It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
Last week was a travel week: Wednesday flight to New York City (arriving in the middle of the night, 11 hours later than first scheduled), Thursday at BookExpo America, Friday at the Book Blogger Convention, Saturday sightseeing NYC (including the New York Public Library with its famous lions) and then flying home.
The best things about this trip:
- spending time with my on-line friend, Yesha, for the first time in real life
- meeting so many of the book bloggers who inspired me to start my book blog
- learning about how book bloggers and the publishing industry interact with each other
During the flight to La Guardia, I finished reading I Am What I Am by John Barrowman. After several tries, this is the first book that I read from beginning to end on my iPad — yay! Apparently travel and car appointments are the ideal time to read using the Kindle app on my iPad. I’m going to have to work at it if I want to read electronic books at other times and places. I Am What I Am was a fun continuation of his first memoir (Book Review: Anything Goes by John Barrowman).
On the flight to New York, I began The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison and continued reading it on the flight home, finishing it last night. This was my first ever book mailed to me by a publisher. I enjoyed it and will write more about it later this week.
Last week, before I left, I finished the Young Adult novel Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. I have most of a draft review written, but didn’t quite finish it to post last week, so watch for that one, too.
I am continuing to read Winning After Losing by Stacey Halprin.
Like many people, I picked up lots of books at BEA and more from the Build Your Own Swag Bag tables at BBC. I shipped the books I had by 3pm on Thursday, but also brought home a stack of books in my carry-on luggage.
I will choose one of these or, perhaps, the second book that I’ve been mailed from a publisher, Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany.
I am looking forward to read your review from I am what I am 🙂
Great books – I loved Skipping a Beat! So fun meeting you on Friday! have an awesome reading week!
Enjoy those lovely books.
I have The Very Thought of you on my TBR shelves.
have a good week.
I have Lot’s Return to Sodom waiting patiently on my shelves. Enjoy your books and your week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-41.html
I will be back later in the week to see what you thought of The Very Thought of You – I have that one in waiting for me!
Enjoy your books. This coming week is my last week off before summer session. I have a few books I want to finish before school begins. Come see what they are.
It was so great to meet you in person as well! I am really looking forward to reading the Little Women Letters too!
Great fun reading about your trip to NYC. You look like you have a great selection of books in that picture. Now I’m curious about what was in the box you sent home.
I’m wondering what was in that box, too! The only thing I remember is a signed copy of The Savvy Auntie.
It was fantastic to meet you at BEA and BBC 🙂 Can’t wait to now hear your thoughts on the books!
Glad you had a lovely time in New York, too — I’m fighting the urge to run back there! Even in such a busy city, I felt very relaxed and “on vacation.” (Once my panel was over, of course! Haha.)
Lots of great reading here — I have The Very Thought Of You in my to-be-read stack and can’t wait to check it out! I also grabbed Jim Higley’s Bobblehead Dad after meeting him at the BBC and am about 60 pages in — very good so far.