Monday, August 4, 2014

A Reading Life (31) - Happy Birthday Mom and a Pick-Your-Thon

Hope everyone had a great week and weekend. Here we are at another Monday!

Currently reading
March, Geraldine Brooks
The Unholy, Paul DeBlassie III
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd

The Typewriter Girl, Alison Atlee

Family Reading Project (20 minutes daily, alternating titles)
The Crystal CaveMary Stewart (on page 144)
Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (on page 90)

One movie/One TV show I like right now
I didn't get to see a movie this weekend *pout*
The Bridge (FX) - the character that Franka Potente portrays is one creepy chick!

School supply shopping was done over the weekend. It was a tax free holiday so that was good. Seems like the older they get, the less supplies are needed. That's a good thing. I also bought them some new shoes with a lot of character. Since they have to wear standard school attire, shoes are the only way they can express their individuality. 

Today is my mom's birthday so sending out a very special birthday wish to the most important woman in my life. She is not only my mom, but my best friend too. I love you, Mom!

I'm hosting a read-a-long of The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne during Gothic September at Castle Macabre.

TuesBookTalk - We are reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd this month and we're currently voting on a non-fiction title for September.

Lit Collective - we are reading and discussing the works of Geraldine Brooks in August
Caleb's Crossing
People of the Book

My upcoming events (challenges, read-a-thons, other reading events)
Have you signed up for The Never-Ending Anne Rice Challenge! There is a dedicated blog for it HERE.

Gothic September at Castle Macabre featuring a read-a-long of The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Recent book acquisitions 

Purchased at Goodwill:
Starter for Ten, David Nicholls
The Golden Lily, Richelle Mead
Admission, Jean Hanff Korelitz

This is a fun event hosted by The Book Monsters where you can read, review, or both. Not sure how much reading I will get done, but will be reading what I've listed below and will have a few reviews to write and post. I will not be updating on this post. I will post a couple of progress posts during the week (if I don't flake out and forget).

What I'll be reading:

Finishing up Elizabeth, Robert Parry
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd -section for read-a-long (about 80 or so pages)
March, Geraldine Brooks
The Unholy, Paul DeBlassie III (for review on Friday)
Start Caleb's Crossing, Geraldine Brooks (if I finish March)
The Typewriter GirlAlison Atlee (audio book)

What I'll be reviewing:

The Unholy (at Castle Macabre)
The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier (which I finished last week)

What's been going on in your Reading Life?


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  1. Sounds great! Happy Birthday to your mom!

  2. Happy birthday to your mom! Looks like some good stuff coming up!

  3. Hope you get all your books read and your reviews written! Thanks for joining us!

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