Musing Mondays 5

Musing Mondays #5

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading and is quite simple, really. It asks you to comment/muse each week on one of the following prompts:

  • Describe one of your reading habits.
  • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
  • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
  • Tell us what you're reading right now--what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; why you are (or aren't) enjoying it.
  • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
  • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books--let's here it, then!
Here's what's on my mind today...

I had a successful reading holiday weekend (woohoo!) and was able to finish Belle Cora by Phillip Margulies and Greetings from Somewhere Else by Monica McInerney.  Both books were pretty good (look for my reviews later on).  I was also able to start a book I picked up from the public library, The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante.  This is the second book in a series by Ferrante, an Italian author.  I am so excited to dive into this book.  The first in the series, My Brilliant Friend, was outstanding! 

More books to add to the shelves!
Also in the book realm, this weekend, being the 4th, is quite hopping in the town where I live (Independence...they go BIG for Independence Day).  Along with all of the normal activities, parades, fairs, fireworks, musical performances, the local library has a two day booksale where paperbacks are 50 cents and hardbacks are $1.  Needless to say I scored a nice, hefty stack of books to add to my already overflowing bookshelves :)  I'll post a picture of all my new treasures later this afternoon (they're at home...I'm at work...alas).  It was a successful library trip to say the least!

How was your holiday weekend (for those of you in the US)?

Happy reading!

Note:  sorry all of the links are from Amazon; my Goodreads account isn't cooperating this morning :(

Comments

  1. Those library sales are dangerous--but in the best possible way! :-)

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    1. Yes. Yes they are. I come prepared with my own tote bag to fill up. It's ridiculous! Haha.

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  2. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend.

    I am healing from surgery so things were calm here.

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    1. It was quite productive! Good luck during your recovery and thanks for stopping by, Michelle.

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  3. Ah booksales... the bane of my wallet. Even at that price. :P

    The 4th was good over here. It was pretty quiet in our house, but that just meant that I got more reading done!

    Here's my Monday Musing... http://www.owlcatmountain.com/2014/07/07/monday-musings-july-7/

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    1. I hear ya! I really shouldn't spend money on books since I have so many that need to be read...and I have access to two pretty great libraries. Alas. Glad the 4th was quiet and that reading was able to get done! Thanks for popping over, Kristin!

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  4. Nice book haul :-)
    My MM: http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/musing-mondays-18/

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    1. I know! Books make me so excited...it's ridiculous!

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