It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (July 19th)

This has been kind of a lousy week full of Doctors appointments and other rigmarole. I did get to see a fabulous play called Zombie Town: A Documentary Play in New Orleans.

I managed to listen to a full-cast dramatization of Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. It was fun hour and a half. Hercule Poirot is hired to solve a cold case and clear a dead woman’s name.

My Reading List looks the same as it did the week before, but my TBR pile has grown a bit.

A beautiful signed ARC showed up called The Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch. It is billed as “Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Thomas Crown Affair.”

My special edition of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake showed up from Powell’s Indispensable Subscription. This I’m very excited about!

In other news, I read this interesting article from the Guardian on Slow Reading. I remember reading Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” article a while back. And I have to wonder if our skim and scan culture has been strictly formed by bite size tweets and status updates. I can remember my journalism classes telling us about a reverse pyramid structure where all the important facts should be at the beginning.  Perhaps we’ve trained ourselves to this behavior far earlier then social media. There was another post days earlier saying those of us who read off a screen of some type actually read slower than from a printed page. The ideas seem contradictory. Maybe further investigation is needed. What do y’all think?

Hope everyone had a great reading week!

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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.

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10 Responses

  1. Another book I really wanted and just missed…The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I clicked on Powells just a couple minutes too late to get the Indispensable Subscription, but I’m still hoping to read it soon! Enjoy!

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

  2. Wow The Thieves of Darkness sound awesome. Can’ wait to see how you like it. Have a great week!

  3. Sorry that you had to spend last week tied up in dr’s appointments. I know how that goes. I haven’t heard of The Thieves of Darkness but it definitely sounds good.

  4. I haven’t heard of the books you are reading, but I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

  5. If people are skimming and scanning, why are books getting longer?

    This is my first week participating. I highlighted four of the books I’m currently reading. Pussreboots.

  6. I am having a Lemon Cake giveaway on my blog right now, it was not the type of book I generally read and I truly liked it!!

    Dollycas
    Here’s my week:
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

  7. Enjoy your reads this week 😀

  8. Not one for fiction but from time to time I’ve enjoyed some. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is attractive. Love this meme.

  9. I’m going to check out those articles, they sound really interesting. Hope you have a great reading week!

  10. Hope you have a much better reading week! It sucks when you get too bogged down with other stuff to read.

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