What I’m Reading This Week (June 7th)

What did I read this week? A little of this and a little of that, to be honest. I didn’t finish anything. I did teach my very first (and successful) class on Telling Family Stories at the Abita Springs Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library.  I’ve three classes this week, too!


Everything I was reading last week, unfortunately.

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen
The Prince of Frogs by Annaliese Evans
Alison’s Wonderland edited by Alison Tyler
Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Harold Koda, Andrew Bolton, and Mimi Hellman

From the Internet:

I ran across this article, “What Comes Next After Steampunk and Zombies?”, on I09 via a tweet by author O.M. Grey. This is a really good article on a topic we often bandy-about at work.


turns-of-phrase from the various things I’ve started or have run across.

“…which gave me a fresh perspective on what happens when people read my stories – the alchemical process whereby words on a page become living flesh and blood in readers’ minds.” — Harper Fox talking about the cover art for her upcoming novel via Carina Press.

“I generally like my crime violent, my heiresses leggy, and my detectives drunk…” — John Green recommending Lulu Dark.

“Why fables and rhymes and stories of years gone by? Because the familiar cadence of these magical tales cling to us like the fabric of dreams.” — Alison Tyler

“Centuries never start or end on time, and any serious reader of English literature can tell another that the eighteenth ended in 1798, when Wordsworth and Coleridge detonated the Lyrical Ballads, thereby blowing up the orderly colonnade of Augustan oaks and clearing the field for the Romantic era’s giddy booms.” — Thomas Mallon, Stolen Words


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is organized by Sheila over at Book Journey. Be sure to stop by her site and read the great blogs of the other participates.


11 Responses

  1. That’s an interesting article! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week reading.

    Here is my Monday!

  2. Good post and I have those weeks where the books I am reading are still being read the next week too 🙂

  3. You have a rather intriguing reading list. I look forward to your reviews. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday can be found here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-7-june.html

  4. Thanks for the link to the article – nice to get some perspective of upcomnig trends..

    I am looking forward ot afew books from Carinna Press..


  5. The class you taught sounds wonderful. I’m glad to hear it was a success. Have a great week!

  6. Your books all look fascinating…I think I mentioned that I am captivated by the idea of Alison in Wonderland.

    Here’s my Monday:


  7. Congrats on your class! And good luck with the future ones, it sounds like so much fun!

    Have a fantastic reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading’s at There’s A Book

  8. Interesting post! I like the quote by Thomas Mallon – so true, especially of literary eras and movements. Sounds like you had a great reading week!

  9. Some weeks are just like that. I tend to think of it as sampling books to be devoured later when the mood is right. My Monday post is here. Happy reading!

  10. I’ve come across The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers a couple of times in the past couple of weeks, is it a good read? 🙂

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