Sunday, May 15, 2011
It's Monday; What Are You Reading?
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.