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.!
OMG Ya’ll, where did Monday go? Geez! I totally almost posting this. Gonna do it anyway, even if I don’t get a comment. I don’t care! Ha!
So, last week was a great reading week. I finished 5 books! (If I count the one I finished earlier today, natch!) Firstly, I FINALLY finished At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson which, while fascinating and a great listen, also didn’t feel that short. It WAS sixteen and half hours! It was very interesting though and I am glad I listened to it.
I finished Colleen Gleason’s lasted, The Vampire Voss. I remembered how tired I was of vampire books while reading this one. I love Colleen’s work (the Gardella series is so good) but this one didn’t quite live up to them. Next, I finished Bumped by Megan McCafferty, another entry in that huge category of YA Dystopian novels. I’m afraid if I start writing about this one, I won’t stop, so I’m going to stop with I finished it and go start another post to review it. lol I have a lot to say, just hope I can get it out there.
Then, I happened to pop on Twitter Saturday morning to see Michelle of Galleysmith talking about The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan. I had TOTALLY forgotten it was coming out! I immediately (and guiltily) made my way (quickly) (before I could change my mind) and bought it on my Nook. I’d been dying to read that book since the last one (The Dead-Tossed Waves) came out and it Did. Not. Disappoint. The only problem I have is that it’s the last one in the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. I WANT MORE! Do you HEAR me Carrie Ryan??? *sigh*
Then today, I finished listening to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. And definitely more on that Friday.
This week I’m reading a completely and totally fascinating book called Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World by Signe Pike. I posted a couple of quotes on my Tumblr. I just can’t put this one down and it’s the perfect way for me to start Once Upon a Time. Although, I reckon The Dark and Hollow Places counts too…. Hmm…. Anyway. I’m listening to I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett and performed by the amazing and perfect Stephen Briggs. I’ve only read (or listened) to 5 or 6 books by Mr. Pratchett so far, but already picking one up feels rather like coming home. How did I live without him? Lastly, I am reading Red Glove by Holly Black, the second book in the Curse Worker’s series. I listened to White Cat and I’m reading Red Glove and I’m already missing Jesse Eisenberg. Wondering if I’ll make the switch? So am I.
So, how was your reading week?