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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monday, August 22 and I'm reading....

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What I'm reading:
Maine by Courtney Sullivan---the story of four women from three generations of a family and their beach property in Maine.

What I just finished:
Boom! by Mark Haddon---a middle-grade book by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  The book is a hoot.  Review to follow.  Look for it!

What I'm listening to:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen---this is my first Sarah Dessen book and I can see the appeal for teen girls.

What I hope to read next:
Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones--- Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads - and risk an unexpected connection - in this heart-pounding thriller.


  1. I keep seeing Along For the Ride at the bookstore. I'll keep an eye out for your review!

    New Follower :-)

  2. I am waiting to read Maine, I have heard such wonderful things about the book. Happy reading.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-53.html

  3. Great group of books! I am currently listening to Along for the Ride. Blink & Caution sounds really good, hope you enjoy it. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

    re your comment: Dash&Lily definitely would be great to read during the holidays, but luckily it is still enjoyable now. [:

  4. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Sarah Dessen book :)

    Here's my "It's Monday! What are you reading?" post.

  5. Maine...certainly looks like a book I'd like. I need to add it to my wishlist!

    Here's my post for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading? And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  6. Blink and Caution sounds like my kind of book, as long as it isn't too scary!

  7. I haven't heard of that Mark Haddon book. I've got to check that out. I absolutely love The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Have a great week of reading :)

  8. I just placed two J.Courtney Sullivan books to my wish list :)


  9. It seems like a lot of people are reading Maine. I need to check it out! Boom sounds cute but it might be too old for my 7 year old. I look forward to your review.

  10. I love Sara Dessen - hope you enjoy that one!


  11. I'm a fan of Sarah Dessen's writing and I did enjoy Along For The Ride, although not my favourite of hers. Boom sounds great!

    PS. yes I did enjoy Forever, it got off to a slow start but a really good end to the trilogy and Maggie's writing is as gorgeous as ever. Shiver remains my favourite though

  12. I like the cover for Book. Looks cute.

  13. i have yet to read a Dessen book - probably Just Listen will come first. hopping back!


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