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What Are You Reading: July 26, 2010: 07/26/10

What Are You Reading

It's Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

I am still reading what I highlighted last week. I also finished a couple of books and started a couple more. My priorities in reading this week are the library books due on August 3rd and a hold book that came in last week. Since there are probably people on the list after me, I have to read it with the assumption that I only have three weeks to finish it.

Finished Last Week:

  1. Al Capone Does My Shirts (library book)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (library book)
  3. Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami (library book)
  4. The Light, the Dark, and Ember Between by J. W. Nicklaus (review copy from the author)
  5. The Magic Gourd by Baba Wagué Diakité (library book)
  6. Queen Sophie Hartley by Stephanie Greene (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now edited by Peter Straub
  2. City-Makers: The Story of Southern California's First Boom by Remi A. Nadeau (personal collection)
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (library book)
  4. Indigo Blue by Cahty Cassidy
  5. Lavinia by Ursula K Le Guin
  6. Mary Modern by Camille Deangelis (personal collection)
  7. Vampire Theory by Lily Caracci (review copy)

The three books that are my main priority are American Fantastic Tales, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Vampire Theory. I won't list what I will be reading next because I don't plan that far ahead. I used to but I found that the planning for my pleasure reading was adding unnecessary stress.

If you have any questions about the books I finished or am currently reading, please leave a comment. So what are you reading this week?



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Comment #1: Sunday, July, 25, 2010 at 22:55:54

Cat

I don't know how you manage to read so many at the same time. Good luck with getting the library book finished - I have this problem all the time too.

Happy reading!



Comment #2: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:04:25

Pussreboots

I keep different books stashed around my typical hang out spots. I read while I'm waiting in line, or while my computer is working on something. Keeping track of the different plots is really no different than keeping track of a bunch of different TV series.



Comment #3: Sunday, July, 25, 2010 at 22:56:36

Bluestocking

You had an excellent reading week.

Here is mine



Comment #4: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:06:25

Pussreboots

Thanks! I'll stop by soon.



Comment #5: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 03:33:34

Heidi V.

I loved the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I went out and grabbed all the books I'm sure they are better then the movies because they always are...I hope you enjoy your reads and your week!



Comment #6: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:10:33

Pussreboots

I don't even remember the film coming out but I don't really pay attention to movies any more.



Comment #7: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 04:35:31

Teddyree

Looking forward to your thoughts on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Good luck getting through all the library books :-)



Comment #8: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:12:43

Pussreboots

The other library books are tween books so they're pretty quick reads. The two I really need to focus on are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the short story collection.



Comment #9: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 07:48:52

Kathy Martin

You are reading an interesting variety of books. I have seen Al Capone Does My Shirts but have never been tempted to take it home with me. What did you think of it? Here is my Monday Report. Happy reading!



Comment #10: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:15:47

Pussreboots

I loved Al Capone Does My Shirts. I gave it a 5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads.



Comment #11: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 09:14:05

Sheila (Bookjourney)

I like the books you read! Nice list! I have The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I am excited to read it.



Comment #12: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:18:01

Pussreboots

Thanks! Be warned that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo really doesn't start gearing up action wise until about page 70 or so.



Comment #13: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 09:46:02

Jennifer

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a brilliant read. Have a fantastic week reading and I look forward to your reviews. If you have time, my Monday is here.



Comment #14: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:20:49

Pussreboots

I'm on page 120 and I'm not yet convinced of the book's brilliance. It's good enough to keep me reading but I'm getting tired of the lengthy monologues.



Comment #15: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 10:25:40

Buffy

Lots of good stuff! I'll be interested to hear how creepy (or not) the Fantastic Tales are.



Comment #16: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:23:02

Pussreboots

The creepiness depends on the story and the author. It's a wide range of styles and subgenres.



Comment #17: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 12:04:57

gautami

Enjoy your books!



Comment #18: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:25:02

Pussreboots

Thank you. I am so far.



Comment #19: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 12:13:07

Jan@eatingyabooks

I really enjoyed the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It does start a bit slowly, but picks up and never stops. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.



Comment #20: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:26:21

Pussreboots

I'm now on page 120 and I'm hoping the plot picks up the page.



Comment #21: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 14:19:43

Zee

An excellent list of books. I like 'Lavinia' and the Larsson one. I also like the fact that your books are almost all from the library. Goes to show you can still read everything without having to shell out a penny!

Have a great week!



Comment #22: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:28:41

Pussreboots

Lavinia is very good. I hope to finish it this week. The Larsson book I'm still on the fence about. My local library has an excellent selection and they're constantly adding new books.



Comment #23: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 14:36:56

Sheila (Bookjourney)

Great looking reads! I want to read about The Dragon Tattoo as well. have a super week!



Comment #24: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:32:41

Pussreboots

Many other people do too. I know I won't be able to renew it so the clock is ticking. That's why I have to read it now.



Comment #25: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 19:55:44

Danielle

I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on my Nook but haven't read it yet! I'll be looking forward to your review!

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com



Comment #26: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:34:59

Pussreboots

I have such a backlog of reviews to write. It will be a while before I have a review for this book posted.



Comment #27: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 22:16:43

Linda

Loved 'Al Capone Does My Shirts' — I'm reading it along with a favorite 10-year old who is now writing a newspaper for a summer reading assignment which includes book review, ads from the era, wanted poster of a famous gangster, the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge, etc. to make it timely to the setting of the book. Fun read! Now onto 'Al Capone Shines My Shoes!' Thanks for sharing your blog!



Comment #28: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 20:34:59

Pussreboots

Yes yes yes for all the reasons you listed. I have Al Capone Shines My Shoes on my wishlist. My library has a copy but I need to get through what I'm reading now first.



Comment #29: Monday, July, 26, 2010 at 23:42:23

Staci

The ones you finished sound great..a lot look to be YA and Middle school titles. I love those type of books!



Comment #30: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:43:34

Pussreboots

These are the titles I borrowed from the children's library: Al Capone Does My Shirts, Bollywood Babes, The Magic Gourd, Queen Sophie Hartley and Indigo Blue.



Comment #31: Tuesday, July, 27, 2010 at 14:04:33

Kelly

Lots of great books there, enjoy your week! :)



Comment #32: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:48:40

Pussreboots

Thank you. I've finished: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, Indigo Blue by Cahty Cassidy, Lavinia by Ursula K Le Guin and Vampire Theory by Lily Caracci.



Comment #33: Wednesday, July, 28, 2010 at 14:09:53

Julie

I hope The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has picked up for you by now. I enjoyed it but it is very long and cumbersome. Lots of details to keep track of!



Comment #34: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 17:53:40

Pussreboots

It never picked up for me. I figured out the mystery about a third of the way through and skimmed the rest to confirm my hypothesis.