It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (2)

meme hosted by J. Kaye

meme hosted by J. Kaye

Books I finished this week:

Lament: The Faerie Queen's DeceptionBallad: The Gathering of Faerie

So, after about 2 weeks of not-reading and utter job depression, I finally picked up Ballad: The Gathering of Faerie and finished it off. It rocked even harder than Lament, mostly because the main protagonist is none other than James, bagpiper extraordinaire. Of the long laundry list of faerie books I’ve read in the last year, this is the only series I’ve actually enjoyed–this, and Juliet Marillier’s Wildwood Dancing.

Death Note, Volume 1: BoredomDeath Note, Volume 2: Confluence

I also read Death Note, Volume 1: Boredom and Death Note, Volume 2: Confluence, for YABC. I bought those two, but instead of buying all the rest of the manga, although I really want them, to save money and be simultaneously entertained the husband and I are watching the anime, which is *so* much better than reading it. They did a bang-up job on the North-American voice acting so it’s extremely watchable in English.

Books I started this week:

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

I picked up James Dashner’s The Maze Runner in ARC form a couple of weeks ago, and while it has my attention it’s also giving me the same annoying *give me some answers, dammit!* feeling that you get from watching the first 3 seasons of Lost.

Books I haven’t started yet, but recently acquired:

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

Louisa May Alcott has a new biography out in hardcover. I snapped that one up right away!

Wolf Hall: A Novel

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is one I snoozed on–and thus missed getting a first edition, first printing, sigh. I think this is the 3rd printing already… well, I hope it’s that good!

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Downloaded the new Malcolm Gladwell, What the Dog Saw, from I usually wait until car rides with the husband to listen to things like this, as we both enjoy them, but with my crazy schedule lately we may have to listen separately and discuss later.

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About frootjoos
reader, blogger, knitter, foodie, and community event organizer

6 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (2)

  1. J. Kaye says:

    I have The Maze Runner on my wanna read list.

  2. Julie says:

    I agree about Wildwood Dancing! I want to read the next one, Cybele’s Secret (I think that’s right), but it’s always been out when I looked for it at the library.

  3. Ruthie says:

    Love those covers! Hope you have a great week! 😀

  4. gene says:

    while taking a break from drinking,
    i discovered your site.

    it’s cute.
    espn for bookworms.

  5. gene says:

    it’s 4. my handle has run dry… and you should quit writing emails.

    go pacquiao!

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