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What Are You Reading: August 27, 2012: 08/26/12
I wish I could say this week's reading was as excellent as the last, but sadly, I read a bunch of books that just didn't do "it" for me. Picking a favorite is easy — Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. I don't think he has any more Ottoline books planned in the immediate future so I'm a little sad to have reached the end of the series.
My goal this week is to finish my re-read of The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. I originally read it as an egalley but the ebook format just didn't work well. I found it very frustrating to read, even though I normally enjoy his books. So far, I'm finding it a much better book in hardback.
I also plan to read The House Next Door by Richie Tankersley Cusick. Then I want to make more progress in Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi and possibly finish The Wedding Officer by Anthony Cappella.
What about you?
Comment #1: Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 22:54:19
Comment #2: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:17:25
I've heard of the Wave and based on your recommendation, I'm adding it to my wishlist.
Comment #3: Monday, Augus, 27, 2012 at 01:39:52
Great reads this week - Rick Riordan is on my list to read soon. :)
Thank you for stopping by.
Comment #4: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:19:13
Which one of his books?
Comment #5: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 01:50:00
Sorry to hear your reading wasn't as good this past week. Though I have to say, Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi certainly sounds interesting.
Comment #6: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:22:15
Scalzi's book is good. Do you read his blog?
Comment #7: Monday, August, 27, 2012 at 02:01:34
My reading was also out of sync last week due to work. Hopefully this week will be much better.
Comment #8: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:24:20
Wishing us both a better week of reading!
Comment #9: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 08:12:50
I'm curious about Neighborhood Watch. Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.
Comment #10: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:27:12
Neighborhood Watch is a mystery. I found it a bit dry and I managed to figure out the criminal's identity very early in the book.
Comment #11: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:58:48
Hope your reading speeds up again. I had two books this week that seem to take ages to read. But still I managed 4 books which is average for me.
Comment #12: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:30:05
My reading stayed at it's usual pace but most of the books didn't hold my attention. I think this week will be better.
Comment #13: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:12:43
You have had a busy reading week! Good list of books. I will have to look them up. Thanks for visiting my blog as well. Happy Reading!
Comment #14: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:47:11
You're welcome. Happy reading.
Comment #15: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:13:42
I sure hope this week is a better reading week for you. It's a bummer when it's not!
Following you on Twitter :)
Comment #16: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 09:51:11
Thanks! I think this week will be better.
Comment #17: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 13:53:21
Great reading week as always. I enjoyed The Wedding Officer.
Comment #18: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 19:32:35
I hope to finish The Wedding Officer by mid September. I want to take it back to the next BookCrossing meeting.
Comment #19: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 20:45:47
I hate when I read a lot but nothing really good!
Comment #20: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 19:32:35
I've only just started Tuesdays at the Castle but the first three chapters are excellent.
Comment #21: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:06:01
It is so interesting how different books work in certain formats. I've found a few books that I couldn't stand in audio format but liked reading on the page.
Comment #22: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:40:10
I have that problem with the Fablehaven books. My kids love the audio version but I much prefer the print versions.
Comment #23: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:28:59
Paranormal is not my thing unless it's time travel. I hope the upcoming week is better reading for you.
Comment #24: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:43:12
With the exception of Evernight, none of these books were especially paranormal. I'm not much of a paranormal reader either.
Comment #25: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:54:18
I haven't heard about any of these books. I hope you enjoy your reading this week.
Comment #26: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:44:15
I'm often the same way when I visit other sites in the hop. But that's part of the fun!
Comment #27: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:58:12
Sorry to hear that so many books didn't work for you this week! I need to hurry up and read The Technologists already since I work at MIT :-)
Comment #28: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:47:15
If you do read The Technologists, I'll be eager to read your review. I don't know MIT personally but I do know similar universities. MIT as described in the book didn't strike me right.
Comment #29: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 22:50:56
I keep reading Chris Riddell and getting irrationally excited because Christy Riddell is a recurring character in Charles de Lint's Newford books, which I love. He happens to be an author too. Weird, huh? Enjoy your week!
Comment #30: Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 20:40:25
Chris Riddell is primarily an illustrator of tween fantasy novels but the Ottoline books are his stand alone series. I haven't read either of his collaborations yet but plan to start them soon.
Comment #31: Tuesday, August, 28, 2012 at 21:47:30
I wonder sometimes if the format of might affect my reading experience though I rarely care if it is an ebook or print
Have a great reading week!
Comment #32: Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 20:43:14
It's with the hastily created egalleys that I have the most trouble.