Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Another dismal reviewing week (a mere trio of reviews) and an equally dismal reading week with one a pair of books completed.  At least I'm almost completely officially finished helping the 5th grader with the hideous Heritage Project that requires much more mom homework than I think is acceptable.  (OK, truth telling here: I think *any* mom homework is too much so this project goes beyond the pale.)  After all, I've been through 5th grade before and did very well at it thank-you very much.  I don't need to prove that I am smarter than a 5th grader.  I know I am.  This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Books I completed this past week are:

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

Let the Great World Spin by Colm McCann
The Blue Notebook by James Levine

Reviews posted this week:

Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees

Books still needing to have reviews written (as opposed to the ones that are simply awaiting posting):

All Gone by Alex Witchel
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
How to Capture a Countess by Karen Hawkins
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
A Rural Affair by Catherine Alliott
Jane's Fame by Claire Harman
Comet's Tale by Steven Wolf with Lynette Padwa
What You Wish For by Kerry Reichs
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
Losing My Sister by Judy Goldman
Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman
My Scandalous Viscount by Gaelen Foley
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills


  1. Cut your loss and give up on some of those books that need reviews! I have a number that need reviews but hey, it's been a while that I read them and well, I don't know that I want to write those now.

    But then, I never got them for review so I don't HAVE to. Maybe you do? Good luck anyway!

  2. I don't need to prove that I am smarter than a 5th grader. I know I am. <~~ LOL, that made me crack up ;) Good luck with "your" homework!

    I hope you have a great week of reading :)

  3. I am giving up on Let The Great World Spin. I bought it for book club but then something came up and I wasn't able to attend. It's now been almost 2 years and I have zero desire to read it, so it has gone, unopened onto my giveaway pile. Maybe yours should too since I think you've been "in the middle of it" for about the same amount of time. Let it go.


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