it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I just got back yesterday after a fun road trip to Aspen! My husband is a composition fellow at the Aspen Summer Music Festival this summer. It was a lot of time in the car, and totally weird leaving him there, but ultimately a good trip. I make the drive again in August to pick him up at the end of the festival. Eight weeks! Whatever will I do in the meantime?? Hopefully get a lot of reading done.

I was able to listen to three audiobooks on the drive:

  • World War Z by Max Brooks (abridged)
  • Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

So I have to catch up on some reviews this week! I also started reading The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin on my iPad.

This is my first experience with an e-reader and I am not sure I love it so much… after not too long I start to get itchy to check the internet on the thing. I like reading paper books the best still, but I think I might have a better e-reading experience on an actual e-reader, like a Kindle or something, instead of an iPad. Happy I downloaded a few books, though—still worth it!

What are you reading this week?

14 thoughts on “it’s monday! what are you reading?

  1. I know what you mean about reading on devices. I learned that I had a better reading experience on my Nook e-ink device than anything else, and it was precisely because there were no distractions (because there’s no other way to use the device).

    • Yeah. The main thing I really like about reading paper books is that it is a great way to unplug and get away from screens. I’m on a computer 40 hrs a week for my FT job, and then more for my after-hours PT job! I need a break from screens 🙂

  2. I thought the audio edition of This Is How You Lose Her was amazing! I still haven’t written my review, and probably will never get to it at this point, but I haven’t given up hope. Did you like it?

    • I did! Díaz really brings Yunior to life in his narration. There are some Spanish words/phrases that I didn’t know that I would have looked up if I had had the paper book, but still got the drift of the message in general. Review coming soon… thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • I think I will go see the movie, even though I’ve heard not-so-great reviews. Oh well, could still be fun! Honestly I want to see Monsters U too. I love the Pixar animation. Thanks for checking out my blog! I’ll take a look at your Monday post too 🙂

  3. Hm… Do you think reading World War Z is a good idea before seeing the movie? I hear it is totally different so I’m guessing it doesn’t matter much (except to make you say things like “That’s not how it happened in the book!” at the movies…)

    • I heard the movie is really different from the book, too. The audiobook I listened to is abridged (I think that’s the only audio version available right now), so I feel like I might be missing parts of the story anyway. I’d like to go back and read the book on paper eventually, even if it is after I see the movie. And of course there’s the old adage “the book is ALWAYS better!” so I’m fully expecting that to hold true 🙂

    • I’m the same with audiobooks—pretty much only have the patience for them in the car, especially on long road trips. Have a great week, thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

    • The audiobook was great! I’m going to do a proper review post soon. I want to see the movie, but my husband did last night and said it was disappointing. Oh well, maybe one day on DVD I’ll still give it a chance! Thanks for reading.

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