Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I spent most of last week slogging through the last half of Anne Fortier's Juliet. Finished it over the weekend. Seems like I've been reading that book forever. Haven't done a review yet – I'm still gathering my thoughts.

I've got a few more reading challenges to finish up before the end of the year, so I'm hoping to get a lot of reading done in the next couple of weeks. Also want to get several reviews posted – I'd like to say at least a few words about the books I read this year, but never got around to reviewing. I'll get to those just as soon as I get all these Christmas cards addressed and outta here!

So here's how things look at the moment:
  • Finished last week:

    Juliet, by Anne Fortier. (Sorry to say I found this largely disappointing, especially after all the early hype. More on that later.)

  • Reading this week:

    The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown. (This is an Early Reviewer book from Library Thing, so I want to get it finished up asap. I have high hopes, although the first fifty pages aren't setting me a-tingle.)

  • Up next:

    I've started reading two books on my iPad: John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, and Murray Leinster's Operation Terror. Both were free downloads from Amazon, and both should be pretty fast reads so I'll probably finish them up before moving on to something else. Probably should get back to those ARCs that are sitting there on my shelf, radiating guilt vibes.

    First edition, 1962. Berkley Original; cover by Richard Powers.
    Cover image from

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  1. Sorry to hear the Weird Sisters isn't doing it for you. I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts on Juliet. I felt like I was slogging through quicksand to finish that one.

  2. I haven't read the Juliet book, but now I can pass that one by!

    The Weird Sisters is one I had my eye on, but I'm going to wait and see what your thoughts are...

    Here's my Monday:

  3. I still like to hold the book in my hands, so no downloading for me.

    Have a great day, Joy.

  4. Glad to see you were finally able to conquer Juliet--but sorry it was a disappointment. Guess I won't be quite so eager to put it on my TBR pile (it was hovering).

    Here's my Monday:

  5. It's too bad when a book does not live up to expections. I hope The Weird Sisters picks up.

  6. Darn, I'm sorry to see Juliet didn't live up to its hype.

  7. I've read the 39 Steps but not Operation Terror. I think I will add that one to my list.

    I was sick over the weekend but I got some reading done.

  8. I hope you enjoy Operation Terror it looks very interesting!

  9. I hope the Weird Sisters gets better...I have a tour date with this one!!! Have a great week of reading!

  10. Good looking books! I am so behind on updating my challenges that I do not know if I made them or not. For 2011 I plan to do much better ;)

  11. The cover of Juliet looks inviting, although I don't think I've read much in reviews on it. The Weird Sisters seems as though it might be fun, once it picks up! Enjoy your books! (I, too, have quite a few books that I've read and haven't reviewed - some are older, more classic, books and some have just been plain reviewed to death, so I don't think my opinion would add much!) :)


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