"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, October 4, 2010

What are you reading (17)? And what an awesome exciting week!!

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!

Last week was banned book week.  In celebration of the week, I read and reviewed three books from the banned book list.  I still have a few more on my end table I hope to read in the coming weeks.  I really enjoyed reading these books, and was absolutely blown away at the reasons for banning these books.  It was a real eye opener!

Then, on Friday, hubby and I had our BIG ultrasound.  Baby is doing super well, weighing in about 1.2 lbs.  All the correct number of arms, legs, eyes, and nose were there.  We were thrilled.  We also found out we are having a little....


We really did not care what we were having, we just wanted a healthy, happy little one, but hubby is super excited about having a little one to teach to hunt and shoot and all that other manly stuff.  I just want him to grow up to be kind and caring and a reader!!  I immediately went to the store after work and picked out a few new boy outfits including the cutest little sleeper.  It's green and chocolate brown with a monkey...I'm not a huge fan of blue, so I'm sticking to more greens and browns and grays.  There is so much cute stuff out there now in those colors!!  We had a ton of girl names picked out but no boy names.  I think we finally came up with one that we all agree on, but I'm keeping that a secret until February.

Ok, back to the books.  Here's the links to my reviews this past week:
  1. James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
  2. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
  3. A Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein
This week I'm going to continue to read from the TBR read shelf.  I'm hoping to read Trust by Kate Veitch and maybe The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  I'm also about half way through Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, another book I'm still reading from BBW.  It's amazingly good and really well written.  If I get time I'd love to continue to read from my banned books pile...maybe reading a banned book a week until year end.  It'd be an awesome way to keep readers aware of the different banned books out there.

So those are my plans for the week...what's yours?


Marce said...

Oh Congratulations, that is exciting news.

I would like to recommend Jenny McCarthy's books, belly laughs definitely.

My post.


Jan von Harz said...

Congratulations on having a boy. I have all boy grandchildren, and they are a lot of fun. You had a great week reading banned books. Absolutely love Bridge to Terabithia, and just can't see why it could have been challenged. Have a great week.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OH CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is so exciting and I think all little baby clothes are so darn darling now!

Great book choices too. I loved Banned Books Week! Marking my calendar for next year.... I want to make it a bigger event.

Debbie's World of Books said...

Congratulations! I just had my baby boy 3 months ago. It's so great.

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