January 31, 2013

What I'm reading.

IMG_20130126_204838.I've been a little book crazy.  I usually read one book at a time, but at one point last week it was 4.  Here is what I was reading.

Mockingjay - I started this book last and finished it first.  I loved the Hunger Games movie.  The books for me were no different.   Now that I have seen the first movie, I have all their faces in my head.  Most people say they like the books better than the movie but I am more of a visual person.  I love to see things even more than I love to read them.  Half the time I am let down, but this was not one of them.  The ending is slowly growing on me and I cant wait for the other two movies to come out!

Unglued - This book is all about emotions and its pretty spot on.  The title itself, reaches out to me and screams "Read me!"  Unglued: Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.  YUP!  I need to finish it.  In the book the author suggest there are 4 categories of unglued reaction.

Exploders who shame themselves.
Exploders who blame others
Stuffers who build barriers
Stuffers who collect retaliation rocks.
What kind of unglued are you?  Me?  I'm a little of all 4!  Clearly I needed this book to guide me a little as my life has been a little unglued lately!

A is for Alibi - I have been reading this book for over 2 weeks now.  I'm only on Chapter 5.  I want so badly to get pulled in to it, but it seems even the slightest distraction pulls me away.  I picked it up because someone suggested that I might like it.  I was looking for a series to read after I had caught up on my Stephanie Plum series and she she felt this was something similar. The humor is just not there.  I'm going to keep reading though, in hopes of getting in to it.  I'm not one to quit at book in the middle anyways.

Where the Sidewalk End - What is there to say here?  I love this book as a child.  I bought it for Anthony when he was only 2 or 3.  And now that he is 7 we are going though it again.  A few poems each night.  The boys thing they are so silly and they make for some very interesting conversations before bedtime.  Alex mostly just likes the little drawings.

Safe Haven and Gone Girl and a few others are sitting on my nightstand just begging to be started.  The Husband List and The Game of Thrones are are on their way.  Lots of good reads.  I am always open to more suggestions! What are you reading these days?

18 comments:

  1. Holy moly...I'm impressed. 4 books in one week? I can't seem to get through 1 in an entire month. How do you find the time with everything else you are dealing with?

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    1. I am an OCD reader. I read everything. Cereal boxes, instructions, fine print of anything. I read in the bath, while I cook, while I eat(if I'm eating alone), at the bus stop, in the car to and from my doctor appointments and while I wait. Also, I spend quite a bit of time "resting", so that just gives me more time to read. There is a little heated discussion going on between the hubby and I about how late I stay up reading at night too. But I wont admit to nothing there! LOL Being a fast reader helps too:)

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  2. Thats awesome! You need to enter the SAPL 5 in 5 reading challenge:
    http://guides.mysapl.org/5in5 Your pretty much done :)

    I still need to get the Hunger game series on my to do list!

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    1. I am doing terrible on the challenge...how bout you?

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    2. How did I miss this? Reading challenges...that I can do!! Ill go check it out now!!

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  3. Love this post, I read everything too! When I was little my mom would bring home old catalogs from stores like Neimans, etc. I would read the copy obsessively. Once I get sucked into a book, I literally have to stay up and finish it. I last read "The Language of Flowers" and "The Buddha in the Attic" and I cant get them out of my head. I have been lagging this month though!!

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one! LOL I will add those two to my list at the library!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. If you have never read the Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, start with The Eye Of The World. Jordan's world puts Tolkien to shame.

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    1. I have never heard of it. But it is on my library list now :) Thank You for the rec! Cant wait to read it.

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  5. I jump around in my reading too. I haven't read Unglued yet but it is on my to read list. I have read A is for Alibi and also listened to it the audiobook reader was amazing so I took it on my hikes. I guess everyone has different tastes there. I tried reading the Stephanie Plum books because everyone suggested them because I love the Kinsey Milhone books. I have had the first book in the series for months and still can't get through it for the same reason you have. I'm determined though. :) Where the Sidewalk Ends is fabulous too! All in all, wonderful choices. You remind me of myself. I have four books going right now. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    http://heresmytakeonit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Im bummed that I had to return A is for Alibi before I could finish it. Someone else had it on hold. But I put it back on my list of to reads! Like I said, I want to like it, but I think I just needed to get a little farther in the book before I got hooked. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  6. I could never read more than one book at a time! I'm too scatter brained. Sometimes if I start a book and time doesn't allow me to focus on it, I have to start it all over!

    I also wanted to let you know that I bestowed upon you The Liebster Award! =D Be sure to check it out!

    http://seriouslykateblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-first-award-liebster.html

    Have a great day!

    Kate

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    1. Yes! I have that same problem. I blame mine on my illness! LOL! I can re-read books and still be surprised at what happens! One of the few benefits of having memory problems :) And Thank You so much for nominating me! Off to check it out.

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  7. Glad you found some choices you enjoyed! I'm visiting you today from the Harvest of Friends hop. :)

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  8. Hey! I just nominated you for the Leibster Award! Please visit my blog to get more details. :)

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    1. Thank You so much for this. Im on it!

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  9. I've loved reading lots of the posts on your blog tonight :) I'm afraid to say that A for Alibi really disappointed me but I stuck with it because I'm stubborn and won't give up on a book. I hope you enjoy it though, she just wasn't my type of writer. I think I'm going to check out unglued though.
    Have a great week :)
    Shushkat

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