Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday! You Know That Means BOOKS!

Birthday weekend was definitely a whirlwind! This is what happened yesterday...


I am very thankful to my entire family for feeding me so well this weekend, but I may NEVER eat again (lies)! It was so good. 


And then this little monkey came home with me a little earlier than normal for a Sunday, and we had a chance to go to the park! It was a perfect way to end my birthday, for sure. 

I had a good reading week! I finished an out-of-my-comfort-zone book...


I have so much to say about this Russian dystopian satire. Watch for a review! And thanks to International Reads for pushing me to read this one!


Now I'm on to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan for next week's book club meeting. I'm also REALLY enjoying Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. At this rate, it might be my fave non-fiction book of the year! 

Last week I reviewed:
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wirrow

Reviewing this week:
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith!

What book(s) is your nose buried in? 


Thanks to Sheila at BookJourney for her great meme!

Also, happy Veterans day! We honor you. 






29 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Slynx. You have me intrigued!

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    1. It was a pretty darn intriguing book! Looking forward to reviewing it!

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  2. I love The Joy Luck Club! I'm reading Tan's latest book, The Valley of Amazement, which I've heard great things about. I finally hopped onto the bandwagon and went out to buy Where'd You Go, Bernadette. I'm looking forward to getting into both of them.

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    1. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on The Valley of Amazement. I hopped back into The Joy Luck Club last night, and I'm really really enjoying it. I've avoided Where'd You Go, Bernadette forever, but I think I might buckle and try it one of these days.

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  3. Can't wait to see what you think of The Slynx. I read the first two chapters this weekend. Sounds like you had the greatest birthday weekend EVER!

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    1. It was soooo gooood. There were times it dragged a bit, but overall I was very pleased.

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  4. I started reading I Capture the Castle over the summer and didn't have a chance to finish it. I was really enjoying too - I think I may need to check it out again. :)

    I am glad your birthday was great!

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    1. Definitely get back to it if you can! So much fun, and it had a great ending. Not what I expected, necessarily, but fitting.

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  5. Yay, I can't wait to read your thoughts on Empty Mansions, it's such a crazy book!

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    1. I SOOO love it. I just wanna be rich now. lol

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  6. It sounds like you had a pretty fantastic birthday!

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    1. I did! My family and friends are the greatest. :)

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  7. I'm craving lasagna now, so thanks for that. :-P

    I almost picked up Empty Mansions until I remembered I'm not supposed to be buying books right now. :( I'm definitely adding it to my tbr, though! I have a feeling that I will go bananas after Christmas, which is when my self-inflicted book buying ban is over.

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    1. Ha! My pleasure, Michelle. When you go bananas after Christmas, DEFINITELY pick up Empty Mansions. I love it hard.

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  8. I need to know more about Empty Mansions - looking forward to your review!

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    1. Oooh, Iliana! It's nonfiction CRACK!

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  9. I'm reading a toughie. . . not a huge fan of it, but it's not terrible. I want to be reading something more fun though!

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    1. What is it? You can't tell me you're reading a toughie and not tell me which one it is. lol

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  10. I'm reading lots of trashy novels, is what I'm reading. Life stresses make me the world's laziest ever reader.

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  11. Oh sometimes it's so good to step outside our comfort zones - there are some really great things out there we'd miss otherwise!

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  12. So if I randomly show up in Texas one day, will you make me lasagna? I seriously want to jump through the internet and eat that. Why isn't Wonka-Vision a thing?!

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  13. Oh you finished The Slynx! I read the first 20 pages and decided to read Quiet instead since it's for the 30th with my book club here in Normandy. I started yesterday and I'm halfway through it. Really interesting and I'm learning so much. I'll be getting to The Slynx this weekend.

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    1. I did! I really liked it. I wasn't sure at first, but there's a lot to think about. I really want to read Quiet, too.

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  14. I will have to look into Empty Mansions. Your favorite non fiction read of the year is a really good endorsement! :)

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    1. It's addictive! So readable and awesome.

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  15. I know I've said this before, but I'm so excited about The Joy Luck Club review! I hope you love it.

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