Reading RoundUp #35

After a long long wait, the Eagles finally won the Superbowl!! I’m not a real football fan, but it was great seeing the home team win. I’m usually in it for the commercials and thankfully they didn’t disappoint this year. That Tide campaign was just genius!!  On to my Reading RoundUp:


This week’s Reading Roundup!

Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – First of all, I think the author’s name is gorgeous. Her novel is just as enchanting. It’s a bit of a dark fairy tale. Set in Alaska, an aging couple who long for a child seem to create a young girl out of snow. 


House Books:

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman – The movie which came out last year introduced me to this book. It’s a World War II novel set in Poland. A zookeeper and his wife use their zoo in Warsaw to help the persecuted Jews. Unfortunately, parts of the book ramble on and the story isn’t keeping me interested.

The 100 Foot Journey by Richard C Morais I’m on a bit of a kick lately for any book that’s food related. I picked this one up at a book sale a while ago, but finally decided to get around to reading it.


Kindle Books:

One Match by J.Y Chung – Goodreads giveaway winner right here!! This is now the second book I won through their site! The concept is a brand new dating service that matches you with exactly one person, who you then have to meet face to face to discover their identity.


From Around the Web:

Library Goals – This couple from Austin, TX has amassed 10,000 books in their personal collection. We’re…5% of the way there! Maybe they’ll let us visit when we head to Austin this month : )

Netflix Top 10 Shows New Members Watch FirstI’ve seen…parts of just one of these haha. 

Funniest Super Bowl TweetsTwitter is really only worthwhile during major events. 

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  1. Go Birds!

    A 10,000 book personal collection? Awesome. But I hope they never move.

    I’ve not won one Good Reads giveaway, and not for lack of trying.

  2. not gonna lie, i totally read The Snow Child years ago because of the author’s name. I wanted to name my future daughter that but my husband said no lol. One Match sounds really interesting, so cool you won it. I’ve only won one goodreads giveaway and i couldn’t get into the book, so i keep entering them just in case lol

    1. Love this! I actually suggested the same thing to my husband. He’s more on board since it sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings haha!

  3. I really want to read The Snow Child – sounds interesting! I won several books from Goodreads in the past but after winning a very VERY bad self-published ‘book’, I stopped entering and decided to stick with books I already have or could get from the library. I still enter but only if the book is already currently on my TBR list.

  4. Snow Child sounds beautiful. Just added it and One Match to my Goodreads list. I think you’re the second person I’ve ever heard of winning a giveaway. That gives me hope that they can be won! =)

  5. I read The Snow Child a few years ago when I lived in Alaska (in the same town as the author…she said she was named after a Tolkien character???), and loved it from start to finish 🙂

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed two of your reads this month: The Snow Child and The Zookeeper’s Wife. I listened and followed in book for Zookeeper’s Wife. I agree it did drag on a bit but overall I thought it was well done. Pam 🙂

  7. I adored The Snow Child! it was incredibly atmospheric; I felt cold just reading it! The snowy surroundings and slightly dark fairy tale adaptation made for wonderful winter reading! I am excited to read more by the author!

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