Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It was a very busy week here this past week. First, the oldest child got his first college acceptance letter, which was a huge weight off of his shoulders. Here's hoping there are more in his future (but he's comforted enough to know he will be going off to college next year no matter what). I took said kid on another college visit and got in some great conversation in the car (3 hours each way). The youngest child finished his school play and I helped out with the cast party even though I wasn't scheduled to since I am one of those perpetual volunteer types. A friend's husband came over and helped me learn how to switch out the ugly pedestal sink in the powder room for the vanity that's been sitting in my garage for over a month now. And because nothing is ever as easy as it should be, we had to remove baseboards that were sunk a good inch to an inch and a half below the tile floor to make it all work. Glad I had someone who knew what he was doing to guide me! I started thinking about what Thanksgiving is going to look like and planning the menu for our annual after Thanksgiving party. The combination of the two mean I will be in the kitchen for three days straight. Good thing I like to cook for sure. Lots of reading this past week but that all happened as I wound down for bed since I was too busy any other time to pick a book up and definitely too busy to review anything. This, of course, means that the to be reviewed list is appalling. So just skip that horrendous thing and pretend like I'm all on top of things, will you? Because I don't anticipate it getting any better this week either. After all, I can read with a wooden spoon in my hand, but not review anything standing at the stove. This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Books I completed this past week are:

Gentlemen Prefer Curves by Sugar Jamison
We'll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
The Rake's Handbook by Sally Orr

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Reviews posted this week:

Sweetness #9 by Stephan Eirik Clark

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

Ishmael's Oranges by Claire Hajaj
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Burial Rights by Hannah Kent
Euphoria by Lily King
The Blessings by Elise Juska
The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki
Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen
We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Mr. Tall by Tony Earley
Gemini by Carol Cassella
The Bride Insists by Jane Ashford
A Farm Dies Once a Year by Arlo Crawford
A Fork in the Road edited by James Oseland
Marching to Zion by Mary Glickman
Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase
The Geometry of Love by Jessica Levine
The Wednesday Daughters by Meg Waite Clayton
Highland Scandal by Julia London
Since You've Been Gone by Anouska Knight
Starting Over by Sue Moorcroft
Falling For Max by Shannon Stacey
Christmas Brides by Suzanne Enoch, Alexandra Hawkins, Elizabeth Essex, and Valerie Bowman
'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma
The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison
To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands
The Way North edited by Ron Riekki
Z by Therese Anne Fowler
While the Gods Were Sleeping by Elizabeth Enslin
I'll Take You by Eliza Kennedy
Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsey
The Wedding Guests by Meredith Goldstein
Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy
Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron
Gentlemen Prefer Curves by Sugar Jamison
We'll Always Have Paris by Jennifer Coburn
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
The Rake's Handbook by Sally Orr

1 comment:

  1. How are you enjoying The Interestings? I think I'm going to suggest that one to my book club for 2015.


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