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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Monday, Oct. 3rd and I'm reading....

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It's Monday and I'm reading:
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard--- I'm only a chapter in, but already I am captivated by the writing.

I'm listening to:
Chime by Franny Billingsley---I put this book on hiatus for a week so I could focus on banned books, but now I am back and hope to complete it soon.  It seems to be dragging a bit, but likely that is my fault.

I recently finished:
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho---I listened to this on audiobooks. Thanks, Sheila, for the recommendation. It was as wonderful as you said! This was a triple re-read for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it again.

Up next:
Divergent by Veronica Roth--- I've been told this is a dystopian novel similar to Hunger Games.  Any thoughts on that?


Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King---I just received a copy Friday.  I'm looking forward to reading it as I'm a huge fan of the author's previous book, Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

What are you reading?


  1. Divergent is one I've seen around...the others are new to me. Enjoy your reading!


  2. I loved The Alchemist when I read it a few years ago. Definitely a good book for a reread!

    Here's my Monday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

  3. I really want to read Paper Covers Rock. I am glad you are enjoying it so far!

    My Monday list: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-4.html

  4. I had a hard time reading Chimed, mainly because I couldn't keep up with all the magical beings straight in my head. I did much better with the audiobook and ended up really enjoying the book.

    As for Divergent, I'm in the minority and thought it was okay. Hope you enjoy your books. Happy Reading!

  5. Enjoy your books. What is keeping me from finishing the books I have going? A new kitten! Come see what I'm reading.

  6. I like Jenny Hubbard, perhaps I should get this one for my library

  7. Hmmmm...I'm probably overdue for a reread of The Alchemist.

    My son, Jamie, recently read Divergent and LOVED it. In fact, I signed up for Fall Into Reading challenge last week and now realize I forgot to include that on my kids/teen list, but I do want to read it very soon.

    Enjoy your books this week!


  8. I'm here via FF and look forward to reading your answer to this week's question. I'm a new follower and would love for you to visit me whenever you get a chance.



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