Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday! What are You Reading? -- A LOT!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event to list the books finished last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finished this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books!

A few months into 2011 and it seems I've finally hit my reading stride! Now if I can make it last, I'm golden. This past week I finished The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt, which I've covered thoroughly, so I won't revisit too much.

I started reading The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen, and I'm about halfway through. I intended to read a bit more than I actually did yesterday, so I'll likely be reading this one for another day or two.

Yesterday, while Greyson was playing, Chuck was napping, the Rockets were off doing something or other, and my Nook was out of reach, I picked up Sherry and Narcotics by Nina-Marie Gardner. I didn't expect to be sucked in, but apparently I was because I knocked off a big chunk while I was lying around, and I took it to the park with us and read in spurts. According to the publicist material, it's labeled "chick lit noir," so I'm curious to see how that spins out. These two books are pretty much polar opposites, so it makes for an interesting pairing.

Up next? Wellll, in the grand tradition of library holds, I had several come in at once. Two of my e-book holds became available: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht and The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Of the two, I'm excited for both, but maybe slightly more for The Tiger's Wife. It was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize, and I decided to read it after I watched this PBS Newshour interview with Tea Obreht over at Bluestalking. It's worth watching if you have a minute.

I'm at work super early this morning to help out a co-worker, but I guess I'd better get to doing some actual work! I hope you're all having a fantastic, worry-free Monday.


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog :) I'm slowing coming out of a reading rut, too. I need something envigorating to read...maybe I should dip into a Harry Potter book :D

  2. No problem! I read it consistently, but I'm not always a good commenter in general. A Harry Potter sounds great! I need to finish re-reading #7 in preparation for the final film!

  3. I'm reading The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer, and I have been reading it FOREVER. It's hefty and it keeps getting interrupted by other random bits of nonfiction, but I'm really hoping to put it behind me this week. I'm liking it, but I can feel something really horrifically sad about to happen, and I'm scared. :-/

    That's what I get for reading a war love story!

  4. Wahoo! Glad you're on a roll with the reading. I've been kind of dead in the water. 4 books finished, this month, and one of them is for preschoolers. LOL Hopefully, my reading will pick up soon, but I'm unusually busy this summer and trying not to fret about the reading falling aside. I'm hoping to finish Charleston is Burning!, today. Wish me luck.

  5. I have both of those books, so I'll be watching for your reviews.

  6. Glad you found your reading mojo again!


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