Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Monday again...what are you reading?


What happened this week? Nothing too exciting. There was work and school for David and life as usual. I am feeling in a bit of a reading slump, but perhaps not in the usual way. It's not that nothing is appealing - it's more like I feel that my reading pace is slower than usual. Does that ever happen to anyone? Any thoughts on a way to fix it?


Read This Week:
Swing Low
Swing Low: A Life
By Miriam Toews

Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder, #4)
Gone Missing
By Linda Castillo


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Reviews of Troubling A StarFinishing the Hat, and Oryx and Crake


Still Reading:
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
By Monica Ali

Up Next:
Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town
Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town
By Warren St. John


What are you reading this week?

27 comments:

  1. i go with the flow when it comes to reading or else it's just another job..
    enjoy what you can when you have the time - then it's actually a treat ;)
    interesting line up ~ EnJoy your week !

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    1. Thanks for the advice. I think I'm just finding myself reading more slowly than usual and surprised that I'm still working through the books I'm reading!
      I hope you have a wonderful week too!

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  2. Gone Missing looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this one. :)

    xo,
    JL
    Between the Bind: It's Monday...What Are You Reading?

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    1. I enjoyed it a lot! I think it's the middle of a series, but I never felt confused.

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  3. Yepper - sometimes reading lags. I just had one of those weeks too and finished nothing this week. I know you'll get your groove back soon.

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    1. I hope you get back into your groove too!

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  4. Those are all new books to me. Happy reading.

    My favorite book this week was Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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  5. Outcasts United looks fascinating. The way refugees are portrayed in the media here in Australia really concerns me - it's good to see a positive story. You can check out my Monday here

    http://kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. I'm really excited to read it. I love soccer and I'm fascinated by the way different groups of people come together.

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  6. Either you need a break from reading, or you need a break from everything else - so you have more time for reading, even if it's temporary.

    sometimes I just need a different book - like a funny book instead of a serious devastation novel. A change of pace or style.

    Good luck - reading slumps usually don't last.

    Rabid Reader

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    1. I think I need a fantastic book. I've read some that were ok and several that I liked, but it's been a while since I've been floored by a book. Thanks for the advice!

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    2. I had the opposite happen to me recently - though I've definitely gone through the "doldrum" readings. Usually the bleh times come after reading a fantastic book. Only this last time, I seemed to be on a reading spree of my favorites or kick ass books. It seemed like almost every book I picked up were books I read within a day or two - books I didn't want to stop. Or that I read slowly to savor them. Then of course, I ran out of them and was in a s.l.u.m.p. and they can be slow to get out of, that's when I do my palate cleanser books. different genres. usually works. ;)

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  7. Love all these titles. Must be off to check them out!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you find some to add to your tbr list. :)

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  8. Outcasts United sounds like a good read :)

    Blah, reading slumps are the pits. It might take a really amazing book to knock you out of it? Or maybe your brain is just tired and needs some down time? ;) You'll get back into the groove girl, never fear!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. :) I know it will get back to normal sooner or later.

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  9. Your head is probably preoccupied with things other than reading, or the books are drawn out. I'm reading two big books at the moment, and they are dragging a bit. I'm finding myself wanting the authors to just cut to the chase!

    Hope interest picks up with some of these titles! :)

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    1. It is tough when you are reading two big books! I usually try to balance out a longer book with a shorter book of a different genre.
      Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Aww, a reading slump only means one thing: Book Shopping is in order! Hahahaha. Or book hunting in those charming book bargain places where you find real treasures. All these titles are quite unfamiliar to me, so thank you for sharing them. :)

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    1. I like the way you think! I did go on a library trip, but maybe I need to bring some books home for good. :)

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  11. I've definitely been in the kind of reading slump you have. Usually it's because I'm too busy to read, the books I'm reading are longer then usual (like a 600+ page book!), or the book is really complicated. usually pull out of it sooner then later. :-)

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    1. I know it's only temporary, but it can be frustrating while you're there!

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  12. Brick Lane is one of those books I keep meaning to read but never get around to. Be interested to read your thoughts on it. I have so little time for reading any more that it's still a treat for me (unlike when it seemed to be all I was doing for my Lit BA and MA), but if I'm in a slump or don't know what I want to read next, I either revisit an old favourite or read something short enough to make me hungry for more. Have a great week!
    http://barbara-wordswordswords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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    1. It's a pretty big book, so I think it's unfortunately one that you would have to carve out some time for.
      Isn't it silly how we complain when we are in school about all of the reading we have to do and then miss it when it's gone?

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  13. I am finally getting around to some of the Monday posts! It has been pretty crazy with the Banned Book Week festivities and hosting all the giveaways... fun but crazy. I wanted to tell you happy reading this week :)

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I've enjoyed checking out your Banned Book week posts. You are doing some important stuff bringing those books in to the spotlight!

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