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’m in the home stretch of Under the Dome by Stephen King for the DomeAlong (hosted by Coffee and a Book Chick)! I think I’m just under 200 pages to go. I am hoping to finish ahead of time and schedule my review post for Saturday, the last day of the DomeAlong. Yes!

Let’s see, what else… I started (and DNF’d) a couple of audiobooks in the last couple weeks:

  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

I just found myself not caring about either. I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to lose your husband so suddenly when your daughter is in a coma, but Didion’s name-dropping and elitist privilege were huge turn-offs for me. “Oh and then we were discussing buying a second home in Hawaii after John and I finished work on our novels in Paris…” or whatever. Eh. I didn’t feel like this book was much about her emotions and coming through a difficult time in her family—more bragging about her and her husband’s charmed life at the top or something.

As for Lawson’s book, again I just didn’t connect. I didn’t find her stories very funny or charming, which was a disappointment because this one came highly recommended. Sigh. I think if this book had come around when I was in college I would have really liked it.

But speaking of books I really liked…

  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • City of Thieves by David Benioff

Actually scratch that—LOVED. I was able to finish these two audiobooks on my road trip to Wisconsin last week. I am behind on my review posts for these! But I’m aiming to have them up by the end of the week. I have to move (AGAIN!!!!!!) on Saturday, what a pain in the ass!

What are you reading this week?

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

  1. I’m only here to tell you that we can no longer be friends because you didn’t LOVE Owen Meany. Ha ha!!

    I’ve heard good and bad things about the Lawson. I think the ultra-snark is too much for a lot of people. I haven’t read it and don’t know if I’ll ever make the time either.

    Good luck with the move!

    • LOL! I hope we can eventually find a book we BOTH love… oh wait bet that won’t take long! 🙂

      That was it about the Lawson—so much ultra-snark. And kinda mean-spirited, maybe (didn’t get very far in, though). Same reason I didn’t get into the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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