"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, August 30, 2010

What are you reading (13)?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

I am so excited to say that I actually read TWO books this weekend! After almost four months of not really picking up anything, this was quite an accomplishment for me. Plus I've already put up both reviews and picked out another few books I'm hoping to focus on this week!

As for the rest of life, the office is still an office. Hubby and I just can't seem to find the time to move out the desk and bookcase and take down the day bed. Plus, I have to move two other bookcases in the "library" to make room for this one. It's definitely a weekend project and we just haven't found a weekend to get it done! I'm hoping once the weather cools a bit and stuff outside slows done we'll be a bit more motivated to tear the house apart. Once everything is moved out hubby can get the paint done, and we can get the baby furniture out of the other rooms in the house.

Other than that, life has been pretty easy going. Mostly work and family. This weekend was beautiful and I found myself canning peppers for the first time. Hubby and I did it together and we're quite excited with the turn out. I used my grandpa's recipe so I'm hoping the are just as yummy as I remember. All the peppers were fresh from our garden and I'm pretty proud of all we accomplished!

Now back to the books. This week I read:
  1. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks: Amazing read, and amazing movie!
  2. The Choice - Nicholas Sparks: Powerful and heartbreaking read

I'm definitely on a Sparks kick and I'm going to continue to read a bit of his back list this coming week. There's six books of his that I have yet to read:

  1. The Wedding
  2. True Believer
  3. At First Sight
  4. The Rescue
  5. Message in a Bottle
  6. A Bend in the Road

I'm hoping to read another two of these this coming week!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week and happy reading :)


Kelly said...

I love Sparks and really need to read more of his books! I hope you enjoy reading his back catalogue :)

Jennifer said...

I do not think I have read a book by Nicholas Sparks. Have a lovely week reading and I look forward to your reviews. My Monday is located here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/its-monday-what-are-your-reading.html

Cat said...

I have to admit I've never read a Nicholas Sparks. Hope you continue to enjoy his books.

Have a great reading week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sparks! I have liked his newer books much more than some of his older stuff. Looks like you had a good week :D

Jan von Harz said...

Have not read much Sparks, but my students love him. His writing is just too emotionally based for me. Hope you enjoy your week.

Chrissie said...

I haven't read anything by Sparks yet but I have heard loads of great stuff about his books!


dollycas aka Lori said...

My daughter was supposed to do a guest review for me of The Last Song. She kept going on and on about how good it was so I told her she do a review. Well she started college last week and never wrote the review. May just have to read it for myself. lol


Athira said...

Nothing better than an author that gets you in a reading kick! I love that! Esp Nick Sparks' books have that effect, since most read really fast. Have a great week and I really hope you get to read lots!

Anonymous said...

I used to read Sparks, but his books are just so sad! Can't there be true love AND a happy ending? :)

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