I made much better reading progress this week than last! I’m way ahead of my normal pace. This isn’t an accident, I’ve been really pushing to try to clear a little backlog (see my Mailbox Monday post!). I’ll try to keep up this pace for a little longer, we’ll see.
I listened to two audiobooks. I had almost finished The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King last week, but didn’t count it then, so I get to this week. I revisited my previous review (click the title to see), and upped the rating I’d originally give the paper version.
I then joined the bandwagon, and listened to Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (click for my review). This is the first Sookie Stackhouse book. I enjoyed it enough to join the Beth Fish Reads Sookie Stackhouse Challenge and to check out the next book from Netlibrary. I’m about 1/3 done with Living Dead in Dallas, the next book in the series.
For my reading on paper, I finished Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (click for my review and a giveaway!). I liked the book, and am looking forward to the movie. I also read Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti (cfmr). It was a good summer read, a little more real than your standard romance. Add to those one children’s book: Miss L’eau by T. Katz for a Pump up Your Book Blog Tour, reviewed today!.
I’m almost done with Welcome to Biotech Nation by Moira Gunn, which we’ll be discussing at my Book Club L meeting on Thursday night. This is a very unusual choice for us. The book isn’t what I was expecting: more fun, but I’m not learning as much as I’d expected. There is material there for a good discussion.
I’m halfway through Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. I needed a book to take to the amusement park with me. This turned out to be a great choice.
I’ll be finishing the three books I mentioned above. I need to read Halting State by Charles Stross for my Book Club M, meeting next Monday. And I’d really love to clear some backlog from my TBR Shelf.
I probably won’t go immediately into listening to the third Sookie Stackhouse book. Sometimes immersion is good, but other times it can burn me out. I bought a bunch of books at the Audible sale, so I may dive into one of those. Sometimes it is nice NOT to have a plan!
So, what are you reading?