Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Welcome to another edition of the Monday Reads, hosted by the lovely J.Kaye. Here's what I'm reading this week:
  • The Time Traveler's Wife. I first heard about this book from the lovely Jenners. I'll link her review once I have posted mine. I read her take on it well before I learned about the movie being released on August 14th. Now, you must understand, in order to get me into a movie theater, the movie has to be something special. Judging by the trailer, it is. And judging by the first chapters I've read, it's a special, special book. I hope the movie lives up to expectations.
  • Requiem for a Paper Bag: Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed and Found Items from Around the World: A rawther long title for a book of short stories. I find it delightfully quirky--and y'all know how much I lurve quirk. I'm reading this for my Take a Chance Challenge. There is a story behind this selection. I will let you know once I post my review.
  • New Moon: I'm about 50 pages in, and I'm having trouble getting into this one. Is it me, or is Bella especially whiny in this one? I'm gonna keep plowing at this one, for I finished Twilight and will be very disappointed in myself if I don't finish the series.
  • The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home: This is a memoir of a summer house in Cape Cod that has been in the author's family for decades. I haven't started it yet, but it's my next book for my Summer Vacation Challenge. This challenge allows for only one book that can't cross into other challenges; this is that one book. It will be my asterisk book--kinda like how they keep an asterisk by Roger Maris's name in the record books.
And what about you, my darling kittens? What are you reading this week? Be honest; if you're reading a ginormous, 1400+ page technical manual with very small print, I wanna hear about it!


Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

The Time Traveller's Wife is one of my all time favourite reads. New Moon was a little hard to get into but hang in there the end is worth it.

I'm listening to Evermore and loving it and reading The Gargoyle and loving it! Both fantastic books, I love having great books to read!

Cammie said...

Im working on a few things right now, none of them literary masterpieces so much as guilty reads
Im reading "Pretties" the 2nd book in a series by Scott Westerfield, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks and the 8th book in the It Girl series which is by the same chick that wrote gossip girls.

The Time Travelers Wife is FANTASTIC

Improbable Joe said...

You know what I'm reading... Personal Effects: Dark Art, by J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman. And you should too! :)

septembermom said...

I'm going to start Dinner with Anna Karenina by Gloria Goldreich. Looks like a good one. I like your book choices too. Happy reading!

Jenners said...

I'm so excited you are reading The Time Traveler's Wife!!! Isn't it amazing? Cant' wait to see your thoughts ... and I'm excited (but scared) to see the movie.

The bag book sounds interesting. I love stuff like that. I have two books called "FOUND," which are basically photos of stuff that people found in different places. Fascinating in a weird way.

And I thought New Moon was the weakest book of the four ... lots of moaning and mooning by Bella and not enough Edward. Eclipse is way better.

Jess said...

Yes, she is definitely whiney.