Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Reading Will Cut You!

Happy Monday, friends! The good reading times just keep on rolling. Here's what I have on the go.


I mentioned Birds of a Lesser Paradise (stories), by Megan Mayhew Bergman, last Monday. It was a slow reading week because it was the first week back to work and my online classes started. All that aside, I have been reading steadily through this collection and I looooove it. In fact, I probably finished it yesterday, but this is pre-scheduled. o_O

I also started An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay, which I'm reading with Heather. I read 50 pages of this in the first sitting. I've given a little more time to the Bergman stories since then, just so I can get it finished, but Roxane Gay has written a damn engaging book. I was sucked in immediately. It's written at a frenetic pace, and I'm just waiting for it to emotionally cut me. I know it's coming.


Wonder Woman, vol. 1, Blood, by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins is part of DC's New 52. I've never read Wonder Woman comics so I figured this newest reboot would be a perfect place to start. So far, so good. 

What are you reading this week? 






34 comments:

  1. Wonder Woman!! I loved her as a kid. She's the first Halloween costume I remember wearing, too. :D

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    1. I'm singing the Wonder Woman theme song in my head right now! I'm in danger of it escaping from my mouth, too. Watch out office folk!

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  2. I know you're past page 50 now (thanks Goodreads!), but I totally flew through the first 100 pages of Untamed State and then had to set it aside because it upset me so much. I hope you're hanging in there!

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    1. Dudette, I have less than 100 pages left. I SO wanted to stay up and finish it last night, but I was wiped out. I'm going to be frantically reading at lunch today. I kept thinking of you when I hit the rough patches. It totally made me cry, but I pushed through.

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  3. The first half of An Untamed State had me thinking it was going to be my #1 book of 2014 pick. It's an emotionally intense roller coaster. The second half was a bit of a letdown for me (compared to first half), but I know others loved it.

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    1. It sort of reminds me of Room, by Emma Donoghue, in the way it's split. All the frenetic, traumatic stuff up front and then the recovery portion. So far I still like it, but I'm not too too far into that second half.

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  4. Ok ok ok.. I'm finally getting Birds of a Lesser Paradise because every bookish person I come into contact with keeps recommending it. Happy Monday!!!

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    1. Yay! Glad to enable! It's really lovely.

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  5. I'm quite interested in An Untamed State. It's been receiving a lot of attention.

    Yay for Wonder Woman!

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    1. An Untamed State is REALLY good, Melissa. So so good. And always yay for Wonder Woman! :)

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  6. You and Heather make me feel like I need to get a copy of An Untamed State!

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  7. Oh, An Untamed State is so gutting. In a good way. Sort of. Just... tissues. (I have a hard time speaking coherently about this book).

    Glad to hear (more) good things about Birds of a Lesser Paradise; I have this on my TBR challenge for 2015!

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  8. I've been hearing such great things about Bergman. I'm excited to read her book Almost Famous Women and people seem to love that story collection. I can't wait to read your review!

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  9. LOL at "In fact, I probably finished it yesterday, but this is pre-scheduled. o_O". I time-travel on my blog, too. Oddly disorienting.

    Looks like some good reading!

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  10. I am embarrassed to say that I am still a Roxane Gay virgin, but I am hoping to change that this year! And oh, Wonder Woman...I love her so much <3

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  11. It seems as though everyone is reading "An Untamed State!" I plan to put it on hold at the library as soon as a slot on my hold list comes free!

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  12. I really want to read Untamed State, but it's only just come out in hardback here, and my library can be slow with new releases. But I do have a birthday coming up...

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  13. I still don't know what I'm reading this week! I thought I'd spend some time trying out webcomics, though. I read a round-up of which webcomics are the best ones, and I am going to go read those. I am in the mood for some serial storytelling!

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    1. Ooohh, I recommend this webcomic! http://www.rutabagacomic.com/

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  14. I've been hearing a lot about Roxanne Gay lately. Perhaps I'll have to look into her.

    As for me, I've been reading Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce. Lynn O'Connacht put me up to it :)

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    1. Definitely do! She's pretty amazing. How is Some Kind of Fairy Tale?

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  15. I just heard about An Untamed State from Heather and it sounds really good! I am about start a reread of the first two Kill Shakespeare comics because I don't think I ever read Volume 3, bad me, and Volume 4 is out now!

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    1. Enjoy your re-read! An Untamed State was AWESOME.

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  16. I saw Jenn Conner listened to An Untamed State on audio, and I might give it a whirl. The book sounds so good. I just keep reading and plugging along. It's all good!!

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    1. It was really difficult in spots (rape), but the overall book was amazing. How she wove the themes together was just stunning. That reminds me, I need to write my review!

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  17. An Untamed State is definitely going to cut you emotionally. What a ride.

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    1. Vasilly, you weren't kidding. Amazing book.

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  18. I can't believe you finished Untamed State yesterday. Have you recovered yet???

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  19. Finally reading a Mary Roach book - Gulp! And I'm in the process of picking another. I'm debating on Heminway's Girl or The Paris Wife to try to get in on Jazz Age January.

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    1. Oh yay! I just love Mary Roach, though I haven't read Gulp yet. Good luck picking a Jazz Age January book! Nothing jumped out at me this time around.

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    2. Yea, I'm not feeling either of the books I have. It's too early in the year to read something that just isn't calling to me!

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    3. I ended up picking out Girl Runner from the stack instead. Takes place in 1928, so maybe?

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