Sunday, March 14, 2010

Monday Reading Report 3/15

Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page is a meme where folks share the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!! I had several goodies in my mailbox this week.
I am loving the Book Swap feature at goodreads. I am not one to keep books, so it's great to give them away and earn points so I can get books from other people. This week I received Brian Groh's Summer People, and The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Patillo.
From Sourcebooks I received 2 books I'm really excited about. Farm Fatale is British chick-lit by Wendy Holden, and The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the second book in the Morland series. 
It's Monday, What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through Books.This is yet another opportunity to make other bibliophiles jealous of the good stuff you got to enjoy the past week.
Seems like I'm on a chick-lit binge right now! Wendy Wax's The Accidental Bestseller was a lot of fun and kept me going late into the night when I should have turned off the light. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs was also a nice light book I finished last week. It's also the first book I've read this year that doesn't fit one of my challenges. I cannot recommend Sarah Pekkanen's debut novel, The Opposite of Me, enough. I'll be reviewing it later this month. I'll also be reviewing Beautiful People by Wendy Holden, which was great.
Getting a little of my historical fiction in, I listened to Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens, and really enjoyed the narrator. His books are very confusing to me, and I liked his style much better as an audio.
I am currently wrapping up The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper, the story of Kat Ashby, Elizabeth I's long time companion.
I'm excited to check in with the other Mailbox Monday and What Are You Reading On Monday participants and see what folks are reading that I should add to my lists! Have you got anything great to recommend to me?

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12 comments:

Gwen said...

I almost grabbed Knit Too at the library, but there were a few that were closer to the top of my "I really want to read this" list.

Lydia said...

Looks like you've had a great week! Knit Too looks cute - I've seen it in the book stores around here and picked it up more than once!

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/03/14/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-12/

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I was wondering how Wendy Wax's new book would be. It has a great title!

Enjoy your week! :)

Jennifer said...

With the exception of Knit Two, I have not read a single one of these books, which means I need to do some research and have my TBR pile grow. Happy reading and if you find time, my Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-15.html

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Are you enjoying The Queen's Governess? It's one that I would like to read.

Mary said...

Oh good - I bought The Opposite of Me last week and look forward to reading it soon. Glad you liked it!

Alayne said...

Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Diane said...

Nice books this week. Enjoy

I have Summer People but have not read it yet

Here is my mailbox: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/mailbox-monday_15.html

Bibliobabe said...

Wow - you've had a great week! "Knit Too" looks really good.

Here's mine:
http://www.bibliobabe.com/?p=821

Have a great reading week!.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved The Accidental Bestseller...and I have The Friday Night Knitting Club on my stack for this week. Probably should read this one before Knit Two?

Here's my post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html

Tammy said...

I better get with it! I Haven't heard of one title from your list-but I wrote down a couple of titles to check out. Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great week!

Christina T said...

The Queen's Governess and The Opposite of Me are both on my TBR list. I love Tudor history and I like Karen Harper's writing so I should love that one. I look forward to your review of The Opposite of Me.

I hope you enjoy your reading this week.

Here is what I'm reading.