Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm on the Slow Reading Train.......

....not only because I'm busy but I've realised I'm reading slower than I used to.
I've had some really good books since I started blogging and a good book not only deserves being given time and attention but it also makes you want to savour each word and make the experience last. Last week was one of those times. I read..

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan and loved it.

Problem is these stories linger and I find it hard to settle to something new. I tried several before deciding on..

Pretty Little Things by Jilliane Hoffman - it served its purpose as a stepping stone to something else but honestly it was a Pretty Awful Thing which is the only review it will be getting from me.

Readalongs - 6 chapters of Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Yesterday I began the first part of The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins

Only one review added:
The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

Currently reading:

Wolfsangel by M.D.Lachlan

A fusion of historical and fantasy fiction - loving it!

This week ........not sure but I do hope I can pick up the pace and manage more than one or two. I still have the books I mentioned last week:
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
2 Zan-Gah junior books.
2 Readalongs to continue.
Plus these two I need to get read soon for the HF ABC challenge and the other for a Royal Reviews post.

Have a great reading week!


  1. The cover of you Peony in Love is beautiful. I have been reading slower lately too. I don't know what it is exactly, but I am blaming the heat (not sure if you can use that excuse). I think the real reason is my kids are staying up later and then by the time I get to bed, I fall asleep before I can read very much. School starts on Friday, so I hope my reading speed picks up. Have a good week.

  2. First off, I love the cover to Wolfsangel. Second, I am incredibly curious about that book. I very much would like to know what you think of the book.

    Have a great reading week.

  3. Passion is one of the books on my TBR list - I'll be interested to see what you think of it

  4. The cover for Peony In Love is gorgeous! I hope you manage to read a bit more this week, I've been struggling with not reading much the past few weeks too and it sucks!

    Mine is here.

  5. Looks like you have had some good reads - Passions cover is incredible! Enjoy your books :D

  6. I totally agree with yu that sometimes the best way to read a book is slowly, that's how you can really appreciate the story and the language. I like the sound of your readalongs, hope you are having fun with them

  7. Wolf Angel sound awesome. Will be interested in reading your review. Have a great week.

  8. I think Im having the same problem; after reading The Sky is Everywhere I'm finding it difficult to settle on a book. I think I've started 3 and put them aside. I'd love to read By Fire, By Water, Ive heard good things about it.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :-)

  9. I can relate to slowly savoring a book...sometimes that's the best way.

    Last week I had one book that seemed to take forever to read, and then the next one sped by.

    Here's my Monday:

  10. I haven't heard of any of these, but I absolutely love the covers!!!! I do like Jane Austen though, she is a classic!!!

    Feel free to check out mine Here

    Happy Reading!

  11. I like the cover for Wolfsangel. Very pretty.

  12. well, I work 2 jobs and have 2 kids and not real time to "read" books. So, I make the most of my commute and listen to them instead on my Ipod. It is a great way to make that time useful!

    I just finished Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follett. I highly recommend them both.

    Now I am stuck...I have to find another book to read. Any suggestions on a good historical fiction book to "read"?

  13. Kathy - no, can't blame the heat - its winter here.

    SFD - I enjoyed both those Ken Follett books - you might like Edward Rutherfurd, Sarum or The Forest are my favourites or I have a list of HF titles here you can check out.

    Thanks for visiting everyone . :-)

  14. Stopping on by from Page Turner's site -- Peony In Love is one of my favorites!! I can't wait to read your review on it!

  15. Looks like you had a nice reading week. Hope you have another good one :)

  16. I love the cover for WolfsAngel. I've been reading a number of steampunk books lately and love that blend of history and fantasy. I look forward to your review! :)

  17. The cover of Wolfsangel is extremely cool.

  18. I'm two days late in making the rounds. Here's what I'm reading this week.