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Monday, May 25, 2009

The Reading Week


The weekly question posed here:
After HOW many weeks I finally finished both Slash and Brideshead Revisited at the weekend. They were both great books, but the reading of them seemed to take forever. I blame YouTube, and Google. I don't think we need to go any further than that, do we? I didn't think so. Oh, and work. Work's always good for blaming things on.
Reviews for both books can be found here:
http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/short-reviews-bad-language-my-friend-on.html Warning, there's swearing in that post.
I haven't, however, taken a reading break, not really. Yesterday I started Pyramids, by Terry Pratchett. It's one of the library books that's been sitting on my spare bedside table, judging me for what feels like weeks. Come to think of it, it has been weeks. So I'm not very far through it, and it is funny, but so far I'm liking Wyrd Sisters, which is the Pratchett I read most recently before this one, more.
Also on the slate (finally) is Dandelion Summer by Ray Bradbury and The Virtu by Sarah Monette, which is the sequel to Melusine. Ultimately there are four books in the series; The Virtu is followed by The Mirador, and Corambis. I enjoyed Melusine, so of course I didn't read anything else by Sarah Monette for months.
It's how I roll.
Happy reading everyone. :)

12 comments:

Trin said...

I have read Fahreheit 451 from Bradbury but I never thought of looking into anything else he has writen, I llok forward to your opinion.

Teddyree said...

I haven't read anything by Terry Pratchet. Have a great reading week :-)
Here's my post

Ladybug said...

The only thing I've read of Pratchett is Good Omens(which he wrote in collaboration with Neil Gaiman).

Happy reading!

Now I'm off reading those reviews!

Maree said...

Trin: I haven't read any Bradbury, so I'm expecting to be in for a treat.
Teddyree: He's funny, and brilliant.
Ladybug: I love Good Omens.
Happy reading :)

Amanda said...

Soon I'll be reading my first Pratchett. That should be interesting. Also, I should probably get to Brideshead Revisited soon, since my dad got it for me recently...

Louise said...

I've heard much about Pratchett but never read any. And I never read Fahrenheit...either. Your post here and your great reviews reminded me that I also signed up for this, so I better get my post up at once ;o)

J. Kaye said...

Had to laugh at your SLASH review. This is a book I really want to read!

classicvasilly said...

Dandelion Summer is on my TBR list. I hope to get to it this summer. Happy reading.

Kristen said...

My best friend loves Terry Pratchet, but I have yet to read any, have fun with it!

Mary said...

Have a good week!

Nymeth said...

I think I liked Wyrd Sisters better too, but I still thought Pyramids was great. I hope you have a great week :)

Jodie said...

I remember Pyramids being a bit more serious and also a little more far out (something about seagulls springs to mind). I enjoyed though it and I wish we could have a bit more about the assasin's guild. You have lots more Pratchett to go, hurray for you (and I'm going to keep campaigning for you to read Small Gods).