Monday, May 25, 2009

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog, "to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week."

OK, it's just recently (like last night) occurred to me that May is nearly outta here, and with the arrival of June comes the end of the Book Awards II Reading Challenge. Which means I've really got to get serious if I'm going to complete the challenge on time. I've read seven of the ten books required, although I haven't gotten all the reviews written yet (one more thing for the to-do list). Still have three books to go, so this week I'll be reading these books for BAII:

And if that's not enough to keep me busy (!!!???), I really need to get back to Ninni Holmqvist's The Unit which I started but put aside a couple of weeks ago. I received it through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program, so I really do feel obligated to read and review it. And it's not that I don't want to – it's just that for some reason, May has been a very slow reading month for me. Must be spring fever. And all those NBA playoff games could have something to do with it, too, I suppose.

But at least I finished one book last week: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. I read it for the Southern Reading Challenge, and absolutely loved it. I'll try to get a review up today or tomorrow, but for the moment I'll just say if you haven't already discovered this wonderful little novel, you should do it now.


  1. Oh gosh, I know what you mean. And what's so bad is the whole year is passing by so quickly! UGH! 2010 will be here before you know it.

  2. I loved Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH when I was little. I should read that one again as an adult. Good luck with all your reading! :-)

  3. I liked Ellen Foster as well.

    I think Hallmark did To Dance with the White Dog many years ago. Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronin starred.

  4. I only read 1 last week too, good luck completing the challenge, you are very close :-)
    Here's my post

  5. I finally finished two books I'd had on the go for ages.
    Happy reading :)

  6. I finished The Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher last night. Spooky. Good book, but not my favorite genre. I want to start on something light and fluffy today.

  7. I'll blame my slow reading in May on spring fever and the NBA playoffs as well :)

  8. I read Ellen Foster a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Glad you liked it as well.


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