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It’s Monday! What are you reading? April 16, 2012

This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme that was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).  It is hosted at Cindy’s Love of Books for the month of April.


I spent some time getting caught up on some TV shows this week, although I did finish one book as well.  I also pre-ordered the new J.K. Rowling book, set to be out later this fall.  It sounds very different from Harry Potter, but I’ve got high hopes for it.

Books completed last week:
Socialpunk – Monica Leonelle: This was a fast and fun read.  My review will be up next week.

Books I’m reading this week:
The Paris Wife – Paula McLain ~ Page 110: My new book club is reading this for the month of April.  Although I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the meeting this month, I wanted to read the book anyway.

Books ongoing:
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ~ Page 291: I read a couple of chapters in Jane this week!

Books I acquired this week:
Sacrilege – S.J. Parris: I was thrilled to learn that this just came out this week!  I adore this series!!!
Gilt – Katherine Longshore: I got this one through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, and it sounds right up my alley.  A YA book about Catherine Howard!
The Yard – Alex Grecian: This is another ARC, I requested this one through a Shelf Awareness ad.  It’s a murder mystery set during Victorian times and it sounds really exciting already.

What I watched this week:

  • Fashion Police, The Soup, Chelsea Lately,  The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 1 girl 5 gays, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Graham Norton Show
  • Castle – I watched a rerun
  • Ringer
  • Khloe & Lamar
  • The Secret Circle – I was a few episodes behind so I got caught up
  • Modern Family
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Scandal
  • SavageU
  • It Gets Better



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  1. Bluestocking

    I got Sacrilege this week too!!!

    Here is mine
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    1. dorolerium

      Such a great series, it never fails to entertain me :)

  2. Sheila (Book Journey)

    You are ahead of me on Jane Eyre! I need to get back to that one… I didnt get bored – I got busy! Have a great week!
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    1. dorolerium

      It’s the same for me – I’m not bored with it, just very busy. It doesn’t help that I’ve got it as my nightstand book, and there are nights that I go to bed too tired to pick it up. I really need to put more focus on it!

  3. pamela

    Hope you are enjoying Jane Eyre! The Paris Wife is one I have been curious about :) Happy reading!
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m definitely enjoying JE! I’ve read it several times and I love that I pick something new up each time I read it :)

  4. Pussreboots

    Enjoy your books. My favorite read this week was Sapphique by Catherine Fisher. Please come see what else I’m reading.
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    1. dorolerium

      Thank you! I’m enjoying my current read :)

  5. Teddyree

    I couldn’t decide whether to request Gilt on NetGalley, I do love historical fiction & YA but I don’t think I’ve read too many YA historical fiction. Looking forward to your thoughts.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m curious about it too. It sounds like an interesting concept :) I plan to read it in the next few weeks so I’ll have a review up soon I’m sure!

  6. bermudaonion (Kathy)

    I’ve heard The Paris Wife is excellent – I hope you love it!
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m really enjoying it so far! I’m about half way through at this point :)

  7. Christina T

    I am interested in reading Gilt and I’ve heard really good things about The Paris Wife. It is great that you are reading the book club book even if you can’t make it to the discussion.

    Have a great week!
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    1. dorolerium

      I haven’t fully decided yet, but I might pick Gilt up next :)

      I’m really enjoying The Paris Wife so far, it makes me kind of in love with Ernest Hemingway for a little bit! I’ve wanted to read it for awhile, so it made sense to read it even if I can’t attend the club meeting.

  8. Mary

    I listened to The Paris Wife and enjoyed it much more than I’d expected. I hope you do as well.
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    1. dorolerium

      It would be an interesting audio, I may see if I can find it the next time I go to the library!

  9. Kristin T.

    I loved The Paris Wife…it’s so good!!!

    I spent last week catching up on recorded shows, too. I watch General Hospital (among other shows) and with 5 shows each week, it’s easy to get behind. I also started watching Scandal – what do you think of it? I still need to watch last week’s episode, but I think it’s a good show.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m really enjoying it, although I know it’s headed for disaster so that makes it a little bitter sweet.

      I made an effort to get caught up on my TV, but was only mildly successful. I watch too many shows to get caught up very easily! I am liking Scandal, it’s got enough intrigue to keep me watching, and I do adore Kerry Washington :)

  10. Melissa Caldwell

    I almost picked up The Paris Wife at my library! I might just have to snag it next time I go! Happy reading to you!

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    1. dorolerium

      I’m liking it quite a bit so far, I would definitely recommend picking it up!

  11. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I’ve heard good things about The Yard….and Social Punk.

    And The Paris Wife was a great read! Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m looking forward to The Yard, it just sounds so interesting! Socialpunk was good, I actually had a dream based on it last night, lol.

  12. Lindsey

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Paris Wife! It’s on my tbr list. I hope you enjoy it. :)
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    1. dorolerium

      I’m definitely enjoying it so far! It’s a good intro to Ernest Hemingway, since I’m not too familiar with his work :)

  13. Mrsqbookaddict01

    I really enjoyed The Paris Wife. Happy reading!

    1. dorolerium

      I’m liking it so far too! Just a little over half way through it!

  14. mary Ann Langan

    The Paris Wife caught my eye, enjoy! your mailbox.

    1. dorolerium

      I’m enjoying it, though getting a little frustrated with Ernest at the point that I’m at.

  15. Cindy's Love of Books

    I have been hearing really good things about Gilt lately. I have added it to my wishlist. Enjoy :)
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    1. dorolerium

      It seems interesting, I like historical fiction and YA generally, so I’m hoping it’s good. We’ll see I guess!

  16. Holly

    I’m curious about Gilt. I am a total Tudor junkie but am not sure if this one is for me. Will be interested to see what you think of it :)

    1. dorolerium

      I plan to read it in the next couple of weeks, so my review will definitely be up within the next month or so! I’m curious to see what I think of it, too.

  17. Alita

    Last week’s Big Bang Theory was SO funny! Sheldon just kills me.
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    1. dorolerium

      I agree! He’s pretty funny all around, and reminds me of some developers I’ve known.

  18. Yvonne

    The Paris Wife is on my wishlist. Enjoy your week!
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    1. dorolerium

      It’s an interesting book, I’m liking it :)

  19. Brunette Librarian

    Your such a good book club member! My group met today – and I didn’t read the book because I went to a concert last night. :) Miranda Lambert beat out the book – but now I kind of wish I had read the book.

    Happy reading this week!

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    1. dorolerium

      I don’t know that I would have read it if I wasn’t already interested in the book, lol. But I certainly try!!!

  20. Wendy

    Jane Eyre is one of my favourites! xx

    1. dorolerium

      Isn’t it great! One of my favorites too :)

  21. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    My friend recommended The Paris Wife to me. She said it was very good. I need to try to get my hands on a copy. Have a great reading week!
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    1. dorolerium

      I would agree with your friend, it’s rather good and I’m enjoying it quite a bit! Hope you have a great week too!!!

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