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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

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" data-orig-size="474,356" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" aperture="aperture" /> Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

I think I vastly overrated how much I would actually read this weekend. I had hopes I would have finished at least one more book than I did. The best-laid plans and all. Better luck next week!


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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The Helen Dunmore novel was not so excellent. Slow, meandering, and somewhat without a plot, the only thing that kept me reading it was the descriptive passages, which are so beautiful. I thought about DNFing it at the halfway point but did not do so for fear it actually got interesting. It did not, but I have no regrets reading it. Ms. Dunmore leaves no part of living in the 1790s unexplained, so I learned more than I probably ever needed to know.

I don’t know what it says about me but I did not find William Peter Blatty’s bestseller to be all that frightening. Perhaps it is because I was listening to it in short increments of time. Perhaps it is because even though I have never seen the movie, I knew the story and how it ended. Perhaps it had something to do with the author’s voice; as narrator he makes for an excellent demon but his voice is too low and gravelly for feminine voices. I was disturbed at times, especially with what the demon forces Regan to do and say, but I was never frightened. I think I am getting jaded.

Emily Suvada’s novel is an outstanding sci-fi novel. All bits of darkness and clever science and computer science – I have no idea if any of it is accurate, and I don’t really care. The story itself is a lot of fun and kept me guessing. To be honest, I had thought of setting it down at the quarter mark because I thought I had the story completely solved. I am so glad I did not because I was totally wrong in every one of my suppositions. It is exciting and tense and just fantastic.


DID NOT FINISH:

Still going strong.


CURRENT READ:

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

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I have heard this is one you want to read in one sitting. I find I am enjoying it much more by reading it in small sections at a time. It is a lovely, emotional story and I find myself wanting to savor it.


CURRENT LISTEN:

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper

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I’ve been reading a lot of dark and disturbing stuff lately. I need to lighten things up a bit.


NEXT UP:

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 27 November 2017

Book Cover Image: House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick

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So, what are you reading?

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