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Sunday Post/What Are You Reading?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted at Book Journey
The Sunday Post

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. She's taking a bit of personal leave so I'm also linking to Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

I got two reviews written and posted last week. That's about 200,000% better than I've been doing the past few months. Let's hope I keep up the momentum! :-)

Review: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, read by Cassandra Campbell, translated by Kevin Wiliarty--3 Stars--Beautifully written, read, and translated, this just felt a bit too much like a Nicholas Sparks novel for my taste

Review: Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerasco√ęt--3 Stars--Beautiful artwork, nice translation, just too choppy and reminiscent of Lord of the Flies for me

I didn't finish anything last week.

Currently Reading:
The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose (This week it is actually back in my hands after a brief return to the library)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, read by Steven Crossley, translated by Rod Bradbury (Yes, I am trying to do better on my own Books in Translation Challenge this year)

Up Next:
I went to a different library this week to grab Undaunted Courage. They had a very enticing, very large selection of graphic novels. I just had to linger over them and choose one. I walked out with Habibi by Craig Thompson. I read Blankets by this author/artist several years ago and enjoyed it, so this one seemed like a safe bet.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I read The Art of Hearing Heartbeats in my book group. I thought the writing style was nice but the pacing was too slow. I had some other issues with it too.

    We also read The 100 Year Old Man in book group. I liked that one more. It was made into a movie in Sweden.

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  2. Your books are new to me. I'd like to hear more about the Hundred Year old Man. sounds intriguing.

  3. What an intriguing title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared...definitely want to know more about that one!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.


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