Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Currently Reading
The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood- I'm starting this today & can't wait!
Love, Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli--up to page 51
My Life- Bill Clinton--up to page 244

Next to Read
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- Stieg Larsson- am I the last one on Earth who hasn't read this?!?  :D
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver- have been putting this one off way too long!

Finished Reading This Week (1)
Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger

Reviews This Week (7)
As promised, I got some retro read reviews up & finished HFS.

When the Bough Breaks- Jonathan Kellerman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey
Audacity of Hope- Barack Obama
In Her Shoes- Jennifer Weiner
The Catcher in the Rye- J.D. Salinger
About a Boy- Nick Hornby
Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger

What's New
~Added a favourite quotes widget

50th Follower Challenge/Giveaway!

~My challenge/giveaway is open until November 13 to celebrate my 50th follower milestone.  1 entry so could be next!  I'm offering exploitative advertising for your blog (he he) and a guest post exchange for posting about "what reading means to you." Hope you'll participate :)

Have a great reading week :D


  1. I haven't read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo either! I'm sure I'll get around to it someday :)
    Have a great week reading!

  2. I'm hoping to reread The Handmaid's Tale soon. I enjoyed it in high school but I imagine I can appreciate it a lot more now (hope I don't read it and not like it this time!)

  3. Ooh, you have a delicious and eclectic stash of reads...I loved the Jonathan Kellerman (When the Bough Breaks -- I even have the DVD); In Her Shoes (book and movie are among my faves).

    Hope you have a great reading week.

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  7. I want to read The Handmaid's Tale! I bought it last month for a read a long and then did not have the time to read it..... :)

  8. Wow, we have really similar tastes. The Poisonwood Bible & Handmaid's Tale are in my top ten books of all time.

    Are you enjoying Bill Clinton's book? For me it took a while to get through but was really enjoyable. I've read a few other political memoirs since and none have been as good.

    And I haven't read Dragon Tattoo either. After you read it, I'll definitely be the last person on earth who hasn't! :P

  9. Wow, what an amazing line-up of books you're reading!! I have always wanted to read The Handmaid's Tale - I've never read any Atwood at all - I really need to get to it soon.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was amazing, as were the next two books in the series. After you've read it, check out the Swedish movie based on the book - it's excellent.

    And The Poisonwood Bible is one of my top 5, all-time favorite books ever!

    I'd like to read Clinton and Obama's memoirs, also.

    Enjoy your books this week!


  10. I've heard such great things about The Handmaid's Tale! I'm excited to read your review!

    No, you aren't the only one who hasn't read Girl With a Dragon Tattoo....I picked it up at a book sale a few months ago, and haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I've heard nothing but good things about it though!

    You have so many great books to read right now! :) Have a great week! Happy Reading!

  11. I read The Poisonwood Bible a while back and frankly didn't think much of it, but I've been listening to the audiobook and it's quite good.

    I may have mentioned this already, but I must re-read The Handmaid's Tale. I loved that book and I hope you will too.

    Enjoy your week.

  12. I read The Handmaid's Tale for a bookclub last year...great discussion!!
    You have a great list of books.

  13. I haven't read The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, it's been on my tbr pile for quite a while, hopefully early next year LOL
    Happy reading and have a great week :)