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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What Are You Reading
It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Over the past two weeks, I've

Read:
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss--So many people whose opinion I respect have loved this book, I expected to love it too. Unfortunately, I didn't. 3 stars.

M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman on audio--I've read a lot of these stories before, but I think that helped me get the hang of audio. My commute passed much faster, and I have a new appreciation for some of these stories. Plus, I love Gaiman's voice.

Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint--A re-read. This is the first book in de Lint's Newford stories and I was reminded all over again why I love these. No collection of short stories is ever perfect, but this is about as close as you can get.

Reviewed:
Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie--A thought-provoking Holocaust memoir/study of the effects of the Holocaust on future generations.

The Word Made Flesh by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor--I didn't love it, but those more into body art will.

Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin--An old review. The writing is beautiful, but the symbolism defeated me. Those who ♥ NY might get more out of it.

Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings by Janet Elder--A heartwarming story, but not very gripping or surprising.

The King's Mistress by Emma Campion--Interesting, but too many details and excuses for my taste.

Currently Reading:
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews--I'm loving this one on audio. I love Mary Kay Andrews and I really like Isabel Keating's narration. I find myself sitting in the car in the garage (the engine is off, of course) to hear just a little more of the story!

Plant Life by Pamela Duncan--I've only read a couple of paragraphs, but I met this author last spring and she was funny and encouraging. I just loved her.

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman--Not quite what I expected, both in good and bad ways.

Up Next:
The only book I think I might finish soon is The Zookeeper's Wife. I'm thinking about reading one of Mary Roach's books as my before-bed-nonfiction. Stiff, Bonk, Spook, or Packing for Mars. Does anyone recommend one of these over the others?

What are you reading this week?

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15 comments:

  1. I read picture books, manga and text books last week. Come see what I'm reading now.

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  2. I have heard good things about The Zookeeepers Wife although I have not read it myself. I am curious what you liked, and didn't like about the book.

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  3. A Winter's Tale sound interesting and as does The Fixer Upper. Have a great week!

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  4. I'd love to read your review about M is Magic by Neil Gaiman
    :)

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  5. I've heard good things about the Zookeeper's wife so I look forward to your review. Have a great week

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  6. I thought that The History of Love by Nicole Krauss would be great too. A lot of readers seem to love it, I wonder if I will.

    Have a wonderful Monday!

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  7. I really enjoyed The Fixer Upper, too. I had it in print form, though.

    Here's my MAILBOX/READING

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  8. I read Packing for Mars and loved it. Spook is next on my list. Roach has a great style and you'll probably enjoy any one of her books.

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  9. Oh! I loved The Fixer Upper! Her writing is just so fun and easy to get stuck into. Love it! Reminds me I need to pick up some more of her books. More great Southern reading. :o)

    Have a fabulous reading week!

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  10. The fixer upper is on my wishlist.


    enjoy ur reading week

    carol

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  11. STIFF is on my list of TBR. A friend sent it to me a while back. I've been meaning to read it, but keep forgetting. I have it here though and I mean to read it.

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  12. I have a few Mary Kay Andrews books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read...someday I hope to get to them!

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

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  13. I want to read ALL of the Mary Roach books! She needs to be moved up my priority list. and OH NO! about History of Love! Maybe this will temper my own expectations which is probably a good thing.

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  14. I've read all of Mary Roach. Stiff is her best, with Packing a close second. Spook is the weakest, but a weak Mary Roach is still excellent. Enjoy!

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