Monday, June 25, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Share what you (are, have been, are about to, hope to be) reading or reviewing this week. Sign Mr Linky at Book Journey and visit other Monday reading roundups.

Last week I signed up for Bookjourney's Read-a-Long for Daphne du Mauier's Rebecca and began reading it in ebook.  And I have continued reading the book I was reading aloud to my Mom while staying there: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon.  

I arrived home a week ago yesterday and of all the catching up I needed to do at that time--housework, sleeping, writing, unpacking, loved ones, etc--reading was highest on my list over everything but writing and loved ones but sleeping took the upper hand for most of the week.

Yet I did read quite a bit.

Besides those two novels which I will continue to read over the next week or three I also returned to the several non-fiction books I've had going for some time: 


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Go by Les Edgerton
Get Your Loved One Sober by Robert Meyers
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Leher

But my main focus was to finish reading and post a review for Joshua Henkin's The World Without You for the week it is scheduled to be released.  I was really looking forward to this one as I loved his Matrimony. It met my expectations and then some.

Then yesterday I started reading The End of Everything by Megan Abbott and it took over my life.  Let me suggest that starting a book that features a missing child is not a recommended bedtime activity.

To call this a story about a missing child tho is quite misleading.  It is much more.  With its 13 year old narrator it has all the earmarks of a coming of age story but I'm not quite sure it is that or at least not only that.  It is like reading a dream.

And this wasn't even one of the ten or so review copy books I still owe reviews for.  It was in my ebook library and I didn't recognize the title so I opened it.  At 5am.  Already two hours past my ideal bedtime.  Next thing I knew it was nearly noon.  That was yesterday.

When I woke up Ed was fixing dinner.  After dinner I opened a draft in Blogger for my Sunday Serenity post and intended to put together 'It's Monday!' immediately after so I could start blog hopping for that and the Literary Giveaway but started reading again and completely forgot to finish the post until I had closed the browser at 5am on my way to bed and got to thinking 'What was my SS post about now?'  


Then I smacked my forehead and reopened the browser. So at 7am I head to bed but I take my netbook with me and keep reading until after 9am.  And once again I'm waking to the sound of Ed's dinner prep in the kitchen.  Again I opened Blogger after dinner and opened a draft for 'It's Monday!' but here it is just after midnight and I'm reluctantly making myself put together this post.

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