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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

I’ve been very busy with work lately so my reading pace has been completely off. I spent much of last week reading articles and blogs for work. However, I did finally get around to reading Louisa Edwards new book, Too Hot to Touch. I liked it but didn’t love it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not a foodie or because I don’t live in NYC her books are starting to blend all together for me.

This week, I’m looking forward to listening to Jonathan Tropper’s  Book of Joe. I’ve read several of Tropper’s books and enjoyed every one. I love his sense of humor.  When I was searching around audible for my next pick I noticed that Scott Brick indicated that it was his favorite comedy. That was enough for me. Brick is a great narrator. I always get sucked into the book and don’t mind the horrid traffic.

I’m also starting Jennifer Close’s Girls in White Dresses. I keep having the book recommended to me on Amazon and the description sounds interesting. It’s been a whiles since I’ve had a summer of endless showers and weddings, but that crazy isn’t something that I can easily forget. (I’m really starting to think that people who elope have the right idea.)

Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.

So that’s what I’m up to this week. What are you reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

Last week week was a fairly good reading week for me. Especially considering I worked late a couple of days and spent Saturday at a friend’s for a James Franco fest. (The things we do for our friends…) I finished  The Weird Sisters (LOVED it), Road Signs by MJ Frederick and  Oldest Chicago by David Anthony Witter.

I am nearly finished with Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. I’m so glad that my friend recommended this book to me by telling it me it was nothing like his novels. I hated his novels when I was forced to read them in high school and college. But this is so much different.  I have enjoyed reading about his adventures in Paris and find myself laughing at some of it. (Who knew Hemingway could be funny?)

This week, I am going to make time for the new book by Kristan Higgins, My One and Only, which is due out later this month. Higgins is one of my favorite romance authors and I’m looking forward to reading her latest effort.

Divorce attorney Harper James can’t catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister’s destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she’s being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiance; back at home is not likely to be sympathetic. Harper can’t help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick’s eyes, Harper’s always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting; just around the bend.

 

 

I am also looking forward to reading 13, rue Thérèse: A Novel. Yes, another book with Paris as the setting. I wonder if this is my subconscious’ way of telling me I need to plan a trip to Paris?  Really it was the cover that called to me. The description sealed the deal. And you have to love a book that has QR Codes with links for more information.

American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet’s life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Thérèse. The more time he spends with the objects though, the truer his imaginings of Louise’s life become, and the more he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: Josianne, his clerk, who planted the box in his office in the first place, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.

So that’s what is on tap for me this week. What are you reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

I finally feel like I accomplished something. Last week I finished Melanie Rose’s Finding Home and Julie James is A Lot Like Love (review to come). Julie’s book was fabulous!

I almost finished Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters. I think part of me is enjoying the book too much that I hesitated in finishing it off yesterday. But alas, all good things must come to an end and I will finish this book today. Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

It was a bad week for me. I was fighting off a cold or something for the better part of the week so I was only able to make it through one book this past week, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. My spare time was spent sleeping. So unfortunately that meant that I was unable to get to The Weird Sisters. Which means that is what I am going to focus on this week. I am determined to finish it.

I have a business trip later this week which means that I probably won’t be able to get as much reading done. But I’m going to to attempt to read Finding Home as well.  Its one of the books I picked up last weekend.

When a car crash during a blizzard leaves a woman stranded in the New England countryside with no memory, she’s taken in by Vincent, a banker whose adorable six-year-old daughter, Jadie, has cystic fibrosis and hasn’t spoken since her sister died and her mother disappeared two years ago. But when this stranger arrives, calling herself Kate, Jadie suddenly begins speaking again—claiming that she can talk to her sister’s ghost and that Kate is an angel sent to help them. As Kate struggles with startling flashbacks to a past life that doesn’t seem to be her own, powerful questions arise: What happened to Jadie’s mother? What secrets is Vincent hiding? Why has Jadie been silent for so long?

Finding Home is an involving and heartfelt drama about a stranger helping a complicated family to heal—and how the most unexpected moments in life are the ones that lead us home.

So that’s my plan for the week. What are you up to?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

Lately I  have had a horrid case of shiny book syndrome. I had a groupon to an independent book store that was expiring so I trekked over there Friday night and picked up Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson, Light Boxes by Shane Jones, and Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg. I’ve had my eye on Johnson’s book for some time since I started watching the series that it inspired on HBO. Jones’ book sounded interesting and the cover really caught my eye.

Then of course Barnes and Noble had to have a groupon. So on Saturday I ventured out to buy Jaci Burton’s latest, The Perfect Play because I couldn’t bring myself to watch the Superbowl this year. But I had have no problem reading about a football player. Have you seen the cover? Whoa. Normally I’m not one to like a half naked man on a cover of a book, but I can make the exception for this one.  (By the way, it was an excellent read and I will have a review shortly.)

I also finished American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott. (Review coming soon) Loved the book, hated the disjointed chronology. Gypsy’s mother Rose was the epitome of the stage mother. If you think your mother was difficult, you had it easy compared to Gypsy and her sister June.

This week I’m going to attempt to finish Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition since I’ve been attempting to read it since I bought the book last summer.  Okrent packs the book with lots of details but the thing that stands out right now is that prohibition was destined to fail.

Also on deck for this week is The Weird Sisters.  I read a couple of reviews praising the book and the odd characters appeal to me.

If only Chicago had another blizzard and I had more snow days so I could sit and catch up on all these books.

I kid. Because I’d be happy if we didn’t see any more snow until December.

So that’s it for me. What are you reading this week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

I have neglected this poor blog for the past couple of weeks due to work. Our big meeting was last week and long hours meant less time for me to write reviews. I’m hoping to catch up this week.

This week:

I arrived home yesterday to an envelope from Amazon with Nora Robert’s latest, Happy Ever After. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this one since I finished the last book in the series. At the same time it will be said since it is the final installment in the Bride Quartet.

I’m also working my way through Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast (or as my coworker called it, Moveable Feat). I am NOT a fan of Hemingway’s work. I barely made it through the books I had to read for school but I am really enjoying this book. My friend recommended it based on my love of Fitzgerald and the time period and mentioned that it wasn’t like his other work. I’m so happy I listened to him this time.

Last week:

I was away working most of last week so I didn’t have much time to read. But I managed to get in Jill Shalvis’s latest, Simply Irresistible. I still need to write my review but suffice it to say, I really enjoyed the book. Ms. Shalvis was almost responsible for me being late to a business meeting because I just had to find out how the story ended. My only other comment for now is that I want a Jax. (If only you can order those on Amazon.)

So that’s it for me. What are you reading this week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This weekly recap is hosted by Shelia of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we recap what we’ve read and look at what’s coming up this week. If you’re interested head over to Shelia’s site and get involved!

So what was I up to last week?

I’m gearing up to my busy season at work so I was only able to finish Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKeneny

Because of work, I unfortunately ran out of time and had to return Adam Langer’s The Thieves of Manhattan to the library.  At some point I’ll be grabbing that one again.

(Oh, I may have read some escapist medical romances too.)

What’s planned for this week?

Digging into Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.  I’m not a Hemingway fan, but friends have told me that this is a good book. Plus, I seem to be on a roll with books featuring writers in the 20s and 30s.

Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems It is one of -if not the -best shows on television. I love that this book dissects the episodes. My philosophy classes were my least favorite in college, but I have a feeling I’m going to like reading this book.

So what about you? Did you read anything that you would recommend? Starting anything interesting?

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