it’s monday! what are you reading?

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

It’s going to be a crazy week, people! I just enjoyed one of my last peaceful weekends for a while, now that the semester/concert season is in full swing. On Saturday I finished reading The Walking Dead: Compendium One by Robert Kirkman (and saw Buddy Guy perform!). Review coming up soon, hopefully tomorrow!

I always have the worst trouble starting a new book. I just agonize over it, for some reason! I stand in front of my bookcase staring for several minutes. Then I open up my iPad and stare at my ebooks I’ve downloaded. Then I go back to the bookcase. Repeat repeat repeat. Yesterday I finally settled on Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, though, partly because I had just read a couple books by male authors (I’m more aware of this now since I started keeping a spreadsheet for my reading this year… self-overanalyzing is happening, people) and Five Days is another from that 2013 book-buying binge that I’m finally starting to try to whittle down. It’s a little dry but less textbook-y than I was expecting, which is good. I’m hoping I can finish it this week but it’s a bit of a chunkster—almost 500 pages! We’ll see.

What are you reading this week?

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

  1. Self-aware zing is definitely here. I posted Saturday on stats relating to what formats I’m reading now versus five years ago. Metadata is sometimes a curse.

    Thus week I’m back in WWI with A Farewell to Arms and Sleepwalkers. Also reading Least Heat Moon’s PrairyErth.

    • Oh my stupid smartphone keyboard! That is NOT what I meant to type. This is closer to what I meant:

      Self-analyzing is definitely here. I posted Saturday some stats relating to what formats (audiobooks, ebooks, print editions) I’m reading now versus five years ago. Metadata is a curse sometimes.

      This week I’m back in the Great War with A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway and Sleepwalkers. I’m also reading Least Heat Moon’s PrairyErth.

      • I am enjoying them. I’m skittish about A Farewell to Arms because I believe it’s a tragedy (I’ve never read it before or any other Hemingway). Sleepwalkers is making me a sleepwalker. I hope it improves soon.

        I too should limit myself to already-bought-books. Sadly, I seem to lack willpower. Ooo … shiny. 🙂

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