it’s monday! what are you reading?

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

Still working on The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón… but for sure I will finish today. Only about 20 pages left to go. I expected to finish earlier this weekend but my husband and I ended up having a really productive and activity-filled couple of days! Likely though, I won’t have time to post my review until Wednesday this week.

This last week I received an email from my library that the mp3 audiobook version of Big Brother by Lionel Shriver was available, so I downloaded that to my iPod and started listening a few days ago. Basically the story is about grown siblings who haven’t seen each other for a few years arrange a visit. When Pandora picks up her brother Edison at the airport, she barely recognizes him; the once slim, hip man has gained hundreds of pounds. I’m about a third of the way into the book and I’m enjoying it a lot—it tackles obesity as a social, familial, and personal issue, with some dark humor in there too. I meant to read Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin before her latest book, but Big Brother just happened to come up first.

Also, on Wednesday last week I picked up my library book group’s September pick About This Life by Barry Lopez at our meeting. We discussed the August book, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Everyone seemed to think he was more hilarious than I did… I think his sense of humor and mine are just too different! But like I said in my blog post I enjoyed it enough that I’d give Bryson another chance.

What are you reading this week?

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

    • I know… I (accidentally!) saw the Kevin movie in the last couple years. That sort of throws the book version low on the priority list for me, even though I know it’ll be good. Sigh!

      Have a great week!

  1. Oh I’ve enjoyed what I have read of Bill Bryson though I haven’t read A Walk in the Woods, he is worth giving another chance

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