It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.
It’s Monday, and I’m actually doing pretty decent on my April TBR list! Here’s what I managed to finish this week:
Shockingly, I was able to finish reading Marked in Flesh in time to return it to the library…only three days overdue But it could have been a lot worse!
I finally got around to reading The Yellow Wallpaper, which is actually a short story, although I downloaded it as a free standalone ebook, so…apparently I’m counting it as a book?
And…Nimona!!! I’ll add a longer review later, but I liked this so much more than I thought I was going to. I had actually intended on saving it for Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon later this month, but I got too impatient and went ahead and read it.
Right now, I’m in the middle of three books:
Wide Sargasso Sea is the one I’m most focused on right now, and I have to say that the writing is absolutely incredible. Every sentence is so thoughtfully constructed and the language is dense and evocative. It’s a short book but I’m reading it very slowly due to its density and overall amazingness.
I just BARELY started Mr. Splitfoot, but I’m able to tell pretty quickly whether or not I’m clicking with a book. (Reading is a lot like dating in that way.) And I am absolutely hitting it off with this book so far. I can’t wait to get more invested in this book, but that will have to wait until I finish Wide Sargasso Sea, which is sort of consuming my reading thoughts at the moment.
Speaking of consuming my reading thoughts, I’ve been obsessing (a lot) about my reading game plan for Dewey’s Readathon. I have way too many book ideas for such a short period of time, but I’m rationalizing it because Bout of Books is coming up in May, and anything I don’t read for Dewey’s can just roll over into that readathon instead 🙂
What is everyone reading this Monday??
5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”
Mr. Splitfoot! So, so good!
I totally understand not being able to wait to read Nimona. It is such a fun read!
Glad to hear you enjoyed Mr. Splitfoot!
Nimona was so great…I wish there could somehow be a sequel…
Nimona is so great! My book of the month club package arrived yesterday so I started reading No One Knows by J. T. Ellison. I’m almost done reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Listening to Funny Girl by Nick Hornby on audio and it is awesome.
Book of the month club sounds really fun! I thought The Eyre Affair was really funny and creative, I hope you’re enjoying it 🙂
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Nice covers….NIMONA looks good.
Great to hear Mr. Splitfoot is working out for you.
I hope you are having a good reading week.
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