continue on with the series.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  21. I am currently reading "Prey" by Michael Crichton. It is a real page turner.

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  22. Embroideries sounds very racy and interesting as it seems like such a closed part of society - yet another investment i may have to make soon!

    :D

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  23. Embroideries sounds very racy and interesting as it seems like such a closed part of society - yet another investment i may have to make soon!

    :D

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