Sunday, August 10, 2014

Last Week of Summer





What I Read Last Week

My summer reading frenzy is almost over. Next week, school resumes and 
my weekly reading consumption will go back to my normal two-to-three-books-a-week.
Sigh.






Happily, I had one last big bang of a reading week: How Georgia Became O'Keeffe (thank you, Natasha!), War Horse, Riveted, Seven Letters from Paris, Never Mind Miss Fox, and Before Happiness. Reviews are coming soon.

           






What Arrived Last Week


Don't these look promising?! The Upside of Your Dark Side and
The Industrial Revolution for Kids!
           








What I'm Reading Now

I ran across a cool list of books a few months ago. It's a list of Mood-Boosting Books from a social service agency in the UK. This week, I finally had a chance to try one from this list that was new to me. And I agree; this is a mood-boosting book. 
Inspiring, but not in an awful pedantic way. 
Life According to Lubka.


Have you read it? Have you read any other books from the Mood-Boosting list? Do you know anything about that agency? Is it still in existence?

           








What are you reading today?!



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. 

40 comments:

  1. I am currently reading Reunited the third book in the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas and it's a great sci-fi romance book. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. On the website, it says they're still in existence...and have a blog post from Aug. 6, 2014. :) http://readingagency.org.uk/about/ I did read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce that was on the list, but not any of the others.

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  3. War horse and Seven Letters from Paris both look good. Interestingly enough, the book I'm reading is also touching on, among other things, the plight horses faced during WWI.

    I'm not familiar with those mood boosting books but that one certainly looks interesting.

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    1. I just never thought about horses being involved in a war.

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  4. Nice assortment of books, Deb. I'm drawn to Never Mind Miss Fox and Seven Letters from Paris...must find out more about those. I also want to learn more about the designated mood boosting books. Thanks for sharing!

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/08/weekly-book-recap-77.html

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    1. I'm very interested in the mood-boosting books, too.

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  5. I'm interested in Life According to Lubka and Seven Letters from Paris. Will be waiting for your review! :)

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    1. I finished Life According to Lubka last night. Oh my!

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  6. Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Georgia O'Keefe book! Karbo's writing is so engaging. The only book I read on the list is The Secret Garden and it's one of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy your last week of summer! I'm trying to make the best of mine. :-)

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  7. I checked out War Horse from the library. Haven't had a chance to read it yet. Like your blog. Have a good reading week.

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    1. There is one amazing scene in War Horse that I won't ever forget.

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  8. "Mood-boosting books" sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. That is a great mix of books! I hope you enjoy your last week before school resumes.

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  10. I should check out the mood boosting list of books, especially since I was discussing whether one could use the word enjoy when reading stories with horrific violence or sexual abuse in them (my One Kick review). I would like to check out further on Riveted and Never Mind Miss Fox. Have a great reading week before school starts up.

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  11. Aw War Horse. Hope you enjoyed your books and have a good week.

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  12. 6 books in one week that is some reading girl!

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  13. You did a lot of reading ! Enjoy your book haul ;)

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  14. I pretty much want all the books you read this week! Never Mind Miss Fox looks interesting as does how Georgia became O'Keefe. Have a great week!

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  15. I love the cover of Seven Letters from Paris! Hope you enjoy your new books!
    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  16. I'm currently reading Divergent, after seeing the movie and enjoying it.
    Great going with reading six books this week. I've only managed the one.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  17. just got in touch with the author of Seven Letters fro Paris. 6 books/week?? when do you sleep, lol?

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  18. Seven Letters from Paris got my attention ... hope the contents lived up to the lovely cover. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  19. The Upside of Your Dark Side sounds interesting! I love motivational books so am going to have a look at the mood-boosting books.
    Have a good week :)

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  20. Summer reading frenzy, huh? Wow, you do read a lot each week! It's funny--for me, sometimes I do LESS reading in the summer, but that's because the kids are hopping around underfoot, or I'm chauffeuring them all over town all week. Hope you have a great last week of your summer!

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  21. Great assortment of books. I have two weeks before school begins and still lots of books I'd like to finish. Come see my week. Happy reading!

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  22. I've heard really good things about War Horse. I have it in my library, but haven't gotten to it yet. My Sunday Salon

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  23. Deb, thank you so much for agreeing to give Seven Letters a read. It's appreciated--more than you know.

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