Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Yes, it's Monday. And heading very rapidly for the middle of December. Can you believe that? I certainly cannot.

So. What am I reading this week? And the answer is... I'm really not reading anything much. I'm addressing Christmas cards, finishing up the shopping, and getting ready for a mid-week gathering of old friends. I might be able to fit in a little reading during all that, but it's not extremely likely. If I do find the time, I'll be trying to finish one of several books I started last month — probably either...

As Good As Gone, by Larry Watson

or, possibly...

Faithful, by Alice Hoffman

The Larry Watson book was an Early Reviewer book from Library Thing and I'm very, very late in getting to it — so that one should really be my first priority, I suppose. But the Alice Hoffman novel really grabbed me and I'd love to finish it this year even though that seems like wishful thinking at this point.

Although I haven't been doing much actual reading lately, I have been looking at all the new reading challenges cropping up, and thinking about the ones I might like to take on. I've only signed up for one, so far (the European Challenge, hosted by Rose City Reader), but I have several more in mind. I was sort of overwhelmed by all my challenges this year, so I'm trying very hard to be more selective in 2017. (We'll see how long that lasts!)

So, what about you? Will you be doing more reading in 2016? Or just trying to struggle through the holiday hubbub?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. This time of the year it is often difficult to eek out reading time. I did enjoy Faithful by AH when I read it.

  2. Faithful looks interesting. I hope you enjoy your books!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  3. I also have Faithful on my TBR pile, I hope you manage to finish it!

    Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. I've had my eye on Faithful. Have a great week.

  5. I read both Faithful and As Good as Gone. I liked Faithful, but it was different than a lot of Alice Hoffman books. As Good as Gone was my first Larry Watson book and I really liked it.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Right now I am reading "The Christmas Bells" by Jennifer Chiaverini but the only reading I am getting done is in the pick up line waiting for Bean to get out of school. I have sort of gone back to reading physical books rather than e-books and I have to say that reading the e-books go faster than physical books and I have no idea why. I might have to reconsider but the prices at Half Price books are much better than the e-books. I probably won't take on any challenges next year -- not even the Goodreads one. I find I enjoy the reading much more when not "challenged".

  7. I loved Faithful...and I am also drawn to the cover of As Good As Gone.

    Enjoy whatever you choose...and have fun with all the Christmas activities, too. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. The books sound interesting! Here is my IMWAYR:

  9. It's so hard to fit in reading time during the holidays!

  10. I don't do challenges except the GoodReads challenge. I feel stressed enough keeping up with the review books I've accepted. I hope you enjoy the challenges you decide to join. Come see my week here. Happy reading!


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