Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I had a pretty slow reading week, although I did finish The Bell, which was wonderful. Really, if you don't read Iris Murdoch you need to start. She's not flashy- she wrote really solid, really enjoyable literary fiction. When people look at bookstore display tables and complain about the lack of serious fiction by women, I wonder why they don't read Murdoch.

So this week I'm still in the thick of all the rest of the books I was reading last week- The Hilltop, Not My Father's Son and I Hate Martin Amis Et. Al. I will be starting a new book, today if my Kobo battery recharges in time for my subway trip this afternoon.

Carol Birch's 2011 Booker nominee Jamrach's Menagerie is next month's Booker Prize Book Club selection. I've been meaning to read it for a while, ever since a co-panelist of mine at a book blogger's panel recommended it. Sadly I weeded out my copy before I moved, so I'm borrowing one from the library. I actually searched multiple bookstores for a paperback copy without success so rather than order I decided to just borrow and read the ebook version- hence the need for my Kobo to charge up!

What are you reading today? See more at and have a great week.


Mystica said...

I will look forward to your review of the Jamrach Menagerie book.

bermudaonion said...

My reading is slow right now too. It's that time of year!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've been reading slow and for me that translates to a book every 10 days or so. I just read Mr. Peanut. I feel like I was so late to that party and have many thoughts on it.

Currently reading 2am at the Cat's Pajamas. I'm really enjoying it.