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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted at Book Journey

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

As predicted, I haven't had time to post much in February and March probably won't be any better. But here's what I've been up to since February 8.

Posted:
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at Biltmore Estate--Costumes from Downton Abbey are on display at the Vanderbilts' estate here in Asheville, NC. It's a must-see for fans of the show!

Read:

Cover of A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin--4 Stars


Cover of Hawaii by James Michener
Hawaii by James A. Michener--3 Stars


Cover of Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael
Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael, read by Rosalyn Landor--3 Stars


Cover of All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg
All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg--4 Stars

Currently Reading:
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, translated by Simon Pare

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, read by Cassandra Campbell, translated by Kevin Wiliarty

Up Next:
I need to get started on Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning as soon as I finish one of my print books.

What are you reading this week?

I have an affiliate relationship with Malaprop's, my local independent bookstore located in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC; and Better World Books. I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase books through links on my site. My opinions are completely my own.

25 comments:

  1. How wonderful to be able go see that Dressing Downton display. I have just put The Little Paris Bookshop on my list as I am looking for a translated book for a challenge and this could be the one!

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    1. I just finished it today and it was good!

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  2. I am going to get to the GoT books one of these days. Maybe if I keep saying that I actually will already! lol

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    1. I have a ton of books that I will get to "one day." I don't think any of them are as long or as intimidating as GoT though!

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  3. Mr Books has read the GoT books...maybe when I retire, I will make time to read them all through (& maybe by then Martin will have finished writing the series!!)

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    1. I know! I usually read series books slowly so I don't have to worry about waiting for the next book to come out. I've been reading these over about six years now and he's only published one new book in that time! Hopefully the series will push him to pick up the pace. But only if he maintains the quality.

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  4. I'm so impressed with how much you read last week! Thick books and great stories, too.

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    1. Oh, that's very deceptive. I've been reading Hawaii since November and Dance with Dragons for at least 5 weeks. I just happened to finally finish them both at around the same time!

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  5. I am a bit envious of your visit to the display at the Biltmore. I am a fan of Downton Abbey, sorry it is over already, but would be thrilled to be able to see the costumes. Lucky you!

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    1. Lucky me, indeed! It truly was a fabulous display. Maybe it will come to somewhere near you in the future.

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  6. I will be visiting the Biltmore this summer. I am so sad to hear the show will be gone by then! I love Downton Abbey! I am reading The Warden, a "tea cup" mystery, and Let's Not Go to the Dogs Tonight which is wonderful! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Little Paris Bookshop.

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    1. My aunt recommended Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight a long time ago but I've never gotten to it. Maybe they'll extend the exhibit until you get here! You can always hope! The house and gardens are beautiful in their own right though, so I think you'll still enjoy your visit.

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  7. The Little Paris Bookshop looks so enticing...enjoy your books, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  8. Lovely that you have been able to see the Downton costumes. Happy reading this week :)

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  9. I also just read Hawaii and I agree with 3 stars. Very interested to read your review!

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    1. I just wanted more from it, which is crazy considering the length of the thing!

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  10. I enjoyed Ex Libris, and The Little Paris Bookshop sounds good. Paris and books? What could be better?

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    1. You know, the title is a little misleading. It's not set in Paris very much, but I was still happy to be reading about anywhere in France.

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  11. I'm also keen to read The Little Paris Bookshop - have put in a request!

    Have a great week!
    Deb

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  12. Little Paris Bookshop sounds great ! - HapPy reading :)

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  13. Your current reads sound good, I hope you are enjoying them

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! Have a great day!

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