It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? Feb 18, 2013

Did you see? Check it out! I WON the gift card from visiting other bloggers and leaving comments on last week’s link up!

So of course, I am linking up with Book Journey today to recap what I read last week and what I am reading and listening to this week.



Last week I Finished

Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster. A highly entertaining, surprisingly emotional read about a woman who was mean in high school and has a chance to go back and right her wrongs. How her life changes surprises even her.

I also finished participating in the Wicked Valentine Read-a-Thon which helped me focus on finishing a few books, participated in a Twitter chat and met lots of other book bloggers.  I love finding others who enjoy reading and discussing books and blogging.  I’m becoming a sucker for these events.  First, it was Blogathon, then Mini-Bloggiesta, and finally the Read-a-thon. Let me know what other bookish and blogging events I need to join!


This Week I’m Reading

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is about a 16 year-old princess Elisa who marries King Alejandro of a neighboring country. Elisa is the keeper of the Godstone, a symbol that she has been chosen by God for greatness. Only she doesn’t know what her destiny is or how great she can be. Interesting so far, just hope I can finish before library loan expires for the e-book!

I’m also listening to Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson as my adventure classic for the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge Adventure classic and the Monthly Keyword Challenge for March using the keyword “treasure”.

What are you reading this week? Tell me in the comments and link up at Book Journey and let us know!


  1. I am so far behind on my reading (or at leas that’s how it feels)! I’m reading Walden (still),The Good Father and the Secret Lives of Wives. I don’t usually read three at a time, but they are so different that I’m doing okay. Plus, Secret Lives is a hardcover and hurts to hold in bed, so I switch to The Good Father on my Kindle!

    1. I know what you mean Allison. I never thought I’d like an electronic reader but I am a read-in-bed-while-lying-on-my-side reader and it’s way too hard to hold a hardcover (or even paperback) book that way for me. I am super spoiled by my Kindle now! Good luck catching up on reading. I am now reading Secret Lives by Diane Chamberlain. Funny how we keep reading books with same titles but different authors. The Good Father that I loved was also by Diane Chamberlain but the one you are reading is different. Two is about my limit of storylines, the bedtime book and the car commuting audiobook. Glad you are able to keep the stories straight!

  2. I just finished “The Good House” by Ann Leary last night. It was absolutely fantastic. The way she wrote the characters just brought them to life. I adored the protagonist, Hildy, despite all of her flaws. She was just real. I’m starting “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple today. “Girl of Fire and Thorns” is next for me after that! –Lisa

    Ps. Are you on GoodReads, Tanya?

    1. Thanks Michelle, what classic are you currently reading? Are you part of the Classics Club? I can’t remember. I will sign up soon to read 50 classics in 5 years as I have enjoyed reading/listening to more classics this year. I had my wish list churning in my head last night and couldn’t sleep! I need to get it down online so I can get started.

      1. I’m actually reading Les Miserables for my read-a-long group, TuesBookTalk on Goodreads. I’m also reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky for another read-a-long.

        Yes, I’m a member of the Classics Club…since April of last year. I’m committed to reading 100 books in five years. I’m also involved in another 100 books in 5 years challenge called the Fill in the Gaps: 100 books challenge and I host A Non-Fiction Adventure which is another five year challenge, but it doesn’t have to be 100 books. Yeah, I’m bad about over-extending myself. 🙂

        1. I have that problem too Michelle of over-extending myself. I get excited about a new challenge and pressure myself to get it done but it seems like 5 years would be enough time to get it done. My Around the World in 80 books challenge is for 5 years as well. I’ll have to look for info about your other 5 year challenges on your site…..hmmmm….

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, I heardmixed reviews on it but I haven’t laughed out loud so much reading in a long time. A refreshing change from my usual. Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

  3. Happy to join this conversation…I’m reading Ayana Mathis’ Twelve Tribes of Hattie. I’m only a few chapters in, but so far, so good. Visiting from SITS.

    1. Thanks for visiting Andrea, I’ve heard several people reading 12 Tribe of Hattie. Do you read along with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 or did you just happen to pick the same book? Seems like her book club picks interesting books. I appreciate the SITS support! On my way to visit you too.

    1. Great choice for an adventure classic, wish I had thought of it! Maybe it will fit one of the other categories. Thanks for stopping by Shan!

  4. I just figured out who you are, lol, from the goodreads request.

    I read RaeC Dangerous Voices, a short story. I enjoyed it and was wondering if I should try The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Will look out for your review.

    1. It’s still very early, just meeting the characters. But I admit when I hear the “yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum” song I think of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It’s my first pirate book, I think I will enjoy it! Have you read it?

        1. I love that Treasure Island jumps into the action quickly. I don’t love the audiobook narrator’s hard to understand English + pirate accent. This is when the printed book would be helpful because I can’t understand some of the phrasing. And well, the narrator is a man and when he tries to do the mom’s voice, it’s well…atrocious. But one disc down and 4 to go and I am enjoying the story.

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