Monday, April 13, 2009

The Reading Week

Did you know that Twitter is completely addictive? No, really, it is. I scorned it at first, and I'm still trying to avoid micro-posts like “I'm watching TV right now”, but otherwise … I'm fully hooked on the damn thing.
Um. That's not why we're here. We're here for the weekly What Are You Reading on Mondays? Event hosted here:
What am I reading? Well, Monday, and invisible internets people, that's a bloody good question.
Not a lot, but I am reading, which I consider to be progress. So on the go, I have The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera, which I'm reading on my breaks at work, when not distracted by evil gossipy magazines, and Soldier in the Mist, Book 1 of the omnibus Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, which is about a Roman soldier, in 479BC, who has lost his short-term memory. Every night, he forgets what has happened, so he writes everything down.
I'm not very far into it, but I suspect greatness is going to ensue.
The Matriarch is considered a classic of New Zealand literature and hey! I just thought of something! I bailed on my April classic, which was supposed to be The Jungle Book. I can totally count The Matriarch though.
I mean, um, the only book I read last week was City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare.
Laptops and lullabies. :)


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about the addiction of Twitter. It's also been a lifesaver. I haven't been able to get around as much this year as planned. It keeps me connected to I won't totally lose contact. ;) I swear I won't sign up for so many book challenges next year! UGH!

Changing the subject, I have got to read Cassandra Clare's series! I might not be able to this year, but I will next year and get all caught up. ;)

martini`mama said...

I'm going to check into the Twitter- everyone seem to be doing it so why not I? Sounds like fun!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The Wolfe sounds interesting! I'll have to watch for your review.

Re twitter - I was on for a few weeks and then found it too much to keep up with (and got irritated with so many micro-posts, lol). My kids and a few siblings are on it so I may go back at some point. Maybe if I get the email function added to my Blackberry (I know, long story short - I inherited it from my husband and just use it for calls and text messaging at this point).

Unknown said...

I just signed up for twitter a couple of weeks back and am so addicted to it already. But yeah back to the subject the Wolf sounds quite interesting.

Sherrie said...

The book about the solider sounds intriguing! I am also using Twitter, but don't keep up with it as much. I need to do that! Have a great day!!


gautami tripathy said...

I seldom twitter! S it I am spending way too much time blogging! I would rather read!

This is what I read last week/reading now

Unknown said...

I'm a twitter addict too! I'm still trying to find my way around, but love reading what is going on there.

Anonymous said...

--> I suspect greatness is going to ensue.

love that when it happens, huh? I wish you much ensuing greatness forthwith.