Weekly Update for December 5, 2011

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Welcome to my weekly update for December 5, 2011! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.


Sign ups for the second year of my Southern Literature Challenge. There will be a giveaway!

Review: Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani

Review: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

Character Connection featuring Frankie Bard from The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Review: Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop



Fire by Kristin Cashore–Good, but I had a few complaints.

Currently Reading:

I’m (finally) finishing up the last story in Tales of H. P. Lovecraft.

I’m listening to The Sweet Potato Queens’ First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn’t Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet by Jill Conner Browne read by with Karin Gillespie, read by the author

Up Next:

I’ll probably read Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes as my non-fiction pick. I really don’t know what else I’ll be in the mood for.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I read Under the Tuscan Sun about 8 years ago. I hope you enjoy it.

    Finals week has kept me busy. Please come see what I'm reading.

  2. I've read a lot of reviews of Fire that rave about it but I agree with you – it was good, just not great! I preferred Graceling, definitely.

    I also have the first three of Martin's Songs of Ice and Fire series on my eReader but haven't got around to starting it yet…I really should do that so thanks for the reminder 🙂

  3. Okay, love some of these titles, like The Sweet Potato Queens…etc.

    Big Cherry Holler looks good, too; I've enjoyed several of Trigiani's books.

    Have a great week.


  4. The books here sound great, especially The Sweet Potato Queen. I'm reading Joyce Carol Oates's BLONDE & Shel Silverstein's WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS. I've been reading these two for about 2 months now. I'm a slooooow reader …


  5. It's so difficult for me to focus and read at this time of the year. Under the Tuscan Sun sounds like a great choice for this busy time.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  6. I have The Sweet Potato Queens 1st Big Ass Novel on my shelf to be read – I just loved the title!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. The Sweet Potato Queens sounds like a perfect pick to do audio on. I really enjoy listening to comedies vs. reading them.

  8. The Sweet Potato Queens book looks really cute 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


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