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February 12, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






After 17 days and 580 pages, I finally finished reading The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne. I wound up loving the book and am so glad I stayed with it! 

Now I've begun reading Need to Know by Karen Cleveland, which has been getting a lot of buzz. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but I'm intrigued and have a feeling it will be a quick read.

I continue to listen to News of the World in preparation for my book club discussion later this week. I read the book in October, so the story is still very fresh in my mind, but I'm enjoying the audio version just as much as the print edition.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are, and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.

Last Week's Posts: 

Wordless Wednesday - Tulips!

Looking Back - A Map of the World

Olympic Peninsula Trip - Day Nine

23 comments:

  1. So glad you ended up loving Boyne's novel... maybe I'll give it a second chance. News of the World is on my list, but now I'll need to decide between print and audio!

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    1. JoAnn - I think you might be happy if you give Boyne's book another chance. It seems like it took me a long time to read, but I only read for an hour or so in the evening. I'm still thinking about those characters! As far as News of the World, I think I'd recommend the print edition. It may be because I've already read the book, but I find my mind wandering as I listen to the audio.

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    2. Thanks, Les. Print it will be!

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  2. Sharon5:29 AM

    I finished Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese and liked it very much.
    I picked up The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellows but couldn't get into it.
    Today I am starting A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn. This Veronica Speedwell series is lots of fun.

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    1. Sharon, Stolen Beauty is on my list!

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  3. Hmmm...I'll look forward to what you think about Need to Know. I'll have my thoughts posted on that book on Thursday of this week. I was...well, I'll let you wait and see what I was. LOL

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    1. Kay - Need to Know has invaded my dreams! I read a lot of it right before bed last night and woke up several times in the night, dreaming of the plot. The characters were a couple from an RV/travel Youtube/blog I follow! Very weird. :)

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  4. These look good. Thanks for sharing. Audiobooks are so good when you get a narrator that really fits the characters/story. I listen every day.
    Laura :)
    My Monday Post

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    1. Laura - I love audiobooks and enjoy listening while I walk or run errands. I try to listen every day, too.

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  5. Need to Know looks very tempting. Enjoy them all...and have a great week! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Laurel-Rain Snow - Need to Know has me hooked! I even had a few dreams about it last night.

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  6. Nice variety of books. All of them are new to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - These two will fly quickly! I love a good thriller.

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  7. Need to Know is on my list ... glad it's holding your attention so far.

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    1. Candace - Need to Know is very compelling! I woke up around 3:30 last night and was very tempted to read more, but the book had already invaded my dreams, so I thought it would be better to just try to go back to sleep. :) I have a feeling it will be a good audiobook, too.

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  8. I have been holding on to the Boyne book and I continue to shelve it...

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    1. Patty - I almost quit reading the Boyne book after a hundred pages or so, but it suddenly became much more interesting and I couldn't put it down. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Everyone seems to be loving the Boyne book but it seems like such a commitment.

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    1. Kathy - The Boyne book is a chunkster, but it's also a page-turner. I only stumbled a bit early on, but once I got further in, I loved it. I only read for about an hour every day, so that's why it took me so long. I think you'd like it!

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  10. 580 pages is a big book. I’m glad you liked it. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. AJ - 580 pages is a big book, but the pages fly! It will probably be on my Top Ten for the year.

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  11. You could make a great statement just meshing those titles! "Need to know News of the World! :)
    By the way, I'm about half way done with The Bright Hour which you recommended. Oh boy, it's wonderful but I just know I'm going to be feeling empty after I finish it. So moving.

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    1. Iliana - Love the mashup! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed The Bright Hour. You've reminded me that I want to buy a copy when it comes out in paperback. It's a keeper!

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