It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (3)

Huh, this seems to be the only kind of post I have time for right now! Ah, working in retail.

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Books I finished this week:

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner: Eh. I liked it, will read the next, but it’s no Hunger Games.

Books I am currently reading/listening to:

Push: A Novel

I am re-reading Push by Sapphire. It’s as gritty and beautiful as I remember. I read it a while back when I was fresh out of high school. I found that while fluffy stuff like Sloppy Firsts no longer appeals to me after 15 years, meaningful things like Push (the basis for the movie Precious) really stay with me. When I’m done I think I’ll re-read another old favorite, like Kindred by Octavia Butler or Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I don’t actually own copies of those anymore (my cousin Jerome in the Philippines has them, I think), so will have to re-buy.

I’m also reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I love this guest post he wrote on Joe Scalzi’s blog.

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

Everlost

The Boy Detective Fails (Punk Planet Books)

Rasl Volume 1: The Drift

Bone Rose (Bone (Prebound))

Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut

Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors

Fables: Legends in Exile (Volume 1)

Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes + through Vol. 5

What can I say, the husband is on a huge graphic novel kick and I promised to read them all, too.

Also acquired from David Y at last night’s YABC meeting:

Death Note, Volume 3: Hard Run + through Vol. 9

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Let’s just hope I get some reading done this week.

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

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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 audible.com. 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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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (1)

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This week I finished Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney.

I just started Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater and The Big Burn by Timothy Egan.

I started, then for whatever reason (i.e. laziness) put down Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard, Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, and St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell–all great books, but I just had to put them down and read something easier, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because my brain has recently been threatening to make an unrecoverable error and lose all saved data. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a backup system on my brain. Wish I did.

Books I plan to start this week if my brain doesn’t crash and burn include The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff, The Keeper by Sarah Langan [on eBook] (I guess you can call it mood-reading for Halloween), and Days of Little Texas by R. A. Nelson.

What are you reading?