>It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 18th, 2011

> It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a chance for all to share what they accomplished readingwise last week and what their reading plans are for the week. Join in with Sheila at Book Journey so we can see what you are up to! Last week I finished Little Princes and started Tiger, Tiger. Not much accomplished at all. This week I will be busy doing some spring cleaning and running a lot of errands getting ready to have Easter dinner at my house. But, I am on vacation again so I’m thinking I might be able to squeeze in some reading time. Here’s what I’m planning: Finish Tiger, Tiger which is a memoir about a girl and a pedophile and the curious bond that they have. Start The Long Walk. In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk-a camp where surviving hunger, cold, untended wounds and untreated illness, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their trek over thousands of miles by foot-out of Siberia and through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India- was a remarkable journey through some of the most inhospitable conditions on the face of the earth. This is a true story that inspired the film The Way Back starring Ed Harris and Colin Farrell.

I also hope to get a start on Thirteen Reasons Why. This one I checked out on audio once and never got around to it.

You can’t stop the future . You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret is to press play.

Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead, he reasons. Her secrets should be buried with her. Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on the tapes- and that he is, in some way responsible for her death. All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town…and what he discovers changes his life forever.

I’m curious if anyone has read The Long Walk or seen the movie made from the book. I know a lot of you have read Thirteen Reasons Why, tell me what you thought of it!

(Sorry about this mess of a post. Sometimes I can not get Blogger to do what I want it to do. I still have so much to learn! Does anyone else have problems getting pictures where you want some times? Or the spacing to go right? GRR!)

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13 responses to “>It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 18th, 2011

  1. >I am very intrigued by The Long Walk. Enjoy your reading and have a wonderful week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-35.html

  2. >Getting the photos right takes practice. Experiment with different alignments for the photo–when you click on it while in edit mode it offers you the choice of where to put it. Then play with post alignment. Interesting combinations, not easy to learn when you are in a hurry.

  3. >Blogger html has it's on mind! I have this book I won it in a contest I think I just haven't gotten around to read it. I hope you like it :) thanks for stopping by!

  4. >Tyger Tyger was a fun read and I am looking forward to reading the next on in this series. Have a great week!

  5. >I have Tiger, Tiger on my list. I'll be looking for your review. Yes, I have problems making blogger do what I want it to do (this a.m., for example). Here's mine:http://bookbelle0819.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_18.htmlI'm a new follower.Belle

  6. >Good morning Angie! You probably remember I LOVED Thirteen Reasons Why – I heard it is good on audio as well.I know nothing about Blogger, always been a wordpress girl and Istruggle with picture line ups as well at times :) Cant wait to see your review of Little Princes!

  7. >Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here

  8. >I really enjoyed Thirteen Reasons Why – loved the unusual format but I did have a few issues with Hannah. Little Princes is on my wishlist after seeing a wonderful review last week (on Sheila's blog I think.)Have a great week and happy reading :)

  9. >I really loved Thirteen Reasons Why, I finished it a little over a year ago, my review is here. I hope you get around to it!

  10. >Blogger can be trying at times. I just drag my photos to where I want them, and click either right, left or center.

  11. >I'm reading a mixture of homework and manga this week. Come see what I'm reading.

  12. >You have some very interesting books on your list. I'm following your blog now. As for Blogger, I tend to click on the HTML tab and look through that before publishing. That way I can better see the huge spaces between paragraphs. For photos, I find I need to click on the photo, click on left and then click on the actual orientation I want. I don't know why, but usually it says it's center and it's not! Hope that helps.

  13. >Julie, thanks for becoming a follower! And thanks to everybody for all the helpful Blogger comments. I just might get the hang of this yet…or not! But I'm having fun trying!

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