Monday, January 27, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (170)

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.

This past week was a little rough for me. I was in a minor (but scary) car accident on Saturday. I wasn't hurt and hopefully the damage to my car is minor. I only found a small hole on the back bumper so maybe that is it. I hate winter! The road I take to work is very hilly and I lost control of my car even though I was driving slowly :(

I also forgot that my 4th Blogoversary was on Wednesday. Hard to believe that I have kept my blog going this long...

Books reviewed:

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Books read:

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I liked this book and I found the real historical events and figures to be interesting but it was the fictional character of Handful that really made the book as good as it was.

Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

Having read The Promise of Stardust I thought this book would be a lot like that one but it wasn't. It really focuses on the main character's grief and feelings about her mom and the baby and her step-dad. 

Currently reading:

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I wanted something lighthearted to read and I thought this book would fit the bill. I loved Eleanor and Park and Fangirl but I have a feeling this one will not receive the same rave reviews from me. It is funny though but I don't like the e-mail storytelling device.

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

I featured this as my WoW pick last week and I was very excited to be approved for the ARC. I really like the story so far. I am curious about how the Sleeping Beauty story will play out in this version.


  1. Oh no!!! I am so glad that you are ok! Winter is a terrible time to have to drive in. :( People around here always drive like maniacs even in the snow. :(

    I love Sue Monk Kidd, I will definitely have to read her new book. :)

  2. I'll be reading Sue Monk Kidd book next month for one of my book clubs. I'm curious about While Beauty Slept and will be adding it to my ever growing Good Reads list.

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  3. I'm so pleased you weren't hurt!
    Enjoy your reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Being in a car crash incident is never a nice thing, no matter how bad the damage. It is good to hear you are fine.
    Congratulations on 4 years of blog hosting - that's quite a feat!
    Happy Reading!
    Bits & Bobs

  5. Sorry to hear about your car accident. I'm glad it wasn't worse. Winter driving is seldom fun. All your books sound amazing. Come see my Monday Report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

  6. Happy Blogoversary! I'm glad you're ok and I hope the damage to your car isn't too costly.
    I'll be adding The Invention of Wings to my pile :)

  7. Sorry to hear about your accident, but glad you weren't hurt. Driving in this weather can be rough. Happy blogoversary too, 4 years is awesome! Good for you. I liked Fangirl a lot, really liked the characters, so I would probably like Attachments too. I will probably read that here before too long.

  8. Oh, you have good books. I remember reading about Elizabeth Blackwell as a little girl. Can't imagine reading a whole novel about her.

  9. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Attachments and While Beauty Slept….both books are on my TBR list. I hope they don't disappoint! Enjoy your books!

  10. While Beauty Slept looks interesting!

    Hope you enjoy everything :)

  11. Sorry to hear about your accident. While Beauty Slept sounds interesting. I will look forward to your review. Stay warm!

  12. See I love when books work in emails so Attachments was a huge win for me. I'm so sorry to hear about the accident and I hope everything is okay.

  13. Oh no sorry to hear about your car accident, I'm glad you weren't hurt but your weather makes for scary driving. I'm looking forward to The Promise Of Stardust, I found Heartbeat a little disappointing, especially since I'm a huge Elizabeth Scott fan. I've got Lost Lake coming up, hope you enjoyed it?

    Congrats on your 4th blogoversary, I love visiting your blog and hope you're around for a lot longer :)


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