Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Monday Book Report, Edition #16



I am linking up with 











WHAT DID I READ LAST WEEK: 
 I finished reading "Match Making for Beginners"  4.25 stars - Review coming later this week! 





LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG: 
*Book Review of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek 
*Back to the Classics Challenge
*Happy Homemaker Monday 

WHAT BOOKS DID I BUY/BORROW THIS WEEK:  
All borrowed from Kindle Unlimited: 
- Winter World by A.G. Riddle 
- Darkness Falls by A. E. Faulkner
- Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
- The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell

WHAT I'M READING RIGHT NOW: 
A.G. Riddle's Winter World 
And for the Classics Challenge: 

Tess of the D'urbyvilles 



WHAT ARE MY READING PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: After Winter World I plan to begin "The Ten Thousand Doors of January" for the MMD book club.  I meant to read it last week - but other books just won out! 

BOOKSTORE I WANT TO VISIT: I'm visiting my best friend (and the office of my work-at-home job) in April.  I'll be in Portsmouth NH.  Sheafe Street Books is located in the area and looks like a great place!  I'll definitely be stopping by. It sounds PERFECT!  

From a review on Trip Advisor:  "Cozy and crammed with books, this rambling collection of fact and fiction is compact, but broadly and smartly sampled. Stewarded by a well-rounded, friendly lit-lover and a fluffy feline (and some canaries), the shelves are whimsically classified and relaxed to reward the casual browser. Situated in a 200-year-old home in Portsmouth's fantastical historic district, there's a single sagging armchair piled with pillows, which may be the best dock in this renowned port town from which to embark on a tangent or two."



READTHONS & READ ALONGS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK:  

There is still a week left in the Black Lit Challenge!



Also - a challenge which I plan to participate in to mark off another book in my Classics Challenge, the One Hundred Years of Solitude Read Along, hosted by Silvia Cachia



MY BOOK MINISTRY: I'll be dropping 4 great books into the Little Free Library this week.  I will share pictures in next week's Monday Book Report"! 






11 comments:

  1. That cover for Match Making looks so good. I think I saw it earlier somewhere...
    And I loved BookWoman as well and reviewed it this week like you did :)
    Tess is one of my favorite novels by Hardy ..

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    1. I will check out your review! Match Making is on Kindle Unlimited - and they show it on their main page a lot! I'm still only about 10% into Tess - but I already love her character!

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  2. Match Making for Beginners sounds like a fun read. Beautiful cover, too.

    I like seeing the challenges you are hoping to take on. Good for you!

    I always enjoy visiting small bookstores. I hope you'll share some photos when you return home.

    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. I definitely recommend MM for Beginners! So good :) I am hoping to go to a great local used bookstore over the weekend or early next week - so hopefully some pictures of those soon!

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  3. The bookstore in NH sounds tempting. Enjoy visiting it...and reading all of your books.

    Thanks for sharing...and have a great week.

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  4. I read "Tess of the D" for a book report when I was a senior in high school when everyone else was reading books as thin as they could find them! lol I've always loved reading :)

    I hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2020/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-22420.html

    Colletta

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  5. Match Making looks fun and I'm definitely interested in Winter World. Good for you on the classics challenge.
    Happy Reading!

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  6. I enjoyed Matchmaking for Beginners - glad you did too :) I've got to pass some of my already read books along soon. I give a lot of them to my mom, and she's traveling til April. Have a great week!

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  7. I remember reading Tess! That was a long time ago. I think I liked it. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. I enjoy Colleen Hoover's books. Little Street Libraries are amazing. I love to leave books and get new books from my local one.

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