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Monday, December 6, 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:
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann - loving it!
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
When will I move this to the Books I Have Given Up On list? Next week probably. Last Thursday was our book club meeting and I didn't even attempt to finish it. I am on page 67. And while the people who finished it loved it, I'd say this book had the highest unfinishing rate of any book I remember at book club! Nothing that was said there made me want to plow through another 440 pages. I feel like nothing has happened so far, I'm not sure who the main character is or who is talking, it's just a bunch of poetic foofy gobbeldy-gook, and I DO NOT WANT TO FINISH. I am not one of those finish-at-all-costs people, but I am the kind of girl who nearly always finishes her assignments. And this was an assignment. But the test is past. There's no point in finishing it now. Much like David Copperfield or Sister Carrie, it's moot. But not like White Noise - I'd still like to finish that one day. I only didn't finish it because I ran out of time.

Up Next:
A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People by Steven E. Ozment
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
An Object of Beauty: A Novel by Steve Martin

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I love Bryson!

Last week I too read only one novel, Remedies by Kate Ledger. And in whole of November, you know, I read only three books. 2 Tintin albums. One crime fiction carried over from October. Let us hope December is better.

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

heather said...

I enjoyed At Home.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I can't wait to read your thoughts on An Object of Beauty. It's on my Christmas wish list.

I've never read any Bryson...I think I'm missing out.

Here is my Monday review:
www.gerberadaisydiaries.com

pussreboots said...

The Lacuna's on my wishlist but I know Kingsolver's writing style is an acquired taste. About half my friends love her and the other half don't.

I'm not reading much right now because I was working on my papers.

Teacher/Learner said...

Ack, I hate when that happens :/ But I feel the same way as you--no sense finishing something tortuous! Guns, Germs & Steel is TBR for me; An Object of Beauty sounds interesting--Steve Martin rocks :D