Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's Monday: What are you reading?

I received a Kindle for mother's day, and let me tell you...I LOVE IT...almost as much as I love my children! ;-)

During my illness I have been reading, especially since the Kindle arrived!  I have a blog delivered with Kindle freebies listed, so I have been enjoying the freebies, but I also have been buying books which are too large to cart around, or books with teeny print, so I can read them easily. 

This week I plan to read:

I have started this one, Madame Tussaud and it is marvelous. Highly recommended, even though I am only partway through. Whether or not it is accurate, I am not sure. But it is historical fiction, and so far is a very good read!

I cannot wait to read this, from Elena Maria Vidal, Trianon, A Novel of Royal France.
I started this, it is an etiquette book for modern young ladies.  Since I am raising four girls, one of whom is a college graduate now....

And, for one of the biggest Austen fans on the planet (moi) here is one I cannot wait to read.  I requested the librarian to purchase this.  It is a JFIC/YA biography that is written to interest young, modern readers in Austen's work.

Last week I read:

I did something I rarely do, and read all three books in this series last week. They were very good!  It is the story of a woman who is awarded $275 million in her divorce settlement. She believes that when you are given a lot much is expected from you.  She seeks a way to make a positive impact on the world through her money, and boy does she find it.  This is a heartwarming story of how one person can change the world, and how a community can come together for the greater good.  If you want your heart lifted, try reading some Beverly Jenkins this week!

Here is an adorable book, and a great summer read for any fashionista in your life, age 9 -90, though it is a JFIC book. This is the story of a 14-year-old girl who is discovered by the fashion world accidentally.  She creates a persona "Allegra Biscotti" to protect her identity and age because she believes that if the fashion editor found out how old she really is that her dream would vaporize before it even has the chance to get off the ground. This is a fun book and I will read the others!

This was a Kindle freebie, or I may never have read it.  The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook is quite funny, some parts had me laughing out loud, a bit sad, and a bit predictable, but it would be a fun book for the beach. It is unique because the story is told entirely from the male perspective. Women will be able to identify with the men in the story, they are all a bit sterotypical, but this is fun chick lit all the way. 

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Sue Elvis said...

I love my Kindle too, Lily! It was one of my best ever buys. Thank you for all the book recommendations. I love hearing about good books. God bless!

Jennifer said...

Your books for this week all sound quite intriguing and it sounds like my TBR pile will grow. Enjoy your week, your Kindle and your reading.
My Monday:

Heather said...

These all sound great.

Lydia said...

I loved Madame Tussaud - it's historical entertainment, that's for sure!

Here is my Monday!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

All of these sound wonderful!!

Here is mine

MarthaE said...

Congrats on the Kindle. What's not to love? Yay more books!
The Beverly Jenkins books sound interesting.
I read Ex-Girlfriends United and have it up for giveaway. I did enjoy the humor. :-)
Enjoy your 'historical' and other reads this week!

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your upcoming books. Until Sunday I had only finished four books, a fifth of what I was reading during spring semester. Then two things conspired to make me read more. Come see what happened.

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

That How to be a Hepburn book sounds interesting, I may have to add it to my list :)

My Monday post is here.

Kathy Martin said...

You have been doing a lot of reading. I love my Kindle too. All of my last's weeks books were read on it. My Monday Report is here. Have a great week!

Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads said...

How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton world is definitely going on my TBR list! Happy reading to you :)

Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Super said...

The book on etiquette looks quite interesting! Thanks for sharing.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I am glad you are enjoying your Kindle, I am going to have to get one. Hope you are feeling better!!!