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, February 7, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

Happy 1st Anniversary, Monday Meme!
Thanks Sheila for all your hard work in hosting this meme :)

A bit slow this week as I've been reorganizing my TBR list & added lots of titles (isn't that always the way? LOL) but I finished off one book started last week and am about halfway through my latest one.

In answer to Sheila's anniversary edition questions, I've been blogging since August & my first Monday meme post was on August 30th.  I was celebrating having 5 followers & now have 106.  Wow, that really is something :D  As for blogs I've found through the Monday meme, there are way too many to count.  I haven't kept track of how I came across the blogs I follow but I'm sure out of the 102 blogs I currently follow, there are probably several that I found through this meme.

Books Read This Week (1)
Wonder Boys- Michael Chabon

Currently Reading (2)
Rabbit, Run- John Updike--It was off to a bit of a slow start but after looking up some information on the series, I see that the plot tends to waver.  It starts to pick after the first 50 pages.

My Life- Bill Clinton--I haven't read from this in a couple of weeks but continue to on occasion.

Next to Read
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini--for Back to the Classics challenge--possible 21st century classic

Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides--for Back to the Classics challenge--Pulitzer Prize winner/nominee

I'm going to hold off on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to get going on the Back to the Classics challenge.

Other Reviews Written This Week (1)
A Prayer For Owen Meany- John Irving

Bloggy Things
~ Forgot to write summaries in reviews for Owen Meany and Wonder Boys before posting.  Added those back in.

~ January Wrap-Up & Year-to-Date post

~ Celebrated my 100th follower milestone (thanks again!)

~ Purchased some challenge books & swapped Bourne Identity for Harry Potter in 1st in a Series challenge.  I'm also hoping to re-read the HP series this year if I find time :)

Have an awesome reading week :)


  1. Good luck with Middlesex. I read so many great things but just couldn't get into it. Hope you have better luck!

  2. I haven't read The Kite Runner yet, either - I really need to pick it up one of these days.

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

  3. The Kite Runner is fantastic enjoy it! Thanks for doing the meme oh and a correction... you now have 107 followers. ;)

  4. The Kite Runner is a great book :-) and hooray for harry potter!I'm hoping my year of not buying books doesn't just turn into my year of re-reading old favourites,but I fear it might...also congrats on the followers!I know how it feels to celebrate small numbers -I've just passed ten!Woo!100 is definitely an achievement!

  5. I love love love The Kite Runner. It is a tough story to read but beautifully told.

  6. The Lion, The Witch is one of my earliest book memories.

    Enjoy ur reading week.


  7. Thanks for your comment on my post, I'm really looking forward to reading Citizens of Nowhere. Last year my husband (who is also a teacher in Ontario!) had a student in his class who was a very new refugee from Afghanistan. It was quite a journey and challenge.

  8. Kite Runner in on my TBR -- hope you like it!

    Here's my Monday!

  9. I love The Kite Runner! I hope you enjoy it too!

  10. I have The Kite Runner sitting on my shelf... I am waiting for the right moment to read it. Oh, classics... they can be so discouraging at times but they are always worth it at the end. Hope you enjoy!


  11. I have an award for you on my blog!

  12. I've got to get The Kite Runner

  13. Wow, you added on 100 followers just since August? That's great!

    I've always meant to read the Rabbit books by Updike but have never gotten around to it.

    The Kite Runner is amazing - you'll love it. Sounds like you have lots of good books lined up.

    Enjoy your books this week -