It's the dreaded Monday, where the only thing that came make this work week not so pathetically miserable are the fabulous ways to completely distract yourself by reading everyone else's blogs! So what are you reading now and what came in for ya? The events and hosts are:
- It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Hosted by Book Journey. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
- Mailbox Monday! Created by The Printed Page and hosted in August by Chick Loves Lit. "Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. If you’re new to Mailbox Monday welcome! Thank you to everyone who stops by Mailbox Monday. Whether you comment or visit I appreciate your taking the time to drop in."
So, here we go -- I am currently reading (and IN LOVE with) The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. I saw the film with Gillian Anderson years ago and absolutely loved it, and I finally got around to reading the novel. Starting a classic can always feel a bit intimidating, but this is one to surely start as it's a short book at about 340 pages, and it is absolutely thrilling to get a snapshot into New York society at the turn of the century. It's filled with drama, gossip, love, betrayal, lies, and complete and total confusion. Love this book!!
Mailbox Monday-ooh, I have some good ones! Paperbackswap arrived with some really exciting books I've wanted to read, sent by a new friend in Massachusetts. I received Anita Shreve's Sea Glass, Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, & Alice Hoffman's Skylight Confessions! Alayne over at The Crowded Leaf sent me the book that I won in her giveaway, The Palace of Strange Girls. Read The Crowded Leaf's review here!
Oh, my! What a good collection of books to start my week off! I'll also be on business travel this week to Dallas, so I'm sure my suitcase will have a tad more weight to it than usual!
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