Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I was trying to think of something fun to post, but I couldn't come up with anything (and I don't have my camera with me to post pictures of my awesome pumpkin) so I decided to partake in this meme, hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog.


I'm still reading The Graveyard Book, but I should be finishing that tonight or tomorrow.  After that, I was planning on reading Frankenstein, but I just brought home a book that I've been hearing a lot about and I can already tell I'm going to fall into and just stay there (have you ever felt that way about a book?  Where it just envelopes you and you barely come up from under it to eat or sleep?  At least that's what I hope happens).  And what book is this, you might ask?  It's The Time Traveler's Wife, of course.  I feel like everyone has either read the book or seen the movie, so I guess it's about time I jump on the bandwagon, and I'm really looking forward to it.  Sorry, Frankenstein, but I think you're going to have to wait until next year.


But, after my slight deviation, I'll be going back to Moby Dick and the rest of my Fall Into Reading List.  Maybe I should just add The Time Traveler's Wife so I don't feel like I'm leaving the path?  I don't think there was a rule against that.  (I just checked, and no, there isn't; in fact, it's encouraged. Yay!)

So anyway, that's what I'm reading today, and what I plan to be reading tomorrow and for the next few weeks.  Confidentially, I even cleaned off my nightstand last night so I could neatly stack my list of books next to my little reading lamp.  It makes me happy.  :-)  Have a good week, everyone!

7 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read The Graveyard book. Hope you are liking it.

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  2. I just bought The Time Traveler's Wife, too. Maybe we should read it together!

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  3. I've not read/seen Time Traveler's Wife either, don't feel bad!

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  4. I loved the Time Travelers Wife. Missed the movie at the RAVE, but hoping to make it to the cheap theater. If not, there will have to be a girls nite.

    I just finished reading The Sound and The Fury by Faulkner. I can't say I'd recommend it. I just started The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. It's on the banned and challenged list. So far it doesn't grab me.

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  5. Haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife yet, but plan to!

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  6. Wait. was it you I was talking to on the phone the other day about the time traveler's wife?? A friend gave it to me as a book on CD last year and I made it through maybe the first 30 minutes before I decided I couldn't handle it. Others have told me it was great- so you'll have to give me your opinion... I think maybe just the hearing it audibly made the whole suspension of disbelief just too hard for me. who knows...

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  7. Katie, I don't think it was me, but I don't really remember. I don't think this would really make a good audiobook. I mean, she's constantly switching between two characters as narrators, so unless you had two people doing the vocals it would get really confusing really fast. And it's one of those books you really have to pay attention to so you don't miss anything or get confused, and I tend to zone it with audiobooks sometimes and miss little details. I think you'd have a better chance with this one if you read it. And by the way, so far I really like it. :-)

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