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Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's Monday, What are you reading?


















Hmmm ... my book pile this week is the same as last week, except I've given up on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for now. I was enjoying it but hit a wall halfway through, so I've set it aside. My reading is so patchy right now that if I'm battling with a book, I'm going to set it aside for a bit.

Sorry, Oscar Wao. But I have plans to return sooner or later.

Primarily this week I'm reading The City & The City, with http://bookgazing.blogspot.com/ and I'm also reading Trespass by Rose Tremain. My plan is to have them both finished by Saturday, so I can kick off the American Gods readalong in style.

You should join us!!!

Happy reading :D

11 comments:

Kah Woei said...

I hope you enjoy American Gods. Unfortunately, I didn't. :-(

Helen's Book Blog said...

Sorry to hear you're in a bit of a reading slump. Oscar Wao was definitely an interesting one, but not one for mid-slump! You need a "trash" book that's easy and quick

Sandra said...

I enjoyed the Wao book if only to learn a bit about the Dominican Republic. But mood is a funny thing when it comes to reading. I've always meant to try a Tremain novel. And I'll watch for your thoughts on The City and the City-no idea what it's about but I see it mentioned a lot. I'm sure you'll enjoy The Solitute of Prime Numbers and Our Horses in Egypt. I can't wait to hear what you think of them.
I love all your kitty pictures by the way. It took me a moment to realize that there had to be more than one involved in the photo on this post. :)
Have a good reading week.

Maree said...

Kah Woei: I've read it before, and enjoyed it, but I know that it's an acquired taste :)
Helen: It's been going on all year :( Something fast and fun might be the way to go
Sandra: It was interesting to learn a bit about the Dominican Republic, but I really hit a wall about halfway through. I've read Restoration by Tremain, which is very good. Our Horses in Egypt has been on my want to read list for the longest time!

Vasilly said...

Too bad about Oscar Wao. Maybe the next time you pick it up, you'll be able to get through it.Happy reading!

Aths said...

Reading ruts suck. I had one in May and I couldn't get into any book. I was literally running away from them. Hope you get out of it soon. Maybe catch up with some TV show or watch some movies.
Looking forward to what you think of The City and the City. Have a great week!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hope this week goes well for you!

Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com said...
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Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com said...

have had to set a few books aside lately. Hate doing that, but if they are contributing to a slump, has to be done!

I am about 150 pages in on Drood and liking it so far.

Jodie said...

Ok so I am more begining to understand The City and the City now - sort of. I've reached the end of the first section and am well interested to hear what you thought! Any idea what is going on? I'm terrible with guessing plot twists, but do you wonder if a certain female sidekick might be a bit dodgey 9just a guess from watching police shows where it's always an inside job)?

Care said...

The City and the City DOES sound interesting. Aren't readalong's fun? and I loved Oscar Wao but sometimes I wonder how and why I managed to read the whole thing.