It’s Monday, What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey to recap what I finished reading last week, what I am currently reading and other book-related events coming up. Bloggers link up their lists and it’s a great way to get new book recommendations, discuss our thoughts on the books we’ve read and meet new bloggers. It’s a great start to the week.
Last week I Finished
I finished my review of In the Woods by Tana French for a book club hosted by Allison of the Book Wheel and Rebecca of Love at First Book. It stirred quite the discussion and controversy amidst readers. Overall, I loved Ms. French’s poetic writing style but was disappointed in the ending.
I wasn’t able to participate in the Book Blogger Twitter Con as I hoped. I worked during the day and 6 pm is dinner time for my hungry brood so I wasn’t able to grab any of the panels, did any of you attend? What did you find useful?
This Week I’m Reading
Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Yes, I am STILL reading Wicked. What’s more disheartening is the Kindle says I’m only 1/3rd of the way through it and it seems like I’ve been reading it for a really long time. I am enjoying it now after a rocky start. As my readers warned, it’s more dark than I thought it would be but yet very interesting to see Mr. Maguire’s interpretation of how the famous witches in the Wizard of Oz came to be.
I’ve also been participating in the Ultimate Blog Party 2013 this week. Although not exclusively for book bloggers, I’ve been enjoying participating in this huge blog hop and met so many fantastic new-to-me bloggers. I’ve met inspiring bloggers who are brave enough to share their stories, like Lemon Drop Pie who got and beat breast cancer in her 20’s. I also enjoyed Ramblings of a Southern Angel’s “Complete not compete…women unite” post and a call to all women to show solidarity rather than criticism for the tough job we have. Read my comment on her post for a funny story about when my oldest son, codename Einstein, and I were discussing the joys and pains of childbirth. If you are joining me from the UBP, welcome again and thanks for visiting and your support. I love visitors and comments, even more.
Other upcoming bookish events
Michelle, aka The True Book Addict, is doing a read-along of classic novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for the month of April. Michelle hosts a Twitter chat every Tuesday to discuss the book and you can find the schedule on Michelle’s Tuesday Book Talk Readalongs group on Goodreads. I’ve joined the group and hope I can participate next month, it’s so fun discussing books with others as the story unfolds, rather than just at the end.
The Classics Club is also hosting a Sync Read of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston from April 10th through May 30th. Another classic on my to-read list and the sync read just means you can go to the Classics Club site during the month and discuss the book on your time and at your pace with other clubbers who are reading the same book. No pressure, just great discussion. They have their schedule set through December so hoping I can make it for one of them.
Well,that’s what I’ve been up to. What are you reading this week? Have you read any of the books in my post? What did you think? Are you participating in any fun bookish events? Tell me in the comments and let me know. Hope you link up or visit Book Journey too and see what other book bloggers are reading. Happy reading and have a good week!