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It’s Monday, August 17, 2015. What Are You Reading?

School is starting this week for many kids and I am not one of the parents who is jumping up and down and planning a cocktail party with friends as soon as the bus pulls away, because:

  • I actually enjoy being with my kids. (Yes, I do. They are pretty interesting and really good people)
  • I have worked all summer so I didn’t get to be with them day-in/day-out. And when they are in school I’m still at work, so…
  • Making school lunches IS THE WORST.
  • Homework/school projects ARE THE WORST.
  • The scheduling of carpooling/sports/activities/school functions is an art I am still mastering.

But I am thankful that they have great schools to attend with wonderful teachers who will stimulate their minds and friends to socialize with once again. So to drown out my sorrows I hope to pick up one of these this week:

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It’s Monday, what are you reading?

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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday, August 17, 2015. What Are You Reading?

  1. I still haven’t read either Backman (I know!) and must get on that. I went to see Christian at my local and loved him, and still haven’t cracked open The Animals. I am such a slacker. Look forward to your thoughts on those two. The third I’m not all that familiar with, probably because I keep skipping over the cover. Feels like romancey historical. Am I close?

  2. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Villa America- I have a copy but am going to wait on it pending opinions of bloggers I trust (that would be you).

    I’m taking a break from reviewing so decided to read a TBR book- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. It is so good and being able to read without thinking ‘is this important, should I be taking notes, etc’ is a delight.

    • Well…I am giving up on Villa America after trying to get into it all week. It’s not bad but the story is not keeping my attention these days. So…I will see what YOU think now if I should try again. 😉
      I bought My Brilliant Friend months ago and then forgot about it so I look forward to see what you think! It’s nice to just read without thinking about what to write about.

  3. It’s so nice to hear someone say they enjoy being with their kids because I say this all the time and people look at me like I’m nuts. I second that making school lunches quickly loses its charm. I enjoyed Villa America, so I thought forward to reading your thoughts.

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