Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 6-18-12

Originally hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Jen and Kellee  over at Teach Mentor Texts also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?

So I didn't get a lot of books read last week since I had LASIK done on Monday. I wasn't supposed to read, watch TV or use the computer for at least 24 hours, but then there was (and still is) a healing period to go through and when your eyes feel like sandpaper, you tend to not want to read much. As of right now, my eyes are doing much better and  are starting to feel normal again. It still floors me that I can wake up in the morning and see right from the moment I wake up. I still catch myself going into the bathroom before bed with the feeling that I need to take my contacts out. I wonder when that habitual tendency will wane.

What I finished last week:
From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas

What I'm currently reading:
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Thanks @brianwyzlic for letting me borrow your ARC! You are awesome!

What I'm currently listening to:
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'Engle

What I reviewed last week:
Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Fresh Mexico and Mexican Made Easy by Marcela Valladolid

Restaurant Review: Logan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Oh, and just to show you:
1) How awesome libraries are at saving you money
2) How obsessive I am at trip planning
I give you my #bookstack of travel guides I checked out at the library to try to help my husband and I decide where we want to go on vacation this summer.
We have it narrowed down to:
1) Miami and the Florida Keys
2) San Francisco, Napa, and/or Yosemite

What say you? Where do you think we should go?


  1. Hi Beth-- I went to The Keys last summer and it was a great trip. Here is a post I did on Hemingway House in Key West.
    If you go, you will have to visit. Key Largo was my favorite because it is slightly less of an attraction and very relaxing. But beware, the mosquitos are rampant.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. Holy cow! That's a ton of books!!!!! Did you check all of those out at one time? Or little by little? I thought I was crazy filling a bag and still having an armful! Wow! I got to go to Key West in February. It was relaxing and beautiful but different from what I expected. I've never been to San Francisco and have always wanted to go so my vote would be San Francisco...but I'm sure you'll have fun wherever you go!

  3. Good to read about your Lasik surgery, I'm getting mine done this Wednesday, so now I know to lower expectations for the following days in regards to reading. Audiobook prep time tomorrow! Love the travel guide stack, go public libraries! Have fun making that decision!

  4. I visited Islamorada in the Florida Keys in January, and it is just beautiful. The weather is always so nice. I highly recommend it. It's also very exotic. You can do so much there. I went parasailing twice and excelled at the sport of vertical paddle boarding.