Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I actually have new reads to talk about ! :D

I finished Mockingjay at my mother's on Saturday, and a review will be forthcoming this week.

I also started Madame Bovary, which is my September classic, and I got about halfyway through it. I was staying at my mother's because she had heart surgery a couple of weeks ago, and is home now, but can't stay on her own, so my sisters, sister-in-law and I are taking turns staying with her. Saturday night was my turn.

My mother doesn't have internet access, so I took the opportunity to get some reading and cross stitching done. :-)

Madame Bovary is very interesting so far - way more readable than I expected it to be for some reason - but I'll have more thoughts on that later in the month. :)

I'm still (optimistically) reading American Gods and Book two of the Wraeththu series by Storm Constantine, and I started Tomorrow, When the War Began yesterday, because I'm hoping to go to the movie tomorrow. I'm not sure if I'll get the book finished before then, but I'm hoping to make a decent dent, at least.

So ... what are you reading?


Unknown said...

So, how do you read about seven books at the same time? ;)

Maree said...

Lol I have a short attention span. Usually I have a few on the go, and periodically force myself to hunker down and finish one :)

Jennifer said...

I adored Madame Bovary! I am pleased to hear your mum is on the mend. Have a lovely week reading. My Monday:

Anonymous said...

I want to read Madame Bovary at some point - glad to hear you're enjoying it so far!

Unknown said...

I liked Madame Bovary, but found it somewhat difficult to read, for some reason. I want to try it again sometime, perhaps after I finish some other classics :)

Have a great week! Mine is here:

Cat said...

You do have a few on the go. I enjoyed Madame Bovary although it's a few years ago I read it.

Have a great reading week!

Teddyree said...

I'm still waiting for my copy of Mockingjay to arrive, hopefully it will be here in time to go on my reading list next week. American Gods is another one gathering dust on my bookshelf LOL
Have a great week and happy reading :-)

Memory said...

I keep thinking about you, since I'm poised to begin THE ASK AND THE ANSWER later this evening!

I'm also reading a collection of poetry about rock and roll.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Madame Bovary! I read that a long time ago. It would be fun to read it again - I remember I liked it then.

Maree said...

Jennifer: I'm really enjoying it so far!

alitareads: I hope you like it :D

Crystal: It does take concentration to get into the flow of it, I found, but once I was I was away

Cat: aw, kitty! Thank you :D

Teddyree: A friend ordered me a copy, I was very lucky. Oooh, you should read American Gods! :D

Memory: Yay! :D That's my favourite book of the trilogy :)

leeswammes: I'm liking it a lot :)

gautami tripathy said...

Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

gautami tripathy said...

Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

jedi145 said...

I loved Mockingjay :)

E.J. Stevens said...

American Gods was a fun read. Enjoy! :)

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Mockingjay! So interested in your thoughts on that one!

Maree said...

gautami: Thank you!

jedi145: It was a good read :-)

E J stevens: Perfect description!

Sheila: Should have a review up some time this week :)

Craig Ranapia said...

Interested irrelevant factoid: My copy of 'Madame Bovary' was translated by Eleanor Marx Aveling (daughter of Karl) -- who committed suicide by poison in 1898. A fascinating but terribly sad life.

Maree said...

Craig: That is interesting, h'm.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

hope your mum feels better soon.

I want to read Madame Bovary soon as well - maybe in November, as I've just finished one heavy classic?!

Hope you enjoy it.