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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, April 24, 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:
Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint--A very entertaining retelling of a Jack tale that held up well to another re-read

The House on Tradd Street by Karen White--Not perfect, but a lot of fun to read this ghost-ish mystery set in Charleston

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry--An excellent Holocaust novel for children

Reviewed:
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn--Good, but I had some issues with it

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee--Bibliophiles will relate to this book

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin--I love this series

Jack of Kinrowan by Charles de Lint

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen--A fast, engrossing read

Currently Reading:
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, read by Mark Deakins--Almost done!

Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi--For my Holocaust Remembrance Week event next week

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry--On hold at the moment while I read Primo Levi's book

Up Next:
I don't think I'll be finishing anything soon! A Storm of Swords should be classified as a weapon, it's so heavy!

Events:
I'm giving away a beautiful print (see it at the top right sidebar) and the winner's choice of a fairy tale or retelling from Book Depository up to $15 as part of Fairy Tale Fortnight. Check out the details and enter at Book Rat.

My Holocaust Remembrance Week event is coming up next week. Click the link for details.

What are you reading this week?

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15 comments:

  1. I do not think I have read Levi's book, so I am off to look it up. Enjoy your week and happy reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-36.html

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  2. I've seen a lot about Maze Runner lately. Are you liking it?

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  3. I heard great things from a work friend recently about Water For Elephants, I need to read it soon :)

    Please feel free to stop by my Monday.

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  4. Ooh Water For Elephants seems like a great book! I'll have to read your review to see if it's worth grabbing right away.

    The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop seems like a book for me. I've already fallen in love with the title. That's going on my to read list!

    You've read a good number of books. Hope you have another great reading week! :D

    Here's how my week went:
    http://room304.brokenphrases.info/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-3/

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  5. I really need to pick up Water for Elephants one of these days - I keep seeing the movie trailer and it looks so good!

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

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  6. I am curious with Survival in Auschwitz. I hope I can come back here to check your thought about that book

    It's All About Books

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  7. A busy week!

    I am hoping to get more reading in this week. I was on holiday last week and only managed 50 pages!

    Enjoy ur reading week

    carol

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  8. I am anxious to read Water for Elephants, it sounds so good. I hope you are enjoying Maze Runner. I really like Dashner's series. Have a great week!

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  9. I really must read Water for Elephants, since the movie is out! Don't want to see the movie first....

    Enjoy your reading.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  10. I was hoping to get a chance to read water For Elephants again.... I still hope to.... such a great read!

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  11. I bet the Auschwitz book is very emotional. I read one called Five Chimneys a couple of years back and Ii was crying only a couple of chapters into the book.

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  12. Sounds like you've had a good reading week! I've missed keeping up with books and blogs, so it's nice to be back :)

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  13. Sounds like you read a nice mixture of things. Coming up I'll be reading a Harry Harrison book, more manga, more assigned reading for school and whatever else strikes my fancy. Come see what I finished this week.

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  14. Ah, good old George R.R. Martin, I want to re-read his books, but never really get around to doing so. Are you also watching the HBO series based on his books? :)
    I've been wanting to read the Maze Runner and Water for Elephants. All in all, a nice variety of books for you then!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  15. Great reads! I am refusing to read Water for Elephants before I see the movie, if I read it afterwards I won't spend the entire movie comparing it to the book!

    And Number the Stars is my favorite holocaust book!

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