Sunday, January 10, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday - Jan 11

Welcome to It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Mailbox Monday.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

We are back to Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend. I worked most of it, but I had fun spending time at a small baby shower. Only ten of us were there, and the rest were on Zoom. I also read a manuscript to consider for publication. I enjoy working in acquisitions.  My hope is to open my own publishing house one day. That is probably at least three years away, but I am tossing it around in my head. 

As far as reading goes, I reviewed the second book in Hubbard's The Maidels of Morning Star series on Wednesday. You can find that review here.

Since I was in a mystery mood, I started this one during the week. 

I will be starting this travel memoir soon. 

Next are these other books for virtual book tours. 

Then I want to dive into the second book in this series.

If I am smart, I won't sign on for any additional book tours. That way, I might be able to tackle one of these. 


Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

My physical mailbox was empty this week, but I downloaded a bargain e-book that I'm sure I will enjoy.

The heartwarming true story of the family made legendary by The Sound of Music—as told by Agathe, the eldest von Trapp daughter.

The Sound of Music has captivated generations with its inspiring story of courage, love, music, and familial devotion. Audiences the world over have taken the von Trapp family into their hearts, joyfully celebrating their many triumphs and their daring escape from the Nazis.

In this charming, poignant, and unforgettable memoir, Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter, shares the true story of her family, the events that inspired the internationally beloved musical and film, and what happened to the von Trapps in the years after. Blessed with impeccable recall, Agathe shares her vivid memories of a childhood spent in an idyllic Austrian home with her brothers, sisters, and gentle, loving father; of the tragic loss of their mother; of the arrival of Maria; and of the bonding of a close-knit group of siblings who achieved great fame and endured great hardship.

Beautifully adorned with Agathe von Trapp's sketches and personal photographs, Memories Before and After the Sound of Music transports readers to a bygone time as it tells the intimate, loving story of a renowned and truly remarkable family.

Have you read this book? Are you a fan of the movie? 

Hope you have a blessed week. 


westmetromommy said...

Oh, I love The Sound of Music! I may have to try to find that Von Trapp book! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I watch The Sound of Music at least once a year :)

Wishing you a great reading week

Marg said...

Good luck resisting those blog tour invites!

Have a great week!

Penelope @ The Reading Devil said...

Omigoodness I have to check out that Sound of Music book!! Have fun reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I would love to read the Murder, She Wrote book...and the Anne of Green Gables books could use a reread.

Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

Cheryl said...

Melinda and Penelope, I hope you grab the Sound of Music book. I read a bit of it. Very interesting.

Shelleyrae, I used to watch it annually, too. Not lately. I am overdue.

Thanks, Marg. I will need a lot of willpower to not sign up for more tours.

Laurel, I am eager to read the Murder, She Wrote books; especially now that Jon Land co-authors them.

Kathy, the assortment stays the same lately, but I hope to get through them.

Thanks for visiting, everyone.

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

I loved The Sound of Music. It's a movie you can watch over and over and never be bored with it. I can't resist blog tours and I always commit to way too many.

Martha Eskuchen said...

I bet the Sound of Music memoir will be interesting.
The Man Who Created Christmas sounds interesting too.
Have a good week and more Happy Reading!