Hello! Happy Monday! I have to tell you that the title of this post is a tribute to my son, who (in)famously remarked that he was going to eat all the things in his world. Some days it really does seem that way.
How is everyone doing? We had a really nice Sunday - we went to church, got a few things done, and had the in-laws over for the afternoon and evening. Now I'm settling in to watch the Tony Awards, because my other love is theatre (and chocolate, but there is no awards show for that as of yet).
Read This Week:
By Daphne Kalotay
The Cruise of the Rolling Junk
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Turn of the Screw
and Daisy Miller
By Henry James
Posts from this Past Week:
Wednesdays with David: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Reviews of Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected and Woe Is I
By Lev Grossman
What are you reading this week?
Love The Turn of the Screw! Have you read The Aspern Papers, also by James? It's similarly eerie.ReplyDelete
No, I haven't read that one yet. As I'm reading it, I feel like I read Daisy Miller for one of my college courses. But this is the first time I've read Turn of the Screw and I will have to check out the Aspern Papers next. Thanks!Delete
YAY!!! I am excited to see that you will be reading The Magicians too... I started it on audio yesterday. I had a GREAT relaxing weekend.ReplyDelete
I saw that! My best friend is reading it right now too (without us discussing it). Something in the water??Delete
Oo The Turn of the Screw is such a great story - we just recently read it in class (last semester) and had so much fun discussing it - the pronouns had me in stitches!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to it. I'm not big on scary stories, so I will probably be keeping it strictly for daytime hours.Delete
:) Oooo, what are you thinking of the Magicians???ReplyDelete
What are YOU reading @ the Brunette Librarian??
I haven't started it yet, but I'm excited to read it. I love reading Lev Grossman's articles in Time magazine.Delete
I hope you have a great reading week. I read The Magicians and didn't exactly love it, but thought it was okay.ReplyDelete
It was interesting because I heard a lot of buzz about it when it came out, but then I found it on the bargain table at B and N soon after. I bought it for $5, but it's just been sitting on my bookshelves.Delete
I will have to check out your thoughts when I am finished reading!
I'm planning to re-read The Turn of the Screw. I've read it twice before. My favorite read last week was Swahili for the Broken Hearted by Peter Moore. Please come see what else I'm reading.ReplyDelete
It's my first time reading it! It's good so far. :)Delete
Chocolate awards would be a good thing!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a great reading week!
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
Indeed - I would definitely sign up to be a judge for those awards. :)Delete
Cadbury's Turkish Delight would win the Chocolate Awards every time!ReplyDelete
Looks like The Magicians is going to be the next big thing in books. :)
I think the sequel (The Magician King) came out last year. I am just a bit late to the party!Delete
I wish there was a Chocolate Awards show, too. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate!!!ReplyDelete
I'm curious to know what you thought of Russian Winter...I love it! I wonder if we will be seeing more from Daphne Kalotay.
Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book
Dark chocolate is the tastiest and healthiest kind. :)Delete
I actually won Russian Winter from you, Kristin! I sped through it in a day - it's such a great story.
I'm voting for Lindt truffles in the chocolate awards.ReplyDelete
I think to be fair, I should go and eat some truffles so I can make a decision...:)Delete
The Magicians seems to be cropping up on many people's book lists. I have to put that on my wish list.ReplyDelete
It's so funny to me that I know a few people who are reading it right now. The book is a few years old now, but I guess I just know a few other stragglers!Delete
Sounds like a nice relaxing weekend. I had a good weekend too but am now knee deep in end of year assessment and report stress at work :/ReplyDelete
How was Russian Winter? I really want to read it.
Oh goodness. I hope your week goes quickly!Delete
I really enjoyed Russian Winter. It was one of those novels where you really feel like you are there with the characters.
These look like terrific reading choices. I never read The Turn of the Screw, but I enjoyed the movie adaptation.ReplyDelete
Thanks Stephanie! I didn't know there was a movie version. I will have to check it out (to watch during the day, of course).Delete
I love the cover of The Magicians. I hope you enjoy all your reads:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Rebecca! Same to you!Delete
I haven't read any of these! Some good choices!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks Beverley!I try to read a little of everything. :)Delete
I love the cover of Russian Winter. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I think it might actually be the British cover, since everyone around here seems to have a different one.Delete
These are all new to me. Good choices, and I hope you really enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! :)ReplyDelete
Lisa @ Lost in Literature
Thanks Lisa! I hope you have a great week too. :)Delete
I recently read Daisy Miller on my Nook - pretty enjoyable! I also read "The Magicians" after "The Magician King" came out because I wanted to read the first before I bought the second - very original, but I did have problems with the cynicism of these teens ... :) ... still a book that I'm glad to have read! You have a great reading week ahead!ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying The Magicians so far! I think, especially for the people who graduated from college around the time I did, the cynicism of the characters in this book rings really true. We expect a lot of things from our college education (magical or not!) and it seems like very few graduates are finding what they hoped for.Delete