Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am so behind.  I keep meaning to post and comment and write reviews but, quite frankly, it keeps slipping my mind.  Now that I'm not in front of the computer all day, I rarely think about it.  Terrible, I know.

Since my last What Are You Reading post I've read two books: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (reviewed here) and Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Vicki Myron (soon to be reviewed).

The other day I went to Borders because I had some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket.  Therefore, I decided to see what all the fuss was about, so I bought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I'm about a hundred or so pages in and loving it.  I can tell I'm going to need to read the rest of the series.

I also had a very hard time not buying books I already own.  Why?  Because the new cover art is AMAZING.  I specifically had a hard time saying no to the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Wuthering Heights.  Heathcliff is apparently tuning into his inner Edward Cullen.  *love*


Second, though, was Pride and Prejudice.


And even though I absolutely hated reading The Scarlet Letter, I almost bought it anyway.  (I couldn't find a good photo of the back cover, but it's essentially 3 or 4 women gossiping over a fence.)


However, since I did so well avoiding these three unnecessary additions (although I really might go back and buy Wuthering Heights), I felt I deserved something for my troubles.


I've always wanted to read The Three Musketeers.  Maybe the comic book cover will entice me now.

So that's it.  What are you reading?  And have you seen any other new covers for classic books that I must get my hands on?

Don't forget to stop over at Sheila's blog to join in the fun!

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and am really enjoying the Girl who Played with Fire. Have a great week of reading!

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  2. I agree the new cover art of books I own are spectacular. I had not seen the lastest editions. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-21-june.html

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  3. Love the covers of those books and I think I have made up my mind what my on lone book club should be reading. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been everywhere I look today. I must read this! :)

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  4. I love the Three Musketeers, although I read it in French not English. I would love to read the Larsson books, but they will have to wait until I have time.

    Enjoy your reading week!

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  5. The Stieg Larsson series is amazing -- you will definitely want to continue the series as in my opinion it only gets better.

    Happy reading

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  6. I read Dewey. It is a sweet story. Love the Larsson books!

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  7. I love those Penguin Classics editions!!

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  8. What gets me are those Penguin classics hardbacks with the gorgeous cover designs. They're so pretty!

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  10. These book covers are amazing! Not only do you get a great book, but some great art as well.

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