Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Monday, what are you reading? (12)

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It was an okay reading week, spent most of my time designing my blog instead of reading books for it but I'm happy with the end result of that. Plus, I had a review book for a tour that I was not at all enjoying and it's a relief to get it out of the way. Hopefully I'll spend more time reading this upcoming week and I have quite a few 'rewards' in store for when I finish my book tour books for the moment.

Last week I finished reading:
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
I really enjoyed this and can see why it was nominated for so many prizes, it's an incredibly unique and well-written story and let me in on a piece of history that is often-neglected. Edugyan's makes Sid's voice so believable I'm pretty curious to read another book by her and see how it compares.


Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi  
So at first I thought this book was strange but okay, but as it progressed it just confused and lost me and I'm afraid by the end I really disliked it. It was just too complicated for me. 

What I plan to read this week:
Waiting for Robert Capa by Susana Fortes
I'm about a quarter into this one and the writing is lovely although sometimes overly literary by which I mean verging on pretentious. It's a short book of only about 200 pages so hopefully I'll finish it in the next day or two.

Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien
Eeek! Once I finish Robert Capa this is totally going to be my reward. I'm so excited to be hosting the author on my blog and I loved Birthmarked, the first book in the series, incredibly. Can't wait to devour this!

Liesel and Po by Lauren Oliver
Only two weeks left on my e-galley and since Delirium was one of my favourite books this year I definitely have to read this one. Oliver is an incredibly multi-talented lady and I've heard fantastic things about this magical tale.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I was actually planning to listen to another audiobook, The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, which I'd really been looking forward to. As soon as I started it I knew that I was going to stick to print as I did not enjoy the narrator at all. Which gives me a chance to start on this already-incredibly-popular recent release. I own the print edition as well and it is absolutely gorgeous. I've only just started it but I'm already in love. Plus, a British narrator!

What are you reading this Monday?

7 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of any of these books but Prized looks interesting.

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  2. I've borrowed the Night Circus from the library just because of all the good reviews it has gotten from book bloggers. Hope you enjoy yours.

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  3. Sheila (Book Journey)October 17, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    YAY for Night Circus - I listened to it on audio and LOVE Jim Dale's narration!

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  4. Yup! I have decided to shift Night Circus to the stack for Dewey's. I've seen it on many peoples lists this week and since I'm a joiner I'm gonna..well join.

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  5. I have about 100 pages left of "Night Circus" It's really interesting and a lot of the book I'm thinking, What? What? :) it's good though! Can't wait to see how it ends.

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  7. Prized! Prized! Prized! I can't wait for you to start it! :D I'm glad The Night Circus is so good already! And British accents make me swoon....*dreamy sigh* I hope you get lots of reading done this week, Zoë! And I think you will! :D

    Talk to you later and Happy Reading!
    Ambur

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