Sunday, August 15, 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.

Books I REVIEWED last week:
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (3.5 out of 5 stars)

I FINISHED one book this past week:
One Day by David Nicholls (not yet reviewed -- the character Dexter Mayhew was annoying, distasteful and down right icky -- can't wait to see who plays him in the movie.)

One Day


Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart

Summer at Tiffany

Summary (from Goodreads):
SUMMER AT TIFFANY is a memoir of the summer of 1945, when Marjorie Jacobson and her best friend Marty travelled from the Kappa House at the University of Iowa to New York City, hoping to land sales jobs at Lord and Taylor or Sak's Fifth Avenue. Turned away from the top department stores, they made their way to 57th Street where refusing to be deterred, Marty lead Marjorie into the legendary Tiffany store, and somehow these best friends talked their way into positions as pages–the first women to ever work on the sales floor.

I have a confession.  I lied.

Two weeks ago I made this statement:

Because of my commitments, I have hearby given myself a personal ultimatum of no longer putting books on HOLD at the library. My current read, and this book are the LAST books that I have requested from the library. Once I am done reading these, I can start to make a dent in my own books. I have FROZEN all my other requests. It's like library book purgatory!

Well, I came home with THREE books this week.  None of them were on hold -- they were ALL impulse check outs.  Books are my "crack."  At least I can't be arrested or subpoenaed.

Small Wars by Sadie Jones

Small Wars

Summary (from Goodreads):
A passionate and beautifully written tale of personal loss in the midst of war in late 1950s Cyprus, Small Wars raises important questions that are just as relevant today.

Women Food and God by Geneen Roth

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Summary (from Goodreads):
Roth began exploring emotional eating in her bestseller When Food Is Love. Now, two decades later, here is her masterwork: WOMEN FOOD AND GOD.

The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis

The Invisible Mountain

Summary (from Goodreads):
A gripping and lyrical story—at once expansive and lush with detail—this debut novel is a deeply intimate exploration of the search for love and authenticity, power and redemption, in the lives of three women, and a penetrating portrait of a small, tenacious nation, Uruguay, shaken in the gales of the twentieth century.

Kids go back to school on Thursday -- maybe I will celebrate by staying in my pajamas and reading all day!

What are you reading this week?


Lydia said...

Summer at Tiffany is such a perfect summer memoir to read. I loved it and hope you do too!

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I got One Day recently as well, now I'm curious to see what I think of it too!

Have a wonderful week :) Mine is at:

Helen's Book Blog said...

Summer at Tiffany's sounds so good! Can't wait to see what you think of it

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Woo hoo I am putting in my final pages for Sumemr at Tiffany and must get the questions out to everyone who is reading this for our On line book club!

Oh and love the library picks!!!

Jan von Harz said...

I so had to stop the hold at the library too. I also need to stop buying books, but I see one I like and then I lose all control, it is definitely an addiction, but at least it doesn't fry your brain.

Have a great week.

Stephanie said...

Ah ... I envy your back-to-school reading day. :-D These look good; I am especially interested in The Invisible Mountain. I haven't read anything set in South America in a very long time.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I completely understand that need to grab a book when the title "grabs" you (or the cover, or what you've heard about it!)

I'm hopeless at sticking to my vows not to add books (or put them on hold at the library!).

Yours all look great this week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Samantha said...

You're review of the character from One Day was quite descriptive! I've been seeing that book around a lot - looking forward to reading your review!

Jennifer said...

Your choices look good and I look forward to reading the reviews. Summer At Tiffany was a lovely read. Have a great week. My Monday is here:

Wolfe said...

looks like a good week. I will have to check some of these out!

mpartyka said...

I'm going to post my review for One Day tomorrow - I didn't love this book... I also thought Dex was a creep. I thought I was alone.

Zia said...

I have Every Last One on my wishlist. Looks like you got some great titles this week.

Amused said...

Great picks from the library! I totally want to read Small Wars and Invisible Mountain!

Unknown said...

I like the sound of The Invisible Mountain. Seems like it could be a dramatic read.

Anonymous said...

I've only just started to make a dent in One Day, and I hear you about Dexter. Although, at the moment, Emma is bugging me more than Dexter is. Weird that I'm still enjoying the book when both main characters aren't all that likable ;)