Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Monday and I need to get reading!


My friends, I have had one of those weeks where it takes the whole thing to read just one book. We were in Washington D.C. on a brief vacation at the beginning of the week and I've been practicing the rest of the week to fill in for our church pianist. Plus the book I've been reading is sort of a dense read...I don't mean that in a negative way, but it takes some brain power and it's not the kind of book you can power through.

I need to get reading pronto because I think I have a problem known as too-many-new-releases-itis. Between the library, winning a book, and giving in and buying a book I was really looking forward to, I have these books sitting on my shelf right now:

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald   Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed    Equal of the Sun: A Novel                           The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards   Fever   Life After Life

I think I have a problem....


Read This Week:
Middle C
Middle C
By William H. Gass

Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
March Wrap-Up
Review of The Teleportation Accident

Reading Now:
When Will There Be Good News?
When Will There Be Good News?
By Kate Atkinson

Up Next:
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
By Kristopher Jansma


What are you reading this week?

38 comments:

  1. The newest Kate Atkinson is incredibly popular this week! :) Great taste!
    Happy reading this week :)
    What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog and feel free to enter to win a gift card at A Guest Post by Samantha Hunter

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    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to reading it. :)

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  2. I know all about too-many-new-releases-itis! Have a great week of reading.

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    1. It seems to be a common problem among the book blogging people...

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  3. LOL, if that is all you have on your shelf - trust me - that isn't a problem!


    Have a fab reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. If only! Those are just the new releases I've picked up in the past week or two.

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  4. The new Atkinson is all over the blogs! with very positive reviews.

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    1. I'm psyched. Everyone seems to love it so far. :)

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  5. The cover of Life After Life is capturing my eye.
    I feel like I've heard good things about The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards... I hope you have a good reading week :-)

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    1. The cover is really interesting and I think (from what I've heard) that it's one of those covers that is actually connected to what happens in the story!
      Have a wonderful reading week!

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  6. I'm eagerly awaiting Life After Life and Z. Hope you like these and all your others!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?.

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    1. Thank you - I hope you enjoy them too!

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  7. Unchangeable Spots is such a groovy read, I hope you like it! Fever is one of my recent favorites, I hope you like that one too!

    I know what you mean about those dense reads. They aren't the kind you can zip through.

    Have a fab week!

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    1. A groovy read? I'm really excited now. :)

      I try not to get too caught up with how many books I'm reading, but it's tough when you feel like you've been reading the same one for forever!

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  8. I read the sample of Life after Life on ibooks and it didn't thrill me, so I''m going to skip that one. But I like the look and sound of Z.:)

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    1. It's good to know what works for you. Sometimes it seems like everyone and their mother love a book and I am totally unimpressed.

      I'm really excited to read Z. I'm so fascinated by F Scott and Zelda.

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  9. Earlier today I read a really good review about Life after Life by Kate Atkinson! I hope you will enjoy it.
    I see The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards is available on Netgalley :) Maybe I should pick it up too!

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    1. Yay! It's always wonderful to hear good things about books you are about to read. :)

      I have to admit that I have not hopped on the Netgalley train yet. It's probably best - I have enough to read as it is!

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  10. If you have a problem, you are most certainly not alone!
    I have Z and Life After Life to look forward to as well :)

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    1. It's good to know we are all surrounded by similar giant piles of books. :)

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  11. Looks like a great problem when you have that group! I really enjoyed Fever!

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    1. It is a good problem to have, isn't it? :)

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  12. not a bad thing. FEVER is a great book.

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    1. That's what I keep hearing. I'm really excited to read it.

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  13. If those are the only books sitting on your shelf, you are doing good. I hope you had a great time in D.C., I live and work in D.C. so I avoid all tourist areas during cherry blossom time. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards looks good.

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    1. Alas, those are just the books I've picked up in the past week or so!

      We had a wonderful time in D.C. We didn't see too many cherry blossoms, but we went to the zoo and three of the museums. Plus it's just fun to spend a few days with my mom and sisters. :)

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  14. I really want to read Z and Fever! Also, I think the Unchangeable Spots of Leopards looks great too! Hope you have a great week of reading!

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    1. I know! There are so many new releases right now that look oh-so-tempting.

      Have a wonderful week of reading!

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  15. Equal of the Sun looks amazing...I'm going to have to add it to my TBR list!
    Check out my It's Monday! Post :)
    Have a great week!

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. I recently won it from another blogger. It came out in hardcover last year, but was just released in paperback. I hope you enjoy it!

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  16. I love your list of To Reads. I am adding the Zelda Fitzgerald novel to my TBA now. Fever and Equal to the Sun look just as tempting! Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy reading Z!

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  17. Life After Life is on my wishlist, I've read rave reviews for it. I'm enjoying some quick, easy reads this week and must say I'm enjoying reading more than one book for the week. Happy reading :)

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    1. It is nice, isn't it? I'm speeding through When Will There Be Good News and it's such a good change of pace.
      Have an awesome week!

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  18. Wow there are so many good books on your shelf! I wouldn't know where to begin, if I were you :P

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    1. I'm generally going by a very advanced method - which book is due back to the library first?? :)

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    2. Getting all of these in at once is really terrible for my wallet! :)

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