It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.
Last week has been much better than I expected in terms of reading. Here's what I managed to read:
1. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - it was funny enough, a few episodes actually made me laugh out loud, so I guess the book provided what I was looking for. However, it's not Bryson's best. His rants about nature being destroyed and acid rain killing everything in its path were a little bit too much for me. I got it the first time, no need to repeat yourself. Bryson still remains one of the writers I will keep reading though. As I mentioned somewhere already, I enjoy his language wizardry.
2. Roseflower Creek by Jackie Lee Miles - a full review will be coming up this month but in the meantime I'll just say, it was a quite depressing read. A lot of characters dying in sad circumstances.
3. Halfway to Each Other by Susan Pohlman - I will attempt to write a review for this one also. Another memoir with traveling involved (A Walk in the Woods was the first one). I enjoyed reading about the Pohlmans' experiences living in Italy and Susan definitely has the knack for writing memoirs.
Right now I'm reading:
1. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth - it's going to be a rather long reading project, since this novel is 1349 pages. I wanted to read it for the longest times and I'm glad I finally got myself to do it.
2. Damaged by Alex Kava - I read only one other of her thrillers but I remember it was quite a thrill ride. I'm hoping this one will turn out to be the same.
I want to read by next Monday:
Optimally, I'd want to have 500 pages read from A Suitable Boy and Damaged finished. We'll see how that goes.
What are you reading this week?