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What Are You Reading: October 10, 2011: 10/10/11
I guess it was a pretty normal week of reading for me. The longest book I finished was Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It was a 12 disc audio book and took me three weeks of commuting to and from my internship to complete.
The next longest book I read was a review copy of Spectra by Joanne Elder. It's basically a mystery / thriller with a science fiction setting.
Of course I had some manga in the mix: two volumes of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. I should read xxxHolic Volume 17 soon. All three of these books are by the mangaka group CLAMP.
The picture books are either ones I read while waiting for the computer to process my spine labels or were ones my children read to me.
Coming up: lots and lots of library books I have been ignoring. Specifically: The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat, Worldshaker by Richard Harland and Outside In by Maria V. Snyder.
Finished Last Week:
Comment #1: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 08:12:50
Great line-up of books ~ enjoy and have a great week :)
Comment #2: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:00:21
Thank you. So far I'm enjoying all the books I have going. The only one I'm struggling with is Pride & Prejudice because the voice actor is annoying me. She does't some really shrill voices for some of the characters. They are painful to listen to.
Comment #3: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 09:41:16
Mansfield Park is one Jane Austen I haven't read. It does sound good.
Enjoy your reads, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #4: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:05:49
Except for its obsession with different modes of transportation (hackneys vs carriages vs barouches) it reads like a very modern novel. It's the only Austen novel I've completed but I'm currently listening to Pride and Prejudice.
Comment #5: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 10:15:38
Comment #6: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:09:01
I was never assigned Austen in school. I've tried reading the books but I've found I don't have the patience for them. Listening to them on audio, though, is a lot more pleasant for me.
Comment #7: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 10:46:59
It's been years since I read Mansfield Park, but I think I should pick it up again, maybe next month. You are right about the interesting selection, I seem to be jumping from one genre to another, but it's great fun.
Comment #8: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:12:04
I jump from genre to genre too. Mansfield Park was my first completed Austen novel.
Comment #9: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 10:54:33
I love the Pinkalicious series - so much fun!
Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.
Comment #10: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:14:05
I do too. My daughter has already read The Pink Pumpkin a half dozen times at least.
Comment #11: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 11:32:33
I thought The Replacement was good and creepy an appropriate October read.
Comment #12: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:21:13
I suppose it is an appropriate read for October. I hadn't thought of it in those terms.
Comment #13: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 11:33:08
Wow! You do alot of reading. I also just started to read multiple books at the same time. Not on your level, I try to stay under five. If I see myself reading more than five books at one time. I stop and read one at a time until I am back under five. Do you have any hints on reading multiple books at one time?? Have a great week of reading!!
Comment #14: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:22:13
Practice makes reading multiple books easier. Also keeping books in different rooms helps to associate the plot with the location.
Comment #15: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 12:17:41
Ohh, great books!
I haven't read Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE yet. I'm always glad to learn about new manga.
Comment #16: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:24:21
If you read Tsubasa you should also read xxxHolic as the two plots are intertwined.
Comment #17: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 15:30:42
Wowzer that is a lot of books! Happy reading this week and thanks for stopping by CBS
Comment #18: Monday, October 10, 2011 at 14:25:53
That I'm currently reading or that I finished? The finished books were for the most part, short. The currently reading ones, are more than I usually have going but some of them have due dates coming up soon.
Comment #19: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 18:26:43
Looks like a good week! I liked Mansfield Park. There were certain ways I connected to it better than Pride and Prejudice.
Comment #20: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 22:56:25
I'm only 30% through Pride and Prejudice so I'm not sure how I'll like it in the end. Mansfield Park had me entertained through from the very first disc.
Comment #21: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 21:27:23
Mansfield Park is probably my least favorite of Austen's work (so far). Fanny is just such a limp dishrag of a character. I'd choose Mary Crawford over her any day. Enjoy your week!
Comment #22: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 22:57:12
Fanny was the second choice after Mary Crawford. She did strike me a bit as a Mary Sue character but I liked all the other characters enough to ignore her weaknesses.
Comment #23: Monday, October, 10, 2011 at 23:53:23
OK, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNICLE is one of the best mangas I've ever read. Loved the entire series. Especially the ending, which I admit confused me a lot at first...
Thank you for stopping by my Monday post!
Comment #24: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 22:59:35
Did you read it in conjunction with xxxHolic?
Comment #25: Tuesday, October, 11, 2011 at 11:38:09
I need to look for Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin. Sounds perfect for October!
Comment #26: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 22:59:35
It is perfect for October. My daughter's read it a bunch of times already.
Comment #27: Tuesday, October, 11, 2011 at 22:30:52
I tried to start reading Persuasion the other day, but my baby brain isn't letting me read classics for some reason, very annoying. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week, look slike you've got lots of books lined up
Comment #28: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 23:02:23
I've never successfully read a printed version of any Austen book. I seem to be wired only for audios of her books.
Comment #29: Wednesday, October, 12, 2011 at 01:27:57
As always you have quite a list! I had to go look at I Am Not Sleepy in honor of my grandkids. :-)
Comment #30: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 23:03:12
I am Not Sleepy... is an adorable book. Mansfield Park took me about two and a half weeks. It would have gone quicker but I only listen to it on my days I drive to the university. Spectra was great for the first 2/3s and then it dragged a bit at the end.