Monday, May 2, 2011

It's Monday -What Are You Reading?

It's my first time joining this weekly meme hosted by Book Journey.

What I read last week:

I finished Water for Elephants last Friday, bringing the total of books read in 2011 to 19. I'm still trying to figure out how I felt about it overall, but I definitely recommend it. The animal cruelty is a little hard to read, though. I'm planning on seeing the movie this week, so I'm excited to see how it compares with the book.

this weeks, I'm reading two books. I usually have one novel and one non-fiction book going. Both of these are for two different book clubs.

The novel I'm reading is Finny by Justin Kramon (exciting update on that coming later). I'm really enjoying the book so far. It's a coming of age story about a girl named Finny and her peculiar family.

I'm also reading Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body by Jennifer Ackerman. I'm reading this for a science book club that I joined. I'm enjoying this so far, though the books is less technical and less scientific than I'm used to; this isn't necessarily a bad thing, because it's a nice break from the last book we read, which involved quantum physics. (My mind is still reeling, by the way.) It just takes a little getting used to coming from a research background. That being said, anyone can read this book. The verbiage is very friendly and requires almost no scientific background save from a few high school biology classes.

Up next:

I can't decide if I want to read The Glass Castle or The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie next.

What do you think? Which one should I read first?

Love and (a book) light,



  1. That Jennifer Ackerman book sounds really interesting! Is she related to Diane Ackerman? Diane wrote An Alchemy of Mind which is a fascinating book about the workings of the brain and mind - also very very interesting.

    As for what to read next, I would go with The Glass Castle, a book I very much enjoyed.

  2. Hi!
    I read Water for Elephants and want to see the movie. As for what to read next, I'd go with The Glass Castle, really great book. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. I vote for the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I loved that book!

  4. Two very different books to choose from. I loved Water for Elephants. Have not seen the movie yet.

  5. My vote is for The Glass Castle! It's one of my favorite memoirs... but you kind of have to be in the mood for a more serious book, I'd say, because it's a little bit hard to read at times! (Hard to read not in that it's complicated or uses fancy language but hard to read in relation to the difficult subject matter)

  6. I really want to read The Glass Castle - I haven't heard of the other one. I'll have to check that out.

  7. Read The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie! It is so, so good. I just went to see Water for Elephants and, although I didn't read the book, I thought the movie was well done. Have a great week!

  8. I think I am going to read Water for Elephants next. Oh my your next reads are both great, Flavia in Sweetness was my favourite character last year, you will definitely want more. Glass Castle is just wow. What great choices, you won't be disappointed with either.

  9. I really, really loved Water for Elephants. I think you should read The Glass Castle first (I haven't read the other one so I'm biased)!

  10. Your choices are very different, so I guess a lot will depend on the mood you're in when you finally choose. My vote is for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the pie, though. I just read it and loved Flavia as an amateur sleuth!


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