What I’m Reading This Week

A weekly what are you reading recap is going around the web and I thought this would be a good chance to remind myself of what books I’m reading and maybe prioritize?

Seven-Tenths: Love, Piracy, and Science at Sea by David Fisichella
— the back cover copy sold me on this the moment I read it. If it lives up to the hype this will be a great memoir. Published by Leapfrog Press, whose website I also just discovered. I’m only a few pages in, but it’s allure is pulling me away from the other titles on my list.

A Little Harmless Sex by Alison Eastwood Melissa Schroeder (no idea where I picked up the wrong name)– I’ve downloaded this title from Fictionwise.com and have loaded it onto my nook. It is incredibly short and not bad, but I can’t seem to finish it. I believe this is mostly do to with the fact that I feel as though I know where it is going and have therefore completed it in my head. (Does that make sense?)

Changeless by Gail Carriger — this is the book I’m dying to get back to if I can stop getting distracted. Carriger is a very funny author and I thoroughly enjoyed the first title in this series. Changeless is shaping up to be a winner as well.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson — I’m listening to this one on audio. This book has the best cover art I’ve seen! I absolutely love the use of the hatstand. Brilliant. I’m only in chapter three and I’m not sure if my problem with the book is the way it is written or the way it is being read, the prose seem a tad purple at the moment.

Alison’s Wonderland by Alison Tyler (advance) — I just discovered NetGalley.com, now have an e-reader before there was no interest. Now, I’m reading my first ever e-ARC and I must say I’m barely out of the introduction and enjoying it immensely.

Reading everyone’s Monday Reading posts have added a few books to my wish list. Tell Me a Story is currently reading a biography that looks great called Ngaio Marsh:Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton.

Alita.Reads makes me wonder if I should pick-up Anna Karenina by Tolstoy before Android Karenina arrives in stores. I just don’t know if I have the stamina to add imposing Russian novel to the list of what I’m already reading.

edited to fix author’s name.

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5 Responses

  1. Gail Carriger’s series looks great! 🙂

  2. I have Souless by Gail Carriger, but I haven’t read it yet. Glad to hear both it and the 2nd book are winners. I’ll definietly have to read it soon…If I can find it (it’s packed away somewhere in my 20-30 boxes of books).

  3. I’m curious about Alison’s Wonderland…sounds intriguing.

    Here’s my reading week:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_09.html

  4. I didn’t even know there was an AK mash-up coming out! I haven’t read any of the others, but this one’s steampunk-ness interests me much more than zombie or sea monsters.

    I would definitely recommend reading the original. Yes, the size of it is slightly daunting, but the story itself is much more accessible than I thought it would be.

    Enjoy your books this week 🙂

  5. I think that Alison’s Wonderland sounds interesting. I’ll be watching for your review in the future. Happy Reading.

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