Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ One Persons's Journey Through a World of Books.

Had a gobble-gobble good (couldn't resist, LOL!) Thanksgiving and have about 2-3 days of leftovers.  Mmm...turkey for breakfast :oD

Finished Reading
Under the Dome- Stephen King (click title for review)

Currently Reading
Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen--up to page 82--I've discovered that I enjoy this book best in short stints rather than long ones.  I can read a couple of chapters at a time but can't take it much longer than that without wanting to scream "Do something!"

Freedom- Jonathan Franzen--up to page 97--not bad so far, but like The Corrections, I'm struggling to empathize with any character, but like his wry, tongue-in-cheek style.

Love, Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli--up to page 51--I tossed this in my teaching travel bag & had a spare period to start it.  It's a breezy read in diary form, but doesn't quite have the spark that Stargirl had.

My Life- Bill Clinton- up to page 244.  Have set aside until the nonfiction kick comes back :o)

Up Next
Her Fearful Symmetry- Audrey Niffenegger--I'll start this after Freedom--looking forward to it!

New Reviews This Week
(Actually, last week, which I forgot to list)
Woody Allen & Philosophy- eds. Mark T. Conrad & Aeon J. Skoble
Ghosts of Mississippi- Maryanne Vollers
Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

What have you finished this week?  What are you starting this week?

Have a great reading week :o)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I enjoyed Her Fearful Symmetry, hope you do as well. My brother did not like Freedom, so I am not sure if I will even begin it.

  2. I've been wondering about Freedom, because I wasn't crazy about The Corrections either.

  3. I have been curious about Freedom. I have seen it around. I look forward to your review.

    I think Linky is working now so I will link your post for you. Thanks for joining! :)

  4. I hope you enjoy your books, especially Her Fearful Symmetry, I've heard good things about that one :)

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!

    You're about 75 pages farther along than where I gave up on Freedom. I couldn't feel for any of the characters either.

  6. Thanks for all your comments :o)

    I got up to page 148 of Freedom so far today. It's an uphill read, I must admit, but I am liking it a bit more than The Corrections. Not sure if it will get better than a C rating unless it really turns around. Somewhat disappointing for the $35 hardcover cost. Ouch.

  7. Looking forward to what you think of Her Fearful Symmetry. It's sitting on my kindle waiting for me!

    All good titles, never been a fan of Frazen, but am reading a bunch of reviews before I make my final decision to purchase or not.


  9. Still haven't read Under The Dome, I'm a bit of a Stephen King fan so will check out your review. Have a great week and happy reading.

    PS Slugger was a good read, sweet and sad but the writing was not quite to the standard of Marley and Me.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Can't wait for ours, love that stuff!!
    I can never read more than one book at a time!! How do you do it? I get so confused:)