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Monday, March 18, 2013

What I'm Reading- March 18, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey where readers share what they are currently reading, recently read, or plan to read next.

Patiently awaiting the opening of Spring bulbs.
Spring has me excited about delving into some great reads, soaking up some sunshine with a book in hand.

Currently Reading: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
This one came highly recommended from fellow readers and book blogger and I must agree. I can't put this one down. I am now dreaming about a house and garden filled with flowers.

Book Descpiption (from amazon.com) The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

Recently Finished: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
You can read my review about this novel here.

Up Next: Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery
My book club is about to begin the Anne of Green Gables series. Although I watched the much loved television min-series, I have never read the novels so I am excited to read this classic story.

I look forward to seeing what each of you are reading this week and gathering even more titles to add to my endless list of books to read.

Have a great week!
Rebecca

9 comments:

  1. I was like you; I'd seen the mini-series, but I'd never read Anne. What an amazing book! Anne is now one of my favorite characters of all.

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

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  2. I adored The Language of Flowers, just beautiful! Spring is my favourite season. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  3. I hope you love The Language of Flowers as much as I did....and now I'm reminded that I want to start reading Louise Erdrich.

    I bought a copy of Anne of Green Gables a couple of years ago, for a reread. Loved that series!

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  4. Our spring bulbs are still snow covered and it is snowing again this morning. I haven't ever read Anne of Green Gables. I missed so many books in my childhood that I don't think I will ever be able to catch up. Come see my Monday Report. Happy reading.

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  5. I really enjoyed The Language of Flowers, I'm glad to hear you are as well.

    Have a fab week!

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  6. I loved The Language of Flowers! I can't believe I have never read Anne of Green Gables. :(

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  7. I also really want to read The Language of Flowers, and I've never read any Erdrich (although I want to). I hope you enjoy Anne of Green Gables...it was one of my favorite books growing up!

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  8. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books. I've reread it as an adult and loved it even more.

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  9. Oooh I haven't heard of the first two--will be adding to my TBR. I've had a copy of Anne of Green Gables since I was VERY young, and never read it! Haven't seen the TV version either. Guess I need to get on that.

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