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Yet another Monday! (Sep 26, 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!

The past week hasn't been great reading-wise. Blame it on the Fall shows, especially Vampire Diaries and Glee. Plus, I'm planning to add Person of Interest (Ben Linus, how I've missed you!) and Whitney.

Books finished since the last update
-  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Banned Books Week read - I'll talk about it this week)

News from over my blog

Reviews up!
-  The Giver by Lois Lowry (WOW!)

Other posts
-  Why it's okay to have robots recommend books

Books on my nightstand
Two of the books on my nightstand are the same from last week - both are fabulous, and I'm hoping to finish them by middle of this week.

Kafka on the ShoreKafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami: This is my first read (Ti's recommendation) for my Blogger Recommends feature. I'm only just halfway through this massive book, which is why it's taking me so long to read it but I just love it so much and can't wait to talk about it!.
Brave New WorldBrave New World by Aldous Huxley: This is the other book I chose to read for this year's Banned Books Week. I found the first couple of pages of this book very hard to read, but after that, it has been an almost-smooth reading. It's pretty disturbing both in theme and in the writing - I could easily call it a Halloween read as well, even though it isn't really horror (or is it).




Comments

Rachel said…
I want to read both Kafka on the Shore and Brave New World. Interesting you think the second could be a Halloween read. Looks like I'll have to be in the right mood to read it. Have a great week.
Erin said…
It has been years since I read Brave New World but I remember liking it. I should definitely pick it up again. [: Hope you are enjoying both of your books this week! Happy Reading.

Erin @ Let's Evaluate
here is my it's monday
Sheila (Book Journey) said…
I loved The Absolute True Diary when I read and reviewed it last year for banned book week.  Enjoy the week!
Pussreboots said…
I'm reviewing books about librarianship in honor of banned book week since I read and review banned books throughout the year. I had a great week of reading. I'm reading longer books now with my kids. Please come see what we're reading. 
Giving Reading said…
I hope you have a good week ahead with all your reads.
Jill(Book, Books Everywhere) said…
I forgot to watch Vampire Diairies this week.  i watched the first episode and then forgot this week, Ihope they run a rerun of it.  Perhpsa it is also online, I'll have to check.  The new fall shows really put me behind too!
Athira / Aths said…
Brave New World is dystopian, but unlike dystopian books that make you more excited and less thoughtful, Brave New World is downright disturbing. It would be scary to have that world come to pass.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! Both my reads are going great and I can't wait to talk about them! You have a good week!
Athira / Aths said…
Your review is the first I came across on this book! And that's the reason it was even in my wishlist! Have a great week, Sheila!
Athira / Aths said…
That sounds exciting! I can't wait to see your posts!
Athira / Aths said…
I think it is on the CW website. You should check it out! The video comes up only a few days after the episode airs.
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
I know what you mean about reading.  College football gets me every year!  I hope you have a great week in books!
Lees Wammes said…
I've heard good things about Part-time Indian, so I'm looking forward to your review. Have a great week with Murakami!
Care said…
You read such great books!   I loved Part-Time Indian and enjoyed The Giver and hope to read Kafka someday soon.   
Helen Murdoch said…
I can't wait to see what you thought about Sherman Alexie's book, I thought it was fantastic
Ah, Brave New World!  I read that one many years ago...it seems like another lifetime!  I really need to read it again, to see how it feels these days.

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zibilee said…
I have been itching to read that Alexie book for the longest time, and have heard such good things about it. I can't wait to read your thoughts on it, and also on the Murakami when you are finished with it. I hope you have a great week of reading ahead!
Juju @ Tales of Whimsy.com said…
I've been itching to try Brave New World
LORI CASWELL said…
Looks like wonderful reading happening here!!

Dollycas
http://dollycas.blogspot.com/
softdrink said…
I haven't made it past the first few pages of BNW yet, but like you, I'm finding it hard to read. Good to know things pick up!
I want to read the Giver. I hope I win during this giveaway, but if not, I'm willing to buy it because the reviews have been great. I just can't believe I have put it off for so long.

Thanks for sharing.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope so too! It takes a lot of discipline, lol!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I'm hoping to post my Part Time Indian review tomorrow or the day after.
Athira / Aths said…
Yay, glad to see that you loved those books! Kafka is really wonderful and I hope you get to it soon!
Athira / Aths said…
It was definitely wonderful! I really enjoyed it! I'm still working on my review so it should be up tomorrow or on Wed.
Athira / Aths said…
Both are fabulous books, so you should definitely read them soon! I'm working on my Alexie review so it should be up soon.
Athira / Aths said…
You should read it soon! It is pretty disturbing, but it has its merits.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! I hope you have a good reading week!
Athira / Aths said…
The book does pick up, thought once in a while, it again hits that big road block. Why does it have to be in such a convoluted language sometimes!
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you get to read The Giver! It's a fabulous book!
Athira / Aths said…
It would be wonderful to hear your thoughts. Right now, I'm having conflicting thoughts, so I would love to talk about it with someone.