Okay y’all, guess what. I finished not one, but TWO books last week!! Can I get a halleluiah? I finally (finally!) finished listening to Lonesome Dove which was absolutely fantastic. I already miss the exploits of Woodrow F. Call and Augustus Mcrae like crazy. That is one huge epic of a book. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to go on a huge cattle drive. Okay, I’m not quite that crazy, but I really love that book. Look for a more thorough review soon.
I also finished Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. I have a lot to say about that one, so I’m going to hold myself back and review it later. Maybe even this week!
I am now listening to We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, which is quite good. I adore the reader already; Bernadette Dunne. I hope she has read many MANY more audiobooks because she is awesome! Oooo, it looks like she has! Fantastic, she read Memoirs of a Geisha! I have been wanting to reread that.… guess what I’ll be listening to soon?
I started the fairy tale collection My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me yesterday. It is a collection of modern fairy tale retellings (one of my favorite things!) collected by Kate Bernheimer. She also edited the collection Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales which I thought very highly of. I’ve only read the introduction and forward to My Mother so far. I’m going to try to take it one story a day. We’ll see how it goes. I also started The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, which promises to be fantastic. I’m 20 pages in and am already thankful that I have the next book in the series waiting for me to keep going. Lastly, I’m still reading The Best American Travel Writing 2010 on Jack, my nook. I adore travel writing and these are definitely some of the best I’ve ever read. There is one story, about Transylvania and Dracula that is beyond fascinating. I recommend the book on that one alone!
So….how was your reading week? Read anything amazing? I’d love to hear about it!
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 finish 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.!