Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I found a new meme today. I'm not very good at sticking with memes, but I thought it would be a good companion to the meme about what my daughter is having read to her.

The meme is "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" It is hosted by Book Journey.

I think this will be a fun way to keep track of the books that I am reading too.

Books Completed Last Week:

I finished The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. I am rereading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, which I actually just finished the week before. I also finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen recently, but not last week.

Instead, I've been skimming Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy, The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (6th edition), and How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell.


Books I'm Planning to Read This Week:

I would like to read The Read Aloud Handbook all the way through instead of skipping around. I'll probably continue to do a lot of skimming though, because I am looking for the perfect lemon and lime curd recipes, and I am exploring different craft books. I read several novels right in a row and I usually need a break after that. I do need to start the latest Laura Childs scrapbooking novel though. I also just picked up Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman from the library and need to get it read before it's due.


Books I Acquired Last Week:

Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars by Sharon Lovejoy, The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (6th edition - I wanted to update from the 5th), The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough (my favorite gelato recipes), and The World of Little House by Caroline Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson. (I had a good week at the used book store, and an Amazon Groupon.)
I also got my Free Friday Nook book. This week was Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell. (Each Friday, Barnes & Noble gives a free downloaded book to Nook users.)

Books Ongoing:

The Happiness Project is a lot of fun. I need to do a review soon. I'm going through it for the second time.


What I Watched This Week:
Chuck, V, Bones, Fringe, Survivor, and Weeds. We've seen the first 2 episodes of Weeds so far, and I'm reminded of how much I love Mary-Louise Parker. I need to watch Fried Green Tomatoes again. It's my favorite movie ever. Weeds is as far removed from it as possible, and yet, Mary-Louise still has that innocent, girl-next-door quality.

I look forward to continuing this meme. As mentioned previously, I am a member of Amazon Associates. If you click on any of these links and then make a purchase at Amazon, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. Thank you for supporting this blog.

5 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Welcome! The ultimate frozen dessert book sounds delicious! :)

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

It IS a good book! I've written about the series twice before: http://blog.funmama.net/2009/09/labor-day-weekend.html, and http://blog.funmama.net/2009/09/irish-cream-ice-cream.html.
Thanks for letting me join in the fun!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I'm so glad you've joined! I really love this meme to help me keep on track and see my progress throughout each week :)

Hope you have a great one this week!

Cheri said...

I loved the Happiness Project and I'm sure I'll be pulling it off my shelf again sometime this year. The one I've read 3 times in the last six months is "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown. Highly recommend!

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Love The Happiness Project. Love it so much, I have a series on my blog every Monday about the book: http://www.scrapworthylives.com/2011/03/21/acknowledge-the-reality-of-other-peoples-feelings/
Found you through BFS.