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Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Monday, what are you reading?

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I have to admit, I’ve had a reasonably productive weekend. By which I mean I finally finished two of the books I talked about in my readathon vlog. *Ahem.*

I finished Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie on Saturday, and it’s always a pleasure for me to revisit Dame Christie. I love a good mystery.

Yesterday I finished Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson - a re-telling of Peter Pan of sorts. It focuses on the character of Tiger Lily, who was a relatively minor presence in the original novel. It’s narrated by Tinker Bell, and fleshes out Neverland in some very interesting and unexpected ways. I did enjoy it rather a lot and it made me unexpectedly melancholy at the end, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

I’ve had to rather shamefully bail on Trish’s readalong of Drood by Dan Simmons. I started it, and immediately found it incomprehensible. So. Onward.

I am a massive, massive idiot and it took me absolutely forever to realise that I could use my iPad mini as an e-reader. I had an e-reader - a Sony - that I basically never used so I gave it to J. THEN I saw a promo on facebook for like, iBooks where you could get the first of a series for free.

AND LO, I SAW THE LIGHT. AND THAT LIGHT SAID “YOU COULD BUY BOOKS ON IBOOKS AND READ THEM IN THE CAF AT WORK AT LUNCHTIME.”

So that’s what I did. Which is a very roundabout way of saying that one of the books I have on the go is The  Maze Runner. it was cheap on iBooks and so it’s my lunchtime book. It’s not bad but  I’m finding it a little bit … YOU KNOW NOTHING JON SNOW which is irritating.

I’m also reading Fox Forever, book three of the Jenna Fox series. I only started it today, but so far, so good.

What are you reading?

8 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love having my Kindle app on my iPad. I can read any time!

Have a good week.

Here's my It's Monday!

JoAnn said...

I considered joining the Drood readalong, but didn't think I could fit in another book that long! Sorry it didn't work out for you. Christie is always a pleasure to read.

Vasilly said...

Now I'm curious about Tiger Lily. I'm going to see if my library has it. Your blog's new look is gorgeous!

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

I looooove your new masthead! Gorgeous! And congrats on the newly discovered iPad capabilities. Are you reading comics on it as well, or is it too wee for that? That's the primary thing I love my own iPad for.

Nise' said...

Glad you discovered you could read on your iPad! I liked The Maze and need to move on with the next book.

Maree said...

Deb: It's great! So convenient :D

JoAnn: I had good intentions but it wasn't meant to be :-)

Vasilly: I really enjoyed it. I've had this layout for a while but I do love it, I love old world maps :-)

Jenny: I've downloaded a couple of comics but I haven't really had a go at reading them yet. That's a good idea though!

Nise: I was too! The Maze Runner is interesting - it's a good lunchtime read for sure.

Trish said...

Drood. Banging my head against the desk. Without the audio I would have ditched it, too. Don't feel bad. ;) And yay for seeing the reading light! ibooks sounds great!

Maree said...

Trish: I couldn't find it on audible, otherwise I would have gone that route too. D: Yes!! So great for lunchtime reading!