Monday, July 02, 2012

VLOG! On This Monday, Whatcha Reading?!

Hey y'all! Welcome to my second video blog! Admittedly, the quality on this is CRAP! I recorded at home, and I'm not sure if my service is always this bad or if it was just because the weather was stormy and yuck. I lost Internet service completely for a while. Nevertheless, I'm posting because I won't be recording another vlog for at least another week.



For those of you who can't stand the quality, here's the recap in brief:

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan - much improved! Not as many weird, overblown analogies at this point.


Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness -- I received an e-ARC from a super secret blog buddy! I'm just trying not to race through this one. I'm doing a buddy read, so I have to STOP MYSELF from jumping ahead.


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett -- A little slower than the other two but charming and lovely and a nice counterpoint to brutal paranormal (Last Werewolf). About 3/4 done with this one.

What's up next? No idea! Whatever calls to me since I'm "Reading whatever I want, whenever I want."


It's Monday! What are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila from BookJourney. Go on over and be a part! 

24 comments:

  1. OMGosh...I am so in love with your voice!!! I have such an annoying voice. :( Seriously, I want to sound like you! Okay, I will stop weirding you out now, and move on to books. Your outlook really is the best ever-whatever and whenever. Amen.

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    1. LOL, you're so sweet, Debi! Not weirded out at all but totally flattered since I usually listen to myself and think, "I don't really sound like that. I can't sound like that."

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  2. I'm still not convinced The Last Werewolf is for me.

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    1. Maybe not, Kathy. It's pretty brutal.

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  3. I bought The Secret Garden a few months ago, and really need to read it soon. Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far.

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    1. So far, so good! It's become my bedtime book as The Last Werewolf is a little too harsh for before-sleep reading. I can only handle so many entrails before dreaming.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! You're too kind. :)

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  5. The Last Werewolf is such a weird book - I thought it got better as it progressed. I think I might read the sequel too.

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    1. It is a weird book. I like its weirdness so far (still about 100 pages in). Will definitely read the sequel if this one stays on the up and up.

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    1. It is lovely! It's a great "before bed" book...relaxing and sweet.

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  7. You're lucky I don't live closer. I'd do serious bodily harm to get control of your e-reader with that ARC of Shadow of Night.

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    1. LOL, I'd Jello wrestle you for Shadow of Night if need be!

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  8. The more you talk about reading what you want, when you want the more I wish I didn't have so many review book commitments. I am saying "no" to all review requests this fall and following your advice.

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    1. Good for you, Lisa! It's nice to have a break from the commitments. After two degrees in English, it's hard for me to enjoy reading if there's a deadline tagged on.

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  9. Love the V-Log and yay for The Secret Garden, I had fun with the read a long we did recently! Have a super week :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I wish I'd gotten in on the readalong.

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  10. I loved Secret Garden as a girl (and today). I loved the idea that this stubborn, selfish kid accomplishes so much, where a nice well-behaved kid wouldn't have done anything.

    It's odd that it's so hard to read what we want, when we want. I struggle with that all the time. No one's pushing me, but I'm happier when I read books that are challenging. I like to trade off.

    Keep hearing about Deborah Harkness! I'll have to check her out.

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    1. Exactly! I was reading over the bit last night where Mary had more luck calming and chastising Collin than anyone else because they are mirrors of each other. Great stuff.

      I like a mixture of books. Lately, quite honestly, I haven't been in the mood for challenging. Too much going on in daily life, though I do like to switch it up when I'm not so brain fried.

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  11. Lovin' your vlogs, Andi! And isn't genre reading just really the best? Sometimes I get lost in genre and never want to return. I don't know why people are so negative towards it.

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! And yes! I'm totally down with the genre reading this year. I just need something with a more dramatic story arch and I find that certain genres (sf, gothic, magical realism) provide that for me in a way that family dramas and literary fiction (sometimes) don't. Keeps my brain a'churning.

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    1. Thank ya! Hope you had a good 4th!

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