Yet another Monday! (Nov 14, 2011)

Sunday, November 13, 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 one of those good reading weeks, when I seemed to be with a book always and even managed to finish a couple.

Books finished since the last update
-  Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn (I loved this book!)
-  The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (And this one too!)

News from over my blog

Reviews up!
-   The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
-   Green River Killer by Jonathan Case and Jeff Jensen

Other posts
-  'Tis the season of challenges
-  And I started a tumblr

Books on my nightstand
I didn't get to any of the books I meant to read last week, so I have one of them still on my stand.

NeuromancerNeuromancer by William Gibson: From the father of cyberpunk himself, I'm so far intrigued by the world he created and the techie undercurrents through the book.
Cross CurrentsCross Currents by John Shors: I read a few pages from this book, and it certainly is beautiful and engaging. I didn't make much progress yet, but considering that the book starts on Dec 18, six days before the tsunami, I can't wait to see what happens.





44 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

It's been a long time since I read Neuromancer but I remember loving it.

Bibliophilebythesea said...

I just saw The Good Neighbor at the library and was wondering about it --glad u loved ii! Now I'll have to go back and check it out. Have a good week Aths.

Tea Time with Marce said...

I added Wasp Factory to my Wishlist, look forward to your review of the Buddha Attic.  You had a good week with great books.

Chris said...

I have to read Neuromancer, too. Got to get those classics in.

Brunette Librarian said...

Great week! Always fun to get things done and make room for more books! :) 

http://brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com/

Crystal @ I Totally Paused! said...

I like the sound of Cross Currents, hope it continues to be as good as it started out!

Shelleyrae @ Bookd Out said...

Both Good Neighbors and Buddha in the Attic sound great, added them both to my TBR :)

Shelleyrae@ Book'd Out

Sheila (Book Journey) said...

I want to get my hands on the Buddha in the Attic.  Oh... did that sound odd?  :)

Athira / Aths said...

I'm glad to hear that you loved it!

Athira / Aths said...

It was terrific! You should read it! I hope you love it too!

Athira / Aths said...

I did! I think both the books I read this week will go on to my Best-Of lists!

Athira / Aths said...

It's fabulous so far! Hope you get to read it!

Athira / Aths said...

It certainly is! Thanks for visiting! :)

Athira / Aths said...

I hope so too! It's intriguing so far!

Athira / Aths said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy them!

Athira / Aths said...

Hahaha! I can overlook the obvious meaning in this case. :)

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

Yay for a good reading week!  Mine wasn't so hot last week.

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope I get to keep at it!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Good Neighbors is on my wish list.  It looks awesome.  Enjoy your reads.

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Melissa Caldwell said...

Oh Neuromancer looks good! Might be something I want to check out! :) Happy Reading!

zibilee said...

I just finished The Buddha in the Attic last night, and am looking forward to starting the Rachel Dupree book today, as well as taking a chunk out of Unbroken on audio for my book club Thursday. I once tried to read Neuromancer, but had some trouble getting into it. Perhaps I should try again...

LORI CASWELL said...

Cross Currents sound like one I need to check out!!

Happy Reading!!

Vasilly said...

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on Buddha in the Attic. Have a great week.

Helen Murdoch said...

Both of the books you're reading this week sound interesting, especially Cross Curernts

Jennifer G. said...

I love the cover of Cross Currents!  After this gray day, I'm ready to go there!  Enjoy your week!

Care said...

I have Neuromancer on my shelf!   Wanna read it together?

Athira / Aths said...

@ebf005ae32dcd5458788f00abaa3ca7a Yes! I would love to! Do you want to start right away or wait a while? I'm open to both.

Pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. I had another quiet week of reading. School and nanowrimo are eating up a lot of my spare reading time. Please come see what I'm reading.

Leeswammes said...

Neuromancer is a book that's on my wishlist. I'll be looking out for your review. Happy reading!

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope you have a good week too!

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! It is good so far!

Athira / Aths said...

I hope you enjoyed Buddha! I thought it was really beautiful! Neuromancer is tough getting into, but I'm managing to persevere.

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope you have a good reading week too!

Athira / Aths said...

I loved that book! I can't wait to review it!

Athira / Aths said...

Both books are pretty good. I just need the time to read them. :-/

Athira / Aths said...

I agree! It isn't that bad here, but the setting in that cover is simply fabulous.

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! I hope you have a good reading week too!

Athira / Aths said...

Thanks! It is pretty fabulous so far!

Mystica said...

I've heard of the Otsuko book but would await a couple of reviews to see what its about. Sounds intriguing.

Lenasledge said...

How are you liking Tumblr? I started one, but I have to admit I have neglected it for some time. I was just thinking I need to update it. But having one blog on blogger is enough, so I don't know where I'll find the time, but it's on my to do list of things to tackle this weekend.

Care said...

First week of December?  I want to get through The Stone Diaries which I just started before I read your msg and then I will be ready.    YOu'll probably be able to squeeze in a few between?!

Athira / Aths said...

I actually like the concept of posting random thoughts on a non-twitter website. Also, having a focus helped, or else I might have abandoned it long ago. Still, I agree, maintenance is a lot of work.

Athira / Aths said...

Ha ha! Sounds good! I will definitely try to squeeze in a few in between, and be ready for December!

Athira / Aths said...

It was fascinating! I loved the book!