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This fabulous weekly recap is hosted by Shelia of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we recap what we’ve read and look at what’s coming up this week. If you’re interested head over to Shelia’s site and get involved! It’s a blast and I may even stop by to see what you’re up to!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

This has been a great week, busy as usual, but great. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day and was served breakfast in bed by my two little kiddos & fabulous husband. I also had the wonderful opportunity of sharing my interview with author Emily Giffin in anticipation of her new movie for Something Borrowed! Plus I read quite a few really fantastic books. So, all in all a pretty good week! How about you?

Read/Reviewed (Just click on the title to see the Review!):
Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg
Sunday {App}etizers: Be Confident In Who You Are by Annie Fox
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (For Chick Lit Reviews)
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald (For Chick Lit Reviews)

Interviewed/Guest Posts:
An Inside Look at WPP with Editor Jordan Brown
Author Interview: 20 Questions with Mark Jeffrey
Into the Past: Brent Hartinger – Author of Shadow Walkers
Author Interview: Emily Giffin (For Chick Lit Reviews)

Events/Randomness:
Book Publishers 101: Walden Pond Press Book Sets Giveaway!
Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: May Link-Up
Learning Touch Apps Celebration and Giveaway!
The Fourth Stall 2 Cover Reveal
Free Book Alert: Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson
A Bit of Me(Me) – Favorite Things

Giveaways:
Book Publishers 101: Walden Pond Press Book Sets Giveaway!
Read-to-Me Picture Book Challenge: May Link-Up
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg
The Black Hope Enigma by Teresa Flavin
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald w/Signed Book Plate! (For Chick Lit Reviews)

What’s up for the week to come:

Reading and Reviewing This Week:
Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
A Season of Eden by JM Warwick
The Undertakers: The Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago
Cahoots by Karla Oceanak
Skinny by Diana Spechler (For Chick Lit Reviews)
Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life by Kyran Pittman (For Chick Lit Reviews)

Listening To (Yes, still the same…am I the only one who takes a bit of time to get through audiobooks?):
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

The Turkeybird and Littlebug are Reading and Reviewing This Week:
Roar of a Snore by Marsha Diane Arnold
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Balloon Toons: Zoe and Robot Let’s Pretend by Ryan Sias
What Kind of Fairy is Merry Berry? by Lindsey Renee
Grandma’s Wedding Album by Harriet Ziefert
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum

Giveaways Coming Up:
My Not So Still Life by Liz Gallagher
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

So, what are you reading this week? Have any suggestions I should add to my reading pile?

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56 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (18)

  1. Jules says:

    Looks like you have a fantastic week lined up!

  2. Pussreboots says:

    Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is on my wishlist. My list this week is inflated with picture books that I read with my daughter and manga that I read over my morning coffee. Come see what I’m reading this week.

  3. NotNessie says:

    Your Monday posts always make me feel like a slacker. I don’t know how you do it all.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Wow, you have a great week lined up! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these.

    My Monday post:
    http://www.handsandhome.ca/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-9.html

  5. What a Busy Bee you are!

  6. Ahhh breakfast in bed? How sweet! I’m so glad! Happy belated Mother’s Day!

    So what did they make you?

  7. SO many fun books in your house!

    Happy Reading!

  8. Oooh, I envy this post! You’re so organized and productive! haha
    Have a great monday and a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Dollycas says:

    A very productive week. I am going to have to get my grandson Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. 🙂

  10. Julie says:

    What a busy week! Have fun reading this week.

  11. I have actually had my eye on that Juniper Berry book ever since I seen it on Shelf Awareness. I will have to look at your thoughts on it.

  12. Kati R says:

    Oh goodness! I too love audiobooks. They’re great when I’m taking a super long walk. Speaking of City of Fallen Angels, I finally broke down today and bought it.

    Happy reading!

  13. Thanks for stopping by. Wow! You have quite the list of books there. 🙂 I love seeing everyone reading so much. I’ve got a children’s book recommendation for you. My daughter really likes Five Nice Mice by Chisato Tashiro. It’s got really cute illustrations and a sweet storyline. Hope you have a great week!

  14. Karen says:

    Juniper Berry has such a lovely cover! Are you liking City of Fallen Angels?

  15. Teddyree says:

    Sounds like you had a lovely Mother’s Day. You have a terrific line-up of books, I’m keen to read The Piper’s Son. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

    • Thank you! I really did, it was so nice. I think you’ll really enjoy The Piper’s Son, I’ve heard nothing but positive reactions from it and I’m quite enjoying it.

  16. I love the cover for Juniper Berry, very clever the way the title is between the branches 🙂 I also adore that your kids are such big readers too, I plan to read a lot to any children I have in the future.

    Have a great week!

    • Juniper Berry is fabulous! I think you’d love it! And thank you, I really try hard with my kiddos. I just hope they love it as much when they get older, you know?

      Hope you have a wonderful week as well! 🙂

  17. Wow! You are one busy reader! I’ve heard so many great things about Cassandra Clare…I really need to read City of Fallen Angels.

    PS – Happy Belated Mother’s Day 🙂

  18. joann downie says:

    I have seen good things about Violets of March

  19. I’m just in love with the Juniper Berry cover! It’s the first time I see it, but I keep hearing about the book 🙂 Happy reading, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  20. Samantha says:

    That’s great that you were able to interview Emily Giffin. I really want to see the movie. I loved all her books. Hope your week is as awesome as your last. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  21. Yvonne says:

    Sounds like you had a great week with more great books to come! Enjoy!

  22. Ambur says:

    You’ve got a busy week ahead of you, and it sounds like a good one 🙂
    I’m not a big audiobook listener, but I hear that Ed Westwick in CoFA is pretty awesome! haha I’ve already read CoFA, but I definitely wanna reread it sometime soon, there’s always something you miss in that first reading when you’re anxiously awaiting a book, and I really want to read The Piper’s Son, it sounds like an awesome story! 🙂

    Have an awesome week, and thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier 🙂
    Ambur

    • You are so welcome!

      Ed is absolutely fantastic narrating CoFA, as for the female narrator…I can’t say much good about her part, but the book is still amazing! I definitely understand wanting to re-read the entire series, it’s so good! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  23. I wish my kids were still young enough – now that they’re teenagers it’s not so interesting for me to read picture books, but I loved it at the time. When I see your posts, I’m always reminded of the good times with my little ones. :-0

    • Ahhh…well, hopefully one day you’ll have grandkids to read those picture books to again, but so good to have those memories at the very least. Thank you so much! 🙂

  24. Laura says:

    Thanks for visiting NotJustReading. I thought I had busy week planned but I ain’t got nothin’ on you!

  25. Gina says:

    A busy week as usual….and WHEW! look at all the comments! ( Oh and no….audiobooks for me would take AGES. ) ^_^ Happy reading!

  26. carol says:

    The Violets of March is on my wishlist.

    I never think to add the books I am sharing with my toddler. Must start doing that next week.

    Enjoy ur reading week

    carol

  27. cool! they seem like interesting books (: and that seems make you busy! here’s my MEME POST btw (:

    btw, you might want to join our giveaway!

  28. Mardel says:

    You know, I just love that you and your kids have a lot of reading time together. I seem to know a lot of parents that don’t really spend much time reading with their kids…and it seems a little sad….come to think about it, I don’t remember my own mom reading to us much – or ever, but in her defense, she was learning english and had this strange idea that washing the dishes and doing housework was more important than relaxing with your kids. Odd. LOL – I never had that belief myself, but then my house isn’t as neat as hers. 🙂

    • Ahhh…thanks so much! We really try to get as many in as possible and I’m sure we could do more, but you just do your best. Right?

      I’m still quite guilty of feeling the need to make sure things are in order around the house. I’m just very OCD when it comes to that, but still…definitely have to make time for the kiddos. 🙂

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