It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (Oct. 4th)

Read:

The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis –I finished this book Sunday afternoon… it took two weeks to get through this very odd novel. And, after all is said and done I can’t say that I enjoyed it. Will discuss further this week.

“Lord Kelvin’s Machine” by James P. Blaylock — This was originally published in 1980 at the beginning of the Steampunk movement. It has been republished in Steampunk edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer.

Reading:

Steampunk edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer — I am reading this as the first book for the Rikki the Bookkeeper’s Steampunk Challenge. I chose this title because it reprints story and excepts from  Steampunk pieces dating back to 1971, plus a couple of non-fiction selections. I thought if we are going to explore a genre, it might be night to get a little foundation.

Blogs:

I looks like other blogs are gearing up for a Steampunk month. The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf & Book Review looks like it is going to have a lot going on, including interviews and giveaways.

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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.

( On a personal note I continue to thank St. Jude, St. Rita, the Blessed Mother, and Heavenly Father for all the prayers they’ve answered and I continue to pray for their help and blessings.)

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15 Responses

  1. I have never read any steampunk novels. I shall look forward to your review. Have a lovely week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-104.html

  2. I am with Jennifer, Steam Punk free here too as well but would like to try one 🙂

    • Steampunk is enjoying such an upswing in popularity right now that their is plenty to choose from. Like every genre there are so many sub-flavors: romance, western, horror, adventure, etc. I like anthologies because you can get a lot of different samples at once.

  3. I recently read my first book with the steampunk genre – Tangled in Time. The review will be coming up soon. I am interested in more steampunk so I will be interested to hear how you like the collection. I had been eying that.
    Have a wonderful reading week.

  4. I am signed up for the Steampunk challenge too, and am interested in Steampunk title by the Vandemeers. Enjoy!

  5. Thanks for the heads up on steampunk reading month. I’m a big fan of that genre and I’ll stop by those sites. Enjoy your steampunk reads and if you want to check out my blog post about it here it is:

    http://runnersami.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/the-rise-of-steampunk/

    Have a great week!

  6. mmm… steampunk. I like mine a little more on the adventure/horror/punk side, and a little less on the romance/victorian language side.

    I recently got my hands on a hot little copy of the new The Strange Affair of Springheeled Jack, which I can’t wait to dig into!

    Just finished Joe Abercrombie’s “Before they are Hanged”, and am working on Charles Stross’s “Jennifer Morgue”. Not steampunk, but good stuff.

    • I also purchased Springheeled Jack, haven’t started it yet though… I’ve been intrigued with the Springheeled Jack legend for a while. I first discovered it in a comic book called Lore, then latter he turned up in a YA novel called Flora’s Dare. Very interesting!

  7. Looks like I’m not alone in having never read a steampunk novel! It seems like some of the books on my TBR pile are in this genre, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. Hope you have a great challenge!

  8. I just finished reading a steampunk ARC by Pauline Baird Jones, and although I had no idea what I was getting myself into, I really enjoyed the novel. I will definitely read steampunk again and I will look into The Thin Place!

    • Oh. She was an attendee at the Blog Web conference we attended. What kind of Steampunk was it? Romance? Adventure? Etc?

      P.S. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend The Thin Place.

  9. Another person here who has read any steampunk! I do want to change that, though. Have a great week!

  10. Phew! What a relief to visit you Anna Marie, and NOT see someone who’s read 10 or 12 books in the past week. I just don’t have time to read more than 2 or 3 (unless I cheat and read kid’s books and I can’t see the point).

    Anyway, thanks for the Steampunk link. I’ll carry on touring the Monday meme

  11. I don’t think I’d heard of the term steampunk before visiting your blog. I should look into it! 🙂

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