Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? #6

FYI I'm hosting a giveaway for Elin Hilderbrand's The Castaway, a summer beach read ends this Saturday.

For the second week in a row I didn't finish any books since last Monday. I advanced my bookmarks some in the one I mentioned last week and in several I didn't mention. That's sometimes my habit with NF. I like to read a little in a lot of different subjects. But it also happens when my time for reading is carved out in minutes instead of hours.

I find it irritating for fiction stories to be interrupted frequently so I pick up the nearest NF book when waiting for a five minute download, a two minute microwave timer or the call to dinner coming any minute even when those minutes stretch into forty.

Eating into my reading time the last couple of weeks and probably this week as well are the many DVD checked out of the library that I'd been in queue for for weeks or months that flooded in since the first of the month. Many of them TV series seasons.

So why, you might ask, am I bothering to participate in a What are You Reading meme? Well, because, I think I read more this past week then I would have if not for having committed to it in these meme posts. I may not have finished books at the rate I anticipated but I chose reading books over crochet, net surfing, news pods, day dreaming etc many times in the past weeks what with having this meme in the mix.

So in spite of having two movies and 2 seasons of West Wing to watch by Thursday morning, I still hope to finish Lori Lansens The Girls and Losing my religion : how I lost my faith reporting on religion in America--and found unexpected peace / William Lobdellby next Monday and to advance my bookmarks in:

Emergence : labeled autistic and The way I see it : a personal look at autism & Asperger's both memoirs by Temple Grandin.

Thank God for evolution! : how the marriage of science and religion will transform your life and our world by Michael Dowd



The value of nothing : how to reshape market society and redefine democracy by Raj Patel

Come home, America : the rise and fall (and redeeming promise) of our country / William Greider.

Braids : 250 patterns from Japan, Peru & beyond / Rodrick Owen

The family : the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power / Jeff Sharlet.


Patience with God : faith for people who don't like religion (or atheism) / by Frank Schaeffer




Resurrecting Eve : women of faith challenge the fundamentalist agenda / Roberta Pughe, Paula Anema Sohl


Also, I started reading Remembrance of Things Past [At least Swann's Way for the Gilmore Girl Challenge] a couple weeks ago in ebook on my netbook and tho it is a novel I'm listing it here with the NF because I seem to be finding it easier to read in snatches like NF than as a story. I'm not sure what that means yet. Other than I've been intimidated by the book for years and like many things in my life I tend to stick my toes in a millimeter at a time.

Since last Monday I have watched:

Don Juan Demarco

Adam

Push

Bones
season 2 discs 1 & 2

I must watch by Thursday dawn:

West Wing seasons 2 & 3 (have watched disc 1 of season 2 so far--180 minutes down, 1774 minutes to go. I'm watching at 1.10 speed tho which shave some minutes off each episode.)

There is also:

Bones season 2 discs 3 & 4

Up in the Air

Monster Ball

Patti Smith: dream of life

all, like West Wing checked out last Tuesday and thus due tomorrow which gives me until Thursday morning to turn them in without incurring a fine.

3 tell me a story:

Tea 6/21/2010 5:44 AM  

It's fun reading something unexpected. Interesting post. Thanks.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-are-you-reading-monday.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) 6/21/2010 11:37 AM  

I am glad you are doing the meme and book mark advancement is important too! :D Imagine having weeks like that when you are the host of the meme - LOL that happens to me...

Have a super week and thanks for being a part of this! :D

Kylie 6/21/2010 3:59 PM  

Advancing bookmarks is good. Be thankful that you have managed to do that much this week, there are times I don't even manage that!

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