It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 04/15/13
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I am both happy and disappointed with Scarlet. I love Meyer's dystopian adaptation of fairy tales, and in this book, how she combined Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. I'm disappointed that I'm finished and now I have to wait for the next book. I hate that!
I can't remember who recommended this to me - more than one person, I think. And I know it is on the NY Times Best Sellers list and has been for a while. So, when my library had the ebook available, I grabbed it. I don't love this book though. The more I read, the more difficult it was to like any of the characters. I guess that happens when you see people dealing with incredibly stressful situations. But I like to think that people are good by nature, and these characters didn't seem to be. Having said that, it was an interesting story and even when I didn't like anyone, I kept reading.
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors so I was really excited when her new book came out. I got it in November and started reading it on my trip to Vegas for NCTE. Then, obviously, I got distracted by all of the books I got at NCTE. So, it got put on hold until I was flying back to the States in December. But then I got distracted by my in-flight movie/nap marathon. So, it took three trips, but I finished! I liked it, but definitely not my favorite of her books. I love how she incorporates environmental issues in her books. I wish this were one of her books that I couldn't put down, but since it took 5 months to finish, I can't claim that. It was enjoyable though.
I'm trying to get back on my reading schedule this week. Here's what I hope to get to:
I have The Night Circus on audio and The Jungle is my classic for this month. I will also have my 7 picture books (actually, 14 because I'm making up for last week). I hope I get to a few YA books, and I've read so much about Navigating Early that it's at the top of the stack.
Thanks for reading my blog. Have a great reading week!