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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? — January 13

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Meme GraphicHappy Monday! I’m going to be out of town today, so forgive me if I’m late making a return visit to your blog — I’ll get there tonight.

I’m looking for input on the list of books that I plan to read this year while I’m looking forward to a trip to England in the fall. There are too many books! So, I want to know which you’ve read and liked. I also want to know if I’ve missed something that I really should read before I go.


I didn’t finish anything last week! That’s what comes of reading five books at once.


I’m still working on the same five books as last week.

cover of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project is the Read Along book for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge of 2014

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is the Read Along book for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge – but you’re welcome to join us even if you aren’t participating in the challenge. The first week of discussion posts on Chapters 1, 2, and 3, gave me ideas for de-cluttering, improving daily interactions with my husband, and enjoying my work. I’m looking forward to this week’s discussion! Let me know if you would like to see the questions ahead of our Wednesday link-up.

Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose is one of my books for The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge to support my resolution to Be a Better Reader. Among other attributes, this book is beautifully written.

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities by Craig Steven Wilder is the January pick for our local Diversity Book Club. We’re meeting this week and I’m nowhere close to finishing. Fortunately, our discussion leader made a cheat sheet for us so there will be plenty to talk about even if we haven’t all read the book.

Writing for Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias. The chapter I read last night was on Character with a nice stream-lined approach that I think I may find useful.

Dates from Hell is an anthology by various authors that I put on my phone. The Kim Harrison piece gives an interesting background to Ivy, the vampire character, although I’ve never found her as compelling of a character as Rachel, the witch.

Will Read

I hope to get started on a book about England this week. I’ll probably go with one I have on hand, My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth.

What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.

Signature of Joy Weese Moll

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