It's Monday! What are you reading? This is a meme organised by Sheila of Book Journey. It's a way for us book bloggers to share what we have been reading.
I missed out again last week. Mainly because my essay writing is eating into my reading and blogging time. I am still reading but just going a lot more slowly than I normally would. Main thing is that I'm still enjoying it though.
Last two weeks I read;
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. I read this as part of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen challenge. The truth is that I was glad of the excuse to read it. I read 80 days last year and loved it. This one turned out to be another great adventure story (plus this vintage edition came with 3D glasses for its amazing cover).
The Black Angel by John Connolly. This is the fifth book in the Charlie Parker series. I did enjoy it but it wasn't as good as the rest of them. Thankfully a friend warned me and I have to say she was right. I have heard that it is just a small blip in an otherwise great series. So it hasn't put me off reading the rest and it was still a good read.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. I read this as part of the classics month. I will do the prompt post for that later today (which is about place this time). Yes, I have actually finished reading it. Probably the longest time I have ever spent on a book. It was worth it though. A great adventure story.
Just now I am reading;
Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir. I am reading this for the mixing it up challenge under the history category. I was looking forward to it but Weir doesn't right with the passion that Helen Castor did when writing about her in She-Wolves. I have only just started mind you so that might change.
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. It's a rather large hardback so I am reading it at home. I am only 20 pages in and I am actually already sorry that I can't carry it about with me so that I can read it at any odd moment.
Next I plan to read;
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This is for the league of extraordinary gentlemen challenge. It's actually a re-read for me and a good one. Will be nice to read this again. I loved it so much the first time. Plus look at how good a job Vintage did with the cover. The Huckleberry Finn edition matches it which is also in my tbr pile.
So what have you been reading this week? Any unexpected favourites? Or did any of you finish a long slog like me?
Hope you have a great reading week! Here's my link: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2012/03/hosted-by-book-journey-here-is-what-i.htmlReplyDelete
Do you know about the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read group at Yahoo? We read Three Musketeers last year and we have a Verne book on our list this year.ReplyDelete
No, I haven't heard of it. Will have to check it out at some point.Delete
I've never read Alison Weir but I've heard she is good. I love history but I just haven't made the plunge yet. :)ReplyDelete
Happy reading this week
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I've heard mixed reviews. But the mental block I have is all of my own making. I find it hard to take seriously someone who writes history and then also writes historical fiction. Stupid I know, I'm sure I'll get it out my system.Delete
You keep making me want to rush out on buy Vintage editions! Buying the complete set can go down on the list of things to do when winning the lottery ;)ReplyDelete
:D if I had the money I would buy them all too. When I want a classic I always look out for the Vintage. They are just so pretty!Delete
Great selection of books! My favorite read this week was the audio version of Shutter Island. Please come see what else I'm reading.ReplyDelete
That cover of 20000 Leagues is awesome! Haven't seen that one before. Some great books here - I hope you have a good reading week!ReplyDelete
I know, it's amazing. I love Vintage covers and I did a wee search to see if there was one for this book. As soon as I saw it I knew that was the edition I was going to buy.Delete