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Monday Round Up (02.08.10)

February 7, 2010

“What are you reading on Mondays” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila that lets you share books you’ve read over the past week and books you have coming up.

Finished:
Austenland by Shannon Hale

Started/still reading:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Up next: Hm, not too sure. Let me know if you have any suggestions from what’s waiting on my shelf!

Library Loot is hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.

I had two items I was on the hold list for come in to the library for me last week:

The  Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Pride &  Prejudice (1995 BBC Miniseries) – I picked it up on Friday night and have not only already finished it, but have already decided I need a copy of my own.

sb10067729n-003Mailbox Monday is a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I had one book arrive this week:

Wish by Alexandra Bullen (won from Mel @ He Followed Me Home…)

What are you reading? Did any new books find their way into your possession?

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33 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2010 7:32 pm

    I have heard great things about The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

    Happy Reading:)

  2. February 7, 2010 7:45 pm

    I really want to read Austenland now that I’ve read your review. As for what you should read next…Either Persuasion ~ Jane Austen or The Opposite of Love ~ Julie Buxbuam. The Opposite of Love is one of the very few books that has ever made me cry. Actually, it was more than just a cry. It was a completely shocking mix of laughter and tears all at once. Just jumped right out and knocked me down. Awesome book. Read it as soon as you can!

    Whatever you choose to read this week, enjoy!

  3. February 7, 2010 8:23 pm

    I loved The Thirteenth Tale! I listened to it on audio and just fell in love with the story. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. February 7, 2010 8:33 pm

    Seems like we have similar taste in reading. You’ve got several of my favs and TBRs here! Here’s my Monday http://ebogie.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-im-reading-this-monday-2810.html

    • February 7, 2010 8:37 pm

      Hope you have a great reading week. I’m off to check out your review of Austenland.
      Enjoy your mailbox books, I got The Adoration of Jenna Fox a month ago, I’m excited about getting to it!

  5. February 7, 2010 8:52 pm

    I loved the Thirteenth Tale. I read it and then listened to it on audio. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

  6. February 7, 2010 8:59 pm

    I loved The Thirteenth Tale, too. My suggestion for what next would be The Book Thief – haven’t got round to that one myself yet although everyone keeps telling me I should.

    Happy reading!

  7. February 7, 2010 11:25 pm

    The Thirteenth Tale is a favorite of mine–so dark and gothic. I have read conflicting reviews of Austenland but was pleased to see you liked it. Book Thief is a must read!
    *Smiles*

  8. February 7, 2010 11:25 pm

    I absolutely love your waiting patiently post. I might have to try something similar. I just finished Uglies and LOVED it. I suggest that.

  9. February 7, 2010 11:45 pm

    I loved The Thirteenth Tale! I hope you do too!

    I recommend The Book Thief. There were some other good ones on your shelf list, but The Book Thief immediately became my all-time favorite book after I read it.

    Enjoy your books this week!

  10. February 8, 2010 12:37 am

    ooo, I want to read Austen land – I read your review and it seems funny.

    I hope you enjoy whatever you read this week.

    Here is my Its Monday! post if you want to have a look

    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

  11. Jan@eatingyabooks permalink
    February 8, 2010 1:51 am

    I have heard good thing about the Adoration of Jenna Fox, and I read Sea of Monster but not Lightening Thief but hope to read it soon. Have a great week.

  12. February 8, 2010 3:21 am

    I read and liked The Five Love Languages and I’ve heard good things about The Thirteenth Tale. Have a great reading week.

  13. Kaye permalink
    February 8, 2010 4:48 am

    Wish sounds like a great book. Thanks for the link to Amazon. Happy reading! My MM is here

  14. February 8, 2010 4:53 am

    Haven’t heard about your books…will wait for your reviews to see if they should go on my TBR list
    CMash

  15. February 8, 2010 4:55 am

    I keep hearing good things about The Thirteenth Tale. I look forward to reading what you thought of the book.

    I looked at your Waiting On My Shelf list. I would say, read Fallen or Stolen One next. They both there..waiting for you to pick them up PLUS I have heard good things about both of those reads.

    Hope you have a great reading week!

  16. February 8, 2010 5:35 am

    I’ve had a friend’s copy of The Thirteenth Tale for far too long. She raves over it so I need to get to it soon. Happy reading!

  17. February 8, 2010 6:13 am

    Here’s mine this week: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_08.html

    Hope you have a great reading week! :D

  18. February 8, 2010 6:32 am

    One of these days I will get to my copy of The Thirteenth Tale. Hope you’re liking it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  19. February 8, 2010 6:36 am

    Happy reading to you. Ooh i love Pride and Prejudice! Have to see it again soon.

  20. February 8, 2010 7:00 am

    Impressive week ahead, as well as last week’s reads. A very busy week ahead, I’m sure!

    Mine looks like this:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_08.html

  21. February 8, 2010 7:23 am

    I enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale. As for P&P I am a devoted 1940’s version fan. Happy reading this week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-8.html

  22. February 8, 2010 7:37 am

    Wellll, Anna Karenina (the Oprah version) is in my top 3 books of all time, so I would say read that one! BUt you do need to be in the mood for Tolstoy for sure!

    :0)

  23. stacybuckeye permalink
    February 8, 2010 8:41 am

    I checked the P&P miniseries out of the library and, like you, had to buy my own copy :)

  24. February 8, 2010 10:04 am

    I’ve read a lot of good things about The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Hope that you have a great reading week ahead!

  25. February 8, 2010 10:28 am

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox is very well written, it gives you a lot to think about. I think that Wish is a fun read.

    Great review of Austenland, it is my favorite Shannon Hale book. Have a great reading week!

  26. February 8, 2010 11:04 am

    You received an interesting book. Can’t wait to hear what you think about “Wish”. Actually, all of your book memes listings look interesting :)

    If you’d like to see mine, my mailbox is at: http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday_08.html

  27. February 8, 2010 12:28 pm

    The Thirteenth Tale is one of my absolute favorite books. I read it when it first came out, but still remember it. You’re really going to enjoy it!

  28. February 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    I loved The Thirteenth Tale, I thought it was amazing. You have some great reads on your TBR. As for what next, it depends what you feel like. If you want to carry on the spooky gothicness I’d say the Forgotten Garden. If you fancy something a bit light hearted then I’d recommend The Secret Shoppers and if you want to be blown away then The Book Thief. They are really great books.

  29. February 8, 2010 2:35 pm

    I have heard terrific things about The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Have a great week!

  30. February 8, 2010 5:25 pm

    Yay you got WISH :) It’s cute, I hope you enjoy it. I want to read Austenland too!

  31. February 8, 2010 5:43 pm

    I see you have a few by Marin Keyes on your shelf – I love her books! Also, I just read Bitter is the New Black and loved it – the author’s snarky humor is priceless!

    Enjoy whatever you choose to read next!

    My Monday Mailbox is here

  32. Jenn permalink
    February 9, 2010 9:02 am

    My friends and I watched the P&P mini-series so many times during college that we pretty much had the thing memorized. I like how faithful an adaptation it was to the content of the book. Some day I will buy it for myself as well.

    I loved The Book Thief, but I had to put it down after a while because I got so attached to the characters and I couldn’t bear to have anything bad happen to them like I knew it would. I thought Zusak’s choice of narrator was very clever – he’s quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors.

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