Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday -What Are You Reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey. I don't participate in this meme every week since it takes me a little longer to get through books. I won't get any faster than this, especially since this Monday marks the start of the online grad class I'm taking.



Ony my last What Are You Reading post, you saw that I was reading Finny and Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body. I've finished both books and discussed them during two of the three book clubs I attended this weekend (busy, I know!). I was able to meet the author of Finny, Justin Kramon, at the one of the book club meetings. He was kind enough to sign a copy of Finny, which I am giving away here on this blog! Click here to enter.

My thoughts on Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream will be posted soon.

Last time, I asked your opinion on which book I should start next. The selections were very different, but most of you suggested The Glass Castle, though The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie did not go unnoticed. I really appreciate all your input. I was set on starting The Glass Castle; alas, I did not realize the next book club read was 667 pages long, so I'm tacking that first!

This week, I've started Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Here's hoping I can finish it in time for the book club meeting. My Kindle tells me I am 4% of the way through, so it may be too early to form an opinion just yet. I will say I am enjoying it so far and it has captured my interest.

I also plan on starting The World Without Us by Alan Weisman for the Science Book Club that I'm attending. This book is different from the other popular science books I've read, since it is more or less a thought experiment.

What are you all reading? Have you read any of my picks?

Happy Monday! While you're here, don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of Finny!

Love and (a book) light,

~Dorothy

9 comments:

  1. Hi!
    My book club read Cutting for Stone a couple months ago. I personally didn't like the book. The club liked it. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_16.html

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  2. Our bookclub now has a 500 page limit on choices after we had a Kate Mosse book in December when everyone was busy enough as it was!

    I'd like to read Cutting For Stone at some point but maybe not this year.

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  3. Your books sound very intriguing this week. Enjoy them and have a lovely week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-39.html

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  4. My book club tends to vote for shorter books! But I have heard a lot about that one and it seems to be a popular choice for clubs so I expect at some point we'll end up reading it as well. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. You have lots to read before next week for sure. I'm glad my 2 choices you are considering :-)

    My Post

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/05/read-reading-review-and-going-to-read.html

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  6. Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

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  7. I've heard such good things about Cutting for Stone. I'll be anxious to see how you like it!

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  8. I can't participated in this meme every week either... I just don't get through books quickly enough. I hope you enjoy Cutting for Stone. It's one I'd like to read, once I get over the daunting size.

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  9. Three book clubs in one weekend? I probably wouldn't get to read much else if I had more than one. My group members are always put off if the book is too large. Not sure yet what they consider too large but they did say no to The Crimson Petal and the White because it was so large.

    Look forward to hearing what you think of Cutting Stone.

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