Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Getting back into the groove of blogging means that I've been going back and reading old posts just to see what I had accomplished and what I could improve upon. As I was doing that I remembered this gem of a meme and how well it could keep me on track (or not, depending on the week/how much of a reading workload I had given myself). I decided that I was going to restart this blog the right way, by doing some of the things that I loved to do. And IMWAYR was one of those.

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a way for bloggers to share what they read the previous week, what they are reading now, and what they plan to read in the near future. As I didn't actually read/review anything last week, I'm going to skip that first bit and just share my current and future reading lists.

What I'm Reading Now:
-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

What I'm Reading Next:
-Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All by Monona Rossol.

What I'm Reading This Week/Next Week If I Don't Get to Them This Week:
-Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
-The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem

I'm really glad to be back and am flattered by all of the "OH MY GODS YOU'RE BACK" reception that I've been getting from people. That having been said, I'm going to ease myself into this, especially since I've just started working a second job (finally). Having a baseline goal of two books a week with the option of a few more in case I finish those two for the next few weeks seems like a good plan until I get back into the swing of things.

Anyway, what about it, folks? What are you reading?

-Gabe

17 comments:

  1. Aw, thanks. :) I'm going to check your list ASAP.

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  2. I adore the Hobbit. It might be time for another re-read.

    My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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  3. I read Stranger in a Strange Land a number of years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm a new follower! Cherie Reads

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  4. Sheila and pussreboots: I've never read it before but figured I might as well get it out of the way before the movie comes out. I'm dating someone who's even nerdier than I am and we'll be going to see it probably the day it comes out. :)

    Cherie: Welcome! Nice to have a new follower. :) Stranger in a Strange Land was suggested to me by a follower back when I was reading Out of the Silent Planet due to it being a book set on Mars. My library only has the uncut copy so I'll be reading a much longer book than others may have. We'll see how I like it.

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  5. Welcome back to blogland.. perhaps you would like to participate in the upcoming Bloggiesta to help you get motivated? I haven't done it since 2009 so I think it may be time for me to do some tweaking myself (*& start loving my blog again).
    Here's my Monday post.

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  6. I tried reading The Hobbit twice and failed to finish it both times. I got bored. :(

    Night Owl Reads

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  7. Marie: That's actually a fantastic idea. I just looked into Bloggiesta and I think I'll be participating. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Nickle love: We'll see how it goes. I'm liking it so far, but I'm only in chapter two. LOL

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  8. Oh The Hobbit, love love love! Glad to "meet" you here! I look forward to poking around your blog :)

    Have a great week of reading!
    The Relentless Reader

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  9. I really want to read The Hobbit before the movie comes out. That's what motivated me to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy all those years ago.

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm following back :-D

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  10. I think two books is a week is a good goal. I usually get through two or three, depending on their length and my schedule.
    Enjoy The Hobbit! I want to read it soon.

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  11. I'm really loving The Hobbit. And I can see Martin Freeman as Bilbo. I'm really looking forward to the movie.

    Audrey: I have to admit that I still haven't read all three of the LoTR books, but they're on my list for the rest of the year. Thanks for following back. :)

    Lindsey: I used to over-schedule reading for myself because I'm an overachiever of the self-defeating type. LOL. I'm going to see what I can read in a week and plan to read whatever I don't get done the next week. Having options seems a lot better to me than forcing myself into a harsh schedule that I won't be able to achieve.

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  12. The Hobbit is being reread everywhere with the movie on its way.

    I hope you are enjoying your reads this week and welcome back to blogging

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  13. Great reads this week! And welcome back! :)

    I am your newest *GFC* follower!

    Thank you for visiting Between the Bind.

    xo,
    JL

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  14. Thanks Shellyrae. :) I feel like The Hobbit is one of those books I should have read a million years ago and just never got around to. There's a lot of those...

    Between the Bind: Thanks for the follow. :D

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