Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme is now being hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Let's see, in the past 2 weeks (I'm going that far back because I didn't participate last week - for shame!) I read The Hunger Games and Her Fearful Symmetry.  Both reviews are up, so click on the titles to read!


This week I'm focusing on Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka by Adele Barker.


And, while I don't plan on reviewing it (again), even though I'm noticing more things worth mentioning, I'm re-reading Twilight.  It's nice to temper more serious, thick-subject books with light, well-known, comfortable reads.

That's it for me this week.  What are you reading?

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good plan and your books look good!

    Not Quite Paradise has my attention. Enjoy!

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  2. I haven't been to the library recently to pick up some of the books I want to read, so I've gone back to my home library and some old favorites. Last week I read various short stories out of Catfantastic II, and this week it's Catfantastic III. I don't read all of the stories in each book anymore. Some I remember too well, and others I didn't like much. They are basically fantasy with sentient cats with sometimes super powers as the focus. Andre Norton and Martin Greenberg (sp?) are the editors.

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  3. Oh! The Hunger Games...I'll have to go and read what you thought, I loved it! And I've really wanted to pick up Her Fearful Symmetry, but maybe I'll read what you thought first.

    I have to say, it's nice to see someone not afraid to say they like reading Twilight. I love it! I've read the series a few times and it's exactly what you said. It's something to get you through all the serious reading. Very nice.

    Hope you have a great reading week! And thanks for stopping by my site earlier!

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  4. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Her Fearful Symmetry - the reviews have been so varied its seems its either you love or loathe it. One day I'll get around to reading it myself.

    Happy reading!

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  5. I've been thinking about rereading Twilight too. Which is a little embarrassing, but you're totally right about how nice it can be to read in some nice light stuff in between the heavier things :)

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  6. I loved The Hunger Games. Not Quite Paradise sounds interesting to me. My parents are from Sri Lanka originally. They took me there when I was a baby but I haven't been back since. This might be a book I should read!

    I agree with you that it is good to read lighter books sometimes. I like to do the same thing.

    Here is what I'm reading this week.

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  7. Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka by Adele Barker sounds like a good choice for The South Asian Challenge.

    Thanks.

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  8. Hope you have a great reading week! Here's mine for this week: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html

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  9. Amy,

    If you want to leave a link when you comment, use the link tag:

    Name of url

    I try to do that so people don't have to cut and paste. I hope you are enjoying Not Quite Paradise.

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  10. I got hit hard this week with books becoming available at the library. I'm currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I also started reading Three Cups of Tea. And I have two others that I picked up as well. Luckily, they're YA and should hopefully be quick reads.

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  11. Thanks, everyone!

    Christina - this is definitely a book that will give you insight into what it's like to live in Sri Lanka today. I'll have a review up as soon as I've finished reading it, so check back! And thanks for the tag!

    Nicole - I've been thinking about re-reading the Harry Potters as well. And I'll look forward to a review of Three Cups of Tea; I haven't read it yet.

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  12. Oooh.. I wanna check out your reviews for The Hunger Games and Her Fearful Symmetry! Have a good week!

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  13. I've heard good things about Hunger Games, but I don't know much about either of the other two.

    BTW, I like your background image, even though it's a bit of a slow load.

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  14. Thanks, Elena! I took away the falling snow, so hopefully that helps it load faster.

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  15. I enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife, but I've heard such mixed reviews of Her Fearful Symmetry that I haven't been in a big hurry to pick it up. I'll probably get to it sometime.

    Enjoy your Sri Lanka book!

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