Monday, August 10, 2009

It's Monday 8/10! What Are You Reading?

(sponsored by J. Kaye's Book Blog)

I had a very enjoyable reading week.
  • I finished Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti, a Swedish love story, and enjoyed it very much. I'll post a review of it this week.
  • I read Julie & Julia by Julie Powell in honor of its movie release last week. It was an intriguing memoir made even more fascinating by the fact that Julie started a blog a few years ago - much like all of us here! - and is now a best-selling author.
  • I started The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau, a middle-grade novel. We watched the movie with the kids over the weekend which inspired me to finally read the book - my older son, Jamie, had told me it was very good (along with its sequel). He was right!
I'll post reviews this week for both Benny & Shrimp and Building a House with My Husband this week, then I'll be off on vacation for a few days - another chance to listen to some great audio books!

What are YOU reading this week?


  1. Anonymous7:51 PM

    I've been seeing so many great things about Benny & Shrimp! Did you like it too?

  2. I wonder if any of US will be a best-selling author in a few years!
    Have a great week, Sue : )

  3. J. Kaye -

    I did enjoy Benny & Shrimp - more than I expected to actually - review to be posted as soon as I get a chance - probably today!


  4. Mary -

    I hope so!

    That part of the story was really amazing to me - Julie made no effort to draw an audience to her blog other than telling friends and family about it - it just took on a life of its own and all of a sudden, magazines and tv stations were calling her!