Monday, 5 September 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 This is a fun book meme by Sheila over at Book Journey. It's a great way for everyone to share their reading week.

I had another fairly quiet reading week. Starting to get busy now that term time is about to start. Who knew there would be so much to organise.

This week I read;
 Hunger by Michael Grant. This is the second book in the Gone series. I did like it but still have my reservations.

 A Storm Of Swords: Blood and Gold by George R. R. Martin. Another fantastic edition to the series. This was also part of this months 'Books I should Have Read By Now' challenge.

Just now I am reading;
 A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. Also part of this months 'Books I Should Have Read By Now' challenge. Has been sitting on my shelf for 5 years. So far so good.

Next I plan to read;
The Odyssey by Homer. This is my choice for this months classic. I am very much looking forward to it. I have heard from everyone that it's better than The Iliad which I also liked.

How has your reading week been?


  1. I really enjoyed the first book in the Gone series, but the second was so-so for me. I do plan to read the third one this week or the next. I hope it's better than the second or this will be the last one for me.

    Have a good week ahead!

  2. I've seen the George Martin books on many blogs. Hope you enjoy your books.

  3. I'm reading Emma and Reading Like a Writer both of which I would have said I was reading last week only I ended up reading three other books instead. I really stink at planning my reading ahead of time. I started Inkheart but after two chapters I'm not engaged and wondering if I should just put it aside and read something that is more immediately gripping.

  4. Oh, I love the Sue Grafton series! I think I've read through "U," which was her most recent book, I believe. I hope she does another one soon!

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  5. I have not read any of the Sue Grafton Series yet. I have been a huge hold out. You will have to let me know what you think.

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  6. leeswammes I did like the second book but the third one beats it hands down. I think with books two it was a very long build up with everything happening at once at the end. The third one isn't like that at all. Lots of jaw-dropping moments throughout.

    Satia, Emma is not my favourite Austen book. I didn't like the main character all that much. Inkheart was a little slow going. I did like it but not enough to read the second one, even though I have it there. If you really aren't liking it maybe try something else.

    Laurel, I am liking this one so far. Almost finished it. Makes for nice light reading.

  7. One year a teacher read The Illiad and The Odyssey to us and it set me off on a summer-long mythology binge.

  8. Thanks Karen. I was hoping your or someone else would be able to say "Keep reading; it gets better" or, as you have done, assure me I will be content setting it aside.

    I don't mind a slow book if it pays off. (The Swallow immediately comes to mind.) But time is too short.

    And I agree re. Emma too. Not a favorite but I've committed to reading through all of Austen and this is the book I'm up to in the chronological order I'm moving.

  9. I had Hunger on my coffee table (that sounds kind of funny) for a couple of weeks then had to turn it in to the library. I really want to read the rest of that series but I don't have time right now.

  10. Good luck with The Odyssey! I not quite brave enough to try that one just yet.

  11. Will be interested to see your thoughts on Sue Grafton, I've often thought about picking up one of these books and there looks to be plenty in the series!

  12. Oh I am intrigued to see what The Odyssey is like.

  13. Alyce I think it's one of those book series you can go back to easily.

    Ellie, I quite liked it. It's good if you want an easy read.

    Alita, I was intimidated too until I read the Iliad as part of a readalong. It's easier to read than you think.