Sunday 30 October 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

 It's Monday is a book meme by Sheila of Book Journey. It's a fun way of sharing your reading week and finding out what everyone else has planned.

A good week this time. I read;

An Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington. Not as funny as I was expecting it to be. I think Karl is probably funnier on screen when being ridiculed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. This was one of my Halloween reads. Sadly it failed to scare and impress. Loved the main character though so I really do wish I liked the book

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Another Halloween read. This one was fantastic. I really can't recommend it enough. Extremely creepy and beautifully written.

Just now I am reading;

The Fall of the House of Usher and other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The last of the Halloween reads. This one is going to take me a while as I didn't quite realise just how many short stories are in this collection. Enjoying them so far though.

IQ84 book one and two by Haruki Murakami. Since my latest Halloween read is short stories I had decided to read other books at the same time. As the Halloween reads are all gone I could no longer hold this one at bay. I am only 30 pages in but have been quickly sucked into Murakami's world. Just like I always am. Already I am enjoying the characters.

I haven't planned what book is next although I have a fair idea what it will be. The short stories are going to take me a while and I really want to savour IQ84.

What have you been reading?

Edit: Almost forgot "Happy Halloween". Anyone got any fun plans? Fun costumes? I have none as I have exams and other things on this week so I have to live through all of you. ;)


  1. Happy Halloween! It's not something we celebrate too big here in the Netherlands although we do get the odd trick or treater.

    Have fun with 1Q84! I want to read this too.

  2. You've got the Murakami. Lucky you.

  3. You have some great reads here.... I really want to try IQ84.

  4. Leeswammes, it's not that huge here either although it is growing in popularity. No imagination behind it these days mind you. Almost everyone seems to buy their costumes rather than make it themselves. Loving IQ84, hope you get to read it soon.

    Mystica, I had it pre-ordered. Two years is a long wait for any book.

    Sheila, thank you. Hope you get to try IQ84. It's proving good so far.

  5. Great Halloween Reading!!!

    Have a great week!

  6. I watched a couple of episodes of An Idiot Abroad and wasn't very impressed. He just seemed to complain constantly, I didn't find it that funny. And I'm such a fan of British humour too so I was disappointed. I'd love to read IQ84

  7. Australia isn't big on Halloween either though two of my children went trick or treating with friends - my daughter as a witch and my son as Harry Potter.

    I hope you continue to enjoy IQ84

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. I can't wait to read 1Q84! I'm glad to hear that it's intriguing so far!

  9. Rachel, Pilkington is famous for his moaning. I think it's funnier when the others are there to wind him up.

    Shelleyrae, hope your kids had fun. my nieces dressed up too. After seeing their photo's though I am now a little scared of the youngest (she dressed as a killer cat and posed well for the photo).

    Aths, it's started off fairly tame like most Murakami. Only a few hints at the strange so far.