Weekly Update for March 2, 2015

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Welcome to my weekly update for March 2, 2015! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

As predicted, I haven’t had time to post much in February and March probably won’t be any better. But here’s what I’ve been up to since February 8.


Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at Biltmore Estate–Costumes from Downton Abbey are on display at the Vanderbilts’ estate here in Asheville, NC. It’s a must-see for fans of the show!


A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin–4 Stars

Hawaii by James A. Michener–3 Stars

Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael, read by Rosalyn Landor–3 Stars

All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg–4 Stars

Currently Reading:

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, translated by Simon Pare

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, read by Cassandra Campbell, translated by Kevin Wiliarty

Up Next:

I need to get started on Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning as soon as I finish one of my print books.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I'm also keen to read The Little Paris Bookshop – have put in a request!

    Have a great week!

  2. I enjoyed Ex Libris, and The Little Paris Bookshop sounds good. Paris and books? What could be better?

  3. I also just read Hawaii and I agree with 3 stars. Very interested to read your review!

  4. Lovely that you have been able to see the Downton costumes. Happy reading this week 🙂

  5. The Little Paris Bookshop looks so enticing…enjoy your books, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  6. I will be visiting the Biltmore this summer. I am so sad to hear the show will be gone by then! I love Downton Abbey! I am reading The Warden, a "tea cup" mystery, and Let's Not Go to the Dogs Tonight which is wonderful! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Little Paris Bookshop.

  7. I am a bit envious of your visit to the display at the Biltmore. I am a fan of Downton Abbey, sorry it is over already, but would be thrilled to be able to see the costumes. Lucky you!

  8. Mr Books has read the GoT books…maybe when I retire, I will make time to read them all through (& maybe by then Martin will have finished writing the series!!)

  9. I am going to get to the GoT books one of these days. Maybe if I keep saying that I actually will already! lol

  10. How wonderful to be able go see that Dressing Downton display. I have just put The Little Paris Bookshop on my list as I am looking for a translated book for a challenge and this could be the one!

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