Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Well last week I didn't finish anything, but I started a bunch of new books. I started reading Falling to Earth, the Kate Southwood, about a hurricane that hits a midwestern town in early 20th century America. Actually I started that the day that my town was on lockdown following the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, which was the worst day to start a book like that, and then put it down and picked it up again. But my theme for May is recommendations, and I'm starting out strong with Louis de Bernieres's Corelli's Mandolin, which I'm enjoying. It's an old-school historical epic, about World War 2 and Greece, and a really great read so far.

I'm also dipping into Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris's new collection. No laugh-out-loud moments for me so far, but it's funny. I feel like he's mellowing with age or something. Not that it's not funny, just that it doesn't impact me the same way. And I'm still on Jen Lancaster's Such a Pretty Fat, but that's my bedside book and lately I'm just falling asleep without reading.

In audioland, I started Ben Macintyre's Double Cross, his latest World War 2 true-spy-story. I love his books, I've decided!

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8 comments:

Mystica said...

I know the falling asleep without reading - happening to me as well. And just when I did want to read.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm never going to get more than a few pages in once I lay down. That is why I am so awful at reading print books! I am very patiently waiting for the Sedaris book to come out on audio at the library. That is the only way I can experience him. His delivery is always perfection.

Book Dilettante said...

Besides reading books for book tours, I'm reading library books and newly arrived books and ARCs. Have a great reading week!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I just completed reading Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey. Will be starting Saturday by Ian McEwan

JoAnn said...

I'm reading The Thirteenth Tale for book club and am close to finishing Michael Pollan's new book, Cooked, on audio. Have a great week, Marie!

JaneGS said...

Corelli's Mandolin is on my short list to get soon so that I can read it as soon as the mood strikes. It is highly recommended, and I would like to know more about that region in that timeframe.

It's interesting how I know the books I was reading when significant world/personal events happened. For me, the book is forever linked with that event. I can remember reading S&S when my mom was in the hospital for a major operation, and now I always remember that time when I reread S&S.

Falling to Earth does sound like an interesting book...once you aren't distracted. :)

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I didn't know there were hurricanes powerful enough to hit the midwest--that must have been a helluva storm. No wonder it was difficult to read during the lockdown!

bermudaonion said...

How do you keep track of so many books? I thought the new Sedaris book was more reflective and political than his earlier efforts.