October 13, 2014

What I'm Reading, Folks. 10/13/14



This week I finished a book and read a short memoir called Out of Dublin.  I made a lot of progress with A Discovery of Witches and A Tale for the Time Being and I am enjoying all the books I have going right now.  Yay!

How was your reading week?  


FINISHED READING THIS WEEK:



Sweet Tooth: A Memoir by Tim Anderson
*For Fun*
4 STARS
Last Week: 114 pages
This Week: 69 pages
Thoughts: Review to come soon!



Out of Dublin by Ethel Rohan
Goodreads Link
*For Review from She Writes Press*
4 STARS
Pages Read: 38
Thoughts: This 10,000 word memoir about loss and resilience and things left unspoken is beautifully touching.



NEW BOOKS ADDED THIS WEEK TO CURRENTLY READING:


Against the Country: A Novel by Ben Metcalf
Goodreads Link
*For Review from Random House and Netgalley*
This Week: 0-10%
Pages Read: 34
Thoughts: The style is wholly bizarre, more reminiscent of  the style centuries ago, yet it is a contemporary setting.



CONTINUING TO ENJOY THIS WEEK:

The Review Books:


Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews by Lynn Davidman
*For Review from Oxford University Press via Net Galley*
Last Week:14-28%
This Week: 28-50%
Pages Read: 60
Thoughts: I am disappointed to find that the introduction gave everything away.  There's nothing more to discover, except going more in depth.  Definitely a scholarly book the way it is written and organized, but I still expected to find at least something surprising in there.




Nest by Esther Ehrlich
*For Review from Random House Children's via Net Galley*
Last Week: 16-32%
This Week: 32-47%
Pages Read This Week: 43
Thoughts:  Poor Chirp.  I hope things work out!



The Hidden Ones (Legacy of the Watchers #1) by Nancy Madore
*For Review from Author*
Last Week: 30-41%
This Week: 41-54%
Pages Read: 58
Thoughts: It's just this weird, fascinating story of ancient, mythological stories that perhaps could be true.  Maybe giants like Gilgamesh and David's giant existed.  Maybe Nephalim really wandered the Earth.  Perhaps all of these stories, though are clues to a terrorist plot now. Pretty damn interesting for a plot that is mostly Nadia storytelling!




The Aftermath by Jen Alexander
*For Review from Harlequin Teen*
Last Week: 0-15%
This Week: 15-41%
Pages Read: 80
Thoughts: I thought Alexander talked down to the readers in the beginning, but it has since gotten much more interesting.  I am not predicting everything anymore.  I like that.


The Reading For Fun Books:



A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
*For Fun*
On pg. 154 of 579
Last Week: 92 pages
This Week: 96 pages
Thoughts: I genuinely like these characters.  The plot is engaging.  
So far, this is a win for me.




A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
*Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge*
Pg. 299 of 422
Last Week: 18 pages
This Week: 93 pages
Thoughts: Love Jiko.  I wonder if we get more Jiko time.  The auction was so hard to read. 



Heller's Revenge (Heller Series #2) by J.D. Nixon
*For Fun, Borrowed from Mom*
Last Week: 35-55%
This Week: 55-67%
Pages Read: 36
Thoughts: Still enjoying, if slowly.


STATS:

Total Pages Read Last Week: 659
Total Pages Read THIS Week: 607

Books Reading for Review: 5
Books Reading for Readalongs/Challenges: 1
Books Reading for the Fun of It: 2

Total Books Currently Reading: 8
Total Books Read So Far This Year: 82




REVIEW BOOKS UP NEXT:


 





~What are you reading right now?  
~What did you just finish?  
~What book are you looking forward to reading next?  
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