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Monday, June 02, 2008

Recent reading and book lists

Now that I'm back to work full time (boo) reading has slowed to a snail's pace. This does not mean that I don't think about books or collect them. While I was on maternity leave I had my Paperbackswap account on hold so only received a very few books while I was ok. When I released the hold I got a TON of offers. Fortunately, I had credits built up to allow this. (I also got a ton of requests, yay!) So what new books do I have on the way or that have just gotten here?

  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald (for the Classics Challenge)

In addition to all these great (ok, potentially great) books, we took a family trip to the library last night and I picked up a half dozen books there as well. All of these are from the "New Books" section, even though they aren't all new books. With two kids in tow, I don't get to look at the main stacks.

I just finished reading Jim Butcher's Summer Knight and will have a review soon. I'm starting to think about what I want to read for this month's TBR Day and I'm thinking it might be My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I am really wanting to read 19 Minutes by the same author, but My Sister's Keeper is on my list, so I'll start there. I've read the first couple essays in The Polysyllbic Spree by Nick Hornby and think that'll be a fun one. I'm also reading the two I noted as such above, but they are all so different that it's not at all confusing. All this reading and books floating around, you'd think I'd finish more than a book a week, wouldn't you?

I've got 10 or so books to add to Paperbackswap this week, so hopefully the outgoing will keep up with the incoming (library books not included!) I still need to make my list for the Classics Challenge (Great Gatsby, Huck Finn, maybe some Austen?) and I need to check the dates on the Chunkster Challenge to be sure I finish it on time.


  1. Just a reply to your post on my blog...
    Lisa Mae... I thought you would get a kick out of that. But it is TOTALLY true, too! ^-^
    And the other cool thing about it is that I almost always think of you when I think about that name. haha! ;)

  2. I've heard great things about Speak. Hope you enjoy the books!


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