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Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This meme is now hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.
Books completed last week:
Grayson by Lynne Cox
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Books I am currently reading/listening to:

Books I Still Need to Write Reviews On:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Look for the review Saturday, for Kid Konnections.

Up Next:
In past months I have been listing here TBR books from MacMillan, Hachette, and Penguin, all publishers which were battling Amazon over their predatory pricing of eBooks. Now I am going to focus on publishers facing a different battle: independence. Granted, I am starting with one of the larger independent publishers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, but I think it's important to support these guys as they continue to bring us interesting, quirky titles.

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost, Gail Steketee
Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom
The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws by Margaret Drabble

7 comments:

Kristen said...

I have wanted to read Still Life ever since you so casually tossed in onto your GoodReads shelf, you enabler, you! I'll be curious to see how you go along with the indie publishers. I may even suggest a few from time to time. ;-)

Jan von Harz said...

I got Will Grayson, Will Grayson in the mail last week and am anxious to read it. I have read so many positive reviews. I am also wondering if your hoarding book has a chapter on book hoarder? I think I may need help.

Julie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all the indie book selections! Have a great week!

Carin said...

Jan, you're hilarious! That's the next book on my pile so I will know shortly!

DCMetroreader said...

I didn't realize that Houghton Mifflin was an independent publisher. BTW I really enjoyed Stuff!

Carin said...

Well by Independent I geuss I just mean, not one of The Big Six. It is still owned by a big corporation, true, but it isn't quite as Goliath Corporation-esque as the 6 above it.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Nice post - I like the route you are taking with your reviews. Have a super week! :)