It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
Jennifer from Rundpinne
**Yes, I am behind again on my mailing of books – they are going out this week…
Here is what I accomplished this past week:
Jimmy by Robert Whitlow (incredible (but underdeveloped) audio about a young handicapped boy with huge faith
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese (Bookies book and food review – awesome book, AMAZING food – and I added recipes!)
Weekend Cooking: Crock Pot Pizza Pasta (oh yeah…. I said it…. recipe is here!)
The Handmaid and The Carpenter – Elizabeth Berg comes through with this short audio about the courtship and marriage of Mary and Joseph
Dracula by Bram Stoker (mmm hmmmm, first time )
It was not the successful reading week I had hoped for… I had plans to crack open a couple other books and it just did not happen. So… I will try again this week.
Here’s is what is hopefully brewing over here this week:
I am not even going to give you the synopsis on-line or from the back of the book because really – it does do this book justice. Basically – Jane has an imaginary friend names Michael… Jane’s life as a child is a mess. Her mothers ego and riches outshine everything and she really has little time for her slightly pudgy daughter – including forgetting her birthday. Jane’s dad is barely in the picture showing up on major holidays but really having no clue as to who his daughter is and with his new wife and life… does not have the time to learn about her.
Jane’s only real friend…. isn’t real at all. Michael is her constant companion, always there to encourage her, to laugh with her – to share life with her. Jane adores waking every morning knowing she will “see” Michael again.
And then on Jane’s 9th birthday Michael tells her that it is time for him to go. Heartbroken Jane begs for him to stay but Michael says that the rules are he can only stay until the 9th birthday. He tells her not to worry thought as tomorrow she will wake up and not remember him…
Flash forward twenty years…. Jane now works for her mother in a large successful production company. She has a loser for a boyfriend, and still battles self-esteem issues. As Jane goes about her life writing and producing the play she always had hoped to, unfortunately with her mother’s money backing it up as well as her mothers opinions, Jane has no idea that she is being watched….
He can not believe it is her. It has never worked this way before, but yes, he is sure it is her… her walk, the way she pushes her hair back… it has to be Jane. Michael can not believe his luck.
Hmmm? Sounds good doesn’t it? This is our Book Club read for April and I am digging into it already and all I can say is so far – WHOA! I am liking this!
And really – this is pathetic… but I am not starting anything new beyond this as I have to catch up on the books I have said I was going to read for the past two weeks. Truly…. I must
HOWEVER – I am excited to see what you are reading! Add your link to your post of It’s Monday! What Are You Reading and I will try to get over and see you and encourage you to check out some of these posts as well – they are fun to read and you may just find a blog or two you want to follow.
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