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Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?






















I have actually finished a couple of books in the past two weeks. Which, for me this year, is a bit of a record.


I read Trespass by Rose Tremain, which has been long-listed for the Man Booker prize, and Scandalous, by Tilly Bagshawe. Very different reads, obviously, but both enjoyable in their own way. Watch for reviews (or short reviews) this week.


Because of my tendency to become easily distracted, I've fallen seriously behind on my very own American Gods readalong. I'm still reading it, but have let other books get in my way. Specifically, at the moment, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit, the First Book of Wraeththu by Storm Constantine.


I read her Grigori Trilogy several years ago, and the Wraeththu series has been on my list for a long time. I'm not very far in, but I am enjoying it so far.


Also, Jeffrey Deaver. I have his latest Lincoln Rhyme novel, The Burning Wire, out of the library. It's a Hot Pick, which means at our library, I only have seven days to read it. I'm possibly not going to make the deadline ...


I also still have Gone with the Wind, Horns, and The Two Towers on my nightstand.


And my book-buying ban? I bought The Passage ... so that starts now – lol.


Happy reading!

6 comments:

notjustlaura said...

Ah, a book buying ban. I'm sure I saw a book about that somewhere ...

gautami tripathy said...

Happy reading!

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NancyO said...

Oh! I did a book-buying ban and it was probably the most difficult thing I ever did. My hat's off to you.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have a Jeffrey Deaver book yet to be read but am excited to try him.

I have considered a book buying ban but fear I would fail. If I see a good sale, I cant pass it up. :D

jennysbooks said...

Does your book-buying ban have an exception for used book sales? I would recommend giving yourself that exception, just in case. #alwaysmakesthatexception

Chris said...

And I thought I had too many books going on at once :/ Look at that cute little face :D