What are you reading in July?
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I cannot believe that it is July already! Soon "The Dark Knight Rises" will be in theatres and I will be squealing like a helium affected fangirl. This will definitely be a good month.
Books always makes things better, though, so what are we all reading? I am plowing my way through Crime and Punishment and am now 100 pages away from completion.
I finished Ender's Game which I loved!!, The Reptile Room which was really nice and light and today I finished One Day which I though was ok, not amazing but not horrible either.
I am going to start Mistborn 2: The Well of Ascension, City of Fallen Angels and The Night Circus since I've heard so many positive things about this book.
I started Thief's Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure. So far, so good.
Well, I found The Hunger But Mainly Death Games: A Parody in the Kindle store for a dollar, I'm currently reading that. It is stupidly hilarious, if that makes sense.
I am currently re-reading the Artemis Fowl series in preparation of The Last Guardian being released on the 10th. I'm currently on 4 out of 7 - The Opal Deception.
I am reading Death Comes to Pemberly which is not bad, considering I had very low expectations.
Reaper Man since I can't currently get any of the Pratchett books in order at my library. Going to search Mobius when I get back in the country next month. I hate that I'm reading them out of order, but C'est la vie.
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I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain and would recommend it to all dog lovers. Great book!
I'm going to be a graduate assistant in the fall, so I'm getting my "education fix" now. I finished A Brief Course in the History of Education and I'm currently reading Live Language Lessons. I'm hoping to glean some information from each book that I can incorporate into the classroom. To top it off, these books are about 100 years old-- published in 1914!
Reading the "Short Form Editor" submissions now. The first one is Brave New Worlds a collection of dystopian short stories. I was excited at first, because I generally enjoy a good dystopia, but it turns out reading one depressing future after another, not so good for the mental health. Thankfully the rest of the category is more SF/F magazines (Asimov's, Clarkesworld, etc.) and should have a bit more variety.
#13 - Ron, I'm so glad you liked The Night Circus! As you know, I found it enchanting!!!
I am still reading Shadow of Night, which is very fun, but not quite as good as A Discovery of Witches. I do think part of why I'm enjoying the second book in the trilogy a bit less is because it is taking me longer to read it, with more breaks between. Nevertheless, it doesn't disappoint, and I'm selfishly glad I was able to get a copy a few weeks in advance of it's release yesterday, as I am not now anxiously waiting for the library copy (or deciding if it's worth buying the hardback).
I just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I thought it was ok, a friend of mine highly recommended me to read it but somehow it wasn't my type of book. I am still reading City of Fallen Angels and The Well of Ascension and I will start Life of Pi since there is the adaptation coming up soon and I have wanted to read it.
Hey, Ron! I'm also reading City of Fallen Angels, but I just can't get into it.
I'm also reading The Eyre Affair, The Historian, The Becoming. I picked up Awakened a few weeks ago, but I think I might have skipped a book, so I stopped reading, though I've read enough to spoil if indeed I skipped a book by mistake. Dang, has this happened to anyone else???
I'm reading Among Others -- recommended by Bib, I think? Anyhow, it's really good!
I was just praising her impeccable taste in another thread!! Three cheers for Bib!!
#18: Yeah suge!...I'm forcing myself to finish it too, doesn't it feel like the same story all over again??
I haven't even gotten far enough to determine that!! Ha ha ha. I'm on page like 10. Ha ha ha. I read to escape and this book just isn't doing it for me right now.
I am reading A Jane Austen Education and really enjoying it. Lots of great insight into her novels. I think Cat recommended it?
I'm starting to feel a little panicky about finishing everything in time to vote, so I've spent much of the weekend reading. Yesterday I finished 3 graphic novels: Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom, Schlock Mercenary: Force Multiplication and Unwritten: Leviathan. Now I'm working my way through some SF/F magazines and Eclipse Four. Voting closes on the 31st.
I just finished The Kitchen House, an amazing, haunting story dually narrated by a white indentured servant and a slave. The anguish of life and depth of love captured by the author gave fresh empathy and reality to the horror of slavery.
In the last 2 weeks I've read Cinder, Golden (Once Upon a Time), Cloaked in Red, Crossed, and several books for school . Right now I'm working on The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #5: The Asylum. I'm getting ready to read the Guys Read Funny Business stories to see which ones are appropriate to read out loud to my 2nd graders.
I finished Among Others, which I really enjoyed. Now I'm rereading Lilian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who..." mysteries (at least, until I get tired of them!).
#29: I read your review earlier today, I totally agree with you! (Except that I love sci-fi!)
I'm now reading Memoir of the Sunday Brunch. It's funny, if a bit slow.
#32: Yeah, I finally pushed them up on my to read list. I hope you find more time to read The Eyre Affair! It's really good, although my personal favorite in the series is Something Rotten. :o)
Aside from the Cat Who series, I'm also listening to Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. I am really loving it so far -- it's a fairy-tale mashup that reminds me at times of Patricia C. Wrede, Diana Wynne Jones, and Robin McKinley, so I'd recommend it to fans of any of those authors.
Well I've placed my votes for the Hugos. I didn't quite get through everything, but I happy with what I did get through (Everything was electronic, so I don't know pages for sure but I'd estimate I read somewhere around 7,000-7,500 pages in the last two months.
More than that, it gave me the idea to continue my SF(/F) education by reading all the past nominated works too. I'm starting with the novels, Double Star to be exact. I also started a blog to keep track of my progress and share thoughts. I'd love to see everyone stop by!
#37--> Goodness, Bib! I think we were separated at birth. I had thinking of doing the same all year: reading and watching classic sci-fi and fantasy shows and books. I guess you are the twin that actually does things while I just think about doing them. For the project, I started watching Star Trek and last week I moved Speaker for the dead to my bedside. Good luck with you blog!!
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