Good morning, and welcome to a new week. A week of reading, blogging, and Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone who celebrates will have a wonderful time.

Monday is the time in the week when we gather around and share what we’ve discovered in our journey, and we also have the opportunity to visit a lot of blogs and add new book titles to our wish lists.

What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.

My NaNoWriMo adventures top my list, and so far, I’ve accumulated 51,374 words, which exceeds the 50,000. But I’m going to be continuing to add to the count until the day we upload our manuscripts for validation.

My reading journey this week has been enjoyable.  Here’s what I accomplished.

Books Read and Reviewed (Click Title for Review):

1)  Once in a Blue Moon, by Eileen Goudge

2)  Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin

3)  Sweet Caroline:  Last Child of Camelot, by Christopher Andersen

Books Coming Up Next:

1)  By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham

Contemplating an affair that never was, SoHo art dealer Peter Harris laments that he “could see it all too clearly.”

2)  The Dead Lie Down, by Sophie Hannah

In this thriller, Hannah seamlessly melds the police procedural with a gothic-inspired whodunit.

3)  Solomon’s Oak, by Jo-Ann Mapson

Mapson’s (Hank & Chloe) latest is an emotionally genuine if predictable story of three lonely, damaged people who find solace in one another.
So what are you reading this week?  I hope you’ll stop by and share your comments and links.

43 thoughts on “IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? — NOV. 22

    • Oh, thank you, Teddyree….I have totally enjoyed the week, with its mix of reading and writing, my two favorite things. I even threw in some movie watching.

      Hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.


    • Thanks, Sheila…I was a little worried at first, since in the past year, I’ve worked on two WIPs that I lost interest in after awhile, but one of them is still reclaimable, I think. I like taking a breather from them. After this is over, I’ll probably work on the other one for a bit before coming back to this one.

      So far, though, I’m enjoying the story. And I’m excited about the books I’m reading this week, too. Thanks for stopping by.


    • Well, Bev, the books this week were “unputdownable,” so I had no choice! Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great week.

      As for the writing, now I’m excited to get back to it and just focus on the story instead of the word count (since I’ve made it!).


  1. I am so waving the pom pom’s for you on the nano…. Congrats….. well done..

    I picked up that Michael Cunningham book the other day in the shops and choose something else over it, please do let us know what you think of it..

    I like the premise of the the story…

    Have a great week this week…



    • Thanks, EH…I am enjoying the Cunningham so far. As for the writing, it has been an incredible journey, and now that I’ve reached the word count goal, I’m planning to focus more on the writing itself.

      Thanks for visiting.


    • Thanks, Jennifer…I do love finishing a week having achieved my goals, and also am happy when the reading is so enjoyable. I like picking a mix of books for each week. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great week and enjoy the holidays.


  2. Yay! I knew you could do the NanoWrimo goal! How exciting! Congratulations! Another thing to add to the list of being grateful for this season. 🙂

    By Nightfall looks beautiful, the cover is so striking! I’d really be interested to hear what you think of it.

    Have a fabulous reading week, a Happy Thanksgiving (if it applies ;o) ) and if you have a second take a look at what I’ve been reading at There’s A Book.


    • Thanks for stopping by, Danielle. I am exhilarated with the achievements of the past week…and now that the pressure has eased (with the goal met), I’m planning to enjoy the writing and play around a bit with my characters. Maybe I’ll amp up their adrenaline a bit with something unexpected.

      Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving.


    • Thanks, Crystal…I’m going to add some more words, too, even though I am significantly ahead of the goal number; I have a bit of paranoia about whether or not their word counter will match the one with Microsoft Word documents!

      I worry about everything!

      Thanks for stopping by.


  3. First, congratulations on meeting and exceeding your word goal! I enjoyed your reviews, esp Sweet Caroline. The Dead Lie Down is going on my wish list, so thanks for the intro! Have a great reading and writing week!


  4. Congratulations on the word count! You always have such interesting reads up. I keep meaning to check out Cunningham’s work but simply have not gotten around to it yet. Can’t wait to see your reviews!


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