Sunday, 29 July 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This is a book meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. It's a fun way for readers to share their reading week.

I have been slow in reading only to do almost nothing but read over the weekend. I have been very lazy in my book reviews though and done none so have a little bit of catching up to do this week.

This week I read;


Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds. I read this as my choice for the sci fi challenge. Could have been a good book but far to much going on.


Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman. Found the child narrator to be irritating at first. Also a little repetitive but in the end I liked it.


Snowdrops by A. D. Miller. Was disappointed with this one. Painted a very bleak picture of Russia and in the end the plot was boring and obvious.

Just now I am reading;


The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone. I am reading this for the classics  challenge. I have only just started it but I am enjoying it so far.

Next I plan to read;

The Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel. I am reading this for the mixing it up challenge. It's for the sci fi/fantasy category. A friend bought this for me years ago which is why I decided to pick it up for this rather than my usual sci fi. It's about time I read it.

Honestly, I spent most of my weekend reading. Anyone else have a reading weekend or have you been glued to the olympics?

13 comments:

  1. I'm reading The Scarlet Letter as well and quite enjoying it! The cover of your edition is gorgeous and makes me envious!

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    1. I'm quite enjoying it too. It's a vintage classic design. I always go for those when buying a classic as I love them. I rave about them all the time.

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  2. I didn't watch the Olympics but neither did I do any reading - drop by to find out why :)

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  3. The Scarlet letter is excellent.
    Yes. I've been watching the Olympics and enjoying it.
    Enjoy your books!

    Here's my Week in Review

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    1. I am enjoying it so far and I think I will love it too. I'm on placement just now so have been relying on my phone to keep me up to date with the Olympics. What did we do before apps!

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  4. The Scarlet Letter is an amazing read, hope you enjoy it!!

    Happy reading this week

    http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-monday-073012.html

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    1. Enjoying it so far. Thank you.

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  5. The Scarlet Letter is pretty wonderful. Love it!

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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    1. Heard only good things about The Scarlet Letter which I think is a good sign. Plus enjoying it so far.

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  6. Snow Drops and The Scarlet Letter.... nice! Enjoy!

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    1. I was disappointed with Snowdrops but I'm liking The Scarlet Letter. Thank you.

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  7. A reading weekend sounds lovely. I think I spent a big part of today reading, though. Have a wonderful weekend and here's to another weekend of reading coming up!

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    1. It is although I did have a niggling feeling of guilt as I knew I should really be doing other things :/

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