Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (87)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

I had a rough week but it ended on a good note when I went with some friends from work to watch Breaking Dawn on Saturday night. I also managed to finish a review after struggling with "review writer's block". My review of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu will be posted later this week. I will hopefully have some more reviews completed soon.

I can't wait for Thanksgiving and spending time with my family. I will be taking my new Scrabble game and some of these books with me when I head to my parents' house on Wednesday. Bring on the smoked turkey and scalloped corn!

Books read:

Come Sunday by Isla Morley

This was a sad but really good book about loss and relationships. I look forward to discussing it with my evening book group next week.

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

I wasn't sure if I'd like this at first since I don't care for the original fairy tale but this retelling was very nicely done and I loved all the references to Narnia, Harry Potter, and other books.

Currently reading:

Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I am rereading this so I can discuss it with my afternoon book discussion group. I like this book though I was disappointed with the sequel.

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

I am hoping to finish The Kitchen Daughter this week. I like it so far but my book discussion book comes first since the meeting is a week from Tuesday.

What I might read next:

Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

This is a book I might be reading for review for Royal Reviews. I have to read a holiday or winter themed book so I'll give this historical novel a try.

Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean

Yup, this is still on my TBR pile. I have been seeing more reviews for this around the blogosphere. I am sure I will love this if I could just get to read it already!

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

I have had this checked out from the library for months and I am determined that I will finish it by the end of the year! Then maybe I can get the audio book to listen to since Jim Dale reads it.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your reading this week!


  1. Sorry to hear you had a rough week, hope this week is so much better. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with family ... I've never heard of scalloped corn??

    Breaking Dawn has been my favourite of the series, I'll definitely be seeing it again too!

    I'm looking forward to your review of Come Sunday and I'm off to have a look at Bellfield Hall on Goodreads.

    Happy reading :)

  2. OOH Breadcrumbs sounds good... I like the references.

    I seen Breaking Dawn too!

  3. Breadcrumbs sounds good. I have a lot of fans of fairy tale retellings in my library. I am going to look for it.

  4. Great! another book to read . Baby it's cold outside sounds great for the holidays

  5. Hmm Breadcrumbs has been tempting me and I think I will probably give in and get it

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I've heard really good things about "The Kitchen Daughter" Hope you enjoy :)

    Don't you just love book clubs??

  7. Breadcrumbs is on my wishlist. I have a bunch of books going at once. A lot of them are library books that are due soon. Please come see what I'm reading.

  8. Ok so after reading the review on goodreads , breadcrumbs does sound like it would be a very good book to read like everyone else seems to think. I liked Narnias snow queen character.

  9. Love Scrabble.
    SO with you on looking forward to Thanksgiving.
    Yah Christmas book! Can't wait for the review.

  10. I feel so bad I've had the Emerald Atlas on my TBR stack forever it seems! Happy Reading this week! Looks like you have a good selection! :)

  11. I enjoyed Come Sunday...glad you liked it, too. Now I'm curious about Breadcrumbs.

    Thanks for sharing...hope you have a better week.


  12. I've heard The Kitchen Daughter is great, and The Emerald Atlas looks fabulous :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!


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