What are we reading in February?
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One month of the challenge down, 11 to go! What are you reading this month? I got through about half of Susanna Kearsley's The Winter Sea
in January, so I'll start February by finishing it.
I've started the month with White Nights
by Anne Cleeves, as this is the 2nd in the series, this will count towards the February TIOLI Monthly Challenge. I have also started Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens for the Group Read and Soulless
by Gail Carriger.
Feb 1, 2012, 5:55pm
I'm reading a bunch of stuff. I'm about 1/3 of the way through Blandings Castle
, a collection of Wodehouse short stories. I'm also reading Ender's game
, chiefly because my nephew likes it very much. So far I find the characters unpleasant. I'm also reading Lion country
, the first of the books of Bebb and I'm being rather pleasantly surprised. Also The God who is there
(Christian apologetics) and Last waltz in Vienna
by George Clare.
Feb 2, 2012, 4:44am
Well my reading has really slowed down over the last week - I am still reading The Kingdom of the Wicked
. But I should finish it today and then I have five books out from the library, two of which are for group reads in the 75ers. I also hope to read Bleak House
for the Readathing this week. We'll see;)
Feb 2, 2012, 9:19am
I loved the Lindsey Davis series, #14 and #11. I should get back to it. I read perhaps the first four or five.
Just started on Don Quixote
, and am reading First Among Sequels
as one of several Fforde books I hope to read for Fforde February! I am also reading Drown
a series of short stories by Junot Diaz.
Feb 3, 2012, 12:27pm
I finished Atlantic
and both volumes of Maus. I feel well caught up on nonfiction now. This weekend I will enjoy rereading The Mistress of the Art of Death
but will try to refrain from rereading the whole series. I have The Tiger's Wife
on my Kindle thanks to my SantaThing pal so I will probably read that next.
Trying to juggles books in an organized manner.... currently reading Paris Requiem
, which I plan to then follow with the sequel Unholy Loves
. I have Don Quixote
on hold but will continue to read it in snatches as I am reading an ebook version on my iPod Touch.
Feb 4, 2012, 8:55pm
I'm starting the second in the Spellman series, Curse of the Spellmans
and am hoping it's better than the first one! :)
I'm starting Mr. Churchill's Secretary
by Susan Elia MacNeal. It's my January ER book -- I can't believe how fast it got here!
Feb 5, 2012, 12:29am
Read Ender's game
on the advice of my nephew. I ended up liking it very much, but it took me a while to get into it.
Feb 6, 2012, 5:43am
Well I finished Shades of Grey
by Jasper Fforde (disappointingly dull) and I am now feverish with excitement as Angelmaker
by Nick Harkaway is waiting to be collected.
I'm finishing February
by Lisa Moore
, which was melancholy and beautifully written. I'm also halfway through Gormenghast
, the middle book of Mervyn Peake
's trilogy. I'm not sure what I'll start next. I'm thinking a crime novel of some sort.
53, Cindy, I've got The Cold Dish
on my list. Anything particular that turned you off of it?
Feb 10, 2012, 4:28pm
> 55 I have The Blind Assassin
on my potential list for later in the year for one of my categories. I'll be looking to see what you think of it.
>56 It's my February TIOLI challenge as the main characters name is Iris (the birth flower).
Feb 10, 2012, 6:45pm
>57 AAH! - I see. I'm trying to do the TIOLI strictly by the month names. So far - so good. And I'm all set up through May so far.
Feb 10, 2012, 7:41pm
About Cold Dish
- no, nothing in particular, but I just felt it was going to be darker than I wanted right now. Not at all what I'm in the mood for.
@ 51 -- Bjace, I hope you enjoy Orthodoxy
-- it's one of my favorite books!
Feb 12, 2012, 7:52am
Here’s my review
Gritty, fascinating, intriguing view of the creation of a special unit created to track down a serial killer. It took me awhile because I wanted to think about it, the details, the complexities.
Highly recommended for those interested in such things.
Since it's African-American History month, I'm going to try to read all African-American authors or themes although ER books that happen to arrive take precedence! Fortunately, the current ER book All Different Kinds of Free fit in. I've got a stupid head cold though so I'm not sure my brain is up to the challenge!!!
Feb 12, 2012, 5:14pm
I finished The Tiger's Wife
, a book that was widely read last year. Very good!
I've started the YA book Ash
which is a quite edgy version of Cinderella making the buzz around my school district's librarians.
Edited: Feb 13, 2012, 1:15pm
I just finished Ash
by Malinda Lo, an interesting twist on the Cinderella story. I will now move on to The Odditorium
, received from the ER program.
I have completely deviated from my list and am reading Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes which doesn't fit any of my categories. How will I ever get through my list that way?!
has been on and off my wishlist. I'll be interested to see what you think about it.
Feb 15, 2012, 1:41pm
OK, so I started The Odditorium
and read the first story and decided this was going to be tough going unless she lightened up and allowed myself to pick up The Serpent's Tale
to continue my reread of Arianna Franklin's medieval mystery series. Ahh, that's better.
Feb 15, 2012, 10:11pm
I've read Kafka on the Shore by Murakami, Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary already. Currently reading The Liars' Club by Karr and will be putting Don Quixote on hold for a little while while I listen to Brideshead Revisited.
Feb 16, 2012, 11:48am
I just finished Conn Iggulden's Conqueror
. A pretty interesting read. I know nearly nothing about that part of history so it was intriguing to learn a thing or two. It's an ER book so will definitely do a review, but not today as I am suffering from a pretty bad cold.
Feb 19, 2012, 7:29am
I've read Spin
by Robert Charles Wilson, a very good sci fi entry, and The Breach
by Patrick Lee a fast-paced techno-thriller. Both were very good. Will start Some Danger Involved
by Will Thomas, today.
Feb 19, 2012, 2:14pm
I finished The Serpent's Tale
and am mostly through The Wager
, one of Donna Jo Napoli's spins on old stories, this time the old story of making a deal with the devil. I also started a book that's been hanging around for a while, Catilina's Riddle
by Steven Saylor.
Feb 23, 2012, 12:01pm
I read the book It Gets Better
. If even one teen is persuaded to hang in there by all the messages of encouragement and hope, it was worth the effort to publish it.
Thats a great book, Eva! I hope you like it!
Edited: Feb 23, 2012, 2:54pm
That's somewhere on the WL although not in the TBR yet. I just finished the 2nd Fforde book Lost in a Good Book
and am starting The Lace Makers of Glenmara
although I might not finish it before we leave on vacation so it will probably count for next month.
It will probably be March when I finish this, but I just started Great Sky Woman
by Steven Barnes
. It's taking me a little time to adjust to the writing style, but I think I'm going to like it.
Feb 24, 2012, 11:14am
#112 Hi Victoria: me too, I'm hoping I can finish it by next week!
Hey Lisa! Me too. Glad we're in this together...
Thanks DeltaQueen! That makes me more eager to read it. It's long enough to be daunting at this time of year. Steven Barnes and his wife, Tannarive Due, are going to be in town for a convention later this year, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what they have to say.
Christina, I love our annual Willig-read, thanks for waiting on me! I'm starting The Garden Intrigue
Edited: Feb 25, 2012, 8:19am
I finished Nanjing Requiem
which I'm glad I read. I'm back to Don't Know Much about Mythology
and should finish it off before month's end since I have jury duty next week and I'm usually not selected for one. Not sure which book I will pick up next.
Feb 25, 2012, 3:02pm
I finished Catilina's Riddle
by Steven Saylor this morning and loved it so much I ordered and started the first book of the series, Roman Blood
, on my Kindle.
I'm reading The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater. It's shaping up to be one of those books that exactly fits my mood right now.
We are celebrating Mystery March over at the 75 Challenge Thread. Anyone who is interested in reading, discussing or getting reading ideas for mysteries is welcome to join in.
The thread is here: Mystery March
Hope to see you there!
Methinks I'm on to Gail Carriger's Timeless
I've started Lone Wolf
by Jodi Picoult
. Just picked it up from the store today along with my tickets for her signing on the 17th. So excited!
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