it’s monday! what are you reading?

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

You guys! I did it. I finished Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin over the weekend. Although I’m glad I made it all the way through, that took entirely too long! Phew. I have some mixed feelings about it… review coming later this week.

Other good news: I think I may have gotten my reading mojo back! Over Saturday and Sunday I read half of Wool by Hugh Howey. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic future where a community of humans have lived in a giant underground silo for (possibly) centuries, following a strict set of rules. The punishment for those who don’t follow the rules is simple enough: you are sent outside to clean the silo’s exterior camera lenses. But no one ever comes back from a cleaning. Why? What’s really happening here?

I got this from the library for my husband to read (he has been interested in dystopian fiction lately), and I thought I’d read a little to see how it is. So far I’m (obviously) enjoying it! I think I might even be able to finish it in the next few days. After that I have a short book borrowed from my mother about the Solidarity Singers in Wisconsin, titled Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power (the title is a shot at Governor Scott Walker’s memoir title) and I got Bird Box by Josh Malerman in the mail (also for Nick… but I’m not sure I can resist!) so I’ll probably move onto those after Wool.

What are you reading this week?

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

  1. That’s great! It sounds like you’ve been getting a lot of reading done. I just finished Kate Bracy’s That Crazy Little Thing, which took me a while because I paused to re-read Shakespeare’s Richard III last week. I have a couple of different options on Kindle, but I haven’t started any of them yet. It’s going to a very tough week at work, and so I’m not sure I’ll have much time to read in the evenings.

    • I did that with The Blind Assassin—paused to read a couple other things in between (I like your way of putting it: “paused” 🙂 ). I think my schedule is finally calming down and I have more time in the evenings and weekends to read now (for a little while, at least!). Hope you can get back into a normal reading groove soon!

  2. Glad you’re enjoying Wool! I read it a while back and was surprised by how great it was. Hope to hear good things about Bird Box!

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