Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Reads

I am in the mood for blogging, but not for reviewing. After thinking for a bit, I decided to just share what I am in the process of reading. It is different than my Sunday posts... This will only likely last until I resume reading one book at a time.

Currently Reading:

Other by Karen Kincy - I have no idea where I heard of this book. It is one of the books I have out that will not be able to renewed again, so I figured it was about time I got around to it. The main character is half human/half-pooka. That is not something that I experience a lot, so I was intrigued with the idea. A few minor problems, but nothing major so far. I like to have a shortish book on the go when I am reading a bunch on once because if I start to feel overwhelmed with options, I can just concentrate on one book and finish it.

Chime by Franny Billingsley - I saw a review of this on jenclair's blog and she saw a review on Nancy's blog. When I commented on her review, Nancy chimed in and told me I should read it, too. So, I requested it from the library, received it on Wednesday, and started it at some point that day. So far it is really quite good! The main character is a witch.

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin - This was thanks to posts about anticipated books. I saw it, had to have it, and was even lucky enough to get a review copy! It is about a Little Person (that's the political correct time for our time, right?) who leads an extraordinary life. They assumed she would be a spinster living at home, but obviously a lot more happened than was expected. I am really enjoying this so far. I am so excited about it and I hope it remains so interesting. I think I will have to read her other book: Alice I Have Been. It made the blogging rounds last year.

Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage by Joe, Alina, Vicki, and Valerie Darger - I told one of the wonderful people at Harper Collins Canada that I wanted to read something different. I was sick of the normal stuff I have been reading. She sent me four books, 1 of which I have all ready completed, and this was one of them. I have to admit I am a bit curious about this concept. The book will be out in September.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - I have been picking at this slowly. I even mentioned it in my vlog, so it has been on-going. I was reading an e-copy and I was dissatisfied. I requested it from the library, though, and received it yesterday. I enjoy these books that tell you a bit about lots of things in simplistic ways that I can understand. A lot of the basics I knew all ready, but I am still learning new things.

What are you reading today?


  1. I'm mid-way through Dune, about 2 chapters into Rule 34(Charles Stross), about 40 pages into Kat, Incorrigible(Stephanie Burgis), started Kraken(China Mieville) and am still reading short stories from Murakami's The Elephant Vanishes and from Eclipse Four.

  2. Nancy has me wanting to read Chime too! It looks really good

  3. Mrs Tom Thumb looks good.. may have to add that to the wish list... can't begin to thank you (sarcasic) lol

  4. **Carl: I really want to read Kraken. It is on my TBR pile waiting for me!

    **Chris: It is really good so far!

    **Pat: ha ha, sorry, Pat! I am liking it, though. :)

  5. What a great assortment! Mrs. Tom Thumb
    sounds intriguing! Hope you enjoy Chime, and I'm eager to hear more about Other!

  6. I've added Chime to my list - thanks! I enjoyed Well Wished and The Folk Keeper by this author. Glad to see there's something new (although honestly, it's not like I needed another one on my list!) :-)

  7. I hope you like Chime as much as I did. All of those look good. I love Bill Bryson. Haven't read anything by him in quite a while, although I think I have a copy of A Short History.

  8. **jenclair: Mrs. Tom Thumb is really good so far! So is Other. :)

    **Darla: Chime is pretty good so far. :) I need to read her other books...

    **Nancy: I am thinking I will. The Bill Bryson is very interesting, too.

  9. I love Bill Bryson. I've been rereading A Walk in the Woods.

    I've been meaning to get to Alice I Have Been but it keeps getting pushed back

  10. Yes, Chime looks fabulous!!! Have to pick that one up :D

  11. **bookmagic: I really like Bill Bryson, too. I need to read more from him.

    I have had Alice I Have Been out from the library before, but not read it. After reading this other book by her, I will have to read more.

    **animewookie: It is really good so far!


Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

I am so sorry, but I turned anonymous commenting off. I have had it from the very beginning, but that is how the spam is getting by my spam filter at the moment. If it is a big deal I will turn it back on and moderate all comments. I also changed moderation from older than 14 days to older than 7.