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Monday, August 2, 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:
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Reading the OED : One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea

Oddly, I seem to be having a small trend of African-set books going on. Which is weird because I was trying to avoid reading a bunch of books about prisons altogether, but I didn't see this pattern coming. When I read a bunch of books on the same topic all together, I have trouble later remembering which was which, but I think my African books are all sufficiently different to avoid that, not to mention that I don't think I have any more African books, so I'll have to move on.

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

Up Next:
more books that have been on my TBR pile forever. Should I bother with them? Or give up and donate? Just to show how old they are, I have them all in mass market. I'm sure today they're all published only in trade paperback.
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg

7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I love Atwood!

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Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

Absolutely loved Reading the OED! I know I would not have the self-discipline to do that.

Jess said...

Give them one more try!

Suzanne said...

My personal opinion -- bother with Cat's Eye, don't bother with Bonfire of the Vanities.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I was going to spend this week with a few from my huge TBR pile too but I received a new ARC today and will have to rearrange my reading plan just a bit!

dollycas
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Leeswammes said...

I read the dystopian Atwoods recently: Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. I really enjoyed them, but I haven't tried Cat's Eye yet.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I think you need to read them - never pass up on Atwood and from what I have read of Fannie Flagg, dont miss that either :D

have a super week!