Sunday 10 February 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

I finally admitted it last week that the last few months I sort of lost my reading mojo. I had a book pile there that I was less than excited about and I was at a loss for what to read next. Last week I think I found my mojo again and I actually managed to finish two books. The last few days I have also been going round book blogs more than I have the last two months. Mainly getting ideas for future reads but also to see what everyone else was up to. I left a few comments and was sad to see that a few blogs that I enjoyed I have disappeared. That's the way blogging life goes mind you. Hopefully though I will keep up with the momentum as going round the blogs I realised I missed talking with people about books.

Last week I read;

Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima. This is the first book in a tetraology. A beautifully written Japanese classic. Once again recommended by my classic loving friend.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This saw me finally with a book I couldn't leave alone. Read it in two days. Great read.

Just now I am reading;

The Collected Stories - Lorrie Moore. It's actually a few of her collections in one book. Have been wanting to read this for years and finally got myself a copy (Glasgow library didn't stock it). Really enjoying it so far. Lots of unique characters in there.

Next I plan to read;

Did You Miss Me? - Karen Rose. Every time I buy a book by this author it's always on a whim. This one is no exception. Thought it would be good to mix series with light as I don't want this reading fervor to go away.

What have you all been reading?


  1. I'm glad your mojo came back! Visting blogs is what keeps me excited about reading!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Spring Snow is new to me. I must seek it out. Thank you!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Hope you will stop in and share your thoughts.

  3. I finished Gone Girl last week! I enjoyed it's weird twistedness! Ha!

  4. I'm glad to hear you're back in the swing of reading. Those lulls can be awful. Gone Girl was nuts wasn't it? ;) Spring Snow sounds lovely, I'll keep my eyes open for that one.

    Happy Reading!

  5. It's a great feeling when you get back into books after a break. Your books looks great.

    Have a lovely week :-)

  6. I really need to read Gone Girl soon! I know what you mean about blogs disappearing, I am missing some old friends.

  7. I enjoyed Moore's Gate at the Top of the Stairs, but I haven't read any of her stories. I'm glad you are back into the swing of reading and that you read a lot of great books soon!

  8. Yay for the return of your reading mojo! I really need to read Gone Girl soon. I've heard so many good things about it. Maybe in the next few books... Enjoy your week!

  9. I tried Gone Girl - couldn't get into it...but we are reading it next month for reading group so I'm gonna try it again! :)

    Have a lovely reading week :)

    Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian

  10. You make all these books sound appealing! I couldn't get into Gone Girl, but might give it another go soon...