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Monday, March 13, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This weekly meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date.

I'm still reading: 

Something from my TBR mountain. I wanted to read this before seeing the movie in the theatre.

TITLE: The Shack
AUTHORS: Wm. Paul Young
PUBLISHER: Windblown Media
PUBLICATION DATE: July 1, 2007
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 252 pages
GENRE: Christian Fiction
ISBN: 9780964729230
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his "Great Sadness," Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.

Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!


Something from my bookshelf. This is my vintage 1970 edition, which I've kept from my childhood! I'm reading it aloud to my daughter, and our plan is to make our way through the whole series. This is a re-read for me, but I honestly don't remember a thing about it! It read it when I was young.

SERIES: Oz, Book #2
AUTHOR: L. Frank Baum 
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
PUBLICATION DATE: 1970 (first published 1904)
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 192 pages
GENRE: Children's Fiction, Classics, Fantasy
ISBN: 0590085654

"You'll never bother me again," says Mombi the witch, "once you drink this magic brew."

"What'll it do?" cries poor Tip.

"It will turn you into a marble statue!"

Tip's heart beats wildly.

Can a mere boy escape from a witch's evil power?

But this is Oz -- the marvelous, magical land where anything can happen!


I'm listening to:

Something from my review pile.

PUBLISHER: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2, 2017
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 11 hrs and 42 mins
GENRE: Mystery, Thriller
A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan Howard.

The day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads "I'm sorry - S" sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.

Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate - and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before.

To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground.


I just finished:

AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood
NARRATOR: Claire Danes
PUBLISHER: Audible A-List Collection
PUBLICATION DATE: July 20, 2012 (first published 1986)
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 11 hrs
GENRE: Classics, Science Fiction/Dystopia
Audie Award, Fiction, 2013

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender and religious politics. Multiple Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Romeo and JulietThe Hours) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.


What are you reading? Have you read any of these books and, if so, what did you think? Please let me know in the comments and, if you are also participating in this meme, leave me a link to your blog post so that I can stop by!

7 comments:

  1. The Shack looks like an interesting book. I hope you enjoy your books!

    My It's Monday! What Are YOu Reading? post.

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  2. Nice variety. The Handmaid's Tale is one that I have been wanting to read but never seem to manage to put it on my reading calendar. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  3. I've wanted to read The Handmaid's Tale too. Right now I'm reading Rules of Prey, John Sandford's first book in his series. I never read it and wanted to see how the series started.

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  4. All your books are unfamiliar to me this week but that's the joy of books really. Loved the snow photos, so cold!!!! I don't know what cold is do I!

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  5. I have heard The Shack is very good.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  6. I've heard good things about The Shack and I think they have made it into a movie as well. I'm sure the book is better though. Thanks for sharing!
    Laura :)
    My Monday Post

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  7. You got some good books this week. Hope you enjoy them.

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