Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's Monday; What Are You Reading?

For once in my blogging life I'm like, "Crap, it's Monday already?" This is because I am nowhere near where I wanted to be in terms of reading and I won't get caught up anytime soon.

My problem is, obviously, that I'm picking too many books to read each month. I'm suffering from the literary equivalent of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. The other issue is that because I plan to read so much each week I end up suffering from reader's fatigue by about Friday.

So, I didn't get through everything I wanted to last week and am probably going to carry books from this month over into next month...and not pick 16 books to read ever again. It's just not going to happen.

Okay, I'm done blathering and am ready to announce that it is, in fact, Monday and that means that it's time for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, which is hosted by the amazing Sheila over at Book Journey. Every Monday, tons of bloggers share what they read the week before, what they're planning on reading this coming week, and anything else they feel like talking about.

What I Read Last Week: 

-Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin

-Barrel Fever by David Sedaris (Review posts at 10:00 am)

That's right, folks, I read a whole whopping two books last week. My original goal from last week's It's Monday post was five and a half (the half being the first twelve books of the Iliad). I've given up on rereading Homer's epic poem (for now) because I just didn't give myself enough time and I was supposed to have had the first half read by, um, today. I am, however, going to carry over the three remaining books from last week, so:

What I'm Reading This Week:

-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

-The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt

If I get through these three then I'll be adding in some more of the books that are left on my list for May. Any that don't get read this month will become the list for June.



  1. I adored Pride & Prejudice and hope you do as well. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books. My Monday:

  2. Are you saying I should change the meme title to: "Crap, it's Monday already?" LOL... that would be awesome...

    I always think I can read more than I can too... hate that...yet every week I think I am a book super hero... :)
    Have an awesome week!

  3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is next for me when I finish Porno. I have no idea what to expect, but I'll be interested to see how you interpret it!

  4. I pulled an all nighter to read The Iliad. Not because I was cramming but because I was enjoying it so much. If I were to re-read it, I would do a book a week from the epic.

    This week I finished up the manga I had on hand. I typically read an issue over my morning cup of coffee. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  5. I had a slow week too. These things happen although it is frustrating. Hope you enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

  6. Sometimes you just can't read as much as you anticipated. It happens to me a lot.

  7. Your eyes being bigger than your stomach, lol, I love that :-)

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  8. I never get through everything I wanted and I go round other blogs on a Monday and wonder what I've been wasting my time on! I think I have been quite busy this month though.

  9. Jennifer: Thanks, you too. This is my third or fourth time reading Pride and Prejudice, so I'm not too worried. :)

    Sheila: That would be hilarious. I also like the term "book super hero." It adequately describes how I feel every Monday. I have the whole week ahead of me and I'm like, "Yeah, I can read six books, no problem." Don't know what I'm thinking sometimes.

    Kayleigh: Can't wait to read both of those reviews, although I may skip out on the Porno review until after I've managed to track down a copy again and read it.

    pussreboots: I wish I had started it sooner. I don't know why I thought I could get the whole thing in in a matter of days. The last time I read it, it took me at least a week, if not more. Live and learn, I guess. Glad you like it so much!

    Karen: Me, too. I almost hate to give a book a bad review, especially one that I'm really excited to read. Hopefully it'll be pretty decent. I loved Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and it was by the same author so we'll see.

    Allison: I just followed your blog. It looks great. :)

    Marce: Thanks for visiting! I'm a new follower to your blog.

    Ellie: I had so much going on in my life last week between (yet another) road trip and the death of someone close to me. I'm hoping to get through more this week but we'll see.

  10. Must be the weather...I had a very slow week too! Hope to get back on track soon!
    Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!!

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