Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Monday - let's talk books!


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a snow day miracle: I finished The Arabian Nights! It only took me 39 days, so it's not a big deal or anything...

I also read two other books this week so, at the risk of jinxing everything, I am going to say that I have my reading mojo back. Hooray!


Read This Week:
Coincidence
Coincidence
By J.W. Ironmonger

The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights

Andrew's Brain
Andrew's Brain
By E. L. Doctorow


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Reviews of The Rosie Project, Some Nerve, and Golden State


Reading Now:
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table
By Shauna Niequist


Up Next:
Dept. of Speculation
Dept. Of Speculation
By Jenny Offill


What are you reading this week?

32 comments:

  1. The cover of Arabian Nights looks so special.

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    1. It's a really beautiful edition! The pages are gold and the illustrations are really lovely.

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  2. That's a gorgeous edition of the Arabian Nights! Happy reading :-)

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    1. Thanks Maree! It was a gift from my husband. He does well with the book buying! :)

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  3. Yay! You did it! I bet a great sense of accomplishment was felt having defeated that mammoth sized book!
    Dept. Of Speculation looks interesting, I'd love to hear more about that.
    Happy Reading!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. I may have walked into the other room and dropped the book on the couch next to my husband and announced "It is finished!" or something like that....

      I've heard great things about Dept. of Speculation and I'm so excited to read it for myself.

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  4. Well done! I loved the Rosie Project so am off to check out your review. You can check out my Monday here:

    http://www.kyliesreads.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_17.html

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    1. Thanks Kylie. I hope you have a great week!

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  5. If that's the copy of Arabian Nights you have, it looks like you had a gorgeous reading experience (but probably very heavy!).
    I absolutely adored Dept. of Speculation. I think it's been hit or miss for people, but it's my favorite book of the year so far.

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    1. Yes, it is a really beautiful edition. It's not so great for throwing in the purse though!

      I think your enthusiastic review was one of the reasons I added it to my tbr list! I'm excited to read it. :)

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  6. Bread and Wine looks interesting. Is it a nonfiction or fiction? I'm going to look it up now.

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    1. It's nonfiction, Heidi. It's a collection of recipes and vignettes about special times around the table.

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  7. Bread and Wine, hmmm, going to check that out.

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  8. What a great accomplishment to read The Arabian Nights! At least it didn't take 1001 nights.

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. That is an optimistic way to look at it, Joy! Thanks. :)

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  9. Hey, I havent heard of any of these books but i hope you enjoyed and enjoy your current one :)


    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  10. Congrats on finishing The Arabian Nights! I bet that was a good feeling to finish it! I'll be curious to see how you feel about it now...was it worth it?! Also, the dept. of speculation sounds good--hope it is as good as it sounds!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that I read it. I just don't think I realized how big of an undertaking it would be!

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  11. I'm glad you have your reading mojo! It's taken me about 3 months to read The Woman in White, dipping in and out of it here and there, so I totally get the sense of accomplishment after 39 days. I enjoyed Dept. of Speculation. Hope you do, too!

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    1. Thanks Andi. It seemed much longer than 39 days!!

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  12. Congrats on finishing that! And Bread and wine looks very interesting...

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    1. Thanks Greg! It's such a good feeling when you finish a really long book.

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  13. Congratulations on finishing Arabian Nights! I love the cover on Andrew's Brain. Hope your reading mojo keeps up this week! Enjoy your books.

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    1. The cover for Andrew's Brain is definitely interesting. It's one of those books that makes you do a double take!

      I hope you have a wonderful reading week too. :)

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  14. Arabian Nights brings wonderful memories. I believe I read that in high school and had to present it in some way. The group and I used my Barbie dollls for a play. Made them clothes and everything. Hilarious! Mahalo nui loa for dropping by my blog.

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    1. What a fun project! I think the earliest work we did in high school was Antigone and we just had to suffer through a slide show of ancient relics....

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  15. Arabian Nights is on my list of books to tackle someday. I'm glad to hear it can be done. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

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    1. It can certainly be done, but it's not a quick read (at least not for me!). I hope you get to read it one of these days! :)

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