Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

It is still Monday isn't it? I can still post this as long as I get it in before midnight, right?!

Life has has prohibited me from blogging in the past few days -- I love being busy and doing things with my kids -- but miss talking about my books.

Also, I'm not sure if you are as demented as I am -- but I'm a tad obsessed about all things ROYAL -- so I did watch footage of this (and, no, I don't speak Swedish!):



I'm a sucker for Royal weddings -- and am old enough to remember getting up at 2am to watch Lady Diana wed Prince Charles. How romantic (OK, not the outcome of said wedding, but the event itself)!!

My reading accomplishments this past week were minimal:

Finished:
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See -- this book was a huge disappointment.  I think I'm done with this author.  But a great book group night.

Almost done:
The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross -- for a "chick lit" contribution, this has been quite pleasant.  I've enjoyed Dallas sorority girl, Ansley, and her obsession with baking.  I'm determined to try one of the MANY cupcake recipes included in the book -- but most of them are way over my baking head!

To read this week:
I'm a bit ADD when it comes to my TBR list -- last week I had listed Embers and Evangeline as the next in line -- but since then, I've picked up at the library:

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again.
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Newberry Award Winner)
Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.
When You Reach Me

add these to the previously aforementioned and:

As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

I'm not sure where to start!  Any suggestions on what I should pick next? 

What are you reading this week?