Yet another Monday! (July 11, 2011)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?

Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!


I had a pretty good weekend. As in, no major dramas, upheavals, or disappointments. I read a bit, and also discovered another TV show that I'm watching now - GREEK. It's already complete but I like watching shows that way - no need to wait for the next episode while biting my nails. I only watched the pilot episode, and it was definitely funny and wonderful.
News from over my blog
Reviews up!
Books on my nightstand
I don't have too many review commitments for the rest of the year (as of now) and I'm trying to keep it that way. It's hard of course. Well, it's a Herculean task. But I'll try to read whatever catches my fancy for the moment. In addition to reading Shantaram for the readalong, I'm also reading couple of other interesting books.

AnnabelAnnabel by Kathleen Winter: I'm only a few chapters in, but this has to be one of the most beautiful books I read this year. I still can't believe that this is a debut book. I'm reading this book along with one of my book clubs, and also for the Orange July.
The Devil All the TimeThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock: I wasn't too sure if I would be reading this one. But lately, I've been hearing a lot about this book. It's a book about a few criminals, and it's fiction, but it reads like a narrative nonfiction. So far, I'm enjoying this read a lot.











29 comments:

Helen Murdoch said...

Annabel looks interesting even though I don't really know much about it

Jennifer said...

I have The Devil all the Time on my shelf and I really really enjoyed Hello Goodbye.  Enjoy your week and your books.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-47.html

Misha said...

I'm curious about  Gingerbread Girl.
I will be looking forward to your full review for Annabel. I've been seeing The Devil All the Time on quite a few blogs - I will wait for your review before I add it to my TBR. Good to hear you're enjoying it.

Sheila (Book Journey) said...

I have Hello Good Bye coming up.  Gingerbread Girl does sound good (maybe I am hungry...)  New title to me!

Pussreboots said...

I also finished Gingerbread Girl. This week I finished only library books and review copies.  Please come see what I read.

The1stdaughter said...

I wish you the very best of luck keeping those review commitments to a minimum because I absolutely can't seem to figure that one out. Even with swearing it off last year I'm still buried most of the time. Ugh.

Loved your review of The Uncoupling. You did a much better job illustrating some of the problems I had with it as well.

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Karen Sime said...

Annabel is on my tr list. I think it was shortlisted for the orange prize but lost out to The Tiger's Wife. That's on my tr list too. I think everyone was surprised that Room didn't win. 

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

Yay for a relaxing weekend!  I'm trying to keep my review commitments to a minimum, too, but it's not easy!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm reading The Uncoupling now...I'll be curious about your review.  Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

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Giving Reading said...

Annabel sounds really good. I hope the week ahead is also good for you.

zibilee said...

I have been seeing your periodic updates on Annabel, and have to admit that I am a little more than curious about this book. I hope you love it and I am anxious to read your full review on it! Have a great reading week!

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Annabel. I hope to make time for it in August.

Athira / Aths said...

It is! I hope to finish soon as my TV distraction dies down. :)

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!

Athira / Aths said...

Gingerbread Girl was a different kind of book. There were multiple narrators trying to make sense of a girl. I can't wait to review it! 

Athira / Aths said...

Haha! You won't be hungry when you read Gingerbread Girl, Lol! It's tooo... different. Kinda weird too. 

Athira / Aths said...

I can't wait to hear what you thought of Gingerbread Girl.

Athira / Aths said...

Even as I was pondering minimal review commitments, books were coming in the door. LOL! I don't know how that will go, I love reading these new books - they are mostly titles I really want to read. But I need to balance out too sometimes. It may not go that well, but I'll try.

Athira / Aths said...

Yeah, Annabel was on the shortlist. I was so hoping it would win. I'm not so sure yet about The Tiger's Wife, but I may give it a try sometime.

Athira / Aths said...

It's not easy at all. I really want to read some of these titles, but I'm trying to read some older titles too. Hard!

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I'm eager to read your thoughts about The Uncoupling.

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!

Athira / Aths said...

I'm really enjoying Annabel, but I had to put it down for a while because of this tempting TV show. I'm hoping to finish it this week!

Athira / Aths said...

It's a great read so far! I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Lena said...

I don't know how you keep up with two blogs and read so many books. I need some of your time mgmt skills.

Care said...

I'm curious about this.   I just read an opine in some online mag (already lost the link!  I followed from a Tweet) written by Erica Jong about this topic, mentioning this book.   Fascinating.

Care said...

whoops -  I get lost here - I meant to put that comment on the Uncoupling post...  sorry!

Delia said...

Hello Athira,

I'm reading "The Woman In Black" by Susan Hill at the moment (think ghost stories, Victorian age, marshes and bleak weather and some really scary parts!), should finish it tomorrow and then I can devote my time to Shantaram! 
I saw "Annabel" in a bookstore over the weekend and I remember seeing it on your blog. Sounds really good by your description.

JoV said...

I am glad you like Annabel Aths. I read it before the Orange Prize winner announcement and absolutely love it! Hope you enjoy it.