Sunday, February 19, 2012

What Memorable Musings on Monday?

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey



This week, what I'm reading is a Big Deal.  First...

I have my initial thoughts on The Giver written, but I need to refine it and clarify the parts I didn't like vs. the parts I did like and see where the rating levels out. It's turned into a harder post than I anticipated.

I finished A Great And Terrible Beauty, which I have conflicting feelings over, too. So... look for those two reviews this week.

Currently:

Firelight (Firelight, #1)I'm bogging down on Untraceable, so I'm removing it from my "currently reading" spot. Three times I've been set up for something exciting and it was nothing and then "the only sound" was followed by multiple sounds... and... I'm just gonna wait a bit.  I love the sneaking around in the woods thing, but I am already tired of the attitude. Please... if you've read this book and it gets GREAT after page 50, let me know!!!!  (Don't you hate not finishing a book?!)


I picked up some books at the library and I can't stop peaking into Firelight, so I just dived in... Fast-paced writing, beautiful dragons changing into human form. I am in love with flying!!! Thank you to Forever Lost in Books for recommending this book last Wednesday!!!  :-D

Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading...

 (Happy Family Day, to anyone celebrating!)

This week's musing asks... What is the last book that you learned something from? What book was it, and what did it teach you?

Peru in Images (Peru en Imagenes)You know... I'm going to say Peru in Images. I'll review it right away, so I don't want to say too much, but I had no idea how diverse Peru is. When I think of the country, I compare it to my State of Oregon, which is unfair... to Oregon, anyway, 'cause Peru contains so many different climates and cultures. This book really... well, nevermind. I'll tell ya tomorrow, maybe.




Memorable Monday is hosted by Escape in a Book

Today I give you a quote from A Great and Terrible Beauty, which I'll review on Thursday-ish...
"But forgiveness... I'll hold on to that fragile slice of hope and keep it close, remembering that in each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice."
This book is flows like deep water, pulling truth out and interweaving it with creative story Thx to the ladies at Escape in a Book for starting this new Meme where we share our favorite quotes.

To share where you're at in your book randomly, answer the fun question for the Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway which only goes thru the 21st. I list all my Giveaways on the top of my left side panel.

What are you up to this Monday?!

11 comments:

  1. I like the quote from the Gemma Doyle book :). I am curious to see what you think of the giver.

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  2. I really like the quote and the book is one I have had on my wishlist for what seems like ages. Might just do something about that ;)

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  3. What and awesome quote! I really love it.

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  4. I don't like to not finish a book either - but sometimes it's not worth the time & the effort to finish a book I'm not enjoying and know is not for me.

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  5. Great quote!

    I can relate to feeling let down on books that promise and don't deliver, leaving us to squander our time. Sometimes when we return to them, they're better. (Most often...not).

    I hate not finishing books, too.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  6. Hi Laura

    You got a great quote for your Memorable Monday.
    Do you like to see my favorite quote?

    Mariska

    http://me-andmybooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/memorable-monday.html

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  7. Amazing quote! One of my favourite from the Gemmo Doyle Trilogy :)

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  8. What a great quote! I'll be looking forward to reading your review! : )

    Patricia

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