The Romanov Sisters A Replacement Life

It’s Monday May 26th, What Are You Reading?


The Romanov Sisters A Replacement Life

It’s been quite a while since my last It’s Monday post, so I have a bit to catch up on. Over the last few weeks, I finished up Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (my book club’s choice for May) and A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman. I was so impressed by Mrs. Hemingway and will be raving about it later this week, but it’s out tomorrow as a paperback original if you want to make it yours (which you should). I just picked up The Antiquarian by Gustavo Faverón Patriau and The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport. The latter is a big, beautiful chunkster of a book that I’m planning to take on the train tomorrow morning when I leave for BEA.

If you’re taking a peek at this post from the site, you’ve probably noticed that it looks quite different. I had the blog migrated over to WordPress from Blogger last night, so things are bound to be a little glitchy for a bit (I’m still getting feed readers to work properly). Stephanie from New Chapter Designs is going to get it looking much like it did before, just all WordPressed and fancified.

Though I’ll be gone until Saturday evening, I have posts scheduled for the rest of the week, so don’t forget about me! I hope to pop in on all of you, especially your Armchair BEA posts, as much as possible, too.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Yay WordPress! I switched years ago and never looked back. It’s so much easier to use that Blogger. *sneer*

    Can’t wait to hear about Mrs. Hemingway! I can’t stand the man, but still find him strangely fascinating. I’m so weird.

  • Good luck with the migration! I hope it’s largely glitch-free!

  • Tanya Patrice

    Hope you have tons of fun at BEA. The Good Lord Bird and The Antiquarian are both on my reading list, so looking forward to seeing what you think of them.

    Tanya Patrice

  • Congrats on the switch, I hope it goes smoothly! And have fun at BEA!!

  • Nice looking assortment of books. Have fun at BEA! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  • Silver’s Reviews

    They all look fantastic. Love the covers too. The Romanov Sisters definitely is catching my eye.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

  • Agh. I couldn’t get through The Antiquarian so i can’t wait to see what you think. And have a great time in NYC. Tweet often!

  • Sam_TinyLibrary

    The Romanov Sisters looks really interesting, hope you enjoy it. And have fun at BEA :)

  • Hope you have fun at BEA! Welcome to WordPress, we now have the same theme. Lol. I hope you are getting the ultimate book blogger pluggin too, might take time going back and adding all your reviews but then it will be a time saver

  • I’m itching to read Mrs. Hemingway! Have fun at BEA!!

  • Juli Rahel

    So jealous you get to go to BEA! The Antiquarian and The Romanov Sisters both look really good. I love historical fiction but haven’t read any in ages unfortunately! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy all of them!

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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  • You have some good books in the reading pile! Enjoy BEA!

  • mariahelena

    Have a great time at BEA :)

  • Mrs Hemingway is one of my favourite books of the year, I look forward to your blog on it!

    I’m in the middle of a few books, I can’t seem to pin myself down to read one. I’d say the main two are Mansfield Park and Viv Albertine’s autobiography.

  • I am a sucker for all things Romanov so will be adding this one to my TBR!

  • Yay, glad you got your migration done before BEA! Have fun!

  • Mrs. Hemingway looks good! I am interested to know what you think of The Antiquarian too.

  • Congrats on the move!

    What did you think of A Replacement Life? I read the first few pages and wasn’t hooked, but nothing’s been hooking me lately.

    Looking forward to seeing you in NYC tomorrow!

    • It was…meh. A solid 3. I’m having a hard time figuring out why it didn’t work for me, but I think it was that it just didn’t feel sincere enough.


  • Books on the Table

    Hope you’re having a great time at BEA! What did you think of The Good Lord Bird? I could appreciate it, but didn’t love it — my husband loved it.

  • Looks like some great reads! I’ve read Paris Wife and Hemingway’s Girl, sounds like I need to add Mrs. Hemingway to my TBR list!

  • Ciska van der Lans

    Love the look of The Romanov Sisters. Hope you will enjoy it! Have fun at BEA

  • Congratulations on the switch to wordpress! You blog looks great as far as I can tell! I saw that you uploaded your review for Mrs. Hemingway; I’ll have to check it out later. I think I’m going to get myself a copy :D