It’s Monday, what are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books. It is a chance for us to share with other book bloggers what we have just finished reading, what we are currently reading and what we are reading next.
The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kladstrup – rating this one a 4.5/5. Really great time traveling adventure where Lucy’s great uncle that was thought to have gone missing as a young boy in 1914 is finally discovered in present time. Read my teaser for this one!
Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer, Art and Adaption by Young Kim – rated 5/5…If you’re a Twihard, you probably have already heard about this one. It follows the book very closely but the manga is phenomenal!
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle – need to review this one as well as A Wrinkle in Time…just can’t seem to bring myself to do it. I listened to the audio book which is narrated by the author. I’m not sure when she did this, but she seems to have terrible speech issues that are at times hard to get past. If she wasn’t such a well known, respected and loved author, I seriously doubt they would have let her narrate anything. Pretty bad and this series is just not my cup of tea and leaves me feeling disappointed that I didn’t get it.
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn – Just started this one last night. I love epistolary novels and this one seems to be a great addition to the genre.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin and narrated by Richard Thomas, abridged, 9.5 hrs – Currently on disc 6 of 8…how Lincoln managed to get into the Presidential office and he has just signed into action the Emancipation Proclamation.
Need to read a King Arthur book by end of March…maybe Sword in Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff (my copy of this one has a seriously creepy looking guy on it…not sexy…at all…) or Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country by Rosaline Miles…
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (so behind on the Lord of the Rings Read-a-long)
Eragon by Christopher Paolini – Read this one back in March of 2005 (WOW!! 5 YEARS AGO…GEEZ!!) and I read Eldest back in January of 2006. I loved both of these and I’ve had the third book in the series, Brisingr, since it came out (I’m afraid to look…) so I thought the audiobook of Eragon would be a great way to get me to finally read the third book.
Movies watched this week:
Inkheart – meh, I’ve only read about half of this book and as much as I want to like it, I just couldn’t get into it. Hoping to finish it. I know the movie is NOT like the book and although I LOVE Helen Mirren, this movie was blah…
October Road: Season 2 – Love this series and so sad it only lasted 2 seasons…watched it on TV and received the DVD for my birthday last year. I’ve finally put it in the DVD player while walking on the treadmill…40 min episode = 2 mile walk…not too shabby. This DVD set also has the series finale (~10 min) that was never aired on TV to wrap up most of the characters’ stories.
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. This meme is hosted by The Printed Page.
In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and was inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie.
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn – See Above.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble (Nina Quinn, Bk 1) by Heather Webber – LOVED LOVED LOVED Heather’s Truly, Madly so I’m definitely looking forward to this one.
The Yellowstone Forever! by David Michael Delo
The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (#2 is still in the mail somewhere…)
In my Outbox…I’ve been a VERY GOOD swapper!!
Have Swapped several audio books on CD on pbs.com lately, including:
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire, Just Like Heaven by Marc Levy,New Day, New You: 366 Devotions for Enjoying Everyday Life by Joyce Meyer – could not listen to this one for very long so I gave it up…, Baseball Great by Tim Green, Essential Dickens: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – received 2 of these in an ebay lot so I kept one and swapped the other,Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – didn’t like the narrator, The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
Books swapped: Love Story by Erich Segal, Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry – had 2 of these for some reason…